Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol

About HOLIDAY Shows at West Chester Studio

Our Semi Professional Holiday Show provides young performers with an exciting theatrical experience.  During our rehearsal process, creativity is encouraged as students test out classroom skills while working alongside older more seasoned actors.  Under the direction of industry professionals, student performers work, as closely as possible, under the rules and regulations of Actors Equity Association, discovering what would be expected of them in an Equity Theater. In addition to honing their performance skills our students witness the process of costuming, directing and everything in-between. When the lights go up the performers feel the rush of excitement, exude confidence and feel a proud sense of accomplishment.  This year, because of Covid-19, our show will be filmed with a 3 camera crew, edited and streamed to families across the area to enjoy.  Giving our performers on camera skills so necessary to being an actor.
Hope you can join us on Dec 18 at 7:00 pm.
SEMI-PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL
TINY TIM’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
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A Family Musical based on the Classic Charles Dickens Tale told through the eyes of a child; Tiny Tim, who with his pure innocence and will for life, teaches Scrooge to soften his cold heart.  Enjoy with your family, figgy pudding and warm apple cider.

Dates & Times:
December 18 at 7:00 pm,

Book & Lyrics by: Michael Harron; Book & Music by: Rick Cummins; Musical Director: Scott Anthony; Choreography: Catherine Ogden; Director: Therese Walden-Murphy; Production Stage Manager: Kennedy Bernard; Technical Director: Eric Bostic; Scenic Designer: Alondra Santos-Castillo; Costume Designer: Megan Cantz; Props Master: Laurie Zoladz; Sound Designer: Eric Bostic; Lighting Designer: Myles Martin; Videographer: Stephen Reuther; Video Consultant: Ashley Greenfield

HOLIDAY Recipes

For the Whole Family

Figgy Pudding
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup molasses
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups dried figs
1/2 cup dried currants (can substitute dates)

Directions:
Preheat Oven to 325 degrees F. Whip butter until creamy then add molasses and mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Add buttermilk and mix well. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon zest. Mix well. Add flour and mix well. Remove any stems from figs and chop figs and currants into fine pieces (I used the food processor!). Add figs and currants to batter mixture.

Bake in ramekins (25 minutes at 325 degrees), mini muffin tins (15 minutes at 325 degrees), or a large tube pan (1 hour at 325 degrees). You will know the cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean.

For the Whole Family

SPICED APPLE CIDER (WASSAIL) RECIPE
1 gallon of apple cider
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1 sliced, peeled & cored apple
1 sliced orange (leave peels on)
1/2 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low or high until hot and flavors have cooked together. I cooked mine on high for about 3 hours (It doesn’t need to be exact).

For the Adults

Bob Cratchit’s Hot Gin Punch

Adapted from Drinking With Dickens
Yield: 6 servings
Time: About 30 minutes

2 cups Hendrick’s gin
2 cups sweet Madeira wine
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, or more to taste
Peel and juice of 1 lemon, or more to taste
Peel and juice of 1 orange
1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced
3 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
Pinch of ground nutmeg

Directions:
Put all the ingredients in a medium pot over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes; taste and adjust the balance of flavors with more brown sugar or more lemon juice if desired. Pour the mixture into a jug or teapot and serve warm.