In this issue of the Cup of Cheer series, Glen Allen Pruett answers questions about A Christmas Carol and the Christmas season. Glen portrays the ghost of Jacob Marley this season and although he has been in A Christmas Carol many times on our stage, this marks his return to Meadow Brook Theatre after a long absence. We are ecstatic for you to see his wonderful portrayal of Scrooge’s first visitor.
Read Glen’s Cup of Cheer and then purchase tickets to A Christmas Carol! you can reach the box office at 248-377-3300 or you can purchase tickets online at ticketmaster.com.
~Travis W. Walter, Artistic Director
A Cup of Cheer with Glen Allen Pruett
How many years have you been in A Christmas Carol? 10 years
What is your favorite part of the holiday season? The bustle of last minute shopping!
What is your favorite part of the story A Christmas Carol? Marley… of course!!!
There are many school matinees for A Christmas Carol, what is fun/special about performing for children? Children are what Christmas is most about. They are full of surprise.
Bob Cratchit asks scrooge for “one more piece of coal” do you prefer your house to be “warm as toast”, “just right”, or “cold enough to hang meat”? Warm as toast!
Scrooge promises to find Peter Cratchit a job and Martha almost misses Christmas dinner because she has to work … what kind of jobs did you have when you were young like Peter and Martha? I worked in a home for the elderly.
Favorite Christmas Drink.. Egg Nog or Wassail? Wassail, of course!
Scrooge loves money… When you get a present, do you prefer money or a gift? A gift!
Scrooge is visited by two charity men early in the show… have you done any charity work or are there charity organizations that you support? Equity Fights AIDS!
Scrooge is visited by four ghosts… do you believe in ghosts? Yes, of course!
If you were visited by the spirit of Christmas past how would you welcome looking back on your life? It would be along scene. A lot has happened!
Next project after A Christmas Carol? The Madness of Oscar Wilde
The Fezziwigs host the best parties. Any memorable moments from holiday parties you’d like to share? Far too many to count!
The spread at the Fezziwig’s party is unbelievable…. what is your favorite holiday food? Turkey with dressing.
Other favorite Charles Dickens novels? Nicholas Nickleby
Why do you think so many families come to see this show year after year? It is like an old Christmas Card to open every year.
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
Baking is huge during the holidays, do you bake? if so what do you like to bake? Cornbread
What message do you hope the audience takes with them about A Christmas Carol? Peace and Happiness to All!
Finish this sentence: “My favorite gift that I ever received during the holiday season was_________”
…A Christmas tray from Thomas Suda!”