Lincoln Community Playhouse ushers in the holiday season with an exceptional performance of A Christmas Carol on November 18, 19, and 20. Dick Terhune, a Playhouse Legend, returns to captivate with a one-man retelling of Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale. Playing all the classic characters, this amazing performer will warm your soul with the eternal truths of the salvation of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Tickets for A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Patrick R. Spadaccino, are now available at lincolnplayhouse.com or by calling the box office at 402-489-7529 between 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15.00 for students.
Morrie Enders, Executive Director, stated “this beautiful performance is like going over to Charles Dickens’ house and having him tell you the story by the fireplace. Dick does an extraordinary job of capturing each individual character and guiding you through the immortal moments of the story so you believe you are hearing it for the first time.”
From 1979 through 1988, Dick Terhune performed in twenty-four productions on the Lincoln Community Playhouse main stage in roles that included stockbroker and lawyer, composer and convict, pirate and prince, diplomat and doctor, professor and philanderer (to name but a few). During that time, he received the Elsie Award for Best Actor as Sidney Nichols in California Suite, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Dr. Treves in The Elephant Man, and Mack Sennett in Mack & Mabel. Additionally, he was nominated for his roles as the devilish Mr. Applegate in Damn Yankees, Antarctic explorer Roald Amundsen in Terra Nova, and sniveling Prince John in The Lion in Winter. Terhune starred at Pinewood Bowl as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1981), Nathan Detroit in Guys & Dolls (1982), King Arthur in Camelot (1984), and as the King in The King & I (1986).
Since 1989, Terhune has resided in Connecticut where he continues his work on stage as actor and director, and as a professional voice-actor for National Commercials (Little Caesars, Yoplait, Pepsi, Blue Freedom, Verizon, Google, PayPal), games (World of Warcraft, Pinstripe), and in the animated series “Transformers: Cyberverse” (Autobot Prowl, MacCadam, Quintesson Scientist, The Dweller).