A Christmas Carol | Nov 23-Dec 282018-11-09T14:50:20+00:00
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Dates: Nov 23–Dec 28, 2018
Location: The Allen Theatre

It’s ACT’s 43rd production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Gregory A. Falls. Directed by Kurt Beattie, this celebrated adaptation follows the original Dickens tale taking audiences along on Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformational journey through time. Three ghostly visitors help Scrooge get into the holiday spirit, leading him on a trip through Christmases past, present, and future.

A Christmas Carol is one of the greatest stories ever told,” Director Kurt Beattie says. “It moves me every year, and it reminds me of how essential human love and kindness are to civilization—things that, it seems, are very lacking in our national conversation at the moment. It’s a great privilege to live in this story, and attempt to communicate it to others once again, and I can’t wait to share our production with our wonderful Seattle audiences.” Ian Bell, who will be making his Scrooge debut and David Pichette will alternate as the curmudgeonly miser Scrooge.

“How wonderful it is to return again to Dickens and his authentic impulse which calls to the best parts of ourselves. This tradition, 43 years in the making, grows in power with each new rendition, infused not only by the actors and artisans who work with an open heart, but also reinvigorated by those who have loved this story, and love to share it,” Artistic Director John Langs says.

NOTE: No one under the age of five will be permitted.


Ian Bell*                             Scrooge
Ian Bond                            Marley
Rob Burgess*                   Mr. Fezziwig
Gwyneth Cable                Belinda Cratchit/Fan
Ross Destiche*                Fred
Jim Gall*                             Spirit 2
Nastacia Guimont          Belle/Niece
Rachel Guyer-Mafune   Spirit 1
Piper Harden                     Tiny Tim/Lil Fezziwig/Want
Apollo Jones                       Singing Thief/ Undertaker’s Assistant/ Turkey Boy
Siena Kiefer                         Elizabeth/Iggy
Tia Kwanbock                     Martha Cratchit/Miss Fezziwig
Julian Mudge-Burns        Peter Cratchit/Young Scrooge
Frank Lawler*                     Bob Cratchit
Jon Lutyens*                        Men’s Understudy
Marianne Owen*                Mrs. Fezziwig
Teigun Pesce                        Charles Cratchit/Master Fezziwig
David Pichette*                   Scrooge
Betsy Schwartz*                 Mrs. Cratchit
Emily Shuel                         Women’s Understudy
Jon Stutzman                     Middle Scrooge

Creative Team
Kurt Beattie                                                       Director
Shelley Henze Schermer                             Scenic Designer
Deborah Trout                                                 Costume Designer
Michael Wellborn                                          Lighting Designer
Dominic CodyKramers                                Sound Designer
Chris DiStefano                                               Music Director
Steven M. Klein                                                Original Sound Designer
Adam Stern                                                        Original Composer
Wade Madsen                                                    Choreographer
JR Welden*                                                         Stage Manager
Alyssa Keene                                                      Dialect Coach
Rachael Dorman*, Ruth Eitemiller*        Assistant Stage Managers
Shane Unger                                                     Production Assistant

Dec 1, 8, 15, and 22 – Inside A Christmas Carol | 1:00pm before the matinee performances.

Inside A Christmas Carol
Join us for an insider’s look into A Christmas Carol: an exclusive backstage tour! You’ll visit The Allen Theatre, production rooms, and more, to get behind the scenes access to ACT’s beloved annual holiday tradition. Tickets for Seattle’s seasonal favorite, A Christmas Carol can be purchased here.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to check in at the Poncho Lobby on floor 3. Late arrivals will not be admitted. There will be stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour, so please wear comfortable, close-toed shoes.

NOTE: No one under the age of five will be permitted.

Dec. 6 – ASL Interpreted Performance | 7:30PM

This production of A Christmas Carol is for ages five and older. No one under the age of five will be permitted. For detailed information about show content and possible triggers, please contact communications@acttheatre.org.

Until A Christmas Carol hits the stage

See what patrons are saying!

“They always change it a bit to make it a different and amazing and unique experience every year so it’s new and fun.”
“It has always been such a moving experience being so close to the actors and the whole experience is something hard to put to word’s.”
“It was a wonderful holiday experience for us. We don’t buy gifts, we share experiences and this was what Christmas is all about.”
“I was blown away by the talent of the actors, wonderful set, and theatre in the round. Thank you for inspiring me toward generosity and kindness this holiday season.”

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