Thank you.

Let me say it a little louder, so everyone in the back can hear…THANK YOU!

I hope everyone understands how much each person contributed to the success of this year’s production.

Those moments you gave in October and November showed up over the weekend. People were blessed and challenged and hopefully there were some who decided to live for Jesus because they heard and saw the message you delivered so well and with such great energy and passion.

May your Christmas season be truly joyous. Praise the Lord!

— Pastor Tim

December 9


We begin promptly at 7pm with our first dress rehearsal. Please remember all your costume parts and pieces. BE DRESSED AND READY TO GO AT 7PM.

PARENTS: Please understand that this might be a late night. We will attempt to go as quickly as possible, but we have a lot still to work on, and we need to go in order…which means we need everyone until the very end.

Reminder: Everyone is needed for the Scrooge Sing-a-long on Saturday. Rehearsal begins at 2pm.

All together now…

ALL CAST MEMBERS, including the Scrooge Chorus, are required for rehearsal tonight (Monday, December 2). We will be working very quickly, so it is important for you to be present and ready to go at 6:55pm. As a reminder, here’s tonight’s schedule…

7:00 WYS [39] with Scrooge Chorus
Location: Auditorium

7:30 RTB [3] with Scrooge Chorus
Location: Auditorium

7:30 Schoolroom Scene
Location: Kids Church

8:00 People [4b & 5] with Scrooge Chorus
Location: Auditorium

8:15 TYVM [31] with Scrooge Chorus
Location: Auditorium

8:30 Celebrate [19, 20] with Scrooge Chorus
Location: Auditorium

8:30 [23-29] Scrooge, Angel 2, All Cratchits, All Grimsleys
Location: Choir Room

8:30 [32/33] Birds/Pawnbroker/Urchins
Location: Hall

Please remember to double-check your Group # and Positions on the Choreography page.

heading into December

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We’re back at it this weekend. Here are some things to know. (This might be long…keep reading!)

One final script revision has been posted on the Script page. This fixes some minor issues, and gives one mid-major change for Angel #1.

If you have any kind of speaking part, you are NEEDED for Sunday afternoon’s rehearsal. We’ll have lunch for you, then spend a few hours getting things set for the tech crews.

THE SCROOGE SING-A-LONG is for EVERYONE! (except for the kids in the schoolroom scene) We will be performing all songs, INCLUDING CHOREOGRAPHY. If you have a solo or duet, you might not be doing your solo or duet for the sing-a-long…but you might. We hope to have a final script available soon.I can’t say this strongly enough: the singalong is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be GREAT fun!

EVERYONE is needed on Monday, as we begin working through the whole show. Be READY TO GO at 7pm. We will need to work quickly. If you are in the Scrooge Chorus, please go the Choreography page on the Scrooge website and familiarize yourself with which groups you are in and where you are supposed to be on the stage. We will help you get where you need to be, but if you know your Group # and Entry #’s, it will help us all.

Please remember to pray daily for everyone involved and for those who will be coming to see the show. We believe this is a God-appointed meeting for those who need to know His message for their lives.

give thanks…then get ready

We are officially on Thanksgiving Break…which means the real fun is about to begin. Please be praying for everyone in the production and the people who will be coming to see it. Spiritual warfare is hard.

A quick look at the upcoming schedule:

  • Saturday, November 30 is tech setup day. Tech and backstage crews will begin setting up for the last two weeks of rehearsal.
  • Sunday, December 1 is Tech Rehearsal, after second service. Everyone who has a speaking part is needed. There will be lunch for you, then we will go beginning-to-end. This might take awhile, so be prepared.
  • Monday, December 2 – EVERYONE is required for this full rehearsal. This is the first rehearsal for Scrooge Chorus. We will go through all the songs, with the intro/outro of each song. IF YOU ARE IN SCROOGE CHORUS, PLEASE REVIEW THE POSITION CHARTS ON THE CHOREOGRAPHY PAGE so that you have an idea of where you will be on stage. We will go over it all and make sure you know what you’re doing. (The main thing you are doing is singing and smiling)

If you are at all confused about anything, please email tim as soon as possible. We may repeat ourselves a lot over the next few weeks, but we would rather over-communicate than leave you confused.

makeup info for all cast members

Our make-up co-director, Gentry Haffa, has the following information for all cast members:

If you have never been in Scrooge before, you should order a makeup kit. These kits contain foundation that is specifically made for the theatrical stage. If you’re a Scrooge veteran, you may want to make sure you know where your kit is and that it is still usable. Most of the time, one kit per family is acceptable as long as you don’t mind sharing. 

There will be extra kits in the make-up room if you would like to use one. However, they are shared among everyone.

EVERYONE ON STAGE WEARS MAKEUP…men included. So, it’s not a question of whether you will need a kit or not. It’s whether you want to share with others. (This is mainly a question of hygiene:) Most people like to have their own, or one with their own family.

Makeup kits are $23.00 and are prepaid only.

Gentry will be at practice next Thursday, Nov 21 at 6:30pm.

Please bring your makeup money in cash or a check made payable to Faith Assembly of God. (Sorry, but she will not have change available.)

**If you pay online, please make sure to let her know or she won’t know to order you a kit.** 

If you are unable to come to this practice, please text or call Gentry at 239-339-3566 to make other arrangements. 

Makeup kits not paid for in advance (or arrangements not made with Gentry prior to Thursday) will not be ordered. 

scrooge tonight; rtb/wys position charts available

It’s an all-choreography night tonight (November 12) as we rehearse RTB, WYS, and People in the Auditorium beginning promptly at 7pm. (Kids will be upstairs rehearsing Schoolroom, too.)

The Position Charts are now available for Ring the Bells and Whaddaya Say. These charts show: 1) who you are with, 2) where you go, 3) when, during the songs. View or download the pdf’s on the Choreography page.

The cast lists are currently being updated to show the groups as well. These should be finished…soon.

Rehearsal tonight; updated cast lists posted

It’s a musical night tonight as we get closer to the big weekend. There are only THREE WEEKS OF REHEARSAL LEFT before Thanksgiving! Here’s tonight’s schedule…

Tuesday, November 5
7:00 Schoolroom Scene
Location: Studio 7
7:00 RTB Location: Auditorium
8:00 WYS (No schoolchildren) Location: Auditorium
8:30 People Location: Auditorium

A reminder: If you are in the Scrooge Chorus, you do not rehearse until December 1.

The Schedule for the next three weeks is available on the Schedule page. It is the same as the larger schedule, but is formatted on one page for quick viewing.

We have also updated the Cast List page. There have been some changes and corrections to roles and other details. These lists show you which songs you are part of.

Information and news for Scrooge cast and support personnel