A Christmas Carol play starts today

December 14, 2012

Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

Jax Theatre of Wheelersburg is set to perform ‘A Christmas Carol’, Dec. 14, 15 and 22. As an added feature to each of the performances, the theatre has brought in R.J. Haddy a creature designer and make-up effect artist.

For each performance Haddy will be transforming 19-year-old Jordan Nickles into an 80-year-old Ebenezer Scrooge.

“The play is shaping up really well. We have a cast of 37 people from as far away as Ironton. We have a lot of talent a lot of good singers and actors, it’s shaping up to be a really good show,” Nickles said.

Nickles said the play is, “a classic Christmas Carol it’s the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by his dead business partner Jacob Marley who warns him, he’s got to change his selfish ways or he’s going to end up like him. He gets visited by the ghost of Christmas past, present and future. They try to get him to change his ways, before it’s to late.”

Haddy worked previously on the Batman and Robin Movie transforming people and creating props.

Most recently Haddy was on the SyFy channels show Face Off. He will be traveling to Wheelersburg for every performance, to apply the mask to Nickles.

Jordan Bowling, a Shawnee State University Student, is playing a young Ebenezer Scrooge in the play said there is a lot people can look forward to in each of the performances.

“Everyone has been great to work with on this performance. I did not see last years show but, I think this years show is going to be a big hit as well,” Bowling said. “People can really look forward to the special effects makeup, it’s going to be awesome. The music and singing is great and there is a lot of talented acting in this play.”

Tonight’s the performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 15 the performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. There are two performances scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are $12 general admission and $10 for students and seniors.

Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or wallen@heartlandpublications.com.