LA: Tell us a little bit about why this particular show interested you.
TK: I always love doing a Christmas show as it gives me an opportunity to share my favorite holiday season with a large number of people on so many different levels.
LA: What character do you play in the show? What is your back story?
TK: I play Mrs. Fezziwig and am married to the best boss in town. He is loved by all his employees for not only being a gracious and generous employer but also a great friend. He is good to his employees. Given the current state of our economy with such a high unemployment rate, it is good to be reminded there really are employers who deserve high praise.
LA: For those that are unfamiliar with A Christmas Carol can you tell us about the show?
TK: This is a story about change…for the better. Ebenezer Scrooge has the rare opportunity to see his past, present AND future only to realize he does not want the future he has been shown. He then has the opportunity to change his life and create a better future. It’s all in his own hands. It never hurts to be reminded we can make the future we want for ourselves…it doesn’t just happen. Everyone needs to be an active part of their life and make it the best they can.
LA: Why do you think A Christmas Carol such a beloved Christmas show for people?
TK: I feel this show tells the true meaning of Christmas…to love and allow yourself to be loved by others in your life.
LA: What is your favorite part of Christmas and the holiday season?
TK: I don’t know where to start with this one. There are just so many things I love about Christmas. I love the music…there’s nothing like great cheesy Christmas music. I have a difficult time picking a favorite. I love spending extra time with friends and family. I even like getting out into the crabby crowds and shoppers and try to brighten moods with a friendly smile, a simple hello and, of course, wishing a heartfelt Merry Christmas. I do, however, think my most favorite thing about Christmas is the love. I believe you feel it more during the holidays and everyone seems just a little bit more open to sharing their love at the special time of year.
LA: Why should people come out and see this Christmas production?
TK: I feel every audience member will be touched by this production. There are fun moments which make you laugh out loud but then also very tender, touching moments that will bring a tear to more than one eye in the house. It’s a timeless tale told exceptionally well. A “feel good” show that makes a person want to be the best they can be.
LA: Tell us something that you are particular excited about this show coming to together.
TK: It’s always amazing when a show really does “come together.” I have been in several productions where I had serious doubt it would happen but the magic of live theatre always comes through. I haven’t been worried about this show. I knew from the first read through that it would be a great production and I’m proud to be a part of it. I think the audience is in for a real treat with this production.