Local actors take roles in ‘A Christmas Carol Radio Play’

Janna Rains of Groton performs several roles in “A Christmas Carol Radio Play.”

LITTLETON — The Cannon Theatre is pleased to present its popular Radio Play adaptation of “A Christmas Carol.” Among the actors in this production are several local actors: Shawn Cannon of Ayer, Janna Rains and Larry Lickteig of Groton, Hyrum Thompson and Steve Temple of Pepperell.

The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials, the magic of live sound effects, and a caroling quartet singing holiday favorites. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying “Bah Humbug!”

Shows are Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors/students, and are available at www.TheCannonTheatre.org

The Cannon Theatre is also hosting a collection for Catie’s Closet, a Dracut-based charity providing winter coats and other clothing, as well as toiletries, to local area elementary to high school students who need them. Please bring clothing in good condition for children/teens and toiletry supplies to donate to this wonderful cause. Cash/check donations also accepted.

The cast includes:

Matt Foster of Westford: Ebenezer Scrooge

Shawn Cannon of Ayer: Spirit of Christmas Past, Mrs. Oliver, Broker 4

Meredith Jones of Bolton: Mrs. Cratchit, Broker 1, Mrs. Dilber, Poultier

John Lynch of Lincoln: Narrator, Bob Cratchit, Old Joe, Broker 3, Fezziwig, Gentleman 1

Larry Lickteig of Groton: Jacob Marley, Spirit of Christmas Present, Mr. Howell, Gentleman 2, Broker 2, Mr. Tackleton

Janna Rains of Groton: Belle, Janet, Fan, Martha, Caroline

Hyrum Thompson of Pepperell: Young Ebenezer, Mr. Jeeves, Thomas, Fred Hollowell

Lillian Fountain of Bolton: Tiny Tim, Peter Cratchit, Boy, Belinda

Christopher Merritt of Andover: The radio announcer

Quartet: Graham Daley of Sudbury, Fran Hunt of Westford, Anthony Ead of Westford and Steve Temple of Pepperell

The Cannon Theatre is a small non-profit community theater located at 410 Great Road, Littleton. The 2018/19 season also includes: “Mary Poppins” (youth musical) in January, “Cheaper By The Dozen” in March, and “Singin’ In The Rain” in May.