A Christmas Carol

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 - Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 at Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage

By Charles Dickens

Adapted and Directed by Kate Buckley

“A brand new production of our favorite holiday tradition!”

We are absolutely thrilled that — after such a long time apart — we are opening our season with this meaningful classic!

Join us to witness Scrooge’s life-changing journey as members of our resident company perform Dickens’ moving Christmas story of love and redemption.









Note: This production is 90 minutes with no intermission.

Seating for each performance of A Christmas Carol will be general admission and limited to 50% capacity. House will open up 30 minutes before the performance for you to go in and pick your seats.

Single tickets for non-subscribers go on sale November 2.

About our A Christmas Carol :

           The story’s the same. But the production’s different!

This is a more intimate production which focuses on the language of Dickens, inventive theatricality, and the actions of the ensemble to move the story forward.

Director and Interim Artistic Director, 
Kate Buckley

The set for this production will be very different from last year’s large-scale version. The usual large, rolling set pieces will be replaced with a beautiful giant picture frame through which several images will be projected, along with familiar furniture, gorgeous hanging lanterns, and signs. Our designers have created a physical space that enhances the progression of the story through language and character.
~ Kate Buckley

An ensemble of nine actors will play all the roles — including the children! The cast is comprised of CBT professional actors, MFA acting students and one recent undergraduate actor. Our Scrooge will be portrayed by David Brian Alley, who has been seen in various roles in past productions. This is his first Scrooge! And, our team is busy creating wonderful new costumes for this incredible cast.
~ Kate Buckley

Ninety percent of the language is taken from Dickens’ classic novella, some of which you may not have heard previously on our stage. We hope you enjoy it.  ~ Kate Buckley

 “Marley’s face had a dismal look about it, like a bad lobster in a dark cellar.” “He was endeavoring to pierce the darkness with his ferret eyes.” “…broad-girthed Onions, shining in the fatness of their growth like Spanish Friars.”

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‡ Appears through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ◊ Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. ¤ Represented by United Scenic Artists, local USA-829 of the IATSE.