A Christmas Carol 2014

November 13 - December 28, 2014 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage

Celebrating 40 Years!

This year marks the 40th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the perennial favorite that received a new adaptation by Crispin Whittell in 2010 and continues the Guthrie’s holiday tradition for families across the region. Now is the time to experience this cherished production with your loved ones!

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with a “bah humbug,” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Through a restless night, the spirits show him happy memories from his past, cruel realities from the present and the grim future should he continue his cantankerous ways.

The Food Group (formerly Emergency Foodshelf Network) food drive
Drop off your non-perishable food items in the blue bins in the main floor lobby.

Run time: 2 hours 10 minutes with one intermission.

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Mr. Fezziwig/Scrooge's Priest Jay Albright
George/Jacob Marley
Robert O. Berdahl
 Fred/Daniel Bear Brummel 
Robinson Crusoe's Parrot/
Mrs. Cratchit

Virginia S. Burke
 Ebenezer Scrooge
J.C. Cutler
Dora Fezziwig/Jane Eleonore Dendy
Old Joe/Parsons Nathaniel Fuller
Mr. Wimple/David/Belle's Husband Stuart Gates
Daisy Fezziwig/Mabel Summer Hagen
Young Scrooge Zach Keenen
Mrs. Wimple/Belle/Kitty Katie Kleiger
Mr. Sykes/
The Ghost of Christmas Present

Joel Liestman
The Ghost of Christmas Past
Tracey Maloney
Dick Wilkins/Topper
Tyler Michaels
Bob Cratchit
Kris L. Nelson
Thrive/Mrs. Fezziwig
Peggy O'Connell
Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Polkinghorne
Isabell Monk O'Connor
Deirdre Fezziwig/Sally
Elizabeth Reese
Ali Baba/Donald/
The Ghost of Christmas Future

Arusi Santesteban
Angela Timberman

Artistic Staff

Joe Chvala
Set Designer
Walt Spangler
Costume Designer
Mathew J. LeFebvre
Lighting Designer
Christopher Akerlind
Recreated Lighting Design
Ryan Connealy
Original Music and Music Direction Keith Thomas
Sound Designer
Scott W. Edwards
Jo Holcomb
Voice and Dialect Coach
D'Arcy Smith
Stage Manager
Michele Hossle
Assistant Stage Manager
Jason Clusman
Assistant Director
Adrian Balbontin


A Christmas Carol play guide

Expand the holiday experience

Musical Groups will perform before selected performances of A Christmas Carol
Guthrie Store carries a number of holiday items


A Christmas Carol production photo
A Christmas Carol production photo
A Christmas Carol production photo
A Christmas Carol production photo
A Christmas Carol production photo
A Christmas Carol production photo
A Christmas Carol production photo
production photos by Dan Norman


KARE 11: Guthrie's A Christmas Carol cast adopts a family for Christmas
: Curiocity: Q&A with actor Tyler Michaels
Twin Cities Live
goes behind the scenes on the first day of rehearsal for A Christmas Carol
's Behind the Scenes photo gallery of A Christmas Carol taken during an onstage rehearsal in 2013
Twin Cities Live
's Emily Engberg visits with some of the youngest members of the 2013 Christmas Carol cast and learns the "slap dance"


Minnesota Monthly: Five tips from Scrooge (J.C. Cutler) on surviving "A Christmas Carol"
City Pages: Nat Fuller Ready for Latest Turn in A Christmas Carol
Southwest Journal: A holiday tradition turns 40
: The Daily Circuit discussion on September 9, 2014, about Why Dickens Endures
StarTribune's Spotlight: J.C. Cutler in his fourth go-round as Ebenezer Scrooge
Pioneer Press:The 'Red Vest Group' has made A Christmas Carol a tradition since 1988
Midwest Living: 10 Dazzling Shows to Celebrate the Season