Award-winning musician and Berkshire local, James Taylor, will make his theatrical debut in the role of Bob Cratchit in Berkshire Theatre Group's production of A Christmas Carol, to be presented at The Colonial Theatre, December 17-30. Eric Hill and E. Gray Simons III will co-direct from an adaptation by Hill.

Based on the Charles Dickens classic, the show tells the Victorian England-era Christmas tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is reformed and shown the error of his ways by four spirits.

Eric Hill will star as Scrooge, with the ghosts played by Britt Faulkner, Jacob Gold, and Brandon Green. Michael Brahce will narrate.

Of working with Taylor, Hill said in a statement, "It's a thrill to direct James Taylor in his theatrical debut - the process for A Christmas Carol is one of celebration and sharing of our common humanity on a community level. I know that James will bring his inherent charm and gentleness to bear in his portrayal of Bob Cratchit, a good and unpretentious man."

Proceeds will benefit Berkshire Theatre Group's Education Program.

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