Landmark Society Bringing Randall,
A Christmas Carol to Bradford

The Bradford Landmark Society will be sponsoring a presentation of “A Christmas Carol “ on December 11th. The performance will be at 2:00 p.m. in the Bromeley Family Theater at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Tickets for the show are now available at Herbig Bakery (Bradford Landmark Society headquarters); John William’s European Pastry Shoppe; Graham’s Florist; Tina’s Hallmark; Ott and McHenry Drug Store and the Bradford Area Public Library. Adult tickets are $15.00, students age 10 to 18 are $10.00. This presentation is not intended for children under 10 years of age. It is encouraged to purchase tickets early to ensure a seat.

This Charles Dickens favorite will be presented by Mike Randall of Buffalo, NY, as a solo performance.

Mike Randall's production of Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas
Carol has been a huge success since its premiere in 2007. Giving about 50
performances across Western New York the last three holiday seasons, and
premiering at Musical Fare Theatre, audiences and critics agreed that it was
great to have Mr. Dickens back in Western New York!

A lover of Buffalo history and presenter of one person shows, when Mike
Randall discovered that Charles Dickens performed in Buffalo in 1868,
he decided to recreate Mr. Dickens presentation of his most well known story
"A Christmas Carol".

What Randall finds most intriguing about Dickens and his readings is
the way the author threw himself into the performances not just reading the
words but becoming the characters on stage. At one time Charles Dickens had
almost become a professional actor. Even when he pursued writing instead, he
continued to produce and perform in "amateur theatricals.” His close actor
friends claimed repeatedly that Dickens could easily have made a successful
career on the stage. The Dickens Readings were not only an outlet for this
amateur actor, but they became an absorbing, entertaining Tour de Force, a
blending of author/actor creating wonderful magic on stage.

Mike Randall has performed a variety of roles in theatres around the
country and he continues to perform his critically acclaimed, one-man
portrayal of Mark Twain Live! Mike also spent time as the Marvelous Magical
Burger King where he perfected his abilities as a magician & live family
entertainer. Mike Randall is also a member of the Puppeteers of America.

Chief Meteorologist Mike Randall covers the weather duties for WKBW-TV
On "Good Morning Western New York" in Buffalo (NY). Also an award-winning feature reporter, Mike has interviewed celebrities like Willie Nelson, Jerry Lewis, John
Candy, Steve Allen, Red Skelton, Bill Cosby, Gregory Peck and Robert
Goulet. Mike has been with WKBW-TV since August 1983.

An avid supporter of the Variety Club of Buffalo, Mike can be seen each
year on The Variety Club Telethon for Children's Hospital. One may also
catch Mike making appearances all year round at fashion shows, auctions, and
fund-raisers for numerous charitable organizations across Western New York.

Mike attended Onondaga Community College for radio and TV and SUNY
Geneseo for theatre arts. He received his Certificate In Broadcast
Meteorology from Mississippi State University and earned both the American
Meteorological Society and National Weather Association Seals Of Approval.
He is the only local TV meteorologist to hold both seals. A career
highlight for Mike was filling in for Spencer Christian on ABC's Good
Morning America.

Regarding his performance of this holiday favorite, The Buffalo News wrote: "Mike Randall - a talented actor and magnetic stage presence - when Randall loses himself in one of those Dickensian bouts of rich description, he's at the top of his game. Randall's close adherence to historical documents relating to Dickens' performance means that he presents us with the author stripped down to his essence. The man, his words and no more, Randall seems to be saying, are all that is required to enjoy "A Christmas Carol." And he's absolutely right."

For more information on the performance contact the Bradford Landmark Society.

e-mail from Jerry Harvey
Photo provided by http://www.charlesdickenslive.com/




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