Spriet Stage

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Dennis Garnhum
Directed by Megan Watson
Based on Original Direction by Dennis Garnhum
Starring Jan Alexandra Smith as Scrooge

Special Event!

December 5 to 23, 2018
Spriet Stage
Opens December 7

Experience all the magic, music, and sheer joy of this acclaimed adaptation, with a new twist!

The Dickens classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to the Spriet stage this season with Jan Alexandra Smith as SCROOGE, in a gender-flipping twist on the holiday classic that’s sure to delight. Ms Smith most recently appeared at the Grand in the powerhouse role of Johannah Donnelly in VIGILANTE, back by popular demand this season.

Immerse yourself in this spectacle of Scrooge and her transformation at the hands of the three ghostly spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

“Changing the gender of Scrooge has the potential to crack open this story in unexpected ways,” said Megan Watson, director of this season’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL and Grand Theatre Artistic Associate. “The core of the story is the same but with a female Scrooge this classic will evolve in ways that will ask our hearts to feel and minds to think differently about a story we know so well.”

NEW THIS SEASON: From the chill of the street to the warmth of the Grand – follow the scent of cinnamon with a cup of cider in hand as you explore an artisanal Christmas market in Dickensian London. Our lobby will be transformed, featuring local vendors and artists coming together. Arrive early and enjoy this sensory feast of holiday carollers and the treats of the season!

“Our elaborate production overflows with joyful singing, dancing, and skating, along with gorgeous scenery and costumes. All in all, the best way to kick off your holiday celebrations.” - Dennis Garnhum

ASL interpreted performance Sunday, December 16 at 1:00pm.  Learn more »

Open Caption performance Thursday, December 13 at 7:30pm.  Learn more »

A Christmas Carol

The Cast

Sean Arbuckle
Bob Cratchit
Jahlen Barnes
Spirit of Christmas Past
Owen Barteet
Tiny Tim
Anna Bartlam
Young Scrooge/ Martha Cratchit
Annie Cornish
Belinda Cratchit
Riley Deluca
Girl Scrooge
Ellen Denny
Woman Scrooge
Aidan deSalaiz
Nikki Duval
Mrs Dilber
Tracey Ferencz
Mrs. Fezziwig
Rachel Jones
Mrs. Cratchit
Michael Man
Dick Wilkins
Patrick Monaghan
Jacob Marley
David Michael Moote
Spirit of Christmas Future
Steve Ross
Mr. Fezziwig
Jan Alexandra Smith
Geoffrey Tyler
Amaka Umeh
Blythe Wilson
Spirit of Christmas Present

Production Team

Megan Watson
Dennis Garnhum
Original Director
Allan Stichbury
Set Designer
Kelly Wolf
Costume Designer
Bonnie Beecher
Lighting Designer
Jamie Nesbitt
Jeremy Spencer
Jim Neil
Sound Designer
Mark Payne
Music and Vocal Coach
Jane Gooderham
Voice and Dialect Coach
Kerry Gage
Geoffrey Tyler
Skating Choreographer
Kelly Luft
Stage Manager
Jordan Guetter
Assistant Stage Manager
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