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A Christmas Carol (2021)
November 20 January 2
A Christmas Carol (2021)
November 20 January 2
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
A world premiere adaptation of Dickens' holiday classic!

If you're looking for the 2023 production of A Christmas Carol, click here.

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.

Individual Sponsors: Pat and Jane Lusk

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Production Archive
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
Production Associate
Saladin White II
COVID Compliance Manager
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Jonatha Brooke Covers "Tiny Tim's Folk Song"
The stars aligned for WXPN favorite Jonatha Brooke to put her signature spin on one of the original songs in our adaptation.
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This world premiere adaptation is full of music! Get a sneak peek here, and learn the inspiration behind all the mash-ups and original compositions.
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Pre-Performance Guide
A detailed guide for those who would like extra information about what to expect before seeing the performance.
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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. This RP also features ASL interpretation, and audio description is available upon request. Please note that there will be NO Sensory Tour for this RP due to health and safety protocols. We hope to offer Sensory Tours again at future RPs.

Click here to read the pre-performance guide.

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

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