Holiday favorite, “A Christmas Carol” returns to Cygnet Theatre

The cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Karli Cadel Photography

By SDCN Editor

San Diego, CA–Holiday favorite “A Christmas Carol” returns to Cygnet Theatre for its ninth season from December 1 to 30. 

Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Cygnet Theatre Artistic Director Sean Murray, with an original score by Billy Thompson, “A Christmas Carol” is Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption. This production is a re-imagined take on the original holiday classic featuring lively music, unique puppets, and live sound effects. 

Murray, who has directed the holiday musical each year, will once again step into the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. 

“Why do I keep coming back to this story? I have always found myself discovering new points, new observations, new insights in it upon every encounter with Mr. Scrooge and his night of reckoning,” Murray reflects. “I’m fascinated by his astonishing face-off with his own past and how that might shape all his future deeds. Or the majestic sweep of the present and the rich, complicated world of interconnected people we all are. And of course, the imagery of a future world without oneself in it, and the notion of how one’s deeds in life will foreshadow one’s legacy. It all never ceases to amaze me how much there is in this beloved story.”

Joining Murray on stage are David McBean, Patrick McBride, Eileen Bowman, Megan Carmitchel, Jasmine January, and Allen Lucky Weaver. With the exception of Murray, all actors play multiple roles.

As part of the theatre’s accessibility and inclusion efforts, this year sees the return of a sensory-friendly performance, which will be held on December 27 at 10 a.m. Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming and comfortable arts experience for people with autism, sensory sensitivity, or other social, learning, or cognitive disabilities.

Tickets are on sale and may be purchased in person at the box office located at 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego Old Town Historic State Park, by calling (619) 337-1525 or by visiting Children 5 to 12 years old receive half-off tickets with each paid adult.

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