PETOSKEY – December 15, 2021 – St. Michael High School (SMHS), Northern Michigan’s only Classical Catholic high school, is pleased to announce its performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, this coming weekend at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, 461 E. Mitchell St., in downtown Petoskey.

Performances are this Friday, December 17, at 7:00pm and this Saturday, December 18, at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, or $15 per family.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the schoolhouse.  Proceeds will benefit the St. Michael Drama Club.

SMHS Drama Director Mrs. Maartje Nolan stated, “We hope you’ll join us for this holiday treasure!  We’ll have ghosts and grumpy old men along with joy and laughter in abundance!  We look forward to seeing you there!  God bless us, every one!”

SMHS Headmaster Dr. Richard Brake added, “What a perfect way to celebrate both the redemptive power of the season of Christ’s birth, and the beauty and joy of our exceptional Fine Arts program.  Don’t be a Scrooge!  Please join us this weekend at Crooked Tree!”

“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.”   …Charles Dickens

St. Michael High School has emerged from the Covid crisis stronger and more vital than ever as it fully joins the Chesterton Schools Network, the largest and fastest-growing network of its kind in the country.  In light of the cultural turbulence of our times, SMHS welcomes all families who seek better education and faith formation for their teenagers and accepts transfers at any time during the academic year.

Established in 2013, the St. Michael mission is to nurture and elevate a new generation of joyful leaders educated in the Classical tradition and truth of the Catholic faith.  For information on SMHS, visit the school website at or contact Headmaster Dr. Richard Brake at

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