West Bend Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast for our most popular and annual production, “A Christmas Carol.”
Each year for the last decade, the West Bend Theatre Company has performed the Charles Dickens legendary story “A Christmas Carol.” It has become an annual part of West Bend’s and Washington County’s kickoff to the holiday season.
“We’re excited to bring back ‘A Christmas Carol’ in 2021 after having to cancel it last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Nicholas Dettmann, president of the West Bend Theatre Company’s board of directors. “It was so disappointing we couldn’t do it last year and we know it was missed as part of the annual celebration of the holiday season.
“We’ve got a great cast, led by a talented director, who has promised a few new wrinkles in this year’s production that you won’t want to miss.”
Leading the cast will be theatre veteran Don Pountain as he will be director and play the role of Scrooge, a role he has played before with the West Bend Theatre Company.
Pountain has performed in more than 100 productions throughout his life. Among shows he’s done previously with the West Bend Theatre Company are “South Pacific” and “A Christmas Carol.” This October, he co-stars in the role of stage manager for the West Bend Theatre Company’s production of “Our Town,” which opens Oct. 8.
“Don’s talent and experience is unmatchable for this area,” Dettmann said. “We’re excited he decided to take on the role of directing ‘A Christmas Carol.’”
The cast features some new faces to the West Bend Theatre Company, as well as some returning faces, including some performing this month in “Our Town.”
Here is the cast for the 2021 version of “A Christmas Carol” by the West Bend Theatre Company:
Scrooge: Don Pountain
Caroline/Mrs. Whitewood: Megan Bell
Poole/Businessman, Mr. Fezziwig: Don Held
Dick Wilkins/Businessman/Shopper: Aiden Strand
Belle: Ann Knetter
Mrs. Lamb/Businesswoman: Oliva Terwilliger
Harriet Cratchit: Leah Weber
Mrs. Cratchit: Anna Barton
Boy Scrooge/Young Scrooge/Caroline’s son: Will Oechsner
Ghost of Christmas Past: Jordan Knudson
Martha Cratchit: Nina Pheng
Bob Cratchit: Viney Pheng
Old Joe: Ralph Netzel
Charwoman/Shopper: Kaitlyn Kropidlowski
Buck: Cody Provencher
Ghost of Christmas Present: Angie Rodenkirch
Belinda Cratchit: Grace Koeferl
Kate: Becky Karpinski
Mrs. Dilber: Jessica Schulz
Fan: Olivia Schrauth
Fred: Devin Gehrke
Jacob Marley: Isaac Wagner
Dickens: Elizabeth Plotka-Heinen
Tickets for “A Christmas Carol” are on sale now at the West Bend Theatre Company’s website, https://www.westbendtheatreco.com/. Tickets are $21 for general admission and $25 for preferred seating. All performances will be at the West Bend Masonic Center, 301 N. University Drive in West Bend.
Founded in 2010, incorporated in 2017, the West Bend Theatre Company is a non-profit theater entity presenting live theater, camps, workshops and special events. The mission of the West Bend Theatre Company is to celebrate, enhance, and inspire by producing excellent theatre and by giving back to our community.
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