Deer Lakes' Chufo to Appear in "A Musical Christmas Carol"

Joe Chufo, a fifth grade student at East Union Intermediate Center, will perform as one of the Cratchit children in the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera’s “A Musical Christmas Carol” back at the Byham Theater for its 26th consecutive year.

Pittsburgh CLO’s production, which runs from Dec. 8 through 23, honors the classic Charles Dickens novel with passages straight from the book, but also pounces on opportunities for laughs.

Chufo is obviously thrilled by the entire experience but insists that he is most excited by the prospect of all of his classmates seeing him perform during their Dec. 8 field trip to the production. 

“Just seeing so many friendly faces will make that entire performance a lot of fun,” said Chufo. 

Chufo has been a member of CLO Academy for Music Theater for the past two years, playing Chad in “High School Musical” and the title character in “Beauty and the Beast” as part of the CLO’s Summer Camp Series.

If you would like to purchase tickets to any of the performances, you may do so by visiting the CLO’s website or by calling their box office, 412-456-6666.