Lyric Arts had the opportunity to ask Corey Okonek, cast member of A Christmas Carol, some questions about his role in the production at Lyric Arts. Read the interview below, and come experience the magic of this joyful holiday classic! LA: Tell us a little bit about why this particular show interested you.
CO: A Christmas Carol is one of my all time favorite shows (that and It's A Wonderful Life).
LA: What character do you play in the show? What is your back story?
CO: I play the "Ghost of Christmas Present." This is the ghost that comes and shows "Scrooge" that a real Christmas is more a thing of the heart and not a time that, as "Scrooge" says, “a time for buying things”.
LA: Why do you think A Christmas Carol such a beloved Christmas show for people?
CO: It shows the redemption that can come with a changed attitude.
LA: What is your favorite part of Christmas and the holiday season?
CO: Everything, but mostly decorating the house, watching the classic Christmas movies with family.
LA: Comment on the talent level in the cast.
CO: This is my second show with Lyric Arts and this show, like the last (My Fair Lady) is filled with a very talented cast.
LA: Why should people come out and see this Christmas production?
CO: It's a great way to kick off the holiday season in an intimate venue.