After a totally SOLD-OUT run during the 2014 and 2015 Holiday Season, this the Pennsylvania Dutch “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”, aboard the old fashioned Rhoads Christmas Trolley, will once again, this December, grace the Holiday Glow of this effervescent Avenue in West Reading. Last year’s event was so successful that it sold out a week before the Trolley started and ten more performances were added. This year, Fecho Productions is set to present a-whopping thirty performances of this very special family friendly holiday event!
Take a ride back in time as this delightful family interactive entertainment, with a PA Dutch twist, unfolds in and around charming West Reading. The audience boards the trolley at the Ridgewood Winery on Rt. 724 and is transported back in time to the streets of ye olde West Reading Town. Scrooge, himself, plays the surly emcee of this delightfully corny and wonderfully homespun treatment of the Charles Dickens’ classic. With a heart locked up tighter than a cash box, Scrooge, encounters the visits of three spirits at various West Reading businesses, for the chance to open up his heart and relish in the joys of his fellow man. Children and adults will love it, giggling between the comedy and the dramatic twists, as they also get a mini-tour of West Reading.
The Trolley departs from the Winery to West Reading, with Ebenezer Scrooge and the Cratchit's in tow, as they begin to spin the time-honored tale for the trolley audience. When the trolley gets to West Reading the entertainment will be in full swing and it will make several stops at various West Reading businesses to meet other characters and further the storyline. As old Scrooge begins to find some faith in his fellow man and is reminded what a blessing his life is, the trolley winds its way back to the Ridgewood Winery as the audience sings Christmas carols. When the audience returns to the winery, they are welcome to purchase wines to take home.
The Trolley Event is the brainchild of producer L J Fecho of Fecho Productions and Artistic Director of Genesius Theatre. Fecho adapted the script from the book by Charles Dickens. The interactive show has a cast of 8 actors, who play multiple roles and even audience members are called upon to portray various characters.