Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol 2010

12/15/2010 Update:

Only 5 performances of A Christmas Carol left!

If you’re looking to add some culture to your holiday season – A Christmas Carol at the Mile Square Theatre is something you don’t want to miss!

Here’s a great video preview of this very special performance!


A Christmas Carol at Mile Square Theatre

Opening tomorrow night at the Mile Square Theater at the Monroe Center – is “A Christmas Carol, Told by the Spirit of Charles Dickens.”

“Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday story is brought to life in a tour de force solo performance by Lenard Petit, known to Mile Square Theatre audiences for his stunning portrayal in the title role of MST’s 2003 production of Cyrano. In A Christmas Carol Mr. Petit appears as the spirit of Charles Dickens, who in the reading of his classic novella, creates a magical world of characters, from past, present, and future, and brings to life this time-tested story of a cold-hearted miser who finds redemption on Christmas Eve. With original music composed and performed by Sean Hagerty.”

Official Performance Dates:

  • Thursdays: December 2nd, 9th, and 16th @ 8pm
  • Fridays: December 3rd, 10th, and 17th @ 8pm
  • Saturdays: December 4th, 11th and 18th @ both 3pm AND 8pm
  • Sundays: December 5th, 12th and 19th @ 3pm ONLY.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, and $12 for students & seniors.

Call 201-683-7014 or visit for more info!

See company biographies after the jump!

Lenard Petit is a director/actor who resides in New York City. He has been working in the theater for 30 years, collaborating with other artists to create original works for the stage, cinema, and television. He has performed in works of such notable directors as Julie Taymor, Meredith Monk, Richard Foreman, Ping Chong, and many others.

Mr. Petit is the Artistic Director of The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio. As one of a handful of teacher/students trained by the original members of Michael Chekhov’s Theater School, his knowledge of the technique coupled with his gifts have brought him to be recognized as one of the foremost teachers of this technique in the world. As a member of the international Michael Chekhov Association, he has been invited to teach master classes at the Moscow Art Theater, The International School for Film and Television in Munich, Helsinki University, as well as acting workshops in Denmark, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich, London, Riga, and Irkutsk, Siberia. For the past 20 years he has been teaching Chekhov Technique in the MFA and BFA acting programs at Rutgers University. Mr. Petit is the author of The Michael Chekhov Handbook; for the Actor, published by Routledge Press. His direction of The Frog Bride was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience in 2006.

For MST, Mr. Petit appeared as Cyrano in Cyrano and directed Melanie Marnich’s A Boy A Bat A Ball for the 2005 7th Inning Stretch.

Meg Pantera (Director) was Artistic Director of the Theatre Of Youth Company in Buffalo, New York, and Artistic Director for RAPA Theater Arts Center in Rochester. New York. Directing credits include. Macbeth, Fool for Love, (Franklin Street Theatre) Henry IV, PART I (Shakespeare in Delaware Park), Equus, Gyspy, and Annie (Artpark) Rocky Horror Picture Show (Tarfalmador Café) To Kill a Mockingbird (Kavinoky Theatre), Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Franklin St Theatre) Desire Under the Elms (Irish Classical Theatre), Huck Finn, Beauty and the Beast (Center Theatre) and Cinderella, an English Pantomine (Shea’s, Buffalo).

It is with great joy that A Christmas Carol brings her back to the theatre.

Sean Hagerty (Music) is a sound designer, violinist, and composer specializing in live electronics and music for theater and dance. As a sound designer, he has worked on Losing Something, Windup Bird Chronicle, and Milk N Honey, at 3LD, and ran sound for Langston in Harlem, Cabaret Nights, Rewrite, and Re-Entry at Urban Stages as well as Exit / Entrance and End of Lines at 59E59 Theater. He has written violin and electric violin dance scores for Collective Body Dance Lab, premiered at the Baryshnikov Art Center, and for Norte Maar’s Ballet Y Bushwick concert. Interactive works include a tap-dance collaboration with Andrew Nemr, performed at the NYCEMF festival and at Webster Hall, and Chopin’s Minute Waltz in 30 Minutes, performed with Dave Soldier at Le Poisson Rouge.

Sean has performed at the Bowery Ballroom with the Broadway cast of Sweeney Todd, lead the chamber rock ensemble the Freedom Haters, and has played with many local artists including Rad Unicorn, Kris Kelly, Julia Price, Kyle Jarrow, Rebecca Cherry, John Carlin, Will Hanza, and Ben Magnuson.

About Mile Square Theatre

Founded in 2003, The Mission of Mile Square Theatre is to promote the theatre arts in the region of Northern New Jersey by bringing together theatre artists and presenting works of quality that speak to a diverse audience and reflect the beauty and complexity of today’s world. We aim to achieve our goals through the production of new works and the classics, through community-based projects, school residencies, and classes

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