David Pevsner, Tim Kazurinsky, SCROOGE & MARLEY
David Pevsner will be joined by former Saturday Night Live cast member and Second City veteran Tim Kazurinsky in the title roles of Scrooge and Marley in the new independent film being shot in Chicago this May. Pevsner and Kazurinsky are both native Chicagoans.
"Scrooge & Marley" is a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens' classic holiday story, "A Christmas Carol". Recounted from a gay sensibility with heart, comedy and music, the magic of Dickens' timeless tale of a man's redemption at the holidays comes alive from a fresh perspective that will appeal to audiences of every persuasion.
Acclaimed actor Richard Ganoung, who starred in the groundbreaking gay films "Parting Glances" and "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss", has signed on to play Colin.
Two-time Emmy winner Bruce Vilanch will play Fezziwig in the film.
Rusty Schwimmer ("North Country", "A Perfect Storm", "A Little Princess", "Drop Dead Diva", "Bones", "Louie") will portray Scrooge's niece Freda.
David Moretti, best known as Thom Etherton in here! TV's vampire series, "The Lair" and for "Dante's Cove", will play Bob Cratchit.
The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future will be played by Ronnie Kroell (Bravo's "Make Me A Supermodel" and "Into the Lion's Den"), Megan Cavanagh ("A League of their Own", "Robin Hood: Men In Tights", "Exes and Ohs") and Chicago club kid Jo Jo Baby, respectively.
Other principal cast members include the following acclaimed Chicago actors: Drew Anderson and Nicholas Bailey playing young Scrooge and Marley; Christopher Allen as Bill; TimeLine Theatre artistic director PJ Powers as Marley's ghostly acquaintance; About Face Theatre artistic associate Scott Duff as Drew; Windy City Queercast's Amy Matheny as Mary; Fawzia Mirza as Marshall; Peter Mohawk as Kyle; Allison Torem ("The Wise Kids") as Scrooge's sister Franny; Michael Joseph Mitchell as Scrooge's Father; Becca Kaufman and Richard Knight, Jr. as a comedic cabaret duo; and Colin Sphar as Brent.