CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL

adapted for the stage and originally directed by Rick Lombardo
original music by Anna Lackaff and Rick Lombardo
traditional music arranged by Anna Lackaff
original music and sound design by Rick Lombardo
Directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary
Musical Direction by Anna Lackaff
DEC 6 - 27/2009

New Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with arsenalArts 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 agesCharles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, now in its fifth 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: The Cast of “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol”. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/ Brilliant Pictures

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours, including intermission
Edward M. Barker*

Bob Cratchit / Lighthouse Man 2 / Ensemble

Edward M. Barker*

Bob Cratchit / Lighthouse Man 2 / Ensemble

Claire Dickson

Martha Cratchit / Maid / Ensemble

Claire Dickson

Martha Cratchit / Maid / Ensemble

Paul D. Farwell*

Scrooge

Paul D. Farwell*

Scrooge

Lee Goff

Alice Cratchit / Ensemble

Lee Goff

Alice Cratchit / Ensemble

Brooke Hardman*

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

Brooke Hardman*

Ghost of Christmas Past / Elizabeth / Mrs. Dilber / 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

Ethan Hermanson

Turkey Boy / Ensemble

Ethan Hermanson

Turkey Boy / Ensemble

Will Keary

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

Will Keary

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

Ella Miller

Tiny Tim / Ensemble

Ella Miller

Tiny Tim / Ensemble

Zoe Papastoitsis

Belinda Cratchit / Fan / Ensemble

Zoe Papastoitsis

Belinda Cratchit / Fan / Ensemble

William Gardiner*

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

William Gardiner*

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

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

Patrick Ryan

Fred / Ship's Pilot / Ensemble

Patrick Ryan

Fred / Ship's Pilot / Ensemble

Julian Schepis

Tiny Tim understudy / Ensemble

Julian Schepis

Tiny Tim understudy / Ensemble

Katrina Shinay*

Mrs. Fezziwig / Edna / Molly / Ensemble

Katrina Shinay*

Mrs. Fezziwig / Edna / Molly / Ensemble

Andrew Stewart

Willie Cratchit / Boy Scrooge 1 / Ensemble

Andrew Stewart

Willie Cratchit / Boy Scrooge 1 / Ensemble

Tim Traversy

Peter Cratchit / Boy Scrooge 2 / Ensemble

Tim Traversy

Peter Cratchit / Boy Scrooge 2 / 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
Bridget Kathleen O'Leary, director
Bridget Kathleen O'Leary

director

Anna Lackaff, musical director
Anna Lackaff

musical director

Peter Colao, scenic designer
Peter Colao

scenic designer

John Malinowski, lighting designer
John Malinowski

lighting designer

Scott Nason, sound engineer
Scott Nason

sound engineer

Amy Weissenstein*, production stage manager
Amy Weissenstein*

production stage manager

Emily Page*, assistant stage manager
Emily Page*

assistant stage manager

*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States