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Saratoga Bridges celebrates with 'A Christmas Carol'

Moran said she is basically stage manager for the show, which means she writes down when set pieces go on and off and helps people when they're not sure to go on.

Gregory Ziegler plays Fred, Scrooge's nephew, and might be someone Moran has helped along the way. He said even though he's never acted before, it comes easy to him and he would like to do more.

"I had to learn my lines and everything else"it's hard to remember my lines. I don't have any tips, I just say them over and over again," said Ziegler. "I wasn't familiar with the 'Christmas Carol' story before we started, no, but the movie was good. It [the movie] is a little different than what we're doing because we're doing the real version of it and that was a movie."

Ziegler said he's a little nervous about Friday night's performance but excited at the same time.

Becky Filkins is a member of the ensemble and plays a handful of different characters. She said she is no stranger to theater, having performed in a few plays at her school, but said she still gets a little nervous.

"It's hard to remember lines and I like dressing up in costume, that's my favorite part," said Filkins, who said she's very excited about the big performance.

This isn't Moran's first time playing a lead role behind the scenes of a theater production. Last year, the program put on two community children's plays"The Grinch and Alice in Wonderland"the latter of which she helped direct.

"I personally think it's important to put theater into the community and help people who need help," said Moran. "People seem to enjoy it."

The outreach program has been in existence for about seven years and is completely student motivated, according to director Laurie Larson. She said students pick the projects they want to tackle for the year and "go for it."

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