A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

November 28 – December 31

By Charles Dickens

Adaptation and Original Lyrics by Rick Lombardo

Original Music by Anna Lackaff and Rick Lombardo

Music Arrangements by Anna Lackaff

Directed by Brian Weaver

Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Affinity Nights: December 1 and 11 at 7pm, 28 at 2pm

ASL Interpreted Performances:
December 9 at 7pm, 11 at 2pm

Proof of COVID vaccine or negative test from a healthcare provider required for entry — for all patrons including children.

 

Masks covering nose and mouth must be covered at all times.

ABOUT

 Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve to guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love. The traditional ghost story surprisingly staged and contemporarily cast.  Hopeful, musical, and, above all, fun!

 

Want to know when which kids are performing?
Click here for the youth performance schedule.

Snow Much Joy

Balloon artist Kameron Messmer has transformed the studio into a giant, interactive snow globe full of joy. Yes, you heard that right. It’s a giant snow globe that YOU can get inside of. 
 
Open during performances of A CHRISTMAS CAROL! Ticket holders can experience it before the show; open to the general public (no ticket needed) between 7-8pm for evening performances and 2-3pm for matinees. ($5 suggested donation to support the artist.)
 
Everyone must abide by our Covid safety by showing proof of vaccination/negative test. If you have a peppermint or latex sensitivity, this is not for you. Learn more about Kameron Messmer here.

CAST

Ebenezer Scrooge: Cycerli Ash*

Bob Cratchit, Lighthouse Keeper, Businessman: La’ Tevin Alexander^

Fred, Mr. Fezziwig, Miner, Old Joe: Benjamin Tissell*

Marley, Mrs. Cratchit, Miner’s Wife, Topper, Business Man: Nikki Weaver*

Collecting Man, Ghost of Christmas Present, Undertaker’s Man: Tyler Andrew Jones

Mrs. Fezziwig, Elizabeth: Shirley Bardone

Collecting Man, Belle, Mrs. Dilber: Isabelle Jennings-Pickering+

Martha, Molly, Ship’s Pilot, Hermione: Teisha Riley+

Dick Wilkins, Ship’s Watch, Edna, Ghost of Christmas Future: Jasmyn Tilford+

Young Scrooge, Businessman, Lighthouse Keeper: Jacob Ashe

Ensemble: Tabitha Wells-Benitez

Fan, Belinda, Fezziwig daughter, caroler of London: Lulu Kashiwabara, Elizabeth Tran, Imani Hill

Boy at Scrooge’s window, Boy Scrooge, Peter, Ignorance, Turkey Boy: Margot Penny Weaver, Mila Kashiwabara

Alice, Fezziwig guest, Want: Victoria L.

Willie, Fezziwig guest, Want: Henry Bieker

Tim, Fezziwig party guest, caroler of London: Stella Acosta-Hawkins, Aevah Gardner

Ghost of Christmas Past, Ensemble: Imani Hill, Lulu Kashiwabara

Understudies: La’ Tevin Alexander^, Joshua Weinstein*^, Voni Kengla^

CREATIVE TEAM

Music Director: Benjamin Tissell

Assistant Director: Corinne Gaucher^

Stage Manager: David Levine*

Rehearsal Stage Manager: Riley Lozano^

Assistant Stage Manager: Thyra Hartshorn*

Original Scenic Designer: Owen Walz

Original Lighting Designer: Solomon Weisbard~

Lighting Designer & Props Manager: Blanca Forzan

Costume Designer: Hadley Yoder

Production Manager: Thyra Hartshorn

Master Electrician: Allison Blaine

Production Design Apprentice: Maia Denzler+

Stage Management Apprentice: Jasmyn Tilford+

Production Assistant: Precious Felix

Scenic Artist: David Pritchard

Child Wrangler: Tabitha Wells-Benitez

Cultural Competency and Creative Consultant: Keela Johnson

Dialect Coach: Lauren Modica

Covid Compliance Safety Manager: Jon Wykoff

Thank you to our season sponsors

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Thank you to our media sponsor

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* Appearing through an Agreement between Portland Playhouse and Actors’ Equity Association, 
the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

~ Member of United Scenic Artists.

+ Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company Member

^ Former Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company Member

Interested in Getting Involved?

We are always looking for volunteers as well as apprentices, crew members and corporate partnerships.

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