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Last updated: 11/14/2019

160 Main Street, Route 101, Marlborough, NH

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Director ....................................................... Traci Booth
Producer ............................................. Sharon McHugh
Music Director .............................................. JoJo Mead
Librettist .................................................. Jon R. O'Brien
Choreographer ...................................... Barb Andrews
Lighting/Sound ................................... Sharon McHugh
Costumes ...... Traci Booth, Lisa Hull, Donna Schauer
Make-up ............................... Pat Lincoln, Lynn Varney
Set Construction ..... Small Pond Board, Bert Torsey, David DeLollis, Jonathan Flower, Pat Lincoln, Christy Lincoln, Christy Wendlandt, Ray Mahoney, Dennis Noonan, Bryan Hebert
Poster Design/Playbill ....................... Sharon McHugh
Advertising ...................................... Small Pond Board
Lobby Photos ................................. Maureen McHugh

Small Pond Productions will be ending 2012 with their own very special musical adaptation by Jon R. O’Brien of Charles Dickens’ classic story, “A Christmas Carol,” directed by Traci Booth.

Who doesn’t remember the story of the stingy Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by his ghostly former partner Marley? Marley warns Scrooge, that if he’s to escape the same fate as himself, three Spirits will visit him and they will take him on a journey of his Past, Present and Future. During Scrooge’s road to self discovery he will relive his past life as young Scrooge with his sister Fan and lost love Isabelle and happier times at Fezziwig’s. He is made aware of his unhappy present life and at that of his hapless employee Bob Cratchit and his impoverished family, especially Cratchit’s invalid son Tiny Tim. And, even though, he does not treat his nephew Fred particularly well, he learns during his journeys, that his nephew still respects him and wishes him well. When the last of the Spirits presents Scrooge with a vision of how people in the future will perceive his stinginess, even though he may have physical wealth, he does not have the things in life that count – the respect, love and good will of family and friends.

This will mark the third time Small Pond Productions will be presenting this very special musical production, and their fifth time in presenting this classic story, making it an annual event for people of all ages to enjoy.

Julie Armstrong ...................................................... Flute
Steve Armstrong .................................................... Bass
Dottie Bittner ........................................................ Violin
Deb Gordon ...................................................... Clarinet
Jon R. O'Brien ................................................. Keyboard

"Escanaba in da Moonlight - thoroughly entertaining! Great job.​" ... Debbie P.​

"Congrats to the Escanaba crew~ You guys were fantastic!"... Kate W.​

Crew

Albert Soady .................................... Bert Torsey
Reuben Soady ......................... Jonathan Flower
Remnar Soady ............................. Bryan Hebert
Jimmer Negamanee ................... David DeLollis
Ranger Tom T. Treado .................... Rich Booth
Wolf Moon Dance Soady ........... Maria Muskus

Director ............................................ Traci Booth
Lighting Design/Technician ... Sharon McHugh
Sound Design/Technician ...... Sharon McHugh
Costumes ........................ Traci Booth, Lisa Hull
Set Design ......................................... Rich Booth
Set Construction .......... Small Pond Board and
Dennis Noonan, Bert Torsey
Concession Coordinator ............ Lisa Perreault
Poster Design/Playbill ............ Sharon McHugh
Advertising ................................... John Sansone
Production Photos .............. Maureen McHugh

Ke'ala Barnard ....................... A Boy (1st Week)
Kieran Barnard ..................................... Tiny Tim
Rich Booth ........... Ghost of Christmas Present
Traci Booth ........................................... Narrator
William Daher .................. Dick Wilkins, Caroler
David DeLollis ....................... Old Joe, Phantom
Jonathan Flower ............... Gentleman, Caroler
Kate Flower ............... Ghost of Christmas Past
Bryan Hebert .....Young Scrooge, Undertaker's Man
Jarrett Hull ............ Boy Scrooge, Peter Cratchit
Lisa Hull ............................................ Mrs. Dilber
Christy Lincoln ......................... Martha Cratchit
Kay Lucius ..................................... Mrs. Fezziwig
Bob Lyle ..... Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come,
Solicitor
Ray Mahoney ........................................ Scrooge
Chris McCartie ............................................ Fred
Joanne Mead .............................. Gentlewoman
Mia Moravis ..................... Laundress, Phantom
Maria Muskus ....................... Janet (Fred's wife)
Rose Muskus ........................... Fred's daughter
Xavier Muskus ..................................  Ignorance
Henry A. L. Parkhurst ........................... Fezziwig
Lisa Perreault ................................ Mrs. Cratchit
John Sansone ................................. Bob Cratchit
Gracyn Smith .......................................... A Child
Donna Schauer .......................................... Maid
Breanne Swanson ....... Martha Cratchit, A Girl
Delaney Swanson ...................................... Want
Bert Torsey ................................ Marley's Ghost
Leah Varney ................. Fezziwig Party, Caroler
Christy Wendlandt ......................... Fan, Caroler

"Awesome performance today, everyone! So glad I came to see it!!​" ... Christy W.​

The Story
(as described on
www.escanabathemovie.com) ...
Escanaba in Da Moonlight is Jeff Daniel's hilariously twisted comedy about five Yoopers - residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula - and their escapades at a ramshackle deer camp on the eve of the Opening Day of the 1989 hunting season.
For nearly three quarters of a century, Soady men have trekked to their little "home away from home" north of Escanaba - the heart and soul of the U.P. - to drink, cause a little bit of trouble, and bag bucks. But in the words of Patriarch Albert, "Dat year camp was as tense as a moose's butt durin' fly season."
At 43, Reuben Soady is in danger of becoming the oldest member in the history of the family never to bag a buck. Known around town as the "Buckless Yooper," even Reuben's wife is a better shot. As the fateful dawn approaches, Reuben attempts to change his luck by altering several of the time tested rituals and traditions of Soady deer camp, but only succeeds in fueling a series of strange and unexplainable events causing Remnar, Reuben's overly superstitious brother, to remark, "If I didn't know better, I'd say this camp was cursed."
Following a blinding whoosh of light, Jimmer Negamanee , who once was abducted and then returned by aliens over the course of a long weekend, arrives at camp after his Impala mysteriously catches fire and drives off without him. Department of Natural Resources Ranger Tom T. Treado shows up unannounced to inform the Soadys he's just seen God up on their ridge. When their playing cards change their numbers right in their hands, Albert's homemade Sweet Sap Whiskey turns to syrup and Reuben is blasted by the same blinding whoosh of light from up high up on Soady Ridge, all hell breaks loose. Armed with only the undying love of his wife and his family, Reuben runs up the ridge to face his deepest fear.

NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:  The husband of our FOR REAL YOOPER Pat M. was in the office today and thanked us for the pic's with the cast, he said Pat LOVES them. He then went on to say "that was some performance, it did not seem like the actors were acting but that the audience was looking thru a window" KUDO'S GUYS that is extremely high praise and YOU ALL deserve it Mamma is PROUD!!!!!!​

CREW

BAND

"Hilarious show! If you don't see it, you are a fudge sucking troll..." ... Joshua S.​

"If I wasn't booked for the rest of their performances, I would have gone again... just to see what else might happen to them all, unexpectedly...:)" ... ​Barb A.​

"Loved the show....haven't laughed that hard in long time!​" ... Carole C.​

CAST

Cast

"Want to be a Yooper? Go see Small Pond Productions' "Escanaba in da Moonlight" - Holy Wha! It's da most hilarious! Bert Torsey, Rich Booth, Jonathan Flower, Bubba Delawless, and Bryan Hebert II (and a cameo by Maria Weidman-Muskus) - all directed by Traci Booth (check out her shoes!) - were absolutely drop-dead, knee-slappin' hee-hawin' guffawin' funny! I laughed so hard my sides hurt (and that Rich sings one awesome spiritual!). There's another cameo - in print. Check the program. Whose Mama's dat in da diner ad? I know..." ... Mia M.​