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BAH, HUMBUG! Scrooge’s Christmas Carol Hits the Stage at Santiago Canyon College

11/22/2016

​Production runs December 2-10

(Orange, CA) - Santiago Canyon College (SCC) theatre department invites the community to its production of BAH, HUMBUG! Scrooge’s Christmas Carol. This musical is adapted from the classic Dickens’ novel, A Christmas Carol. The show is based on a book by Rebecca Ryland with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur. The script follows Ebenezer Scrooge on his journey from pain and misery, to love, laughter, and enlightenment.

This production will run from Friday, December 2 until Saturday, December 10 at Santiago Canyon College, D-121, 8045 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869. Show times are: December 2 at 7:30 p.m., December 3 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., December 4 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., and December 10 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 1, general admission is $15; students, staff, and seniors are $12; and children ages 5-12 are $10. Tickets will be available for purchase at the SCC Bookstore and the Cashier Office on campus. A half an hour prior to the performance tickets will be on sale at D-121, the Little Theatre. Tickets are going fast, so make your purchase early. Children must be seated in a purchased seat and children under five years old are not allowed to attend. Seating is limited.

The cast for the play consists of: Brad Stone of Newport Beach as Ebenezer Scrooge, Logan Formagus of Orange as Tiny Tim, Stephan Romero of Orange as Bob Cratchit, Steven Blue of Long Beach as Jacob Marley’s Ghost. The spirits of Past, Present, and Future are played by Roberta Kay of Lake Forest, Jose Vazquez of Santa Ana, and Adrian Davis of Brea respectively. The children in the musical are from SCC’s Children Theatre Acting Workshop.

Sheryl Donchey will direct the musical. Donchey is a retired theatre professor from Santa Ana College who was approached by SCC to join the performing arts department as an adjunct theatre professor. After three years of being involved with the theatre program, it has grown. There are now several new courses and they are producing their first full musical since the 1990s. Cris Law will be the musical director for the play. Law is a former adjunct music professor at SCC, who has worked with Donchey on other productions at SCC prior to this musical.

For more information about the musical, email Nadine Selby at Selby_Nadine@sccollege.edu, or call (714) 628-4822.

About Sheryl Donchey

Well known throughout the Southland as an educator, director, choreographer, and actress, Sheryl Donchey is equally at home with classics, modern work, or musicals. With over 75 directorial credits to her resume, and another 60 as a performer, Donchey is a veteran of stage, screen, and television. She has trained and performed in the U.S. and abroad for most of her adult life, working with many name artists. A former student of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, The Actor’s Studio (West), Uta Hagan, the American Conservatory Theatre, and an M.A. [Acting] graduate of California State University, Long Beach, she has been consumed with the world of performance since her first dance lesson at age three. She has directed, choreographed, and acted with many California Civic Light Opera Associations, Shakespeare Festivals, Equity Waiver theatres, and summer stock companies In addition, her work has taken her to New York, London, Paris, Berlin, and Osaka, Japan. A professor of Theatre Arts at Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College for many years, she is the recipient of numerous awards for her work both in directing and acting.

About Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves over 16,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit www.sccollege.edu to learn more.

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Media Contact:
Judy Iannaccone
Phone: (714) 480-7503​
Email: iannaccone_judy@rsccd.edu