A Christmas Carol

directed by JOSEPH HAJ

Wurtele Thrust Stage

A timeless holiday tale

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. In Charles Dickens’ beloved classic, the three spirits show Scrooge happy memories from his past, difficult realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his closed-hearted ways. This world-premiere adaptation stays faithful to the text and invites audiences to experience the wonder of the holiday season through all-new scenery, costumes, props, lighting and sound. 

Three things to know

  • For the first time since 2010, the Guthrie will update the physical production of the family favorite, including new scenic, costume, prop, lighting and sound designs.
  • Artistic Director Joseph Haj directs, his first time directing A Christmas Carol onstage at the Guthrie, after co-directing the Dickens’ Holiday Classic film with E.G. Bailey in 2020.
  • This fresh-yet-faithful, world-premiere adaptation carefully tracks Scrooge’s journey to redemption and marks the moments when he becomes a willing participant in his own change of heart.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices range from $15 to $134. Discounts are available for students, seniors and children.

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Health and safety

To help keep the Guthrie as safe as possible for everyone in our community, all ticket holders must wear masks and show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test with a valid photo ID to attend a performance at the theater. Ticket holders under age 18 may provide a school photo ID or an official school document with the student’s name.

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Family-friendly performances 

To help make it easier for families to attend A Christmas Carol this season, we’re pleased to offer 6:30 p.m. performances on select dates at reduced prices. Tickets range from $15 to $59 for adults. All tickets for children (ages 5–18) are $15. Although designed with families in mind, all patrons are welcome to attend.

  • Tuesday, November 16
  • Wednesday, November 17
  • Tuesday, November 30
  • Wednesday, December 1

Play guide

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Content advisory 

This production contains strobe lights, haze and fog.

Age recommendation 

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

Venue info

A Christmas Carol will take place on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. 

Pro tip: Can't do stairs or have a special seating request? Call the Box Office for details. 


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

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Relaxed performance

The Guthrie will offer a relaxed performance of A Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 5 at 1 p.m. Although these performances are open to all patrons, they are intentionally modified to accommodate patrons with sensory and vestibular sensitivities, anxiety, dementia, autism spectrum disorders, learning differences or challenges attending the theater.

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The cast of A Christmas Carol rehearses a scene. Photo by Dan Norman. 

John Catron, Emjoy Gavino and young actors rehearse a scene from A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman. 

A miniature house, which is part of the scenic design by Matt Saunders, is under construction in the Guthrie's Prop Shop. Photo by Matt Blewett. 

Costume Crafts artist Vanessa J. Lopez uses her millinery skills on a blue velvet hat. Photo by Matt Blewett.

Scenic Artist Lydia Francis applies brown stain to wooden siding on a piece of the set. Photo by Matt Blewett. 

Eric Sharp, Paul de Cordova and China Brickey rehearse a scene from A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman. 

Matthew Saldivar and Regina Marie Williams rehearse a scene from A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman. 

Master Carpenter Christopher Sibilia operates a CNC router to cut brick-like shapes from large pieces of foam. Photo by Matt Blewett. 

Prop Buyer/Artisan Rebecca Jo Malmström drapes silver tinsel on an evergreen tree. Photo by Matt Blewett.

Cast members sing during rehearsal for A Chistmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman. 



Rush Benson

Belle’s Husband/Ghost of Christmas Future

China Brickey

Third Fezziwig Daughter/Fred’s Wife

Cat Brindisi

Second Fezziwig Daughter/Charwoman

John Catron

Bob Cratchit

Paul de Cordova

Mr. Fezziwig/Townsperson 1

Nathaniel Fuller

Old Joe

Emjoy Gavino

Mrs. Cratchit

Isa Guitian


Summer Hagen

First Fezziwig Daughter/Laundress

Charity Jones

Marley/Townsperson 2

Rajané Katurah


Kurt Kwan

Ghost of Christmas Past/Father

Clay Man Soo

Young Scrooge

Tyler Michaels King

Collector 1/Dick Wilkins

Matthew Saldivar

Ebenezer Scrooge

Eric Sharp


Regina Marie Williams

Mrs. Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present

Olivia Wilusz

Collector 2/Mother

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Lavina Jadhwani


Joseph Haj


Mark Hartman

Music Director

Regina Peluso


Matt Saunders

Scenic Designer

Toni-Leslie James

Costume Designer

Yi Zhao

Lighting Designer

Mikaal Sulaiman

Sound Designer

Jane Shaw


Carla Steen

Resident Dramaturg

Jill Walmsley Zager

Voice and Dialect Coach

Megan Winters

Stage Manager

Lyndsey Harter

Assistant Stage Manager

Nate Stanger

Assistant Stage Manager

Jennifer Liestman

Resident Casting Director

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Kevin Kling

Tuesday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. 

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