Why do you do ACC?
I love Scrooge because he becomes kind at the end.
What is your favorite part of the holidays?
For 24 years Hedgerow as brought the community on stage and somehow found cloths for them all. From Cathy Baum to Elizabeth Hanson, these designers have pulled from The Walnut Street Theatre to the McCarter to find the perfect Dickensian costumes. With people of all shapes and sizes filling out Dickens’ London, it takes a lot of work and a lot of prep to make the actors look good. This year, Elizabeth takes on the task yet again to bring Scrooge and crew to life.
Elizabeth Hanson (costume designer) Elizabeth entered Drexel University with the intention of becoming a fashion designer. Life had other plans and after earning a BA in Communications from Temple University and an MBA from Widener University she had a varied 35+ year career in advertising and higher education marketing. During that time she continued to design and sew clothing, costumes, prom and wedding gowns for private clients and family. Three years ago Elizabeth connected with Hedgerow and for the past two years has been serving as resident designer and costume shop manager. She did costumes for children’s productions at Hedgerow including Godspell, Secret Garden. Hairspray, Charlotte’s Web and Oliver and has assisted with main stage productions including Boeing Boeing and OR. She is very happy to be part of this A Christmas Carol production.
Meet two veterans of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. They return to Hedgerow this Christmas to bring the holiday to life.
Strath Haven Middle School
Our Lady Of Angels
Mother of Providence
Patton Middle School
Paxon Hollow Middle School
Ridley High School
Drexel Neumann Academy
Gladwood Montessori School
Lower Merion High School (Class of 2006)
Chichester Middle School
Northley Middle School
Wallingford Elementary School
From misers and ghosts, to family and parties A Christmas Carol speaks to every part of the tradition we love. From November 24 until Christmas Eve we share the story that has made the holidays for Delco for 24 years. Meet Julie Gilligan from Penncrest High School as we welcome her to the Christmas Carol family.
Why did you decide to do A Christmas Carol?
I wanted to do it this year because I love being at Hedgerow, and doing shows here. I specifically love this story, and my Grandpop really loves the story so it’s a tradition to watch the movie together. Right after Hairspray Jr., he asked me if I wanted to see A Christmas Carol here, and I thought it would be a good gift for him to come see me in the story, and experience it in a new way, after all he has done for me.
What is your favorite part of the story?
My favorite parts of the story are the Cratchit scenes because they don’t have much, but they’re thankful for everything that they do have, and they are always high spirited when they are with each other as a family. I also love the ending where Scrooge discovers the true meaning of Christmas.
What is your favorite part of the Holidays?
My favorite parts about Christmas are being with family that you don’t always get to see on a regular basis. It’s also a good time to really be fortunate about what you have, and to help others who maybe aren’t as fortunate as you, to help them experience the joy that everyone should feel during the holiday season. Lastly, I love Christmas carols, and hearing them on the radio.
My favorite part of the holidays is celebrating those Holliday traditions with my family