A Noise Within Presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

December 1 - 23, 2017

Published : Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 1:07 PM

Alan Blumenfeld (Ghost of Christmas Present) with Geoff Elliott (Scrooge) Photo by Craig Schwartz

A Noise Within (ANW) continues the cherished holiday tradition of presenting its well-loved production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol this year, onstage for the sixth holiday season. This time-honored tale of forgiveness plays 17 performances only, Friday, December 1 through Saturday, December 23, 2017 (press opening Saturday, December 2 at 8:00 pm). Post show, audience members are invited to enjoy a cup of cider and take photos with the cast.

Geoff Elliott (Scrooge) with Cast Photo by Craig Schwartz

Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott, who adapted the play from the novella, and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott co-direct this masterpiece about the redemptive and transformative power of love. In this production, hailed as “enchantment” by LA Weekly, Dickens’ poignant tale is matched by evocative original music by composer Ego Plum.

“Remounting our acclaimed presentation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol allows families to take a supremely theatrical journey and celebrate the transformative power of forgiveness during the holidays,” says Elliott. Rodriguez-Elliott adds, “Ebenezer Scrooge’s rebirth from miserly curmudgeon to the epitome of love and generosity affirms our faith in the potent goodness of humanity during this beloved time of year.”

Critic’s Choice – Los Angeles Times. “GO! Magic as soon as the lights come up!” said LA Weekly. “Beautifully appointed … a timeless holiday staple,” said Backstage, “Fresh and whimsical … dazzling” – Onstage Los Angeles, and “A lush retelling” – Glendale News-Press.

The A Christmas Carol cast this year features Geoff Elliott* as Scrooge, Frederick Stuart* as Narrator, Rafael Goldstein* as Fred/Young Scrooge, Jill Hill* as Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs. Fezziwig, Jeremy Raab* and Christopher Franciosa* as Marley, Deborah Strang* as Ghost of Christmas Past/Charwoman, Steve Weingartner* as Ghost of Christmas Present/Benevolent Gentleman, Roshni Shukla* as Belle/Laundress, Jack Elliott as Peter Cratchit, and Ryan Dizon as Tiny Tim. The ensemble, portraying various roles, consists of Jessamyn Arnstein, Nick Bruno, Samuel Christian, Megan Farber, Rigel Pierce-English, Taleen Shrikian, Richy Storrs, Eli Stuart, and Ashlyn Woo. *Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Single ticket prices for A Christmas Carol start at $25.00. Contact the A Noise Within box office in person, via phone at (626) 356-3100, or online at www.ANoiseWithin.org for updated pricing and seat availability. A Noise Within will offer student rush tickets, and Sunday Rush (for Sunday, December 10 at 7:00 pm) for this production. A Pay What You Can performance takes place on Friday, December 8 at 8:00 pm.

A Noise Within is located on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena.

 

 

 

 

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