A Cast Filled with Kids to Evoke the Holiday Spirit
Christian Harmston portrays Tiny Tim and Ryann King debuts as Belinda Cratchit in Triad Stage's production of "A Christmas Carol."
Image provided by Triad Stage.
Next to Scrooge, Tiny Tim is the most memorable character of the Christmas classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. For holiday productions, the spirit of the message typically comes through the voice of a child. Fitting considering the child-centered premise of Christmas: the Baby in the manger, Santa showering gifts upon the children of the world, the little drummer boy, Linus in Charlie Brown Christmas and, of course, Tiny Tim.
Not only do children encompass the Spirit of the Holidays, they are able to share the message and shine like beacons in the midst of the harsh realities of the world. Children emit the innocence, love and understanding adults crave — and drink in — during the holiday season as well as throughout the year.
That is why I absolutely had to share Triad Stage's cast announcement for the children of A Christmas Carol. Meet the young actors as they tell you who they will portray in this video provided by Triad Stage:
The Full Cast of Children for A Christmas Carol
Aidan Armstrong (Edward Cratchit/Boy On The Street) was recently seen in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and also appeared last season in The Member of the Wedding. Aidan is in the 4th grade and his many interests include reading and writing.
Micah Boan (Youngest Scrooge/Ignorance) makes his Triad Stage debut. He has been seen on various community theater stages, and recently performed inOklahoma! at Elon. He is nine years old and loves theater!
Parker Bond (Child Scrooge/Peter Cratchit) is also making his Triad Stage debut with this performance, and he's been seen in several local community theater productions. He is a 7th grader who also loves to dance and play piano and guitar.
Reagan Deaton (Fan/Want) is making her Triad Stage debut, and has previously appeared in multiple community theater productions. She is 10 years old, and besides acting she enjoys singing, dancing and gymnastics.
Jalyn Edwards (Martha Cratchit) reprises her role as Martha Cratchit this season. She's previously appeared at The Barn Dinner Theatre and NC A&T State University. When she's not acting, she enjoys playing soccer.
Christian Harmston (Tiny Tim/Ghost of Christmas Future) was recently seen at Triad Stage in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He's also appeared in several community theater productions. He is seven years old and loves playing basketball, baseball and swimming.
Ryann King (Belinda Cratchit) makes her Triad Stage debut with this production. She performed at Drama Kids International for four years, and attended the Paul Roberson Theatre NC A&T State summer youth program.
See them in A Christmas Carol at HanesBrands Theatre in Winston-Salem November 27-December 24.