The Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns to A.C.T. with a sparkling, music-infused A Christmas Carol. Bring your family, bring your friends, and check your "humbugs" at the door!
"Scrooge is a joy. James Carpenter's stunning central performance
as Scrooge in A.C.T.'s A Christmas Carol can't be upstaged." —San Francisco Chronicle
"This Carol glows from within. . . . [James Carpenter] gives the kind of note-perfect performance that makes Charles Dickens' holiday classic seem new again." —San Francisco Examiner
"A smash hit! Holiday traditions don't get any better. —StarkSilverCreek
"The best Christmas Carol ever! A terrific and imaginative production. Highest rating!"
—Jan Wahl, KRON-TV
"This is a Carol built to banish 'bah humbugs' for years to come!"
"A holiday treat for the entire family! More lavish and enjoyable than ever . . .
contains all of the ingredients of what Christmas is all about." —KGO Radio
*Discount not available on previously purchased tickets. Subject to availability.
Additional support provided by
Radio Disney Day with the cast of A Christmas Carol
Join Radio Disney and the cast of A Christmas Carol following the matinee performance on Saturday, December 5 for fun and festivities!
A.C.T. is partnering with Radio Disney to celebrate the holidays with a host of free activities. Your family members can show off their star quality with Radio Disney Karaoke, special holiday arts-and-crafts stations, and sing-a-longs led by the cast of A Christmas Carol. Don't forget to bring your camera for an exclusive opportunity to take photos with cast members in costume.
Join us for a festive and free afternoon of holiday events!
St. Francis Holiday Tea
December 4–20, 2009
(Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Celebrate the holidays with the elegant St. Francis Holiday Tea, which begins with a choice of fine Artisan teas from Mighty Leaf or Red Blossom Tea Company, followed by a selection of tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones, seasonal berries with Devonshire-blend cream, preserves, and assorted petit fours. Guests may also choose the Royal Tea, which includes the complete tea service with a glass of Perrier Jouet, or the Elite Tea that includes a 375 ml. bottle of Perrier Jouet. Reservations are required. Please be sure to book early. Contact The Oak Room at 415.774.0264 to learn more.
Click to view larger images from A Christmas Carol. All photographs by Kevin Berne.
On the A.C.T. Blog
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
A New Family
posted by Omozé Idehenre, A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program class of 2010
Thursday, December 3, 2009
posted by Shelley Carter, A.C.T. Artistic Intern
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Holding Back My Tears as a "Carol Mom"
posted by Susan Berston
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
A Winter Ritual
posted by Michael Paller, A.C.T. Dramaturg and Director of Humanities
Thursday, March 26, 2009
posted by Carey Perloff, A.C.T. Artistic Director
Get your child in on the act!
What's more fun than watching A Christmas Carol? Being in it! Every year, young people from A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory, our unique actor training program,
get their start on the A.C.T. stage.
The Young Conservatory at A.C.T. is an internationally recognized professional theater training program for young people between the ages of 8 and 19. Young actors from throughout the Bay Area (and often other states) come to the Young Conservatory to develop their creative talent and to grow as young artists. We offer dynamic courses for the beginner exploring acting for the first time, as well as advanced-level study for young actors with previous experience. Classes are designed to develop imagination, concentration, character, professionalism, and technique, and to strengthen the student's command of his/her body and voice. Our faculty are working theater professionals who are particularly skilled in working with young actors. In addition to a full complement of studio classes offered year round, the Young Conservatory is the casting source for young roles on the A.C.T. stage, where our students learn firsthand from working artists.
To learn more about the Young Conservatory, and view a list of upcoming YC classes, please click here.