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Bellwood family preparing for roles in A Christmas Caroled

The Grabowski family from Bellwood has found another way to spend some quality time together.
All the members of the family will be playing roles in A Christmas Caroled, to be performed November 25-26 at the historic Mishler Theatre. Some of the family members will join the stage together as the Cratchetts, while some will play other roles in the production.
Joe and Alaine Grabowski moved to Bellwood with their five children from Endicott, New York in August of 2003.
Joe works for Link Computer Corporation, which is a corporate sponsor for A Christmas Caroled, as a Senior Software Development Engineer. His previous show experience includes playing a school board member/quartet lead in The Music Man, and now as Bob Cratchett in A Christmas Caroled.
Alaine works at home, and this is her first show as a dancer/ensemble member.
Four of their children attend Bellwood-Antis, while their oldest son attends Penn State Altoona.
Their daughter, Lauren, is involved in both indoor and outdoor colorguard and has two years of dance experience at Andrea\’s School of Dance. This is her first show as a dancer/ensemble member.
Their son, Joseph, is a freshman at Penn State Altoona and is active as a Lion Ambassador. Previous roles for Joseph include: Bert Heally and Harold Ickes in B-A’s Annie, Bellman in B-A’s London Suite, and an ensemble member in The Music Man. He also has stage experience from his high school and various other community theater plays in NY. In A Christmas Caroled, Joseph will portray the Ghost of Christmas Present.
Their daughter, Ariana, portrayed Millie in Buffalo Bill\’s Wild West Show for ACT Summer Theater Workshop 2005. She has three years of dance experience at Andrea\’s School of Dance. In A Christmas Caroled, she’ll be playing Lilly, a school mate from Scrooge\’s past, and be a dancer/ensemble member.
Their daughter, Mary, has past experience playing the Blue Fairy in The Lollipop Princess, ACT Summer Theater Workshop 2005. Also, she has three years of dance experience at Andrea\’s School of Dance. In this show, she will participate as a dancer/ensemble member.
Their son, John Paul, portrayed The King in The Lollipop Princess, ACT Summer Theater Workshop 2005 and has three years of dance experience at Andrea\’s School of Dance. In this show, he’ll portray Goose Boy and be a dancer/ensemble member.
Joining the Grabowski family will be Tyrone resident Will Jones who plays Scrooge in A Christmas Caroled, a play and original score he wrote in 1996 based on the Charles Dickens’ classic. This follows Jones’ portrayal of Professor Harold Hill in the Cresson Lake Playhouse’s summer production of The Music Man.
There are 40 people in the cast, some from Tyrone and Bellwood. The director is Oscar Stuckey, the choreographer is Alicia Lombardo-Jordan, and Terry Turner from Tyrone is the musical director.
Show dates are November 25 at 8 p.m., November 26 matinee at 2 p.m., and November 26 at 8 p.m. Adult tickets are $14, senior tickets are $12 and children tickets are $8. Call the Mishler box office at 944-9434 for ticket reservations.
Also, the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring “Tyrone Community Support Section Seating” for the Saturday evening showing. If anyone is interested in these tickets, call Rose Black at the Chamber at 684-0736. The support section seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
Get “Scrooged” on the web at www.achristmascaroled.com.