Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol via Zoom

The Sudbury Savoyards and The Wayside Inn presented the Annual Charles Dickens Classic with a 2020 twist – rehearsals and performances were via Zoom. 

This virtual performance of the Christmas classic helped to alleviate hunger in 2002 when so many of our neighbors were in need. Ticket prices helped raise money for A Place to Turn in Natick, a foodbank committed to providing emergency food and clothing in the MetroWest community.

Four performances were offered to view online and paired (if desired) with a traditional English dinner to-go from Longfellow’s Wayside Inn: roasted chicken breast with apple and apricot stuffing and tangerine sauce, harvest salad with cranberry vinaigrette, crisp romaine with roasted butternut squash, pecans, and feta cheese, twice-baked potatoes, green beans, rolls, muffins, and finally, candy cane cheesecake (don’t you wish someone had taken a picture of their food!)

Scrooge: Randy Glidden
Jacob Marley: Meredith Jones
Ghost of Christmas Past: Bonnie Gardner
Ghost of Christmas Present: Beth Conners
Bob Cratchit: Kurt Fusaris
Mrs. Cratchit: Ginny Carpenter
Martha Cratchit: Elsa Conway
Fezziwig: Bob Moore
Mrs. Fezziwig/Charitable Businesswoman: Carol Cahill
Charitable Businessman: Tom Powers
Belle: Amanda Denney
Fan Scrooge: Maggie Donius
Uncle Fred: James Hayes
Old Joe: Tim Daughters