Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater

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The Guthrie Theater presents the perennial holiday favorite A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Crispin Whittell and directed by Lauren Keating. A Twin Cities holiday tradition for many, this season marks the Guthrie's 45th production, making it the longest run of A Christmas Carol in regional theater history.

A Christmas Carol will run November 12 - December 29, 2019, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets start at $15 for early performances (November 12-21). All other performances range from $29 to $134. Tickets are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 1.877.44.STAGE (toll-free) or online at guthrietheater.org. Post-play discussions and access services (ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances) are available on select dates and by request.

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with "Bah! Humbug!" until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Through a restless night, the spirits show him happy memories from his past, cruel realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his cantankerous ways. Charles Dickens' timeless tale continues to be a perennial favorite and holiday tradition that invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the merriment of the season with their family and loved ones.

With themes of hope, empathy, community and transformation, this enduring story returns to welcome first-time guests and those who continue to be drawn to the spectacle of the Guthrie's A Christmas Carol. Keating, associate producer at the Guthrie, will helm the show for a third consecutive season. She remains committed to creating a production where every audience member can see themselves represented in this universal story of second chances.

At first rehearsal, Keating shared, "If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that we need more love in the world. My desire is that through this production we can do our small part in giving people hope and offering a path forward. Dickens shows us that the path isn't easily walked, but if we're willing to wrestle with our ghosts, we can approach each other with a compassion born from a shared humanity. Our world really needs A Christmas Carol right now."

In addition to the scheduled ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances, a relaxed performance of A Christmas Carol will be offered on Saturday, December 28 at 1 p.m. Although open to all patrons, relaxed performances are intentionally modified to accommodate patrons with sensory and vestibular sensitivities, anxiety, dementia, autism spectrum disorders, learning differences or challenges attending the theater. Single tickets for the relaxed performance of A Christmas Carol are $29 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 1.877.44.STAGE (toll-free) or online at www.guthrietheater.org/relaxed. Guthrie Theater relaxed performances are sponsored by Target.

The children's ensemble includes Mollie Allen, Annie Birkholz, Elsa Dungan-Hawks, Luca La Hoz Calassara, Calvin Reed, Levi Reed, Kate Regan, Lola Ronning, Brennan Royal, Ema Santibanez, Carolina Sierra and Sidney Whiteside.

The creative team for A Christmas Carol includes Lauren Keating (director), Regina Peluso (choreographer), Keith Thomas (original music and orchestrations), Deborah Wicks La Puma (music director), Walt Spangler (scenic designer), Mathew J. Lefebvre (costume designer), Christopher Akerlind (lighting designer), Ryan Connealy (recreated lighting design), Scott W. Edwards (sound designer), Reid Rejsa (recreated sound design), Anna J. Crace (dramaturg), Foster Johns (voice and dialect coach), Tree O'Halloran (stage manager), Jane E. Heer (assistant stage manager), Matthew Meeks (assistant stage manager) and H. Adam Harris (assistant director).

Photo Credit: Dan Norman

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater
Juan Rivera Lebron, Elsa Dungan-Hawks, Nathaniel Fuller and the cast of the Guthrie Theaterâa??a??s production of A Christmas Carol

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater
The cast of the Guthrie Theaterâa??a??s production of A Christmas Carol

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater
Nathaniel Fuller and the cast of the Guthrie Theaterâa??a??s production of A Christmas Carol

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater
The cast of the Guthrie Theaterâa??a??s production of A Christmas Carol

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater
Juan Rivera Lebron and Nathaniel Fuller

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater
Elizabeth Reese and Nathaniel Fuller

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater
John Catron and Nathaniel Fuller

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater
Ansa Akyea and Nathaniel Fuller

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater
The cast of the Guthrie Theaterâa??a??s production of A Christmas Carol

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater
The cast of the Guthrie Theaterâa??a??s production of A Christmas Carol

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Guthrie Theater
Kate Regan and Jon Andrew Hegge



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