MAC to present original 'A Christmas Carol' musical

The Mundelein Arts Commission presents its annual production of the original musical version of "A Christmas Carol," written by MAC chair Joyce Lee and directed by Lee and fellow commissioner Jon Matousek.

According to director Matousek, "Shows are filling fast, so go to and click on the link to reserve seats."

Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, in the board room of the Mundelein Village Hall, 300 Plaza Circle in Mundelein. Parking and admission are free.

Cast members include area performers Patrick Blake, Chris Brouton, Julie Dietrich Brouton, Jeff Griffith, Susie Hill, Isabella Hofer, Mike Lieberman, Marilee C.C. Rusiniak, Betty Slack, and Jon Matousek. Foley sound effects are being handled by Gary Gunther, with musical accompanist by Kai Funahashi.

Now in its third year, this year's production is being done as a radio show, and includes new music and old-time radio commercials highlighting some of Mundelein's historic businesses, written by the Commercial Writing Team consisting of Kirk Players members Gretchen Grassl, Marilee C.C. Rusiniak, Jess Motyka and Barb Salvaggio.

"This has become a Mundelein holiday tradition, and we hope people will come enjoy local talent while celebrating the season," Matousek said.

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