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A Christmas Carol: On Air

by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh
Music by Karl Lundeberg
Radio Adaptation, Additional Material, and Direction by Peter J. Kuo

Sound Design by Jake Rodriguez

Dec 05–31, 2020

A Christmas Carol: On Air

Dec 05–31, 2020

For the first time in its 44-year history, the Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition comes to life as a fantastical immersive audio event—A Christmas Carol: On Air.

Reimagined as a spatially-designed radio play for our virtual era, and adapted from the critically-acclaimed stage production seen by over half a million theatergoers, A Christmas Carol: On Air invites you and your household to gather together to take in this timeless story of optimism and humbugs, memories and redemptions, spooky presents and hopeful futures. 

Available to stream on-demand through your laptop, smartphone or mirrored to your SmartTV, this auditory treat of a holiday tale features a stunning cast, merry melodies, dizzying sound effects, and the perfect way to create new memories with those you love.  

Masterfully adapted and directed by Peter J. Kuo—using Dickens’s original text and adaptation by Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff—this entirely new experience based on the Bay Area’s most beloved holiday event will delight you and your family.

Don’t miss this thrilling opportunity to invite Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, those spooky holiday ghosts, and everyone’s favorite curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge into your home this holiday season with the premiere of A Christmas Carol: On Air. 

All titles, schedules, and artists are subject to change.

Even more ways to experience this world-premiere event!

Order early and receive a fully-designed activity book created specifically for this new auditory experience! Filled with themed puzzles, games, recipes, and activities for the entire family, now everyone can participate in the fun before, during and after this holiday treat. All tickets come with a downloadable, print-at-home version of this activity book.

Enhance your listening experience with friends and family! 

Join us for the A Christmas Carol: On Air Opening Night celebration on December 4 or our Family Fireside Night December 23! Presented at 6 p.m. PST, these events allow you to coordinate listening with your friends and family (no matter where they live!) and include exclusive invites to go behind the scenes with the award-winning artistic team. 


Clint Bidwell

Thomas, Young Husband, Businessperson, Giles

John Chukwudelunzu

James Carpenter

Allen Darby

Young Scrooge, Narrator 2

Ashley J. Hicks

Narrator 4, Belle, Want

Eliza Kaye

Beth, Belinda Cratchit, Charitable 1, Young Wife, Ermengarde

Sharon Lockwood

Jordan Maia

Topper, Turkey Child, Businessperson, Ignorance

Zahan F. Mehta

Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Rory Wilkins

Mākena Miller

Christmas Present, Precious Wilkins, Felicity, Little Fan

Rachel Morrison

Christmas Past, Mary, Sally Cratchit, Mrs. Filcher

Johnny Rice

Peter Cratchit, Mr. Fezziwig, Businessperson, Charitable 2

Chris Stevens

Narrator 1, Dick Wilkins, Tiny Tim

Kaiy Watts

Narrator 3, Annabelle, Martha Cratchit, Dick's Mother

Make your spirits even brighter with Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream’s newly announced custom ice cream flavor, Victoria Sponge, inspired by A.C.T.’s A Christmas Carol—available at all Bay Area locations during the month of December.

This production of A Christmas Carol: On Air is sponsored in part by
US Bank