An invasion is about to take place in Lehighton and Tamaqua!

Musique Productions-Entertainers, under the direction of Jonathan M. Rodgers, will present "The Christmas Carol's Muppet Invasion." The show will be accompanied and narrated by Robert Fatzinger as Mr. Dickens.

The show will be performed at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the Lehighton Borough Annex, 110 North Third St., and again at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 109 North Greenwood St., Tamaqua. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for both shows. Seating is limited at the Tamaqua show, so those planning to attend are encouraged to call (610) 577-6092, or e-mail ourmusique@yahoo.com [2] for tickets.

All tickets are general admission from ages 5 through adult, and each ticket includes holiday goodies and beverages, as well as the show.

"The Christmas Carol's Muppet Invasion" runs just over an hour and will feature muppet facsimiles. They are of course not the real muppets, but local look- alikes.

Proceeds from both shows will be donated to local charities.

Cast members for the production include: Rizzette the Rat, Rachel Garisson; Ebenezer Scrooge, Ryan Miorelli; Bob Cratchit, Jonathan M. Rodgers; Fred, David Zimmerman; Solicitor/Bunsen, Josiah Behrens; Beaker, Keith Shelly; Jennifer Marley, Danielle Fox; and Roberta Marley, Brenda Fritzinger.

Also, Ghost of Christmas Past, Jessica Schafer; Mrs. Emily Cratchit, Angela Giglotti; Martha Cratchit, Teah Garisson; Peter Cratchit, Kane Zerbe; Belinda Cratchit, Danielle Fox; Tiny Tim, Nicolai Kabana; Boy Scrooge, Cameron Zerbe; Young Scrooge, Kane Zerbe; and Adult Scrooge, Keith Shelly.

Cast members also include: Belle, Marissa Miller; Ghost of Christmas Present, Mindy Tkach; Fred's Wife Clara, Jessica Schafer; Ghost of Christmas Future, Nicolai Kabana; Sarah (old woman), Kim Ketchledge; Joseph (old man), Josiah Behrens; Marcus, Kane Zerbe (on Friday), Keith Shelly (on Wednesday); and Bean, Cameron Zerbe.

Party goers and ensemble includes Angela Mosley, and previously-mentioned cast members.