A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas Returns Home For the Holidays
Holiday Tradition Continues in Newly Renovated Hubbard Theatre November 20 through December 28, 2015
HOUSTON – Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the theatre’s 28th production of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas, staged in the newly renovated Hubbard Theatre.
Michael Wilson’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns this year with a re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits that visit him on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Carol instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season. Houston’s seasonal favorite has been seen by nearly one million adults and children. This year, Alley Associate Director James Black directs this colorful, comical, and music-filled production which runs November 20th – December 28th. Tickets are available now through the Alley Theatre Box Office at 713.220.5700 as well as online at www. alleytheatre.org
“We are blessed to have such a beautiful production of A Christmas Carol and I still find something new and reinvigorating in the show every time I see it,” said Boyd. “Scrooge’s redemption is one of the greatest stories in our civilization and culture.”
The cast of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas includes Alley Theatre Resident Company members Jeffrey Bean as Ebenezer Scrooge, Elizabeth Bunch as Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Cratchit, Paul Hope as Second Solicitor/ Mr. Fezziwig, Chris Hutchison as Bob Cratchit, Charles Krohn as Undertaker/ Old Joe, Melissa Pritchett as Mary Pidgeon/ Spirit Of Christmas Past, David Rainey as Bert/Spirit Of Christmas Present and Ebenezer Scrooge Alternate, Jay Sullivan as Fred/ Scrooge At Twenty-One and Emily Trask as Belle/Fred’s Wife.
Rounding out the cast are Michael Brusasco as First Solicitor/Fiddler, John Feltch as Mrs. Dilber/Jacob Marley, Dylan Godwin as Apparition/Dick Wilkins/Mr. Topper, Mitchell Greco as Apparition/Party Guest, Shawn Hamilton as Mr. Marvel and Bert/Spirit of Christmas Present Alternate, Mark Ivy as Apparition/Lamplighter/Travis, Julia Krohn as Apparition/Rich Lady/Patricia, Kelley Peters as Apparition/Wendy/Martha Cratchit, David Matranga as Understudy and Mr. Marvel Alternate and Brooke Wilson as Apparition/ Beggar Woman/Fred’s Sister-In-Law.
A Christmas Carol features Tony Awardwinning scenic designer Tony Straiges (Alley’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) with costumes by Alejo Vietti (Alley’s Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, A Few Good Men, Noises Off). Lighting is designed by Rui Rita (Alley’s The Old Friends, Freud’s Last Session, The Seafarer), and original music is composed by John Gromada (Alley’s The Elephant Man, Dividing the Estate, Ether Dome).
In addition to the adult cast, 22 children from the Greater Houston Community will be participating in various roles in this production, and a future announcement of those casting details will follow.
Tickets to A Christmas Carol are now on sale and start at $26. Discounted tickets are available for any student, regardless of age, with a valid student ID for $16 for designated performances in designated sections. Tickets can be ordered online (alleytheatre.org) or by phone (713.220.5700). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
Recommended for general audiences, children six and older.