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By Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
It’s back! San Diego has another show in 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.
Running time: One hour and 15 minutes. There is no intermission.
For Ebeneezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show children under the age of five are not permitted. Each individual attending the show must have a ticket for admission.
Gordon Greenberg (Co-Writer, Director) The Old Globe: Working, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Crime and Punishment, A Comedy (upcoming). Broadway: Holiday Inn (as director/co-writer, Roundabout, Universal, PBS “Great Performances”), Secret of My Success (Universal). Off Broadway: Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors (upcoming), Jacques Brel… (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics noms), Working (Drama Desk), Single Girls Guide (Ars Nova). London: Guys and Dolls starring Rebel Wilson (Savoy Theatre; six Olivier Award noms), Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory). Toronto: Piaf/Dietrich (Mirvish; Dora Award), Tangled (Disney Theatrical). Regional: Williamstown, Huntington, Geffen, Paper Mill, Signature, Goodspeed, Chicago Shakes, MUNY, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Asolo, NY Stage and Film, Capital Rep, Bucks County, Chichester (UK). Television: original movies for Disney Channel, Nickelodeon. Education: Stanford, NYU Film, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Steve Rosen (Co-Writer) Upcoming: Crime and Punishment, A Comedy (The Old Globe). Selected co-writing/composing: The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation (co-book, music, and lyrics); The Other Josh Cohen (co-book, music, and lyrics); The Secret of My Success (co-book); Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors; Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG Playhouse Christmas Show; “Rolling Calls” (Broadway Podcast Network). Award nominations: six Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, an Off-Broadway Alliance Award, a Joseph Jefferson Award. Education: NYU/Tisch. @stevierosen.
Adam Koch (Scenic Design) International: Dreamgirls (Seoul). U.S.: Off Broadway, national tours, productions at Signature Theatre, Goodspeed, Ford’s Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Miami New Drama, Westport Country Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter, Great Lakes Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Ogunquit, Syracuse Stage, Music Theatre Wichita, Fulton Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Tuacahn, Portland Stage. Awards: Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for the immersive outdoor production of Titanic (Serenbe Playhouse), Helen Hayes Award nominations for Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Signature Theatre) and Bat Boy (First Stage). Event designs: annual festivities for New York City Pride (Heritage of Pride). Education: Carnegie Mellon University. adamkochassociates.com, @instadamkoch on Instagram.
David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design) The Old Globe: Midsummer, El Borracho, Scrooge, Hair, 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, Be a Good Little Widow. Theatre: Optika Piñata, Portaleza, Las Quinceañeras, Waking La Llorona (as creator/director, Optika Moderna/La Jolla Playhouse), Sleep No More (Punchdrunk), ACT, ART, Arena, Finnish Ballet, Portland Center Stage, WP, Seattle Rep, others. Further work: Teatro Piñata (New Children’s Museum), Hostile Terrain 94, PostSecret, Living with Animals (Museum of Us). Obie Award, Creative Catalyst Grant. davidreynoso.com, @designreynoso on Instagram.
Amanda Zieve (Lighting Design) The Old Globe: Dial M for Murder, Hair, Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, Tiny Beautiful Things, Barefoot in the Park, Native Gardens, The Wanderers, Rich Girl. Other theatre: Off Broadway, Goodspeed, La Jolla Playhouse, Signature Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, TheatreWorks, Music Theater Heritage, San Diego Symphony, Cygnet Theatre. Broadway: 19 productions; associate on Escape to Margaritaville, Bright Star, Allegiance; assistant on Hamilton. Education: B.A. in Theatre from CSU Northridge. amandazieve.com.
Bart Fasbender (Sound Design) The Old Globe: Scrooge, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, The Rainmaker. Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off Broadway: The Confession of Lily Dare (Primary Stages), Soft Power (as sound effects designer, The Public Theater), The Other Josh Cohen, Who’s Holiday (Westside Theatre), Harry Clark (Audible at Minetta Lane/Vineyard Theatre). Regional: KC Rep, Guthrie Theater, Idaho Shakespeare, Lake Tahoe, Great Lakes Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Bucks County Playhouse, Rep Theatre of St. Louis, Geva Theatre, ACT, Center Theatre Group, Philadelphia Theatre Co. Proud member USA 829 and Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association.
Tara Rubin Casting (Casting) The Old Globe: Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, Scrooge, Despereaux, Gods of Comedy, Life After, Heart of Rock & Roll, Much Ado, Tempest, Guys and Dolls, Othello, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Dog and Pony, Room with a View, others. Broadway: Six, Ain’t Too Proud, King Kong, Band’s Visit, Summer, Prince of Broadway, Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, Bronx Tale, Cats, Falsettos, Disaster!, School of Rock, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, How to Succeed, Billy Elliot, others. Off Broadway: Gloria: A Life, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Clueless, Here Lies Love, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: McCarter, Yale, La Jolla, Paper Mill, Berkeley, others.
Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager) The Old Globe: Come Fall in Love, Almost Famous, The Gardens of Anuncia, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Bright Star, Allegiance, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Benny & Joon, October Sky, The Rocky Horror Show, Life After, The Wanderers, Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, The Twenty-Seventh Man, A Room with a View, Kingdom, The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, Be a Good Little Widow, more. Broadway: Bright Star. Regional highlights: Bright Star (Kennedy Center), Fly, Sideways, Ruined, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Herringbone, The Seven (La Jolla Playhouse), Ruined (Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate (Hartford Stage), Venice (Center Theatre Group, Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Antigone (SITI Company).