CONTACT: Jana Marcus, Marketing & Communications
jana.marcus [at] cabrillo.edu
November 11, 2010
Aptos, CA—Cabrillo Stage, the professional musical theatre company, remounts its holiday production, Scrooge, The Musical, with a new cast and new staging. The beloved Christmas tale will star Bay Area professional actor Tony Panighetti in the title role, which performs in the Crocker Theater, December 17 through 30.
The ideal Christmas treat, based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely miser who is visited on Christmas Eve by three spirits who teach him lessons of love and giving. Don’t miss Ebenezer, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and a whole host of Dickensian characters in this award-winning, international smash hit musical by Leslie Bricusse. Includes such acclaimed songs as “Thank You Very Much,” “A Better Life” and “A Christmas Carol.”
Cabrillo Stage completes their four-show 2010 season with Scrooge, staring Bay Area award-winning Equity Actor, Tony Panighetti, as Scrooge. Panighetti received a Backstage West Garland Award for his performance as Mozart in the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts Theatrefest’s production of Amadeus. He has performed throughout California as well as on the high seas of Alaska, Canada, Europe, and the Bahamas with Crystal Cruise Line’s Repertory Theater at Sea. Some of his Bay Area credits include Beaumarchais in Benjamin Franklin In Paris (42nd Street Moon), Reverend Parris in The Crucible (San Francisco Playhouse), and he has alternated as both male characters in regional productions of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Theater On San Pedro Square, Sierra Repertory Theater, Willows Theater Co.). Tony also portrayed Neil in the short film X-Y which received an Audience Award at the 19th Cinequest Film Festival. Cabrillo Stage audience’s will remember Panighetti for his unforgettable roles in both Some Like It Hot (2001) and Annie Get Your Gun (2005).
“We all know the story of Scrooge,” says director Andrew Ceglio. “It’s completely universal in its portrayal of classic archetypes. Today, we are all living in a time when we are all being forced to pull ourselves away from material possessions and re-evaluate how we think, see and live life. With that in mind, Cabrillo Stage’s production will give emphasis to the subject of love, friendship and good will.” Ceglio’s continues, “Even though these themes are already present in the story, our version of Scrooge will deeply explore the characters and how they tie-in with Scrooge’s arch of renewal and redemption.”
Cabrillo Stage will be showing Scrooge at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday evenings, as well as 2:00 p.m. matinees. Check schedule at www.cabrillostage.com.
What: Cabrillo Stage presents Scrooge, The Musical
When: December 17 - 30
Evenings at 7:30 PM, Matinees at 2:00 PM.
NOTE: No performance on Saturday, Dec. 25
Where: Cabrillo Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos
Price: $16 - $34, plus service fees. Online sales now available. Box office opens 11/23.
Tickets: 479-6154 or www.cabrillostage.com.
About Cabrillo College
Cabrillo College is a leading California community college serving Santa Cruz County with locations in Aptos, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. It is ranked #1 in transfers to UC Santa Cruz. Founded in 1959, the college offers more than 100 academic and career technology programs that serve multiple educational goals such as A.A. and A.S. degrees, certificates of achievement, skills certificates, transfer to four-year institutions or for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. Its mission is to enhance the intellectual, cultural and economic vitality of its diverse community by assisting all students in their quest for lifelong learning and success in an ever-changing world.