Alliance A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns For 29th Season

A Christmas Carol, Alliance Theatre's annual holiday production, returns for its 29th season, December 12 - 24, 2018 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The most heartwarming story of the season comes to life with holiday carols, stunning stage magic, and your favorite Atlanta actors. Directed by Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, A Christmas Carol has become a tradition for many families around the southeast.

Returning to the cast in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge is acclaimed Atlanta actor David de Vries. De Vries's credits include the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast (playing Lumiere) and the national tour of Wicked (playing Dr. Dillamond). Some of his recent Alliance Theatre credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Shrek, and Carapace.

The Alliance is also pleased to announce nine-year-old Manny Magnus as Tiny Tim. Although new to the Alliance, Magnus is an experienced performer with skills in singing, song-writing for multiple instruments, and hip-hop dancing. He is also a black belt in taekwondo.

Long-time cast members also returning to the production include Cynthia D. Barker as Mrs. Cratchit, Andrew Benator as Jacob Marley, Lowrey Brown as Young Scrooge, Je Nie Fleming as Mrs. Fezziwig /Mrs. Dilber, Thomas Neal Antwon Ghant as Bob Cratchit, Bart Hansard as Mr. Fezziwig/Christmas Present, Joe Knezevich as Fred, Courtney Patterson as Christmas Past, Brad Raymond as Topper, and Laurie Williamson as Bess.

The cast is completed by Caleb Baumann as Wyatt/Turkey Boy, Kylie Brown as Belle, Shelli Delgado as Fan/Martha, Virginia Fisher as Belinda, Elijah Sage Ghant as Daniel/Ignorance, Avery Michael as Want, Marcie Millard as Peg, Clayton Mote as ensemble, Chayil Rattler as Melinda, George Roberts as Peter, and Brian Walker as Dick Wilkins. Barrett Crowder and Camilla Zaepfel will understudy.

In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man well-known for his miserly ways, is visited by ghosts offering him a chance at a better future - his old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future - who teach him it is never too late to change. The beloved Dickens classic comes to life in this Broadway-scale production with beautiful live music and an all-star Atlanta cast.

The creative team for the Alliance's production includes Sound Designer Clay Benning, Set Designer D Martyn Bookwalter, Lighting Designer Diane Ferry Williams, Associate Lighting Designer Steven Love, Costume Designer Mariann Verheyen, Dialect Coach Freddie Ashley, Movement Consultant Jen MacQueen, and Music Director, Player & Conductor Michael Fauss. Musicians include Diedre Henson Agustin (Harp), and Butch Sievers (Percussion).

PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION:

Only 14 performances:

Wednesday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 14, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 15, 2:30 & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 16, 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 20, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 21, 2:30 & 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 22, 2:30 & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 23, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Monday, December 24, 2:30 p.m.

Opening Night for A Christmas Carol is Wednesday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at The Woodruff Arts Center Box Office in person or by calling 404-733-5000, or online at www.alliancetheatre.org/christmas. Tickets can also be purchased at the Box Office at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Matinee performances for student groups will take place December 10 - 17, at 10:30 a.m. This performance is recommended for grades K-12 and supports curriculum standards: ELAGSE1SL2, ELAGSE6SL2, ELAGSE11-12RL3, SSEPF3, SSEMI1, SSWH15. For ticket information, contact allianceschoolday@woodruffcenter.org or call 404.733.4661.

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