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A Christmas Carol

First Financial Bank presents

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Howard Dallin
Directed by Michael Evan Haney

Not Currently Playing
Marx Theatre

About the Show

A holiday family favorite! Our production of A Christmas Carol combines faithful storytelling with spellbinding stage magic to bring to life the familiar story of a sinner given one last chance at redemption by four persuasive ghosts. Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a miraculous Christmas Eve transformation as he views with new eyes his past, present and the possibilities of the future. As he witnesses all those who have improved his life — his first love Belle, his kindhearted employer Fezziwig, his nephew Fred and his heartily abused clerk Bob Cratchit — he realizes that it's never too late to change his miserly ways. A Christmas Carol's heartwarming message, hundreds of costumes and thrilling special effects help to make the show one of the Playhouse's most popular productions each year. Special price for kids!

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Recommended for all general audiences, including children ages 5 and older. Due to the full-length nature of the show, children younger than 5 cannot be admitted. Please contact the Box Office if you have questions or require additional information.


Running Time

The show runs approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, including one intermission.


Color Together

Check out our coloring pages, inspired by scenes from our 2019 production of A Christmas Carol! Print all six or choose your favorites. It's a great activity for the kids, and is a perfect way to find zen for the adult coloring fans out there, too.



30 Years of A Christmas Carol

To celebrate the rich history of A Christmas Carol in the Marx Theatre, let’s take a look back at three decades of theatrical holiday cheer!

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Stage Manager's Notes

Read thoughts from Andrea L. Shell, the Stage Manager for A Christmas Carol.

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Give Your Spirits a Lift!

Check out these quotes from A Christmas Carol and other Dickens stories.

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Bruce Cromer

Ebenezer Scrooge

Charlie Cromer

Young and Mature Scrooge / Ghost of Christmas Future

Paulina De La Parra

Mary (Scrubwoman at Fezziwig's) / Mrs. Dilber / Streets

Annie Fitzpatrick

Mrs. Fezziwig / Patience / Streets

Parker Flautt

Peter Cratchit / Gregory / Apprentice at Fezziwig's / Streets

Ryan Wesley Gilreath

Bob Cratchit / Schoolmaster Oxlip / Guest at Fezziwig's

Ashlynn Isabel Hezlep

Belinda Cratchit / Guest at Fezziwig's / Streets

Maeada King

Business Person with Newspaper / Guest at Fezziwig's / Streets

Taha Mandviwala

Mr. Sosser / Dick Wilkins / Topper / Man with Shoe Shine

Sara Masterson

Belle / Catherine Margaret

Matthew McGinn

Constable at Fezziwig's / Undertaker / Streets

Kelly Mengelkoch

Mrs. Cratchit / Laundress / Streets

Daniel Petzold

Fred / Guest at Fezziwig's

Gianna Porfano

Rose / Poulteress / Guest at Fezziwig's / Caroler / Streets

Greg Procaccino

Jacob Marley / Old Joe

Douglas Rees

Mr. Fezziwig / Ghost of Christmas Present

Makenzie Ruff

Martha Cratchit / Guest at Fezziwig's / Streets

Benjamin Sheffer

Boy Scrooge / Guest at Fezziwig's / Ignorance / Streets

Britney Nicole Simpson

Ghost of Christmas Past / Mrs. Peake

Sabian Swan

Charles / Apprentice at Fezziwig's / Bootblack / George / Streets

Braylen Underwood

Tiny Tm / Matthew / Guest at Fezziwig's / Streets

Athena Updike

Fan / Guest at Fezziwig's / Want / Streets

David Whalen

Mr. Cupp / Percy / Rich Man at Fezziwig's

Howard Dallin


Michael Evan Haney


James Leonard Joy

Set Designer

David Murin

Costume Designer

Kirk Bookman

Lighting Designer

David B. Smith

Sound Designer / Composer

Stephen Skiles

Associate Director

Rebecca N. Childs

Music Director

Dee Anne Bryll


Stephanie Klapper, CSA

Casting Director

Andrea L. Shell

Stage Manager

Brooke Redler

Second Stage Manager

Brandon T. Holmes

Assistant Stage Manager

Jessica B. Lucas

Assistant Stage Manager



Photo of the 2019 cast of A Christmas Carol by Mikki Schaffner.