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A Christmas Carol
November 20 January 2
“Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail ...”

Callous Scrooge, shackled Marley, and the haunting spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future spring vividly to life in our fresh adaptation of a favorite yuletide ghost story. Featuring a vibrant mix of original songs and newly arranged nineteenth-century English carols, this music infused retelling captures the magic, joy, and generosity of Dickens’ beloved classic.

Quick thing! For all you People's Light holiday veterans, A Christmas Carol is not a panto. But it is music-filled, interactive fun for every age—whether you believe in spirits or not.

Recommended for ages 8 to 108! Approximate run time is 2 hours and 10 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.



Not quite ready to join us in-person? You can stream a filmed version of A Christmas Carol from December 24-January 6 for $25. Access to the film is automatically included for everyone who purchases tickets to the live production. To purchase access to the streaming version only, click here.

Holiday Savings A Christmas Carol Family Packs save you 10% off the regular ticket price for groups of 6, 7, 8, or 9. This discount is automatically applied in your cart at checkout.

Please note: masks are currently required indoors at People's Light, regardless of vaccination status. Ticket holders must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test, along with a valid photo ID, for entry into the theatre. Please read our full Health & Safety protocols before planning your visit.


Individual Sponsors: Pat and Jane Lusk

World Premiere
November 20-January 2, 2022 Adapted from Charles Dickens by Zak Berkman Original Music by Zak Berkman Directed by David Bradley Music Supervision & Arrangements by Mitch Chakour Leonard C. Haas Stage
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Cast and Creative Team
Baltic / Kind Chorus
Teen Scrooge / Peter / Kind Chorus
Marley / Kind Chorus
Kind Chorus Leader
Bob / Kind Chorus
Emily / Kind Chorus
Young Boy Scrooge / Kind Chorus
Tiny Tim / Kind Chorus
Ebenezer Scrooge (Dec. 24 - Jan. 2)
Belle / Fiona / Kind Chorus
Fan / Kind Chorus
Ghost of Christmas Present / Kind Chorus
Mrs. Fezziwig / Kind Chorus
Ebenezer Scrooge (Nov. 20 - Dec. 23)
Fred / Young Man Scrooge / Kind Chorus
Ghost of Christmas Past / Kind Chorus Leader
Martha / Kind Chorus / Belle Understudy
Mr. Fezziwig / Kind Chorus
Cello / Conductor & Associate Music Director
Scrooge and Marley Understudy
Playwright & Composer
Music Supervisor & Arrangements
Associate Music Director
Katie Rose McLaughlin
Choreographer & Movement Director
Paige Hathaway
Scenic Designer
Marla Jurglanis
Costume Designer
Dawn Chiang
Lighting Designer
Brent Hoyer
Sound Designer
Kate McSorley Fossner
Stage Manager
Abigail Richard
Assistant Stage Manager
Saladin White II
COVID Compliance Manager
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Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances offer a judgment-free environment that invites individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and other sensory sensitivities to enjoy theatre in a relaxed, “shush-free” zone—a great option for parents with young children, too. For each Relaxed Performance, we offer a pre-show Sensory Tour, during which patrons are able to enter the theatre space, view the set and props, and ask questions. This RP also features ASL interpretation, and audio description is available upon request.

Sunday, December 19 at 2pm

ASL Interpretation & Audio Description

American Sign Language interpretation for this performance is provided by Hands UP Productions. Audio description, provided by Nicole Sardella, is available upon request. This performance is a Relaxed Performance.

Sunday, December 19 at 2pm

Open Captioning

During every performance this week, dialogue appears on an LED screen placed near the stage to benefit patrons with hearing impairments, as well as English language learners.

December 28 – January 2

Access Night

To expand access to our work, we offer 50%-off Access Nights throughout the season. The discount is automatic for this performance, no promo code required.

Tuesday, December 28 at 7pm