Bell Bank presents

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens
adapted by Crispin Whittell
directed by Joe Chvala

Wurtele Thrust Stage

Overview

A Twin Cities holiday tradition

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.

This perennial favorite continues our holiday tradition for the 42nd year. Now is the time to experience this cherished production with your loved ones!

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A Twin Cities holiday tradition for the 42nd year. 

Jammy breakfast

We love a good tradition. Each year our wardrobe department and the cast of A Christmas Carol adopt a family in need, raising money to purchase them gifts and necessities by hosting what's become known as Jammy Breakfast. Here's a sneak peek into this special event. 

Mannequin challenge

Dickensian London got in on this viral trend! There’s a theater term known as “freezing” a show – a moment when there are no more changes made – but the Mannequin Challenge takes this concept to a whole new level.

Photos

J.C. Cutler (Ebenezer Scrooge) and Robert O. Berdahl (Jacob Marley). Photo by Dan Norman.  

J.C. Cutler (Ebenezer Scrooge), Tracey Maloney (The Ghost of Christmas Past) and the cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman.  

J.C. Cutler (Ebenezer Scrooge) and the cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman.  

Sander Huynh-Weiss (Tiny Tim), Kris L. Nelson (Bob Cratchit), Meghan Kreidler (Mrs. Cratchit), Louisa Darr (Martha Cratchit), Mabel Weismann (Belinda Cratchit) and William Nida (Peter Cratchit). Photo by Dan Norman.  

Kris L. Nelson (Bob Cratchit), Sander Huynh-Weiss (Tiny Tim), J.C. Cutler (Ebenezer Scrooge) and the cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman.  

In the news

Feature story

'Wizards behind the curtain make the Guthrie's Christmas Carol fly'

Read the Star Tribune in-depth story revealing how Stage Manager Michele Hossle runs the show.

Review

'A Christmas Carol is subtly alive to our precipitous moment in history'     

Read the City Pages review.  

Artists

Cast

Jay Albright

Mr. Fezziwig/ Scrooge's Priest

Summer Hagen

Daisy Fezziwig/ Mabel

Robert O. Berdahl

George/ Jacob Marley/ Bull

Katie Bradley

Deidre Fezziwig/ Sally

Ryan Colbert

Fred/ Daniel

J. C. Cutler

Ebenezer Scrooge

Nathaniel Fuller

Old Joe/ Mr. Sykes

Meghan Kreidler

Dora Fezziwig/ Mrs. Cratchit

Joel Liestman

Ghost of Christmas Present/ Bumble/ Bear

Tracey Maloney

Ghost of Christmas Past/ Jane

Ryan Dean Maltz

Young Scrooge

Tyler Michaels

Dick Wilkens/ Topper/ Lamplighter

Kris L. Nelson

Bob Cratchit/ Donald

Eric Sharp

Ghost of Christmas Future/ David/ Belle's Husband/ Mr. Wimple

Regina Marie Williams

Mrs. Fezziwig/ Bunty

Suzanne M. Warmanen

Mrs. Dilber/ Mrs. Polkinghone

Tatiana Williams

Mrs. Wimple/ Belle/ Kitty

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Creative

Joseph Haj

Artistic Director

Crispin Whittell

Adapter

Joe Chvala

Director

Greg Theisen

Music Director

Walt Spangler

Scenic Designer

Mathew J. LeFebvre

Costume Designer

Christopher Akerlind

Lighting Designer

Keith Thomas

Composer

Jo Holcomb

Dramaturg

Lucinda Holshue

Vocal Coach

Michele Hossle

Stage Manager

Jason Clusman

Assistant Stage Manager

Adrian Lopez-Balbontin

Assistant Director

Ryan W. Connealy

Lighting Design Recreated By

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Andrew W. Fleser

Accompanist

Reid Rejsa

Sound Design Recreated By

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