Robert McIntire

Robert McIntire as Old Scrooge in Gregory’s Academy of the Art’s ‘A Christmas Carol 2019’.

Gregory’s Academy of the Arts will present the Family Classic A Christmas Carol at 7 pm, Thursday November 7, 7 pm Friday November 8, and 2 pm Saturday November 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Danville Illinois. 

All seats are only $16 each. To make reservations or for more information contact Gregory Duckett at 217-443-0235 or by email at

This Holiday treat is adapted by Cora Wilson Greenwood based on the Classic by Charles Dickens. This familiar story of redemption recounts the adventures of old Scrooge at Christmas time. Scrooge is visited by four ghosts. The ghost of his deceased partner Jacob Marley, and the ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

 The performances continue to entertain with the sights and sounds of a Holiday time from the past. Audience members will recall their favorite scenes from the classic tale

while enjoying the sounds of traditional Christmas Carols sung in four part harmony by actors dressed in late 19th century costumes.

The 2019 Company includes: Robert McIntire (Old Scrooge), Jim Rogers (Bob Cratchit), Gaye Garner (Mrs. Pearce), William Sandusky (Fred/Young Scrooge), Jason Asaad (Jacob Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come), Leslie Van Camp (Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit), Rebecca Rogers (Belle), Sophie Osterbut (Martha Cratchit), Silas Van Camp (Peter Cratchit), Ella Drollinger (Rose Cratchit), Janelle Jackson (Eliza Cratchit), Benjamin Van Camp (Tiny Tim) Gregory Duckett (Mr. Fezziwig) Lisa Rogers (Mrs. Fezziwig) Fezziwig guest include: Betty Sampson, Bobbie McHone, Jae Lenne, Cassidy Helferich, Sebastian Skinner, Lorenzo Skinner, Molly Compton, Marlee Harper, Eva Harper, and Cora Helferich.

The Spirits of Christmas which provide narration and sing traditional Christmas Carols throughout the production include: Kelly M. Holden, Jodi Prosser Muller, Myanne Compton, Sarah Meece, Steven Henry, Craig Krakewitt and Mark H. Muller.

The 2019 Production team includes: Gregory Duckett (Producer/Director) Kelly M. Holden (Music Director) Ruey Sandusky (Stage Manager) Nancy Grimes Christine Jacobs (Production Assistants), Gregory Duckett (Costume/Set Design) Josh Compton (Lights/Sound) Debra Gill (Costumes) Gregory Duckett (Box Office/Programs) and Don Roeder (Sets).

Gregory’s Academy of the Arts goal is to educate, entertain, and challenge those who enjoy the performing arts. Plans are being made for classes, workshops, and performances for 2020.

To make reservations for A Christmas Carol, or for more information feel free to contact Gregory Duckett at 217-443-0235, or P.O. Box 1111

Danville, IL 61834-1111 or by email at and don’t forget to like, and check them out on facebook.