Back row: Janae Hancock & Valeria Zaklinskaya. Front row: Levi Hancock, Clare Dahlstrom, Philip Dahlstrom and Alexi Hardy.
The BCT Youth Theatre will present ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MORNING from Nov. 30 through Dec. 9 with 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday performances and 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.
Directed by Teresa Connair of Dayton, the Faye Couch Reeves’ play centers around Lucy James, the most obstinate orphan to ever live at the Little Angels.
She was adopted seven times in the last year, but she kept coming back. On this Christmas of 1935, Little Angels is in trouble and may not be around another year.
With what the orphans believe to be divine intervention, a bus breaks down, bringing a traveling evangelist group and one lonely traveler to the orphanage door.
In this motley group of travelers, Lucy finds the father she had in mind and each person discovers what it means to be a family.
The cast includes Judith Kroll and Valeria Zaklinskaya of Xenia; Julia Hummel of Bellbrook; Makenzie Millhouse of Waynesville; Emma Bergeron of Springboro; Gabriella Stauffer of Oakwood; Kettering residents Emily Coffee and Emily Merritt; and Centerville residents Corinne Engber, Kathleen Anderson and Melanie Engber.
The cast also includes Fairborn residents Ethan Davis, Preston Hancock, Spencer Hancock, Levi Hancock, Evan Hancock and Janae Hancock and Dayton residents Leo Santucci, Kara Fitzpatrick, Kadence Fitzpatrick, Kelsey Fitzpatrick and Max Santucci.
Beavercreek residents in the cast include Brock Hoskins, Aspeyn Langhals, Caroline Delaney, Sierra Smith, Sachi Wilson, Cecilia Kennedy, Autumn Hutchison, Branson Yeakley, Olivia Baker, Ruchi Wilson, Adriana Rengifo, Eric Dahlstrom, Mason Kennedy, Peter Dahlstrom, Alexi Handy, Clare Dahlstrom and Philip Dahlstrom.
Pianists are Emily Hoskins and Lynsie Warr, both of Beavercreek.
The assistant director and stage manager is Chip Brenning, the costumer is Linda Sellers and the producers are BCT board members Lisa Stokley and William Quinn, all are from Beavercreek.
Beavercreek Community Theatre is located at the Lofino Center at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for students, seniors and BCT members and $8 for 8th graders and younger. Mat seating in front of the stage will be available for children age 10 and younger for $5.
To reserve tickets, call (937) 429-4737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or order them online at www.bctheatre.org.