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Great Lakes Theater Christmas Carol Writing Contest

Monday, December 9, 2013

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Great Lakes Theater Christmas Carol Writing Contest Dee Perry shares the winning stories of The Great Lakes Theater Christmas Carol Writing Contest written by Cleveland Metropolitan School District middle school students. Inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol six original stories were chosen from more than 1,700 submissions for the annual competition to receive dramatic readings by cast members of Great Lakes Theater's company.

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Great Lakes Theater Christmas Carol Writing Contest

Special thanks to Burning River Brass whose CD Christmas Around The World provided the music for today’s program


Arts and Culture, Literature, Theatre, Community/Human Interest, Education, Holiday



Yamaiya Jackson, Whitney M. Young Leadership Academy 6th Grader

Mariam Altuhaimer, Robinson G. Jones School 8th Grader

McKenna Jablonske, Cassandra Naider & Emily Pikturna, Newton D. Baker School of Arts 7th Graders

Brenda Gomez, Douglas MacArthur Girls Leadership Academy 6th Grader

Judy Gross, Denison School 6th Grader

Amani Rogers, Whitney M. Young Leadership Academy 8th Grader

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Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer