CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL

adapted for the stage by Rick Lombardo**
original music by Anna Lackaff & Rick Lombardo
traditional music arranged by Anna Lackaff
original lyrics by Rick Lombardo
Directed by Rick Lombardo**
Choreography by Ilyse Robbins
DEC 9 - 23/2007

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 third 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: Paul D. Farwell. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures 

Tatum Abbott

Fan / Alice Cratchit / Ensemble

Tatum Abbott

Fan / Alice Cratchit / Ensemble

Steven Barkhimer*

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

Steven Barkhimer*

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

Claire Dickson

Belinda Cratchit / Ensemble

Claire Dickson

Belinda Cratchit / Ensemble

Ben Evett*

Bob Cratchit / Lighthouse Man 2 / Ensemble

Ben Evett*

Bob Cratchit / Lighthouse Man 2 / Ensemble

Spencer Evett

Tiny Tim / Boy Scrooge / Ignorance / Ensemble

Spencer Evett

Tiny Tim / Boy Scrooge / Ignorance / Ensemble

Paul D. Farwell*

Scrooge

Paul D. Farwell*

Scrooge

Nathan Greess

Willie Cratchit / Turkey Boy / Ensemble

Nathan Greess

Willie Cratchit / Turkey Boy / Ensemble

Eric Hamel

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

Eric Hamel

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

Isabelle Holt

Martha Cratchit / Ensemble

Isabelle Holt

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

John Lazenby

Peter Cratchit / Scrooge with Fan / Ensemble

John Lazenby

Peter Cratchit / Scrooge with Fan / Ensemble

Cristi Miles*

Belle / Mrs. Dilber / Hermione / Ensemble

Cristi Miles*

Belle / Mrs. Dilber / Hermione / Ensemble

Terrence O’Malley*

Fred / Ship’s Pilot / Ensemble

Terrence O’Malley*

Fred / Ship’s Pilot / Ensemble

Ilyse Robbins*

Ghost of Christmas Past / Elizabeth / Ensemble

Ilyse Robbins*

Ghost of Christmas Past / Elizabeth / Ensemble

Katrina Shinay

Mrs. Fezziwig / Edna / Molly / Ensemble

Katrina Shinay

Mrs. Fezziwig / Edna / Molly / Ensemble

Lauren Tempesta

Ensemble

Lauren Tempesta

Ensemble

Dawn Tucker

Mrs. Cratchit / Miner’s Wife / Ensemble

Dawn Tucker

Mrs. Cratchit / Miner’s Wife / Ensemble

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

director / sound designer

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 designer
John R. Malinowski

lighting designer

Lori Lapomardo, properties designer
Lori Lapomardo

properties designer

Carola Morrone*, production stage manager
Carola Morrone*

production stage manager

Jennifer Braun*, assistant stage manager
Jennifer Braun*

assistant stage manager

*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