Charlie Brown / Christmas Carol

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The cast of A Charlie Brown Christmas.  Left to right standing:  Kyle Bernard as Charlie Brown, Rylan Workman as Pig Pen, Caitlyn Muldoon as Frieda, Paige McNeill as Snoopy, Rhianon Brown as Woodstock, Gianna Ferace as Violet, Tyler Desmond as Shermy.  Left to right kneeling:  Grace Antonelli as Lucy, Dillon Bresnahan as Schroeder, Kate Pepitas as Sally, Brooks Workman as Linus.


The cast of A Christmas Carol – Readers Theatre.  Left to right in front:  Rylan Workman, Caitlyn Muldoon, Kathy Rapino, Dillon Bresnahan, Grace Antonelli.  Left to right in rear:  Stephen Russo, Sherri Raftery, Jon Workman, Joshua Mele.

The Theatre Company of Saugus presents its holiday season show for 2017, including two short plays:

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas, based on the Peanuts television special
  • A Christmas Carol – Readers Theatre, based on the novel by Charles Dickens

There will be five performances are on the first two weekends of December 2017.  The opening is Saturday 2 December at 7:30 PM, followed by a matinee on Sunday 3 December at 2:00 PM.  The remaining performances are Friday and Saturday 8 & 9 December at 7:30 PM, and Sunday 10 December at 2:00 PM.

Performances are at the American Legion Post 210  /  44 Taylor Street  /  Saugus, Massachusetts  01906.  (The upstairs hall is not wheelchair accessible.)  See our Directions page.

Tickets will be on sale in mid-November.  Tickets purchased at the door with cash or check are $20 for adults, or $18 for seniors, students, or children.  Tickets purchased in advance online with credit cards are only $17 for adults or $15 for seniors, students, and children.  Complete info about purchasing or reserving seats is on our Tickets page.

There will be a free preview of selected portions of the show on Friday 1 December, at the annual Tree Lighting festivities, at Saugus Town Hall.  (Accessible via an elevator at the rear of the building.)  The Tree Lighting festivities run from 5 to 8 PM, and all activities are free.

We are pleased to announce the talented cast.

The actors in A Christmas Carol:

  • Ebeneezer Scrooge  … Jon Workman
  • Bob Cratchit, Ghost of Christmas Past … Joshua Mele
  • Fred, Mr. Fezziwig, Ghost of Christmas Present … Stephen Russo
  • Gentleman, Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Cratchit … Kathy Rapino
  • Marley’s Ghost, Belle, Ghost of Christmas Future … Sherri Raftery
  • Young Ebeneezer, Tiny Tim … Rylan Workman
  • Fan, Belinda Cratchit … Caitlyn Muldoon
  • Peter Cratchit, Boy … Dillon Bresnahan
  • Martha Cratchit … Grace Antonelli

The actors in A Charlie Brown Christmas are all kids:

  • Charlie Brown … Kyle Bernard
  • Lucy … Grace Antonelli
  • Linus … Brooks Workman
  • Schroeder … Dillon Bresnahan
  • Snoopy … Paige McNeill
  • Sally … Kate Pepitas
  • Pig Pen … Rylan Workman
  • Frieda … Caitlyn Muldoon
  • Violet … Gianna Ferace
  • Shermy … Tyler Desmond
  • Woodstock … Rhianon Brown

Both shows are directed by Stephen Russo.  Damien LaCount is the stage manager.  Amanda Allen is the choreographer and costumer.  Sound design by Stephen Russo and James Wlodyka.  Lighting design by Larry Segel.

A Charlie Brown Christmas is a play with music by Charles M. Schultz.  Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson.  Stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer.  By special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson.  Music and musical arrangements by Vince Guaraldi.  This production is presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.  /  560 Lexington Avenue  /  New York, New York  10022  /  212-688-2525.