A Christmas Carol to be Performed at Robinson Grand with BHS Alum Playing Ebenezer Scrooge

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on November 02, 2023 via

The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center is excited to announce Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is coming to downtown Clarksburg courtesy of the Lewisburg based Greenbrier Valley Theatre on at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30 at the historic Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center located. in Clarksburg.
Charles Dickens’ famous work A Christmas Carol has been made into numerous adaptations. This timeless tale about the ability to change and feel compassion has been an integral part of the holiday season since it was first published in 1843. Now, 180 years later, Greenbrier Valley Theatre will be producing a new adaptation of Dicken’s work written by Catherine Bush.
“It is hard to deny how important this story is to our understanding and celebration of Christmas,” said Jason A. Young the Robinson Grand’s program manager. “I believe this will be the first time we are offering it live on stage here at the Grand.”
The production of this popular title will feature Harrison County native Tommy Schoffler in the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge. The cast is completed by Christopher Onken, Will Broyles, Ben Liebert, Emily Bosco, Kim Wilpon, Marjie Shrimpton, and Bec Hyde. Sarah Stacy will serve as an understudy in the production.
“Tommy is an native of Harrison County, a graduate of Bridgeport High School, a professor at WV Wesleyan, and a truly wonderful performer,” said Young. “It is a big Christmas bonus to have him in this production.”
Matthew Scott Campbell will direct the newly adapted play.
“It’s a great opportunity to present this classic story in a new and magical way,” says Campbell. “Everyone knows this story so well, so the opportunity to create something new out of the text is very exciting.”
The production will feature scenic design completed by Yuri Okahana-Benson, costume design by Jenna Fawn Brown, and lighting design by E. Tonry Lathroum. Sound Design is completed by Abigail Coppock, with prop design by Ashton Webb. Elizabeth Salisch serves as Production Stage Manager, who will be assisted by Mallory Topel.
Tickets for A Christmas Carol start at only $20 and went on sale to “Friends of the Robinson Grand” on Tuesday and will  be available to the general public at 10 a.m, Friday, Nov. 3.
 All tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Robinson Grand ticketing center at (855) 773-6283.
Editor's Note: Submitted photo of Schoffler.

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