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Ford's Theatre Rings in the Holiday Season With A Christmas Carol

The annual production for more than 35 years welcomes back Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Craig Wallace plays Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Ford's Theatre.
photo provided by Ford's Theatre

A Christmas Carol begins performances tonight at Ford's Theatre.

Michael Wilson's adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novel is described as follows: "Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens's Yuletide classic. Acclaimed actor Craig Wallace returns to play Ebenezer Scrooge. This annual production has been a Washington tradition for more than 35 years."

Michael Baron directs the cast of Jonathan Atkinson (Topper, Young Marley), Michael Bunce (Bob Cratchit), Ryan Burke (Solicitor #2, Undertaker), Maria Egler (Mrs. Dilber, Mrs. Fezziwig), Rayanne Gonzales (Fruit Vendor, Ghost of Christmas Present), Rick Hammerly (Mr. Fezziwig), Yesenia Iglesias (Mrs. Fred's Sister, Beggar Woman), James Konicek (Jacob Marley, Old Joe), Eben K. Logan (Mrs. Fred), Gregory Maheu (Fred, Young Scrooge), Amy McWilliams (Mrs. Cratchit), Justine "Icy" Moral (Doll Vendor, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Future), Stephen F. Schmidt (Clock Vendor), Craig Wallace (Ebenezer Scrooge), Lauren Williams (Belle), and Jaysen Wright (Solicitor #1).

The children's cast includes Penelope Gallagher, Sarah Kathryn Makl, Malcolm Fuller, Nathan Pham, Cailin Russell, Serena Parrish, Tad Clifton, Reid Murphy, Antonio LaNave, Jeremiah Hasty, Sophia Greene, Kashvi Ramani, Lindsey Gattuso, and Ainsley Deegan.

The creative team includes Lee Savage (scenic design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Rui Rita (lighting design), Josh Schmidt (original music and sound design), and Charles G. LaPointe (wig design). Choreography is by Shea Sullivan with choral direction by Jay Crowder, and dialects and vocal direction by Rachel Hirshorn-Johnston.

Performances continue through December 31.

For tickets and more information, click here.


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