For the Uibels, working at the Alhambra is a family affair
While Tony Triano, who played Scrooge in “Christmas Carole” at the Alhambra from 1991-2009, may be the actor audiences most closely associate with the musical, Ken Uibel is the actor with the most appearances in the show.
When “Christmas Carole” opens at Alhambra Theatre & Dining Tuesday night, Uibel will be making his 22nd appearance in the musical, first adapted for the Alhambra from Charles Dickens’ beloved novella in 1985.
Uibel was in that 1985 version, which starred Gary Marachek as Scrooge. Uibel played Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s abused clerk. He played Cratchit a second time and also played Mr. Fezziwig, Scrooge’s generous former employer, one year.
But the role he’s played the most, the role he’s playing this year, is actually three roles in one, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
For the second time, he’ll play the ghost opposite Marachek, who played Scrooge four times from 1985-1990 and then returned to the role in 2011 after Triano moved to New York City and landed a role in an off-Broadway production.
Playing a role as many times as Uibel has played the ghosts can become challenging, Uibel said.
“You’ve got to try to keep it fresh,” he said.
So he very much enjoyed acting with Marachek in 2011.
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