A Christmas Carol 

directed by LAUREN KEATING

Wurtele Thrust Stage

A Twin Cities holiday tradition

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with “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 a grim future should he continue his cantankerous ways. Charles Dickens’ timeless tale continues to be a perennial favorite and holiday tradition that invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the merriment of the season with their family and loved ones.

Ticket prices

Prices range from $29 to $134.

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Age recommendation

We recommend A Christmas Carol for ages 8 and up. Everyone must have a ticket, and children under 5 are not admitted.

Content advisory

This production contains strobe lights, haze, fog, loud noises and high-pressure air jets.

Run time 

Approximately 2 hours (including intermission)

Who's Scrooge?

The role of Ebenezer Scrooge will be played by Nathaniel Fuller. For select performances, the role will be played by Charity Jones. 

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ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

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Actors in vivid Victorian attire dance around a nightgown-clad Scrooge during the Fezziwig Ball scene in A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

The 2019 cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman. 

The 2019 cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman. 

Nathaniel Fuller and Ansa Akyea in the 2019 production of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman. 

The 2019 cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman. 

Juan Rivera Lebron, Nathaniel Fuller, Jon Andrew Hegge and Aimee K. Bryant in the 2019 production of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman. 

In the news


"A Christmas Carol looks and feels like today. And yet it remains, at heart, an old story of hope."

Read the full Star Tribune review. 



Ansa Akyea

Ghost of Christmas Present /Bear

Katie Bradley

Deirdre Fezziwig /Mabel /Lead Caroler

Aimee K. Bryant

Bunty/Mrs. Fezziwig

John Catron

Jacob Marley /Bull /Poulterer

Ryan Colbert

Young Scrooge

Andy Frye

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

Nathaniel Fuller

Ebenezer Scrooge/Old Joe (select performances)

Emily Gunyou Halaas

Mrs. Dilber /Mrs. Polkinghorne

Jon Andrew Hegge

Bumble /Mr. Fezziwig /Vicar/Scrooge's Priest

Charity Jones

Old Joe /Ebenezer Scrooge (select performances)

Meghan Kreidler

Mrs. Cratchit /Dora Fezziwig

Maya Lagerstam

Belle /Mrs. Wimple

Elizabeth Reese

Ghost of Christmas Past /Jane

Richard S. Rigmaiden IV

Dick Wilkins

Juan Rivera Lebron

Bob Cratchit /Donald

Eric Sharp

Fred /Daniel

Christine Weber

Daisy Fezziwig /Kitty

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Crispin Whittell


Lauren Keating


Keith Thomas

Original Music & Orchestrations

Deborah Wicks La Puma

Music Director

Regina Peluso


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

Anna J. Crace


Tree O'Halloran

Stage Manager

Jane E. Heer

Assistant Stage Manager

Matthew Meeks

Assistant Stage Manager

Katie Bradley

Dance Captain

Jennifer Liestman

Resident Casting Director

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