CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL

original music by Anna Lackaff and Rick Lombardo**
traditional music arranged by Anna Lackaff
original lyrics by Rick Lombardo**
Adapted and Directed by Rick Lombardo**
DEC 14 - 28/2008

New Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with the Arsenal Center for the Arts and Watertown Children’s Theatre, revives its popular adaptation of Dickens’ classic holiday story, which has all the trimmings of a lavish Victorian Christmas. The production offers a feast for the senses, ranging from a pre-show caroling concert to luxurious period costumes, from singing and dancing – the performers accompany themselves on over a dozen different instruments – to ghosts that fly through the air and evaporate into the London fog. For audience members of all ages, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, now in its fourth year, is the perfect holiday celebration.

All wonderful… but what really lingers here is the wholeness of Lombardo’s vision: He treats the familiar story with respect but makes it unmistakably his own.
THE BOSTON GLOBE

Photo: Dawn Tucker, Sofia Julia Hauser as Tiny Tim, Paul D. Farwell, and Katrina Shinay. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures.

Kristina Ayanian

Fan / Ensemble

Kristina Ayanian

Fan / Ensemble

Peter Davenport*

Bob Cratchit / Lighthouse Man 2 / Ensemble

Peter Davenport*

Bob Cratchit / Lighthouse Man 2 / Ensemble

Claire Dickson

Ensemble

Claire Dickson

Ensemble

Paul D. Farwell*

Scrooge

Paul D. Farwell*

Scrooge

Nathan Greess

Turkey Boy / Ensemble

Nathan Greess

Turkey Boy / Ensemble

Brooke Hardman*

Ghost of Christmas Past / Elizabeth / Mrs. Dilber / Ensemble

Brooke Hardman*

Ghost of Christmas Past / Elizabeth / Mrs. Dilber / Ensemble

Sofia Julia Hauser

TIny Tim / Ensemble

Sofia Julia Hauser

TIny Tim / Ensemble

Peter Edmund Haydu*

Jacob Marley / John / Miner Father / Business Man 1 / Old Joe / Ensemble

Peter Edmund Haydu*

Jacob Marley / John / Miner Father / Business Man 1 / Old Joe / Ensemble

Virginia Jay

Martha Cratchit / Ensemble

Virginia Jay

Martha Cratchit / Ensemble

Will Keary

Young Scrooge / Lighthouse Man 1 / Undertaker's Man / Ensemble

Will Keary

Young Scrooge / Lighthouse Man 1 / Undertaker's Man / Ensemble

Samson Kohanski

Fred / Ship's Pilot / Ensemble

Samson Kohanski

Fred / Ship's Pilot / Ensemble

Chuck Muckle*

Mr. Fezziwig / Collecting Man 1 / Business Man 2 / Ghost of Christmas Present

Chuck Muckle*

Mr. Fezziwig / Collecting Man 1 / Business Man 2 / Ghost of Christmas Present

Will Osborn

Peter Cratchit / Boy Scrooge 2 / Ensemble

Will Osborn

Peter Cratchit / Boy Scrooge 2 / Ensemble

Joel Perez

Collecting Man 2 / Dick Wilkins / Topper / Ship's Watch / Business Man 3 / Ensemble

Joel Perez

Collecting Man 2 / Dick Wilkins / Topper / Ship's Watch / Business Man 3 / Ensemble

Victoria Sarkissian

Alice Cratchit / Ensemble

Victoria Sarkissian

Alice Cratchit / Ensemble

Julian Schepis

Willie Cratchit / Boy Scrooge 1 / Ensemble

Julian Schepis

Willie Cratchit / Boy Scrooge 1 / Ensemble

Katrina Shinay*

Mrs. Fezziwig / Edna / Molly / Ensemble

Katrina Shinay*

Mrs. Fezziwig / Edna / Molly / Ensemble

Lily Steven

Belinda Cratchit / Ensemble

Lily Steven

Belinda Cratchit / Ensemble

Dawn Tucker*

Mrs. Cratchit / Miner's Wife / Ensemble

Dawn Tucker*

Mrs. Cratchit / Miner's Wife / Ensemble

Becky Webber

Belle / Hermione / Ensemble

Becky Webber

Belle / Hermione / Ensemble

Creative Team
Rick Lombardo**, director / sound designer
Rick Lombardo**

director / sound designer

Bridget Kathleen O'Leary, associate director
Bridget Kathleen O'Leary

associate director

Anna Lackaff, musical director
Anna Lackaff

musical director

Ilyse Robbins, choreographer
Ilyse Robbins

choreographer

Peter Colao, scenic designer
Peter Colao

scenic designer

Christine Alger, costume designer / original costume designer
Christine Alger

costume designer / original costume designer

Frances Nelson McSherry***, original costume designer
Frances Nelson McSherry***

original costume designer

John R. Malinowski, lighting design
John R. Malinowski

lighting design

Carola Morrone*, production stage manager
Carola Morrone*

production stage manager

Jennifer Braun*, assistant stage manager
Jennifer Braun*

assistant stage manager

Amy Weissenstein, production assistant
Amy Weissenstein

production assistant

Helen Brennan, wardrobe supervisor
Helen Brennan

wardrobe supervisor

*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union
***member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829