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Melissa Kenyon is a Denver-based storyteller with roots in Atlanta. What she loves most about writing is getting the chance to tell stories that shed light on the inspirational people in this world. Some of the causes she holds close to her heart include animal welfare, the arts, environmental responsibility and education.

Melissa holds her master’s degree in communication management and public relations from the University of Colorado. Her professional background includes marketing for nonprofits, tourism bureaus and chambers of commerce. She also writes for various wedding, travel and lifestyle publications.

When she’s not working, Melissa loves traveling around the world and playing with her two dogs, Dolly and Cowboy. She also serves as a board member for the Denver Woman’s Press Club and the Denver Metro CU Alumni Chapter.

A Christmas Carol Comes To The Stage Theatre In Denver

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is a beloved classic that warms the hearts of theatregoers year and year. For many, like me, seeing “A Christmas Carol” is a treasured family tradition. As someone who has seen the play at least 20 times, I must say the Theatre Company cast at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts offered a dazzling enactment under the direction of Director Bruce K. Sevy.

The cast of "A Christmas Carol" (photo credit: Jennifer M. Koskinen)

The cast of “A Christmas Carol” (photo credit: Jennifer M. Koskinen)

Philip Pleasants was perfect for the part of Ebenezer Scrooge. His metamorphosis from a crotchety old man to a generous soul with a young heart blew me away. He delivers the lesson that it’s never too late to turn over a new leaf.

Jacob Marley, Ebenezer’s deceased business partner, was played by the talented Jeffrey Roark. His performance was far from cheesy.  His distressed voice, makeup, costume and body movement offered a chilling display, setting a dark mood in the beginning of Ebenezer’s transformative journey.

(photo credit: Jennifer M. Koskinen)

Mrs. and Mr. Fezziwig (photo credit: Jennifer M. Koskinen)

Played by Leslie O’Carroll, the boisterous Mrs. Fezziwig did not disappoint with her wonderfully obnoxious dress and feather-filled headpiece. Her tragic singing and impressive beer guzzling left the audience laughing.

Overall, Kevin Copenhaver did a beautiful job outfitting the cast with period costumes. The upper class women wore richly colored dresses with heavy skirts and detailed sleeves.  And the upper class men wore jackets with full shoulders and tightly cinched waists.

If you feel like “a Scrooge” this holiday season, head to the Stage Theatre to witness this 1843 story come to life. This tale of redemption will fill you with love, hope and Christmas spirit.

WHEN: November 28 – December 29, 2014

WHERE:
Stage Theatre
1050 13th Street
Denver, CO 80204
Ph. 855-289-2183

TICKETS: Please click here to purchase tickets.

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