Different Stages presents a FREE Zoom reading of Charles Dickens’ The Cricket on the Hearth

Live January 6, 2021 7 PM CST on the Different Stages You Tube Channel

And available on demand January 7-16


The presentation is FREE.
Donations to Different Stages accepted.

Different Stages announces it’s first Zoom reading of 2021.

Charles Dickens’ The Cricket on the Hearth adapted by Norman Blumensaadt, with the assistance of Karen Jambon, Katherine Schroeder and the cast. Charles Dickens is often described as the man who invented Christmas but it is not quite true. The songs and stories of Christmas, its traditional foods and gifts, its religious and social rites are very much part of lower-and middle-class English life. Dickens made a popular festival mean more.

Directed by Norman Blumensaadt

Stage Management, Broadcast, and graphic/video design by Melissa Vogt
The Cricket on the Hearth reading cast is: Sam Grimes, Annie Kim Hedrick, Beau Paul,
Michael Costilla, Lucky Cantu, Will Douglas, Annie Merritt, Jessica Medina and Jennifer Gonzalez.

​If you wish to donate to Different Stages you can do so here.

This project supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.