Bell Bank presents

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens
adapted by Crispin Whittell
directed by Lauren Keating
Wurtele Thrust Stage

Back by popular demand

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.

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a perennial favorite that continues our holiday tradition for the 43rd year. Now is the time to experience this cherished production with your loved ones!


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He’s back … and as bah humbug-y as ever.  

Flight school

Watch our Ghost of Christmas Present (Ansa Akyea) get his wings.


The cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman.

Ansa Akyea (Ghost of Christmas Present) in A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman.

The cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman.

The cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman.

The cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman.

John Catron (Jacob Marley) and Nathaniel Fuller (Ebenezer Scrooge) in A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman.

The cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman.

In the news


“The holiday classic … is brisk, evocative and totally captivating.”

Read the Star Tribune review.



One of the newcomers to the cast is 10-year-old Sophie Jones of Chaska. MPR News went behind the scenes to learn more about this young actor making her professional stage debut in the iconic role of Tiny Tim.

Hear her story on MPR News.


“The first rule of Ebenezer Club is: Take lots of naps.” A whopping 19 actors have tackled the role of Ebenezer Scrooge over the course of 43 years at the Guthrie. Five gathered for a recent interview to dish about the job.

Read the feature in the Star Tribune



Ansa Akyea

Ghost of Christmas Present /Bear

Jay Albright

Mr. Fezziwig /Bumble /Scrooge's Priest

Leah Anderson

Belle /Kitty

Katie Bradley

Deidre Fezziwig /Sally

Aimee K. Bryant

Bunty /Mrs. Fezziwig

John Catron

Jacob Marley /Bull /Poulterer

Ryan Colbert

Fred /Daniel

Michael Curran-Dorsano

Young Scrooge

Nathaniel Fuller

Ebenezer Scrooge

Emily Gunyou Halaas

Mrs. Dilber /Mrs. Polkinghorne /Dora Fezziwig

Summer Hagen

Daisy Fezziwig /Mabel

Charity Jones

Old Joe/Ebenezer Scrooge (select performances)

Meghan Kreidler

Mrs. Cratchit

Ben Lohrberg

Dick Wilkens /Topper

Kris L. Nelson

Bob Cratchit /Donald

Eric Sharp

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

Kendall Anne Thompson

Ghost of Christmas Past /Jane

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Lauren Keating


Keith Thomas

Original Music & Orchestrations

Raymond Berg

Music Director

Matthew Steffens


Walt Spangler

Scenic Designer

Mathew J. LeFebvre

Costume Designer

Christopher Akerlind

Lighting Designer

Ryan Connealy

Recreated Lighting Design

Scott W. Edwards

Sound Designer

Reid Rejsa

Recreated Sound Design

Jo Holcomb


Lucinda Holshue

Vocal Coach

Michele Hossle

Stage Manager

Jason Clusman

Assistant Stage Manager

Meghan Kreidler

Dance Captain

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