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SAN DIEGO (October 23, 2019)— The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, a hilarious family-friendly Scrooge parody set in San Diego. Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, it is written by Gordon Greenberg (Globe’s The Heart of Rock & Roll and Working, London’s Guys and Dolls and Barnum) and Steve Rosen (The Other Josh Cohen, The Curious Case of the Curse of Count Dracula!), and directed by Greenberg. Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show begins performances November 23, 2019 and runs through December 24 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run November 23–25, with Opening Night on Tuesday, November 26 (note change in opening date from Season Announcement). Single tickets on sale now, starting at $30.00, and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or at the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
San Diego has a new show for its Christmas stocking with this fast, funny, and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. All the traditional elements of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol are intact—including the iconic ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future—but with a comic local twist! Audiences of all ages will cheer Ebenezer Scrooge’s rediscovery of the Christmas spirit in this riotous Dickens mash-up filled with music and laughter—all set in “wintery” San Diego!
The cast includes Broadway veteran Robert Joy as Ebenezer Scrooge (the Globe’s Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s King Charles III, and Socrates, Girl From The North Country and Head Of Passes at The Public, “CSI: NY”); Orville Mendoza as Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Charles, Mr. Fezzi, etc. (the Globe’s The Heart of Rock & Roll, The Wiz and The Orphan of Zhao at La Jolla Playhouse, Broadway’s Peter and the Starcatcher and Pacific Overtures); Dan Rosales as Fred, Young Scrooge, Medium Scrooge, Tiny Tim, etc. (Off-Broadway’s Dogman and Spamilton playing Lin-Manuel Miranda—NYC, London and National Tour); Cathryn Wake as Gertrude Saint, Lavinia, Ghost of Christmas Present, Archibald, etc. (Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; The Other Josh Cohen, The Fantasticks, and The Hello Girls Off-Broadway); and Jacque Wilke as Prudence Saint, Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit, Jennie, etc. (extensive local credits include Pride and Prejudice at Cygnet Theatre; Craig Noel Award-winner for Honky at San Diego Repertory Theater; Yoke and The Car Plays at La Jolla Playhouse).
The creative team includes Adam Koch (Scenic Design; extensive regional credits include immersive outdoor Carousel, Miss Saigon, and Titanic, Dreamgirls in Seoul), David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design; Obie Award–winner for Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More in NY/Shanghai, the Globe’s As You Like It, The Tempest, The Wanderers, manymore), Amanda Zieve (Lighting Design; Globe’s Tiny Beautiful Things, Native Gardens, The Wanderers, and Rich Girl, Put Your House in Order at La Jolla Playhouse), Bart Fasbender (Sound Design; Broadway’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Soft Power at The Public), The Other Josh Cohen Off Broadway), David Huber (Dialect Coach), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting), and Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager).
“As Dr Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas warms the hearts of San Diegans for the 22nd straight holiday season, The Old Globe this year adds Yuletide laughter and delight with a brand-new Christmas show,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “With Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen take Dickens’s classic story of Christmas kindness to a new level of madcap fun. The show gives us everything we love about the story of Scrooge, from ‘Bah Humbug’ to the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, to Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family. But this time there’s a local San Diego angle, full of music and energy, and I know our audiences have never seen anything like it. I am so happy to put it under the Globe Christmas tree and share it with our audiences this season.”
Gordon Greenberg (Co-Writer, Director) returns to The Old Globe, where he adapted and directed Working and directed The Heart of Rock & Roll. His other work includes directing the acclaimed West End revival of Guys and Dolls, starring Rebel Wilson, which received six Olivier Award nominations (Savoy Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre); the Broadway stage adaptation of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (also co-writer; Roundabout Theatre Company, Universal Stage Productions, PBS’s “Great Performances”); Piaf/Dietrich in Toronto (Mirvish Productions), Barnum in London (Menier Chocolate Factory); Terms of Endearment starring Alfred Molina and Calista Flockhart (Geffen Playhouse); The Secret of My Success (also co-writer; Universal Stage Productions, Paramount Theatre); Mystic Pizza (also co-writer; MGM); Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Maltz Jupiter Theatre); Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (The Zipper Factory; Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations); Working (59E59 Theaters, Broadway in Chicago; Drama Desk Award); Tangled (Disney Theatrical Productions); Pirates! (co-created with Nell Benjamin); Single Girls Guide (Ars Nova); and Meet Me in St. Louis (new book writer; The Muny 100th anniversary). Mr. Greenberg’s regional credits include Williamstown Theatre Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, Huntington Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Asolo Repertory Theatre, New York Stage and Film, and Bucks County Playhouse. He has also written for Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. He trained at Stanford University, New York University, and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Steve Rosen (Co-Writer) is currently co-writing the book of the musical The Secret of My Success with Gordon Greenberg for NBC/Universal Stage Productions, and it will have its world premiere at The Paramount Theatre in Chicago in 2020. He has also collaborated with Mr. Greenberg on Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), as well as this show, which will also be produced this year at Bucks County Playhouse. Mr. Rosen has written extensively with David Rossmer, notably The Other Josh Cohen, which was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards (including Outstanding Musical, Book of a Musical, Music, and Lyrics) and a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical; as well as the Off Broadway sensation Don’t Quit Your Night Job. He and Mr. Rossmer are currently writing the book, music, and lyrics for Broadway Vacation, based on the classic National Lampoon characters. They also have several television projects in development. As an actor, Mr. Rosen currently plays recurring roles on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The Resident.” On Broadway he originated roles in Spamalot, The Farnsworth Invention, and the 2009 revival of Guys and Dolls. @stevierosen on Instagram and Twitter.
Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Showat The Old Globe is supported in part through a gift from Production Sponsors Marsh & McLennan Agency and US Bank. Lynne and Steve Wheeler are theArtist Sponsorsfor Robert Joy (Ebenezer Scrooge). Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.
Additional event taking place during the run of Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show:
VICKI AND CARL ZEIGER INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
This series provides an opportunity to closely connect with productions both onstage and backstage. A panel selected from the artistic company of each show (playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and/or technicians) engages patrons in an informal and illuminating presentation of ideas and insights to enhance the theatregoing experience. FREE; no reservations necessary.
Single tickets for Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show start at $30.00, on sale now, and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or at the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors, military members, and groups of 10 or more.
Performances begin on November 23 and continue through December 24, 2019 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run November 23–25. Opening night is on Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. Regular performances: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be additional evening performances on Monday, November 25 and December 23, both at 7:00 p.m., an additional matinee performance on Wednesday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m., and no evening performances on Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving), and Friday, December 6 (December Nights). For a complete playing schedule, click here.
LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Through a special arrangement with the San Diego Zoo, Old Globe evening ticket-holders have the opportunity to pre-purchase valet parking in the Zoo’s employee parking structure. With a drop-off point just a short walk to the Globe, theatregoers may purchase fast, easy, convenient valet parking for just $14 per vehicle per evening. Pre-paid only, available only by phone through the Old Globe Box Office. Call (619) 234-5623 or visit www.theoldglobe.org/plan-your-visit/directions--parking/valet-parking. The Balboa Park valet is also available during weekend performances, located in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden. For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.
There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Guests may be dropped off in front of the Mingei International Museum. There is a 10-minute zone at The Old Globe, used only for daytime deliveries, ticket purchases, and handicapped access dropoff. Please note: GPS may guide you to this delivery address, which is different from the main entrance to our campus. For directions and up-to-date information, please visit www.theoldglobe.org/plan-your-visit/directions--parking/detailed-directions.
CALENDAR: Almost Famous (9/13–10/27), Globe for All Tour: The Winter’s Tale (10/29–11/17), M.F.A.: Twelfth Night (11/2–10), AXIS: Day of the Dead (11/3), Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/3–12/29), Globe Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (11/17), Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show (11/23–12/24), Grinch Sensory-friendly perf and Free AXIS event (12/14), August Wilson’s Jitney (1/18/2020-2/23), Hurricane Diane (2/8–3/8), Little Women (3/14–4/19), Faceless (3/28–4/26), The Gardens of Anuncia (5/8–6/14), What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (5/28–6/28).
PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.theoldglobe.org/press-room.
The Tony Award–winning The Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional not-for-profit regional theatres. Now in its 85th year, the Globe is San Diego’s flagship performing arts institution, and it serves a vibrant community with theatre as a public good. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 16 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages, including its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people annually attend Globe productions and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Its nationally prominent Arts Engagement Department provides an array of participatory programs that make theatre matter to more people in neighborhoods throughout the region. Humanities programs at the Globe and around the city broaden the community’s understanding of theatre art in all its forms. The Globe also boasts a range of new play development programs with professional and community-based writers, as well as the renowned The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Numerous world premieres—such as 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!—have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.
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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES
Robert Joy (Ebenezer Scrooge) has played principal roles on Broadway in The Nerd, Hay Fever, Shimada, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, and Side Show, and he will appear in the upcoming Broadway production of Girl from the North Country. He won a Drama-Logue Award for his performance as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at La Jolla Playhouse. His other Shakespeare roles include Prospero in The Tempest (Theater Breaking Through Barriers), roles in The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New York Shakespeare Festival), Polonius in Hamlet (Shakespeare Theatre Company), and Malvolio in Twelfth Night (The Old Globe). His recent stage credits include the title role in King Charles III, as well as The Public Theater’s productions of Socrates, Girl from the North Country, and Head of Passes. In film, Mr. Joy has worked with Louis Malle, Miloš Forman, Woody Allen, George A. Romero, and Lasse Hallström, among many other fine directors. Most recently, he played Welty in The Goldfinch. He has acted in over 200 television episodes, comedic and dramatic, including eight seasons as Sid Hammerback, the medical examiner on “CSI: NY.” robertjoy.info.
Orville Mendoza (Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Charles, Mr. Fezzi, etc.) made his Globe debut last year in The Heart of Rock & Roll. San Diego audiences may have seen him at La Jolla Playhouse in The Wiz directed by Des McAnuff and The Orphan of Zhao directed by Carey Perloff (co-production with American Conservatory Theater). He has appeared on Broadway in Peter and the Starcatcher and the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Pacific Overtures. Most recently, he played Buffalo Bill Cody in Annie Get Your Gun at Bay Street Theater directed by Sarna Lapine, and Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls at The Muny directed by Gordon Greenberg. His Off Broadway credits include Found (Atlantic Theater Company), Passion directed by John Doyle (Classic Stage Company), and Romeo and Juliet directed by Michael Greif, Timon of Athens directed by Barry Edelstein, and Road Show directed by John Doyle (The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival). Mr. Mendoza’s regional credits include Kansas City Repertory Theatre, East West Players, Goodspeed Musicals, and The 5th Avenue Theatre. He has done some television shows, several cast albums, and many commercials. Mr. Mendoza is a Drama Desk Award nominee and a Barrymore Award winner. orvillemendoza.com.
Dan Rosales (Fred, Young Scrooge, Medium Scrooge, Tiny Tim, etc.) is a Thousand Oaks native and is excited to be in his home state for this wonderful production. He was recently seen as Harold in the Off Broadway production of Dogman (Lucille Lortel Theatre). He is most known for originating the titular role of Lin-Manuel Miranda in the critically acclaimed Off Broadway production of Spamilton; the parody ran for over 500 performances Off Broadway and had subsequent productions in Chicago, Los Angeles, and London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and on an ongoing national tour. His other credits include Daniel in You Are Here and Nick in Come from Away (Goodspeed Musicals), the titular role in Peter Pan 360 (national tour), and Palmer in Wringer (New York City Center). Mr. Rosales can also be heard as Harlin on the animated series “Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.” He is a proud graduate of Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music. danrosales.net, @danrosales.
Cathryn Wake (Gertrude Saint, Lavinia, Ghost of Christmas Present, Archibald, etc.) has appeared on Broadway in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 andOff Broadway in The Other Josh Cohen, The Fantasticks, and the world premiere of The Hello Girls. Her regional credits include The Glass Menagerie (Pittsburgh Public Theater), the world premiere of Well-Intentioned White People (Barrington Stage Company), The Second Girl (Contemporary American Theater Festival), Loch Ness (The Rev Theatre Company), The Other Josh Cohen (Paper Mill Playhouse), the world premiere of The Seedbed (New Jersey Repertory Company), The Enlightenment of Percival von Schmootz (Adirondack Theatre Festival), and the world premiere of Agent 355 (Chautauqua Theater Company). Ms. Wake’s television credits include “Madam Secretary,” “Glee,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (as featured vocalist), “America’s Got Talent,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” and “The 71st Annual Tony Awards.” She also appears on two original cast albums where she is credited as both cast/vocalist and musician: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and The Hello Girls. Ms. Wake received her B.F.A. from Pace University, and she is an alumna of London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. @CathrynWake.
Jacque Wilke (Prudence Saint, Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit, Jennie, etc.) was recently seen as Lizzy in Pride and Prejudice at Cygnet Theatre Company. Her regional credits include Moon Over Buffalo, The Father, Unnecessary Farce, Lend me a Tenor, Don’t Dress for Dinner, and Mistletoe, Music, and Mayhem (North Coast Repertory Theatre), Stupid F***ing Bird, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, and Mistakes Were Made (Cygnet Theatre Company), The Happiest Place on Earth, Ballast, The Divine Sister, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, Scrooge in Rouge, Next Fall, Fair Use, The New Century, and Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins (Diversionary Theatre), Ironbound and Or, (MOXIE Theatre), Abundance (Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company), Honky (San Diego Repertory Theatre; Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play), Yoke/The Car Plays (La Jolla Playhouse), and The Winter’s Tale and All My Sons (Intrepid Theatre Company).Ms. Wilke is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a recipient of the Charles Jehlinger Award for Best Actress.
Adam Koch (Scenic Design) designed the immersive outdoor productions of Carousel, Miss Saigon, and Titanic at Serenbe Playhouse in Atlanta. He also designed Dreamgirls in Seoul. His U.S. credits include productions at Goodspeed Musicals, Ford’s Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Paper Mill Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Great Lakes Theater, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Ogunquit Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, and Portland Stage. Mr. Koch was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Kiss of the Spider Woman (Signature Theatre) and for Bat Boy (First Stage) in Washington DC. He studied at Carnegie Mellon University. For the past six years Mr. Koch and Steven Royal have worked jointly as Adam Koch Associates. adamkochassociates.com.
David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design) is an internationally renowned scenic and costume designer who has designed the Globe’s productions of As You Like It, The Tempest, The Wanderers, Red Velvet, The Blameless, tokyo fish story, Constellations, Twelfth Night, Arms and the Man, Water by the Spoonful, Time and the Conways, Double Indemnity, and Be a Good Little Widow. Mr. Reynoso is the Obie Award–winning costume designer of Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More (New York and Shanghai) and creator/director of Las Quinceañeras and Waking La Llorona (Optika Moderna). He is recognized for his widespread work with theatres such as La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, American Repertory Theater, Arena Stage, Finnish National Ballet, Portland Center Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Gloucester Stage Company, and The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, among others. His scope of work extends beyond theatre to exhibit designs such as PostSecret and Living with Animals for San Diego Museum of Man. Mr. Reynoso is the recipient of the Creative Catalyst grant, an Elliot Norton Award, and multiple Craig Noel, Helen Hayes, IRNE, and BroadwayWorld Award nominations. davidreynoso.com, @designreynoso on Instagram.
Amanda Zieve (Lighting Design) is delighted to be back at The Old Globe, having previously designed Tiny Beautiful Things, Barefoot in the Park, Native Gardens, The Wanderers, and Rich Girl. She recently designed Put Your House in Order (La Jolla Playhouse), Rock of Ages (Cygnet Theatre Company), Sweeney Todd and Roof of the World (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), and Billy Elliot: The Musical and Titanic (Signature Theatre Company). Her associate credits include The Heart of Rock & Roll, Bright Star, and Allegiance (The Old Globe) and Escape to Margaritaville, Hollywood, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Chasing the Song (La Jolla Playhouse). She enjoys a career in both San Diego and New York City, where she had the privilege of working on her 17th Broadway production this spring. One of her most rewarding experiences has been assisting on Hamilton. She received her B.A. in Theatre from CSU Northridge. amandazieve.com.
Bart Fasbender (Sound Design) recently designed David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori’s Soft Power (The Public Theater), Steve Rosen and David Rossmer’s The Other Josh Cohen (Off Broadway), Accidentally Brave directed by Kristin Hanggi (DR2 Theatre), Million Dollar Quartet (Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Bucks County Playhouse), and David Cale’s Harry Clarke (Audible, Vineyard Theatre). His other New York credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway, as well as Playwrights Horizons, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, The Play Company, Cherry Lane Theatre, and Primary Stages. Mr. Fasbender’s regional credits include The Old Globe, Guthrie Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film, Geva Theatre Center, Great Lakes Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Center Theatre Group, American Conservatory Theater, American Repertory Theater, and Two River Theater. He also did sound design for the film My Name Is David and the podcast “Steal the Stars.” He is a proud member of USA 829 and Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association.
David Huber (Dialect Coach) has worked as a dialect, voice, and text coach on over 40 Globe productions since 2014; highlights include Noura, Romeo and Juliet, The Underpants, As You Like It, What You Are, They Promised Her the Moon, The Tempest, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Wanderers, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hamlet, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Sense and Sensibility, Camp David, Rain, and Bright Star. He has also served as a dialect/voice coach at La Jolla Playhouse, Diversionary Theatre, and Scripps Ranch Theatre. His regional theatre acting credits include The Old Globe, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pittsburgh Playhouse, PCPA Theaterfest, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Center REPertory Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, and Opera Pacific, among many others. Mr. Huber coaches voice, speech, and acting privately and often at several local colleges and schools, and he also works with special-needs clients. He is a graduate of the Graduate Voice Teacher Diploma Program at York University in Toronto and an M.F.A. graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program.
Tara Rubin Casting (Casting) has cast the Globe’s productions of The Tale of Despereaux, Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy, Life After, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Guys and Dolls, Othello, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Dog and Pony, A Room with a View, and others. Their select Broadway credits include Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations, King Kong, The Band’s Visit, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Prince of Broadway, Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale The Musical, Cats, Falsettos, Disaster!, School of Rock, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Les Misérables, The Heiress, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot: The Musical, Shrek The Musical, Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, and The Phantom of the Opera. Their Off Broadway credits include Gloria: A Life; Smokey Joe’s Cafe; Clueless, The Musical; The Band’s Visit; Here Lies Love;and Love, Loss, and What I Wore. They have also cast regionally for McCarter Theatre Center, Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and more.
Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager) has previously worked on The Old Globe’s world premiere musicals Almost Famous, Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Benny & Joon, October Sky, Bright Star, Dog and Pony, Allegiance, A Room with a View, and Kingdom. Some of her additional credits include Life After; The Tempest; The Wanderers; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Kiss Me, Kate; The Winter’s Tale; Be a Good Little Widow; and Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. Ms. Nero worked on the Broadway production of Bright Star and launched the first national tour. Her select La Jolla Playhouse credits include Sideways directed by Des McAnuff, Ruined directed by Liesl Tommy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Christopher Ashley, Herringbone directed by Roger Rees and starring BD Wong, and Fly directed by Jeffrey Seller (upcoming). Ms. Nero has worked with several prominent regional theatres including The Kennedy Center, Center Theatre Group, Hartford Stage, SITI Company, Huntington Theatre Company, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, to name a few.
West Coast premiere
Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show
By Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Directed by Gordon Greenberg
RUNS: November 23 – December 24, 2019
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center
TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $30.00.
SYNOPSIS: San Diego has a new show for its Christmas stocking with this fast, funny, and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. All the traditional elements of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol are intact—including the iconic ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future—but with a comic local twist! Audiences of all ages will cheer Ebenezer Scrooge’s rediscovery of the Christmas spirit in this riotous Dickens mash-up filled with music and laughter—all set in “wintery” San Diego!
CAST: Robert Joy (Ebenezer Scrooge), Orville Mendoza (Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Charles, Mr. Fezzi, etc.), Dan Rosales (Fred, Young Scrooge, Medium Scrooge, Tiny Tim, etc.), Cathryn Wake (Gertrude Saint, Lavinia, Ghost of Christmas Present, Archibald, etc.), Jacque Wilke (Prudence Saint, Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit, Jennie, etc.)
CREATIVE TEAM: Adam Koch (Scenic Design), David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design), Amanda Zieve (Lighting Design), Bart Fasbender (Sound Design), David Huber (Dialect Coach), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting), Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager).
BOX OFFICE WINDOW HOURS: 12:00 noon to final curtain Tuesday through Sunday. American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA accepted. (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623].
LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Free parking is available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($14.00, advance reservation by calling the Ticket Office, evening performances only).
Nov 23 SAT 7:00pm
Nov 24 SUN 7:00pm (Zeiger Insights Seminar)
Nov 25 MON 7:00pm
OPENING NIGHT: Nov 26 TUE 7:00pm
Nov 27 WED 7:00pm
Nov 29 FRI 7:00pm
Nov 30 SAT 2:00pm
Nov 30 SAT 7:00pm
Dec 1 SUN 2:00pm
Dec 1 SUN 7:00pm
Dec 3 TUE 7:00pm
Dec 4 WED 2:00pm
Dec 4 WED 7:00pm
Dec 5 THU 7:00pm
Dec 7 SAT 2:00pm
Dec 7 SAT 7:00pm
Dec 8 SUN 2:00pm
Dec 8 SUN 7:00pm
Dec 10 TUE 7:00pm
Dec 11 WED 7:00pm
Dec 12 THU 7:00pm
Dec 13 FRI 7:00pm
Dec 14 SAT 2:00pm
Dec 14 SAT 7:00pm
Dec 15 SUN 2:00pm
Dec 15 SUN 7:00pm
Dec 17 TUE 7:00pm
Dec 18 WED 7:00pm
Dec 19 THU 7:00pm
Dec 20 FRI 7:00pm
Dec 21 SAT 2:00pm
Dec 21 SAT 7:00pm
Dec 22 SUN 2:00pm
Dec 22 SUN 7:00pm
Dec 23 MON 7:00pm
Dec 24 TUE 2:00pm
PHOTOS: Digital images of Globe productions are available at TheOldGlobe.org/press-room.
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