Cygnet Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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A Christmas Carol returns to Cygnet Theatre for it's fifth season of cheer. And while it has become a tried and true holiday favorite, each year it's kept fresh and new. This year patrons will enjoy a new musical sequence and a new cast member, along with a fun (and furry) new community partner! The family-friendly musical runs November 28 - December 30 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town. Opening Night for Media is Saturday, December 1 at 8:00pm.

Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Sean Murray, with original score by Billy Thompson, this production is a re-imagined take on the original holiday classic featuring lively music, unique puppets and live sound effects.

"You know it's a classic when you're continually inspired, challenged and thrilled by a piece for over forty years" says Murray. "My joy at working on A Christmas Carol for so many years comes from the constant desire to tell this story in a way that people can see and hear it fresh, and allow them to discover new things each time they see it."

In addition to the regularly scheduled Cygneture Events, Cygnet is holding its annual pre-show Family Day on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1-2 pm. Families will be able to enjoy an activity station by Geppetto's Toys, kid's activities, complimentary hot chocolate and more. Cygnet is also excited to announce its partnership with San Diego Humane Society during the run of the show. Part of this partnership includes two pet adoption events that will take place on Cygnet's Elaine Lipinsky Patio on December 2 (Family Day) and December 15 (Las Posadas in Old Town), as well as promoting adoptable animals through a photo feature with the cast.

Cygnet Theatre will once again be transformed into a Victorian Christmas card thanks to the creativity of set designer Andrew Hull. Kyle Montgomery is Lighting Designer. Costumes are by Jeanne Reith, and Peter Herman will provide wigs and makeup. Choreography is by Katie Whalley Banville. Original puppets designed by Michael McKeon. Patrick Marion will provide musical direction.

Tom Stephenson is once again everyone's favorite Ebenezer Scrooge. Returning veterans include Charles Evans, Jr., Melissa Fernandes, Melinda Gilb, David McBean, and Patrick McBride. Joining the cast for her first year is Megan Carmitchel. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person at the box office located at 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego Old Town Historic State Park, by calling 619-337-1525 or by visiting www.cygnettheatre.com. Children 15 and under receive half-off tickets with each paid adult.



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