Saturday, December 12th
at 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Aurora Players is proud to announce that Mike Randall will be bringing his one man show Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol to the Roycroft Pavilion Saturday, December 12th at 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM. Reservations can be made by calling 716-687-6727.
As with Players’ previous Christmas shows, this will be a fundraiser for the organization. All tickets will be $15. There are only two performances so get your tickets EARLY by calling 687-6727.
Mike Randall as Charles Dickens
Mike Randall’s production of Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol has been a huge success since it’s premiere in 2007. Giving performances across Western New York the last eight holiday seasons, and premiering at MusicalFare 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 know 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 a 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.
Meteorologist Mike Randall covers the weather duties for WKBW-TV in Buffalo each weeknight. Also an award-winning feature reporter, Mike has interviewed celebrities like Willie Nelson, Jerry Lewis, John Candy, Steve Allen, Red Skelton, Gregory Peck and Robert Goulet. Mike has been with WKBW-TV since August 1983.
An avid supporter of the Variety Club of Buffalo, you can see Mike each year on The Variety Club Telethon for Children’s Hospital. You 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.
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 visit www.MikeRandallLIVE.com or Call Mike Randall @ 716.868-1458