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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 now through December 27. You’ll receive a link to access the broadcast upon purchase and you may enjoy A Christmas Carol anytime you like, as often as you like during the on-demand streaming window. And don’t forget, you can gift the joy of A Christmas Carol — this year’s radio drama 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

I would love to put my vote in for accessing it multiple times, only because we are engaging the grandparents in an A Christmas Carol book club on Zoom over the weeks between Christmas. It would be fun to be able to listen again after reading!

K.F.

Sounds like a perfect fit as a gift to family units in other places!

S.C.

We are really looking forward to the show; it is a bittersweet occasion for many of us as Jean Falls passed away this year. She loved fact you continued to use Greg’s version with lots of updates of course, and we would always compare notes on the changes and then discuss if we liked or not.

P.D.

I look forward to hearing from you and so happy to know that our holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol at ACT Theatre can still happen this year. 

L.H.

My family has  enjoyed the tradition of coming to the theater every year. We are most excited to continue the tradition. Thank you kindly!

M.S.

Thank you!  Happy to be able to support this amazing show.  We have been attending annually since 2007 and I will miss it (in person) this year.

L.A.

Crackling fire, hot chocolate and the story. Love it!

S.

We love your idea of the radio performance of A Christmas Carol and bought several gift certificates for relatives to use to listen this holiday season.

J.C.

Thanks very much, the radio play sounds like lots of fun!

M.E.

I love that you’ve been so creative to pivot with an audio presentation this year!

C.W.

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.

Gift certificates for A Christmas Carol are no longer on sale. If you have purchased a gift certificate and are looking to send the certificate number to your friends, family, or loved ones, view our email template you can use to make the process clear and easy.

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!