A Christmas Carol and the Common Good

Presented in partnership with the Melrose and The Toro Company Center for Principled Leadership at the University of St. Thomas



11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

A deeper look at a beloved classic

The University of St. Thomas and the Guthrie Theater are teaming up for a free virtual event that will explore art, business and ethics in the spirit of our upcoming virtual Dickens’ Holiday Classic. During this free online event, Guthrie actors will read excerpts from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, which will be interspersed with discussion by an engaging panel of local leaders, scholars and theatermakers. They’ll share how Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from self-serving miser to good neighbor applies to modern-day business and principled leadership.

The virtual event will be moderated by Christopher Michaelson, Professor and Academic Director of the Melrose and The Toro Company Center for Principled Leadership, with live performances by Nathaniel Fuller and Meghan Kreidler.

Panelists include: 

  • Joseph Haj, Artistic Director of the Guthrie Theater
  • Allison O’Toole, CEO of Second Harvest Heartland
  • Brian Rosenberg, President-in-Residence at Harvard Graduate School of Education

Ticket prices

This event is free and open to the public; registration is required. 

Registered attendees will be emailed a livestream link.

Event details 

This event will be livestreamed via YouTube. You will need internet access and a smartphone, tablet or computer to view the performance. 

About our partner

The Melrose and The Toro Company Center for Principled Leadership connects learning in the liberal arts and humanities to leadership practice, meaningful work for employees and the greater societal purpose of business in advancing the common good. 

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