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The tradition continues!

The Seattle Holiday Tradition you love is back for its 45th year

The magic of Charles Dickens’ classic tale comes to life in an all-new radio-style audio play. It’s a movie for your imagination!

Scrooge and all of the beloved characters will come to life for you this holiday season, in the comfort of your very own home. You can listen in your pajamas, in your holiday best — anytime you like during our on demand window (November 27 – December 27).

Presented for the first time in 1843, A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly and miserable old man, who torments everyone he sees on most days, but is especially cranky at Christmas. Bah humbug! Our celebrated adaptation follows the original Dickens tale, taking audiences along on Scrooge’s transformational journey through time. Three ghostly visitors lead Scrooge on a trip through Christmases past, present and future, helping him to understand the true meaning of the holiday spirit when, at last, he is overwhelmed with joy by the chance at redemption.

A Christmas Carol was adapted by Gregory A. Falls and features the music of composer Adam Stern.

Click here to meet this year’s cast and learn more about the our 45th production of this beloved tale.

This audio play is suitable for age 5 and up.

A Christmas Carol will be ready for you to enjoy on demand starting the day after Thanksgiving and continuing right through the holiday season. You’ll receive a personalized link closer to broadcast. And don’t forget, you can gift the joy of A Christmas Carol — this year’s radio play makes a wonderful gift.

A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Gregory Falls

Music by Adam Stern

Additional dialogue for audio by John Langs
Directed by John Langs

Anne Allgood* | Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Dilber, Laundress
Kurt Beattie | Marley, Old Joe
Rob Burgess | Mr. Fezziwig, Topper, Solicitor #2
Gwen Cable | Belinda/Elizabeth, Fan
Alban Dennis | Bob Cratchit, Grocer
Rachel Guyer-Mafune* | Martha, Guest, Charwoman
Piper Harden | Tiny Tim
Ty Ho | Charles, Turkey Boy/Undertaker’s Assistant, Master Fezziwig
Tracy Hyland | Mrs. Cratchit, Sugar Plum Seller
Eric Jensen | Caroler
Apollo Jones | Peter, Young Scrooge, Singing Thief
Josh Kenji | Middle Scrooge, Robin Crusoe
Leslie Law | Ghost of Christmas Present
Galen Osier | Solicitor #1, Party Guest, Businessman
Chip Sherman* | Ghost of Christmas Past
Jasmine Jean Sim* | Belle, Niece
Arlando Smith | Fred, Dick Wilkins, Businessman
Jeff Steitzer | Ebenezer Scrooge
Nathaniel Tenenbaum | Narrator

*ACT Core Company

Sharath Patel – Sound Designer and Master Engineer
Gin Hammond – Dialect Coach
R.J. Tancioco – Music Director
Stina Lotti – Stage Manager
Cricket Myers – Audio Editor
Erin Zatloka – Covid Compliance Officer

Give the gift of A Christmas Carol!

Click to purchase a gift certificate

A Christmas Carol FAQs

You can purchase access to this year’s audio-only production of A Christmas Carol starting at $25.

We are using a tiered pricing system, meaning that you can pay what feels right to you. Every dollar you spend on your ticket stays with ACT and helps to support the theatre and programming you love.

Your A Christmas Carol ticket provides access to you via a link you will access through the ACT website. Anyone in your immediate household may listen on any supported device.

A Christmas Carol will be available to stream beginning on November 27 and will continue on demand through December 27 (you may listen at your convenience as many times as you like during the program’s availability). Your link to enjoy the show will be emailed with your receipt. If you’ve already purchased your ticket, you can simply log in to your account and access the show here. Receiving an error when accessing that page? Please contact the Ticket Office.

You can use a variety of devices, including your computer, tablet and smart phone to stream A Christmas Carol. The video player also has native Chromecast and Airplay support for use with AppleTV.

A Christmas Carol will be available to stream beginning on November 27. If you purchase your ticket after that date, don’t worry – you’ll have access from the date you purchase your ticket through December 27.

Yes. The magic of A Christmas Carol makes a wonderful gift. You can gift the show to anyone you like, whether they live close to home or far away. Follow this link to access Gift Certificate options so you can give A Christmas Carol to your friends and family.

Access can be purchased on ACT’s website or through the Ticket Office phone lines. Only one ticket is required per household – access to the radio-style play will be granted to the account used to make the purchase. All price levels will have full access to the audio play.

You must create an ACT Theatre website account to access A Christmas Carol. If you purchased a ticket without creating an ACT Theatre account, either by checking out as a guest or by purchasing over the phone, the Ticket Office can associate your purchase with an ACT Theatre account. Please contact the Ticket Office at service@acttheatre.org, or by phone at (206) 292-7676 Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 4 p.m.

If you have already purchased a ticket, simply visit this page and log in to your ACT Theatre account. If you believe you have purchased access to A Christmas Carol and are receiving an error when attempting to access the radio play, please contact the Ticket Office at service@acttheatre.org, or by phone at (206) 292-7676 Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 4 p.m.

You must have an ACT Theatre account with a password to access A Christmas Carol. However, the Ticket Office can associate your purchase with an ACT Theatre account. Please contact the Ticket Office at service@acttheatre.org, or by phone at (206) 292-7676 Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 4 p.m.

If your questions or concerns have not been answered in this FAQ, please contact us via email at service@acttheatre.org or by phone at (206) 292-7676. We value your feedback.  Happy Holidays!