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An all-youth cast to perform A Christmas Carol

An unconventional cast will take the stage at the University of Denver Little Theater in an upcoming production of A Christmas Carol. Every actor will be under 18 years of age. 

The 24 cast members, who range in age from 6 to 18, auditioned and were selected by Director Anthony Hubert, assistant professor in DU’s theater department. 

A Christmas Carol is a moral play,” Hubert says. “It’s a message all our kids need to be conscious of.” 

Hubert’s passion is teaching children life-skills through theater performance, which is why he and his wife, Jamie Roehrig-Hubert, founded the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre (RMCT). 

A Christmas Carol will just be the first all-youth performance staged by the RMCT.

Emilie Bickel, 13, plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the production. She’s learning how to articulate ideas, how to take direction and how to mentor younger children. She plans to use what she’s learned in a future career.

“I want to be a veterinarian,” she says. “But, I enjoy acting a lot.” 

The show opens Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. and runs through Dec. 22. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children 3–15, and free for children 2 and under.

For a full list of performance dates and times, please visit the RMCT Web site.

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