by Charles Dickens Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh Music by Karl Lundeberg Choreography by Val Caniparoli Directed by Domenique Lozano Based on the original direction by Carey Perloff
Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Scrooge is back, and he's meaner than ever in A.C.T.'s A Christmas Carol, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition. Featuring adorable Tiny Tim, those spooky Christmas ghosts, and a multigenerational cast of dozens, A Christmas Carol is a sparkling, music-infused celebration of goodwill that your family will never forget.
"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
"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!" —Chad Jones, Oakland Tribune (2005)
"A holiday treat for the entire family! More lavish and enjoyable than ever . . .
contains all of the ingredients of what Christmas is all about." —Jerry Friedman, KGO Radio
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.
A Christmas Carol eCards from A.C.T.
Share the joy this season and send an eCard to someone special. These one-of-a-kind cards feature several beautiful designs from A Christmas Carol, and each can be personalized with a unique message.
Sending an eCard is free—all that is required is a working email address.