Take some time out of your busy holiday schedule and enjoy a Central New York holiday tradition this weekend.  The Players of Utica will perform "Scrooge, The Musical" this weekend at The Stanley Center for the Arts in Utica.

Trudy/TSM
Trudy/TSM

The Players of Utica know a thing or two about performing "Scrooge, The Musical."  This weekend marks thirty years of pleasing CNY audiences with the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge, who will once again be played by Richard Endres.  70 year old Clinton resident Endres, who has played the role of Scrooge for Players for 20 years, says it's a challenge every year to play him.  Endres told "New Hartford Life" magazine Scrooge "goes from this mean, mean individual to someone who sees the light.  That calls for some acting skills."  The cast of over 200 features a wide range of ages, from five years old to eighty and even those who've played parts in the musical before must audition.  The show will be performed for schools on December 6th and then there are two public performances on December 7th and 8th.  7pm showtime on December 7th and 2pm on December 8th.  Call 724-7624 for tickets or go to playersofutica.org.  Miss the show?  Bah, humbug!  Congrats Players of Utica for 100 years of entertaining  Central New York.