Seven Angels Theater presents ‘Earlene’s A Christmas Carol’

If you are in need of a shot of Christmas spirit, then the best place to locate one is at Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury where the Stage 7 Community Production of “Earlene’s A Christmas Carol (Scrooged Again)” is bursting with holiday treasures, guaranteed to delight even the most grumpy non-believers until Dec. 19.

Starring that irrepressible comedian Michelle Gotay as Earlene Babcock, as well as a female Ebenezer Scrooge, the fun and festivity is off and running from the first note of “We Need a Little Christmas” all the way to the last note of “Sleigh Ride” and the dozens of Christmas songs in between.


Earlene’s Diner is always in crisis mode — the bank is threatening to foreclose if Earlene’s mortgage isn’t paid up to date. and the mean-spirited loan officer, Ebbie Scrooge, will not show any humanity or compassion for Earlene.

It’s up to ghosts like Scrooge’s old business partner Marley (John Fabiani) to scare Scrooge into changing his stingy ways as well as send him visitations from the Ghost of Christmas Past (Phil Maiorano), Christmas Present (Jimmy Donohue) and the Ghost of Christmas Future (Leona Schwartz) who looks amazingly like the Grinch to show Scrooge the need to mend his stingy ways.

With delightful surprise visits from Elvis (he is in the building), a bevy of Ghostbusters, the Fruitcake Maven, a special Christmas 12 Step AA Program and a string of Christmas song delights, everyone will leave Seven Angels with a double dose of holiday happiness .

The cast also includes Nicholas Bates, Lilyana Bodnar, Tom Chute, Diane DeLucia, Angelina Emanuel, Len Emanuel, Jeannine Gallmeyer, Karl Gallmeyer, Emry Golia, Lou Guertin, Ian Kindt, Zoe Kindt, Norma Jean Lombard, Elijah Loucks, Anthony Marchetti, Marcia Maslo, Camryn McCarthy, Lilah Pape, Ella Perrotti, Isabel Puffer, Jeff Savage, Joe Stofko, Justin Torres and Jonathan Zalaski. The show is directed by Semina DeLaurentis, choreographed by Brittany Mulcahy, with musical direction by TJ Thompson with his band — Bob Nolte, Mark Ryan, Dan Kraszewski and Seth Yurichek.

Let Earlene and her special gang help you get into the Christmas spirit just in time to celebrate Christmas Day in style.

For tickets ($30 adults, $20 17 and under), call Seven Angels Theatre, Plank Road, Waterbury, at 203-757-4676 or online at tix.com or www.sevenangelstheatre.org. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm

Seven Angels will once again host a New Year’s Eve Party Comedy Night at 6 pm and 9 pm, Stand Up Countdown, with Missy Hall, Frank Vignola and Richie Byrne. Tickets are $50 for either show and Seven Angels bar will be open one hour before and during the show.

Visit www.sevenangelstheatre.org/ for more information.

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