George Berghorn was a convincing Scrooge, and David and Joy Bilbey were good as Mr & Mrs. Cratchit. Tiny Tim (Phoenix Beeker) was adorable, of course, as was the radiant Lydia Kendall, as "Cratchit Girl," who only stopped smiling for a moment when she appeared as "Want" alongside Luke Bilbey as "Ignorance. " Spirits, Simone Harris and Riannon Sandford were fine, as was Nick Vogel as the pantomiming Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come. Tom Dewitt was lively as Fezziwig and Old Joe.
Mid Michigan is a great place for new actors to learn the ropes, and families to participate in shows together. The large cast of 28 also sang carols to cover scene changes.
One more show 3pm Sunday - $5/$7 - Schmidt Southside Community Center on Wise Rd.www.mmft.net