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Dates: Nov 23–Dec 28, 2018
Location: The Allen Theatre

It’s ACT’s 43rd production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Gregory A. Falls. Directed by Kurt Beattie, this celebrated adaptation follows the original Dickens tale taking audiences along on Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformational journey through time. Three ghostly visitors help Scrooge get into the holiday spirit, leading him on a trip through Christmases past, present, and future.

A Christmas Carol is one of the greatest stories ever told,” Director Kurt Beattie says. “It moves me every year, and it reminds me of how essential human love and kindness are to civilization—things that, it seems, are very lacking in our national conversation at the moment. It’s a great privilege to live in this story, and attempt to communicate it to others once again, and I can’t wait to share our production with our wonderful Seattle audiences.” Ian Bell, who will be making his Scrooge debut and David Pichette will alternate as the curmudgeonly miser Scrooge.

“How wonderful it is to return again to Dickens and his authentic impulse which calls to the best parts of ourselves. This tradition, 43 years in the making, grows in power with each new rendition, infused not only by the actors and artisans who work with an open heart, but also reinvigorated by those who have loved this story, and love to share it,” Artistic Director John Langs says.

NOTE: No one under the age of five will be permitted.


Ian Bell*, Scrooge
Ian Bond, Marley
Rob Burgess*, Mr. Fezziwig
Gwyneth Cable, Belinda Cratchit/Fan
Ross Destiche*, Fred
Jim Gall*, Spirit 2
Nastacia Guimont, Belle/Niece
Rachel Guyer-Mafune, Spirit 1
Piper Harden, Tiny Tim/Lil Fezziwig/Want
Apollo Jones, Singing Thief/ Undertaker’s Assistant/ Turkey Boy
Siena Kiefer, Elizabeth/Iggy
Tia KwanbockMartha Cratchit/Miss Fezziwig
Julian Mudge-Burns, Peter Cratchit/Young Scrooge
Frank Lawler*Bob Cratchit
Jon Lutyens*, Men’s Understudy
Marianne Owen*, Mrs. Fezziwig
Teigun PesceCharles Cratchit/Master Fezziwig
David Pichette*, Scrooge
Betsy Schwartz*Mrs. Cratchit
Emily ShuelWomen’s Understudy
Jon Stutzman, Middle Scrooge

Creative Team

Kurt Beattie, Director
Shelley Henze Schermer, Scenic Designer
Deborah Trout, Costume Designer
Michael Wellborn, Lighting Designer
Dominic CodyKramers, Sound Designer
Chris DiStefano, Music Director
Steven M. Klein, Original Sound Designer
Adam Stern, Original Composer
Wade MadsenChoreographer
JR Welden*Stage Manager
Alyssa Keene, Dialect Coach
Rachael Dorman*, Ruth Eitemiller*Assistant Stage Managers
Shane Unger, Production Assistant

Ian Bell David Pichette
Friday, November 23 | 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 24 | 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 25 | 1:00 PM

Thursday, November 29 | 7:30 PM

Friday, November 30 | 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 1 | 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 2 | 4:00 PM

Tuesday, December 4 | 7:30 PM

Wednesday, December 5 | 7:30 PM

Thursday, December 6 | 2:00 PM

Saturday, December 8 | 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 9 | 4:00 PM

Tuesday, December 11 | 8:30 PM

Thursday, December 13 | 6:00 PM

Friday, December 14 | 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 15 | 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 16 | 1:00 PM

Wednesday, December 19 | 6:00 PM

Thursday, December 20 | 8:30 PM

Friday, December 21 | 7:30 PM 

Saturday, December 22 | 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 23 | 4:00 PM

Monday, December 24 | 1:00 PM

Thursday, December 27 | 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 24 | 2:00 PM

Sunday, November 25 | 4:00 PM

Tuesday, November 27 | 7:30 PM

Wednesday, November 28 | 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 1 | 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 2 | 1:00 PM

Wednesday, December 5 | 2:00 PM

Thursday, December 6 | 7:30 PM

Friday, December 7 | 7:30 PM 

Saturday, December 8 | 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 9 | 1:00 PM

Tuesday, December 11 | 6:00 PM

Wednesday, December 12 | 7:30 PM

Thursday, December 13 | 8:30 PM

Saturday, December 15 | 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 16 | 4:00 PM

Tuesday, December 18 | 7:30 PM

Wednesday, December 19 | 8:30 PM 

Thursday, December 20 | 6:00 PM

Saturday, December 22 | 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 23 | 1:00 PM

Monday, December 24 | 4:00 PM

Wednesday, December 26 | 7:30 PM

Friday, December 28 | 7:30 PM

Dec 1, 8, 15, and 22 – Inside A Christmas Carol | 1:00pm before the matinee performances.

Inside A Christmas CarolJoin us for an insider’s look into A Christmas Carol: an exclusive backstage tour! You’ll visit The Allen Theatre, production rooms, and more, to get behind the scenes access to ACT’s beloved annual holiday tradition. Tickets for Seattle’s seasonal favorite, A Christmas Carol can be purchased here.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to check in at the Poncho Lobby on floor 3. Late arrivals will not be admitted. There will be stairs and uneven surfaces on this tour, so please wear comfortable, close-toed shoes.
NOTE: No one under the age of five will be permitted.

Dec. 6 – ASL Interpreted Performance | 7:30PM

Northwest Harvest Logo

Throughout the run of A Christmas Carol, we will be holding a food drive for Northwest Harvest. Please bring in any canned or non-perishable items and place in bins located in the Scandiuzzi Lobby.

This production of A Christmas Carol is for ages five and older. No one under the age of five will be permitted. For detailed information about show content and possible triggers, please contact

Until A Christmas Carol hits the stage

See what patrons are saying!

“They always change it a bit to make it a different and amazing and unique experience every year so it’s new and fun.”
“It has always been such a moving experience being so close to the actors and the whole experience is something hard to put to word’s.”
“It was a wonderful holiday experience for us. We don’t buy gifts, we share experiences and this was what Christmas is all about.”
“I was blown away by the talent of the actors, wonderful set, and theatre in the round. Thank you for inspiring me toward generosity and kindness this holiday season.”

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