Grand Rapids — It’s a 45-year tradition for Blandford School students to transform into the roles of cantankerous Ebeneezer Scrooge, three wise ghosts and Victorian-era townsfolk to present a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.
The sixth-graders spent a month preparing for the production, which they performed at St. Cecilia Music Center in downtown Grand Rapids. The special adaptation was created by the late Eloise Johnson, who adapted the play to suit middle-school capabilities — specifically, Blandford School, where she was a vocal music teacher in the 1970s. She also served as president of St. Cecilia.
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