Brian Conley as Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” (Photo: c/o Storyhouse PR) London audiences are going to be feeling tidings of comfort and joy this holiday season because Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent’s A Christmas Carol is coming back to the stage. Olivier nominee Brian Conley will star as Ebenezer Scrooge in this staged concert at the West End’s Dominion Theatre. The limited engagement will run from December 7, 2020 to January 2, 2021. Shaun Kerrison is set to direct.Based on the Charles Dickens classic, this A Christmas Carol first premiered in 1994 at New York’s Paramount Theatre and ran for a decade at Madison Square Garden.Conley has appeared on the West End stage in Me and My Girl, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray, Oliver!, The Music Man, Barnum and Jolson, which earned him an Olivier Award nomination. In 1995, he received the prestigious National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Performer.Covid safety measures and social distancing will be in place front of house, on stage, backstage and throughout the Dominion Theatre. The production is also offering 900 free tickets to key workers and their families.This production of A Christmas Carol is not to be confused with Jack Thorne’s adaptation, which recently announced it will be livstreaming from London’s Old Vic Theater this season prior to returning to Broadway next year.The new musical The Prince of Egypt, which was playing at the Old Dominion Theater at the time of the theater shutdown, will resume its run in the spring 2021 pending U.K. government advice. View Comments
Several Vermont companies were recently recognized for their strong commitment to effective workplace safety at the annual Vermont Workplace Safety Conference. The Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety, presented by Steve Monahan, Vermont Department of Labor’s Director of Workers’ Compensation and Safety, was awarded to Ben and Jerry’s of St Albans for Large Business category, Commonwealth Dairy of Brattleboro for Medium Business category, Washington Electric Cooperative of East Montpelier for Small Business category, to Town of Bennington for the Municipality category, and to Engelberth Construction of Colchester for the Construction category.The Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety is the highest honor given by the State of Vermont to recognize an employer’s commitment to excellence in workplace safety and health policy and practice.The Governor’s Award highlights the benefits of providing a safe workplace for both the employer and its workforce. “Job safety is one of the most important workplace issues today, and can significant positive impact on worker comp and operational costs and employee morale. These awards recognize specific companies that are committed to effective workplace safety,” said Director Steve Monahan.Established twelve years ago, the awards are sponsored by Governor Peter Shumlin, the Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont Safety & Health Council, and the Vermont Small Business Development Center.Vermont Small Business Development Center. 5.29.2014
Print Friendly Version PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida is pleased to announce a group of three inductees into the UWF Athletics Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019.The Class of 2019 includes Dick Appleyard as a special achievement recipient, Naiara Fernandes from women’s volleyball and Chelsea Palmer from women’s soccer. Appleyard will be the 16th special recognition inductee, while Fernandes will be the second inductee from women’s volleyball and Palmer will be the ninth from women’s soccer. The Hall of Fame currently has 100 individuals and five teams. The inaugural class was announced in 1970, with a class presented every year since 2001.The 2019 UWF Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the UWF Conference Center Ballroom. A limited number of tickets are available for $35 and may be purchased by contacting the UWF athletic department at 850-474-3003. Naiara FernandesWomen’s Volleyball, 2005-06Belo Horizonte, Brazil2-time First Team All-Gulf South Conference … GSC All-Decade Second Team selection … Ranks seventh in school history in kills (962), 11th in digs (706) and fifth in aces (101) … Second Team All-South Region in 2006 … Established the school-record for kills in a match (34 in 2006 NCAA Regional Semifinal) and a season (598) which both still stand … Earned NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team honors in 2006 as UWF made the first postseason appearance in program history … Had a season-high 26 kills in the NCAA First Round win over Washburn and then a school-record 34 a day later in the Regional Semifinal against Central Missouri … Averaged 7.5 kills/set in the 2006 NCAA Regional … Had 30 double-digit kill matches and 23 double-doubles in 2006 … As a junior transfer in 2005, she posted 12 double-doubles with 18 double-digit kill matches and 13 double-digit dig matches. Dick AppleyardSpecial AchievementMember of the UWF Football Founders … Member of the UWF Sword & Shield Council, an elite group of major donors who help guide UWF Intercollegiate Athletics and athletics development initiatives … The Appleyard Agency has provided corporate sponsorship assistance to UWF for a number of years, fostering relationships with community partners and advertisers for the department … Dick and his wife, Carolyn, have donated in support of UWF Athletics, scholarships, football and men’s basketball … Member of the UWF men’s basketball team from 1973-74. Chelsea PalmerWomen’s Soccer, 2012-13Plano, Texas2-time First Team All-America – one of just two in program history – and 2-time First Team All-GSC … 2012 NSCAA National Player of the Year … Helped UWF to the 2012 NCAA National Championship where she was named the Most Outstanding Player … 2013 GSC Player of the Year … Second in school history with 35 assists and 10th with 91 points, while scoring 21 goals … Her 19 assists in 2012 are second in the single-season chart and her 16 in 2013 are tied for fifth.
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