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Rereading the Book, Revisiting the Role: Actor Anthony Fusco on Preparing for A Christmas Carol



We all have our holiday traditions: feasts, tunes, gifts, and for Anthony Fusco, A.C.T.'s Christmas Carol. He's preparing for his 12th year as Scrooge. Hear more on the blog!

by Elspeth Sweatman and Annie Sears
Nov 13, 2018

Behind the Scenes: Our Costume Shop Crew Prepares for A Christmas Carol




Each year, our amazing costume team fits 50 actors for more than 1,000 costumes to create the onstage world of A Christmas Carol. Here's a unique look behind the scenes

by Annie Sears
Nov 20, 2018

A Mini King Lear: Actor James Carpenter on Preparing for A Christmas Carol



The 12 days of Christmas? For actor James Carpenter, it’s more like the 12 years of A Christmas Carol. Hear from Carpenter on preparing to play the iconic Ebenezer Scrooge.

by Elspeth Sweatman and Annie Sears
Nov 27, 2018

High Fives for Fifth Graders: Bessie Carmichael Students Perform at The Geary



Every year, 91 schools bring 5,000 students to experience an A.C.T. production. This week, Bessie Carmichael students will kick of a Christmas Carol matinee with an original mini-musical, written by their teacher Peter Sroka.

by Annie Sears
Dec 4, 2018

How the Christmas Carol Team Create Indoor Snow



Four years ago, A.C.T.’s backstage crew took on a huge challenge for A Christmas Carol: making snow fall onstage. Find out their solution to creating a wintery London night!

by Mads Leigh-Faire
Dec 14, 2018

A Good Old Coat: Actor Cindy Goldfield on Returning to A Christmas Carol



Actor Cindy Goldfield has played or understudied all the adult female roles in A.C.T.’s A Christmas Carol—from Mrs. Fezziwig to Mrs. Cratchit. She shares about how Dickens's story retains its sense of newness year after year!

by Elspeth Sweatman and Annie Sears
Dec 18, 2018

Bringing the Ghost of Christmas Past into the Present




From the grid of The Geary descends a mirage in white—the Ghost of Christmas Past. Perched on a trapeze swing, this spirit almost appears to glow, a character that continues to evolve for a new generation. 

by Mads Leigh-Faire
Dec 21, 2018

Old Friends, New Friends: Actor Sharon Lockwood on Returning to A Christmas Carol


Lockwood has performed at A.C.T. for nearly 30 years, including 14 seasons of A Christmas Carol as Mrs. Dilber and Mrs. Fezziwig. We sat down with her to hear more about what it’s like to integrate a familiar role into an ever-changing cast.

by Elspeth Sweatman and Annie Sears
Dec 26, 2018

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