The “Scrooge” play will be on Friday, December 3 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 4 at 7:00 pm at Statesboro High School.

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General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Tickets are available online only.

Scrooge is the musical version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a despicable old miser who hates Christmas…and people, for that matter. The tale shows how he is visited by the Spirits of Christmas that show him visions of the past, present, and what is yet to come in hopes of changing him for the better!

Scrooge: lead cast

Dearing James (Ebenezer Scrooge):  Dearing is a senior at SHS.  He’s been involved in our program all four years of high school.  Some of his major roles have been “Baron Maranov” in The Whales of August, “Lumiere” in Beauty and the Beast, “George Spelvin” in The Actor’s Nightmare.  


Ryan Wolfe (Bob Cratchit):  Ryan is a junior at SHS.  He’s been involved in our program for three years.  Some of his major roles have been “The Gryphon” in Alice in Wonderland, “Lumiere” in Beauty and the Beast, and “Josuha Brackett” in The Whales of August.  


Hayne Woodward (Jacob Marley):  Hayne is a senior at SHS.  He’s been in our program for four years.  Some of his roles include “The Beast” in Beauty and the Beast and “Aslan, the Lion” in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  


Ragen Simmons (The Ghost of Christmas Past):  Ragen is a senior and has been involved in our program all four years of high school.  She portrayed “Alice” in Alice in Wonderland, and she was the student director for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.


Ceci Smith (The Ghost of Christmas Present):  Ceci is a senior at SHS, and she’s been involved in our program since her freshman year.  Her major roles include “Mrs. Beaver” in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and “Madame de la Grande Bouche” in Beauty and the Beast.


Peyton Shuman (The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come):  Peyton is a senior and has been with our program for three years.  Her roles include one of the “Silly Girls” from Beauty and the Beast and “The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come,” which she is reprising this year.  


Kayleigh Hardee (Isabel):  Kayleigh is a senior at SHS, and this is her third year in our program.  She has portrayed “The Fox” in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, “The Ghost of Christmas Past” in Scrooge, and “Mrs. Potts” in Beauty and the Beast.


Lane Preston (Young Ebenezer):  This is Lane’s third year in our program.  His roles include “George Bailey” in It’s a Wonderful Life, “Maurice” in Beauty and the Beast, and “Edmund Pevensie” in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.


Lola Schwarz (Tiny Tim):  Lola is a 10 year old actor who has been a part of many of our productions at SHS and at the Averitt Center for the Arts.  She portrayed “Valentine” in Mary Poppins and had a lead role of “Lucy Pevensie” in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  Lola has been in many shows with us since 2017, and we are so glad to have her with us again!


Mackenzie Harvey (The Widow Jenkins):  Mackenzie is a senior at SHS, and she’s been in our program for four years.  She has portrayed “Deborah” in A Kind of Alaska, “Libby Strong” in The Whales of August, and “Jadis, the White Witch” in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  


Elsa King (Boy Scrooge):  Elsa is a young 7 year old performer who has performed in several shows at The Averitt Center for the Arts.  Most recently she starred as “Gretl,” one of the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music.  This is her first show with us at SHS, and we are elated to have her join us!

In addition to the lead cast, director Fraizer has four very hard-working student directors who have been his “life-line” on this show.  The show is a combination of his two acting classes, and is a cast of 80, so he needed the best of the best to help him! 

They are Sky Berry, Rylie Callaway, Sabina Mace, and Hannah Weaver.  They have worked with Mr. Fraizer on blocking, staging, sets, and costumes!  This huge production wouldn’t be possible if he didn’t have these four talented ladies!  And they are all four seniors!

Full cast list

Credit: SHS
Credit: SHS