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PHOTO EDITORS: Photos of the Globe’s production of Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show can be found here.
SAN DIEGO (November 2, 2022) —Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show returns to the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, for a six-week limited engagement from November 18 to December 24, with the official opening night on Tuesday, November 22. Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, this Scrooge parody is set in San Diego and written by Gordon Greenberg (Globe’s The Heart of Rock & Roll, the upcoming Globe-commissioned world premiere Crime and Punishment, A Comedy) and Steve Rosen (The Other Josh Cohen, the upcoming Globe-commissioned world premiere Crime and Punishment, A Comedy) and directed by Greenberg. All the traditional elements of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol are intact—including the iconic ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future—in this reimagined holiday story with a very comic twist. Audiences of all ages will cheer as Ebenezer Scrooge rediscovers the true Christmas spirit in this riotous Dickens mash-up filled with music and laughter—and set in “wintery” San Diego. Tickets are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org.
The cast for Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show includes Bill Buell as Actor 5 (Ebenezer Scrooge), Elizabeth Nestlerode as Actor 2 (Prudence Saint, Lavinia, Ghost of Christmas Present, Archibald, etc.), Christopher M. Ramirez as Actor 4 (Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Charles, Mr. Fezzi, etc.), Dan Rosales as Actor 1 (Fred, Young Scrooge, Medium Scrooge, Tiny Tim, etc.), and Jacque Wilke as Actor 3 (Gertrude Saint, Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit, Jennie, etc.).
In addition to Greenberg and Rosen, the creative team for the Globe’s production of Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show includes scenic design by Adam Koch, costume design by David Israel Reynoso, lighting design by Amanda Zieve, sound design by Bart Fasbender, music direction by Elizabeth Nestlerode, casting by Tara Rubin Casting/Merri Sugarman, CSA and Kim Heil, CSA, and production stage management by Anjee Nero.
“Even though he’s grumpy, we’re happy to welcome Ebenezer Scrooge back to our stage in this hilarious and completely charming, San Diego–infused iteration of his famous story,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen have imagined a kooky, wild, outsize take on Dickens, and they and the talents they’ve assembled deliver a jolt of pure joy, filled to the brim with theatrical exuberance and holiday cheer. I can’t wait to share it once again with our audiences.”
In alignment with the State of California, which has removed mask and vaccine requirements for indoor events, The Old Globe will not require patrons to provide proof of vaccination or to wear masks while attending shows or events. However, the theatre still strongly recommends mask-wearing while at the Globe, and patrons should feel comfortable wearing a mask anywhere on our campus if they choose.
Financial support for The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego. The Theodor and Audrey Geisel Fund provides leadership support for The Old Globe’s year-round activities.
Bios and photos of all participants can be found 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 88th 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 the Audrey S. Geisel 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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