MCC theater instructor to play several ‘Scrooge’ characters in one-man show

Tom Harryman, instructor of theater at MCC, will present a one-man performance

of Charles’ Dickens “A Christmas Carol” as part of the Muskegon Museum of Art’s

annual Festival of Trees.

This holiday story, filled with humor and pathos, spirits and sinners, Scrooge, Bob

Cratchit and more, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, and 2 p.m. on

Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for MMA members. Price includes admission to

the festival.

The production was originally directed by Sheila Wahamaki, director of the MCC

Center for Theater.

A complement to the 12 th annual Festival of Trees and the start of the holiday

season, this theatrical story-theatre style production will be presented in the Museum’s

intimate auditorium.

“Harryman breathes life into the story by weaving classic characters in and out of

his narration,” wrote Kim Harsch of MLive. “His ability to create many characters with

body and voice is astounding.”

The festival opens on Thursday, Nov. 17, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 27.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

With vintage Downtown Muskegon holiday city scenes as the backdrop of this

year’s event, the MMA galleries will be transformed into a festive holiday setting. Trees,

wreaths, a wide variety of holiday décor, and gift baskets will be available for purchase

through silent auction over the 10 days of the festival.


Featured Image: Tom Harryman, theater instructor at MCC, gets into his role as Scrooge to prepare for his one-man performance of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” It will be presented on Nov. 18 and 20 at the Muskegon Museum of Art. – MCC Photo.

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