Students’ talents on display in ‘Scrooge’

First Posted: 12/10/2013

LIMA — Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” will be brought to life at the auditorium of Lima Senior High School this weekend in the musical, “Scrooge: The Stingiest Man in Town.”

“This was first produced in 1956 as a made-for-television production,” according to Sandy Miller, assistant director of Lima Senior’s choral program.

In this production, the Lima Senior’s Masterworks Choir will be taking on the familiar roles of Scrooge, Marley and the others. There will also be professional musicians, along with students, providing the music.

“There will be a live pit, and there will be approximately 46 kids producing this musical,” Miller said.

This production is part of the school’s Holiday in Harmony program, going back over 50 years. With that history, the performances will be filled with tradition.

“It’s been a two-night event forever,” Miller said, “and we usually do a choral concert that includes all of our choirs. The Meridian Choir is going to sing Friday before the performance, and the Spartannaires are going to do a preview Saturday night. We will also include the Hallelujah Chorus, another tradition at Lima Senior, and that will include alumni who will come up and sing with the choir.”

The performances promise to be greatly entertaining for all who attend, according to Miller.

“It has tunes that you will go home humming,” she said.

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