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Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The stage of the Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare will glow with good spirits and time-honored tradition when Great Lakes Theater (GLT) presents its twenty-fifth anniversary production of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, running November 30 - December 22, 2013. The production has delighted more than 625,000 people in its history, making it one of northeast Ohio's most-loved and best-attended holiday events. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Longtime GLT artistic company member Sara Bruner, will stage former Artistic Director Gerald Freedman's heartwarming adaptation of A Christmas Carol. The production features a multi-generational cast of actors, singers and dancers led by actor Aled Davies, returning for his sixth season in the role of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge.

Freedman's adaptation of A Christmas Carol is presented as a story within a story. The fictitious Cleaveland family gathers in its Victorian-era parlor on Christmas Eve to read Mr. Dickens' book. As Mrs. Cleaveland reads the story to her family, her youngest child, Master William, re-imagines familiar faces as characters in the story: the Cleaveland's crotchety manservant becomes Scrooge; Father becomes Bob Cratchit; Mother becomes Belle, and the Cleaveland children become the Cratchits, with Master William becoming the beloved Tiny Tim. In all, more than 60 Dickens characters are brought to life on stage.

Great Lakes Theater's production incorporates theatrical special effects to retain a strong sense of the supernatural, emphasizing the novel's origins in folk tales and myth. Designers for the GLT production blend exceptional stagecraft with dramatic effects that evoke the magical and mysterious aspects of a classic ghost story.

Great Lakes Theater's twenty-fifth anniversary production of A Christmas Carol commences on Saturday, November 30th at 1:30 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. Curtain times for all evening performances will remain at 7:30 p.m., with a 1:30 p.m. curtain time for Saturday matinees and a 3:00 p.m. curtain time for Sunday matinees. An audio-described and sign interpreted performance is scheduled for Sunday, December 8th at 3:00 p.m.

Single tickets for Great Lakes Theater's production of A Christmas Carol range in price from $28-$60 (student tickets $26 - any performance / any seat) and are available by calling (216) 241-6000, by ordering online at www.greatlakestheater.org or by visiting The PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office. Groups of ten or more receive discounts and should call (216) 241-5490 x302 to make reservations.

Great Lakes Theater, the first resident company of PlayhouseSquare, has brought the pleasure, power and relevance of classic theater to the widest possible audience since 1962. GLT programming reaches 100,000 adults and students annually.

Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

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Aled Davies stars as Ebenezer Scrooge


Aled Davies stars as Ebenezer Scrooge


The Ghost of Jacob Marley (actor Lynn Robert Berg) warns Ebenezer Scrooge (actor Aled Davies) to change his ways


The Ghost of Jacob Marley (actor Lynn Robert Berg) warns Ebenezer Scrooge to change his ways


Mr. Fezziwig (actor Darryl Lewis, center) makes merry with his party guests


The Ghost of Christmas Present (actor David Anthony Smith, above) looms over Ignorance and Want


Aled Davies stars as Ebenezer Scrooge


Great Lakes Theater rings in the holiday season with its 25th anniversary production of Charles Dickens' holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare.


Great Lakes Theater rings in the holiday season with its 25th anniversary production of Charles Dickens' holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare.

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