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Statesboro High brings 'Scrooge' to stage
Performances set for Saturday night, Sunday matinee
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Statesboro High's stage version of the musical "Scrooge" is set for Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the school. Above, members of the chorus are show, left to right: Ron Washington, Roz Goodson, Annelise Kitching and Carly Beaudoin. - photo by Special

      Almost everyone has seen Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in some creative presentation. Whether it's on the screen or onstage, the holiday story of transformation has seen many incarnations. In fact, for many the Christmas season just doesn't seem complete without it.
      Well, the chorus and drama students in Statesboro High's Fine Arts Department will once again stage their production of "Scrooge" live on stage inside the school's auditorium. There will be an evening performance Saturday at 7 p.m. and then a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.
      In 1970, renowned writer and composer Leslie Bricusse took Dickens' famed short story and turned it into the musical "Scrooge," and it has been staged on Broadway, London and all around the world.
      The stage version of Scrooge, like the short story, focuses on the experiences of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who comes to repent his past life after being visited by three successive Christmas spirits.
      This musical and theatrical performance allows the Fine Arts students at SHS to showcase their talents. Many of the students who starred in the 2009 production, such as Blair Downs, will return in their same roles.
      Also, the cast will offer a special matinee performance on Friday morning for pre-schools, elementary schools, and day-cares only.
      Admission to Scrooge is $5 per person, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association. The show is a collaboration between Samuel French and the SHS Fine Arts department. For more information, contact Lisa Muldrew or Eddie Frazier at 212-8860.

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