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A Christmas Carol

Book by Charles Dickens

With original music by Richard Cumming

Directed by James Dean Palmer

When: NOV. 5 - DEC. 31, 2016

Where: The Chace Theater

Run time: Approximately 1:45 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission


See the show after Christmas for the best seating -- and keep the holiday spirit alive!

Critics are raving!

“Creative genius! Simultaneously traditional and modern and very, very well done. A Christmas Carol opens the door to the holiday season." — Susan McDonald, The Providence Journal
“Wondrous! One of the best things about the season, especially needed during a tumultuous time in our country. A tradition you won't want to miss!" — Will Demers, Edge Media Network
“A real Christmas present -- fresh, joyous, and meaningful. Hugely entertaining. Leaves us feeling as exuberant as Scrooge when he wakes up on Christmas day." — Kathie Raleigh, The Sun Chronicle
“The cast is outstanding! Special mention and real applause must go to the children's cast. A Christmas Carol also features added musical numbers - a joy!" — Veronica Bruscini, Broadway World
"Awash in great good humor, brimming with original and interesting tweaks and turns, enough to make us fall in love with the piece once again. This Carol is a bright theatrical bulb." — Rich Fahey, On Boston Stages
"The ultimate salve for any wound, a story of transformation from hate and bitterness to love and charity. A Christmas Carol reminds us, there has always been and will always be, hope." — Grace Kelly, RI Monthly
"The perfect way to ring in the holiday season." — Kendra Gravelle, RI Central

About the Show

Ebenezer Scrooge: “I will live in the past, the present, and the future. The spirits of all three shall strive within me."
A Christmas Carol

Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition returns this year! Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy, sour businessman, is infamous for his lack of Christmas cheer. When three ghosts pay him a visit, Scrooge is given the chance to examine his life. He is inspired to change his ways and is wholly transformed by the spirit of Christmas. A heartwarming tale perfect for the whole family! Join us for this classic story that will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit.

This production is dedicated to Stephen Hamblett and his love for the story of A Christmas Carol.

Video & Related Content

Get into the Christmas spirit with a Providence Journal A Christmas Carol sneak peek.

"'There is a sense of wonder and joy to the show this year." Director James Dean Palmer

Read an interview with Resident Company Member (and Scrooge!) Brian McEleney.

Read an interview with director James Dean Palmer and choreographer Myah Shein.

Click here to view our 2016 A Christmas Carol program.

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The Artistic Team

Set design by Michael McGarty, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Seth Reiser, sound design by Miles Polaski, choreography by Myah Shein, music direction by Michael Rice, and stage managed by Lori Lundquist.

Cast & Contributors


Child Cast

Rotating in alternating performances, Trinity Rep welcomes the talented:

Red cast: Ava Cambra, Elijah Nyahkoon, and Gabriella Wolf-Olayanju.
Green cast: Lillian Johnson, Lana Lacombe, Gustavo Londono.

Proudly sponsored by Cardi’s Furniture, Amica Insurance, and Hasbro, Inc.

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