A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
A Ghost Story of Christmas

November 29 – December 28, 2019

By Charles Dickens
Adapted and originally directed by Michael Wilson
Directed by Rachel Alderman

Please support our Holiday Food Drive! Scroll down for details.

The magic of Charles Dickens’ heartwarming classic returns for its 22nd season. Come see Connecticut’s favorite family holiday tradition and spend some time with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they bring A Christmas Carol to life on stage. It’s perfect holiday entertainment!

Important Info

Approximate Running Time
Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes with one intermission.

Recommended Age
8+

Warnings
Smoke effects, strobes, scary ghosts

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Days with a matinee and evening show

Off-peak performances

Ticket Prices

Tickets range from $25-$99

Student Seats for A Christmas Carol $15 off full price, excluding SuperSaver tickets.

Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice. Student tickets by phone only, please.

Click here for Student Matinees

Important Dates

  • December 6: Opening Night
  • December 14, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm: Open Captioned Performance (what’s this?)
  • December 14, 2:00 pm: Audio Described Performance (what’s this?)

Preview Performances

Previews are the first week of a show. The director may still be making adjustments to the performance.

Open Captioned Performances

For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.

Photos by T. Charles Erickson.

Related Events

Marley and Scrooge: Frenemies Reimagined

Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 p.m., at Hartford Stage

Join us as acclaimed author Jon Clinch reads passages and reveals secrets from his new novel Marley, a reimagined origin story that dives deep into Jacob Marley and Ebenezer Scrooge’s twisted “friendship.” Learn more about Jon Clinch here. Actors Michael Preston and Noble Shropshire, who portray Scrooge and Marley in A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story of Christmas, will read a scene from the play and talk about their characters’ relationship. Copies of Marley will be available for sale and signing by Clinch immediately following the event, at which time you may find yourself haunted by a few ghostly spirits…You’ve been warned! Free Admission. Recommended for ages 16 and older. RSVPs required. Cosponsored with The Mark Twain House & Museum.


HPL @ Hartford Stage

Hartford Public Library and Hartford Stage invite you to dig deeper into the world of the plays onstage. Use your Connecticut town library card to check out a book from the HPL @ Hartford Stage library kiosk located in the lower lobby of the theatre near Guest Services.


Holiday Food Drive

Please consider donating non-perishable, unexpired food items for our annual holiday food drive benefiting Hands On Hartford!  You may drop off non-perishable food donations with Guest Services. Some suggested items:

  • Boxed cereals
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Canned soups
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Drinks (coffee, tea, 100% juice)
  • White or brown rice
  • Pasta
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned meats and stews
  • Peanut butter and jelly

Thank you for helping us make this holiday season special for local families in need!

Cast

Vanessa R Butler
Fred’s Wife, Belle

Robert Hannon Davis
Bob Cratchit 

Kenneth De Abrew
First Solicitor, Undertaker, Fezziwig

Rebecka Jones
Bettye Pidgeon, Spirit of Christmas Past, Old Josie

Sarah Killough
Ghostly Apparition, Fred’s Sister-in-Law

Shauna Miles
Mrs. Cratchit, Mrs. Fezziwig

John-Andrew Morrison
Mr. Marvel 

Michael Preston
Ebenezer Scrooge

Buzz Roddy
Second Solicitor

Alan Rust
Bert, Spirit of Christmas Present

Noble Shropshire
Mrs. Dilber, Jacob Marley

Terrell Donnell Sledge
Fred, Scrooge at 30

The Hartt School at the University of Hartford

Evan Ayer
Lamplighter, Fred’s Party Guest

Scott Burrows
1400s Apparition, Dick Wilkins

Madeline Dalton
Female Swing 

Pedro Fontes
18th Century Apparition, Fezziwig Party Guest, Topper 

Megan Gwyn
Rich Lady, Fred’s Party Guest

Renee Hampton
Fiddler

Sarah Milnamow
Napoleonic Apparition, Wendy

Natalie Noack
Medieval Apparition, Nichola

William O’Brien
Male Swing

Nathan Podziewski
Tudor Apparition, Teen Scrooge, Fezziwig Party Guest, Fred’s Party Guest

Brendan Roque
Mr. Toby, Spirit of Christmas Future 

Kiera Sheehan
Martha Cratchit

Katie Walsh
Elizabethan Apparition, Fred’s Party Guest

Youth Ensemble Cast

Emma Billings
Belinda

Camden Bouley
School Boy

Owen Bouley
School Boy

Delia Canarie
Turkey Boy

Isabella Corica
Claire

Fred Faulkner
School Boy

George Faulkner
Fruit Child/Want

Nicholas Glowacki
Peter

Samuel Grear
Tiny Tim

Aubrey Rose Grimes
Fruit Child/Ignorance

Addison Guarino
Claire

Max Kerz
Fruit Child/Want

Michkael McKenzie
Toby’s Apprentice

Alisdair McLaren
Turkey Boy

Ezra Mendes
Boy Scrooge/Fred’s Party Child

Andrew Michaels
School Boy

Princess-Larrine Moore
Fan

Alexander O’Brien
Boy Scrooge/Fred’s Party Child

Benjamin O’Brien
Tiny Tim

Addison Pancoast
Spoiled Child/Fred’s Party Child

Lillian Peng
Fan

Shannen Penn
Spoiled Child/Fred’s Party Child

Meghan Pratt
Belinda

Advaith Satish
Peter

Sophia Camille Sherman
School Boy

Madison VanDeventer
Fruit Child/Ignorance

Leela Washington Crowther
School Boy

Julia Weston
Toby’s Apprentice

Artistic

Michael Wilson
Original Director and Adaptor

Rachel Alderman
Director

Tony Straiges
Scenic Designer

Alejo Vietti
Costume Designer

Zack Brown
Original Costume Designer

Robert Wierzel
Lighting Designer

John Gromada
Original Music and Sound Designer

Hope Clarke
Choreographer

Ken Clark
Musical Director

Derric Harris
Associate Choreographer

Sarah Killough
Dance Captain

Rebecca Schneebaum
Vocal Coach

Martin Lechner
Stage Manager

Kelly Hardy
Assistant Stage Manager

Shelby Demke, Cady Michaels
Youth Directors

Sponsors

Executive Sponsor

united technologies

Producers

William & Judith Thompson

Support for the sensory friendly performance is provided by

The Pryor Foundation