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Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show

November 17 – December 24, 2023
(Opening night: Tuesday, November 21, 2023)

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

By Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Directed by Gordon Greenberg

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.

Subscriber and donor priority pre-sale for Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show starts September 12, and single tickets for the general public will be available online September 20; and on September 22 by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623) and in person at The Old Globe’s Box Office in Balboa Park.

Running time: One hour and 15 minutes. There is no intermission.

For Ages 5+: For Ebenezer 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.

Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show is supported by Production Sponsor Elizabeth Cushman.

Program

Press Release

Reviews

“Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber brings a lightness, warmth, and sense of whimsy to the role of Scrooge.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

“A perfect holiday pick-me-up that will have theatre fans of all ages singing and laughing!” —BroadwayWorld

“Don’t waste a minute more of your time. Grab the phone and get tickets now. And bring your friends!” —San Diego Stage and Screen

Photos

Production Photos

Christopher Sieber as Ebenezer Scrooge in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Christopher Sieber as Ebenezer Scrooge in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(foreground, from left) Dan Rosales, Josh Breckenridge, and Cathryn Wake with (background) Jacque Wilke and Christopher Sieber in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(foreground, from left) Dan Rosales, Josh Breckenridge, and Cathryn Wake with (background) Jacque Wilke and Christopher Sieber in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(from left) Josh Breckenridge as Bob Cratchit, Dan Rosales as Tiny Tim, and Jacque Wilke as Mrs. Cratchit with (background) Christopher Sieber and Cathryn Wake in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(from left) Josh Breckenridge as Bob Cratchit, Dan Rosales as Tiny Tim, and Jacque Wilke as Mrs. Cratchit with (background) Christopher Sieber and Cathryn Wake in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(from left) Christopher Sieber and Josh Breckenridge in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(from left) Christopher Sieber and Josh Breckenridge in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(from left) Cathryn Wake, Josh Breckenridge, Christopher Sieber, Dan Rosales, and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(from left) Cathryn Wake, Josh Breckenridge, Christopher Sieber, Dan Rosales, and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Cathryn Wake as Ghost of Christmas Present and Christopher Sieber as Ebenezer Scrooge in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Cathryn Wake as Ghost of Christmas Present and Christopher Sieber as Ebenezer Scrooge in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(from left) Cathryn Wake as Prudence Saint and Jacque Wilke as Gertrude Saint in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(from left) Cathryn Wake as Prudence Saint and Jacque Wilke as Gertrude Saint in Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.

Cast and Creatives

Cast

Creatives

Gordon Greenberg (Co-Writer, Director) The Old Globe: Crime and Punishment, A Comedy, Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Working. Selected work: Picasso starring Antonio Banderas (director; co-writer with Stephen Schwartz and Caridad Svich; Trafalgar Entertainment), “Most Talkative” (co-creator; NBCUniversal TV/Andy Cohen/Blumhouse), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Geffen Playhouse; LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Revival), Guys and Dolls starring Rebel Wilson (Savoy Theatre, London; six Olivier Award nominations), Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory, London), Piaf/Dietrich (Mirvish, Toronto; Dora Award for Outstanding Production), Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors (New World Stages), Holiday Inn (director, co-writer; Broadway, PBS’s “Great Performances”); new works at Ars Nova, Williamstown, Huntington, Paper Mill, Signature, Goodspeed, Chicago Shakes, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Asolo, NY Stage and Film. Education: Stanford, NYU Film, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Steve Rosen (Co-Writer) The Old Globe: Crime and Punishment, A Comedy, Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show. Additional co-writing/composing credits: The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation (co-book, music, lyrics); The Other Josh Cohen (co-book, music, lyrics); The Secret of My Success (co-book); Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors; the podcast “Rolling Calls” (Broadway Podcast Network), the acclaimed Off Broadway variety show Don’t Quit Your Night Job. Award nominations: five Drama Desks, two Lucille Lortel Awards, an Off-Broadway Alliance Award, a Joseph Jefferson Award. Education: NYU/Tisch. He is also an actor. @stevierosen.

Adam Koch (Scenic Design) Multiple Off Broadway, national tour designs. International credits: Dreamgirls, Sister Act (Seoul), Pretty Woman (São Paulo). Regional: hundreds of productions; designs for Signature Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Ford’s Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Miami New Drama, Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Music Theatre Wichita, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse. Awards: Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for the outdoor production of Titanic (Serenbe Playhouse), Helen Hayes Award nominations for both Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Signature Theatre) and Bat Boy (First Stage). 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: Crime and Punishment, A Comedy, 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. San Diego: The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical, Put Your House in Order (La Jolla Playhouse), Evita, Cabaret, Rock of Ages (Cygnet). National: Off Broadway, Goodman, Goodspeed, Signature Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Two River Theater, Music Theater Heritage, San Diego Symphony. Broadway: associate on Escape to Margaritaville, Bright Star, Allegiance; assistant on Hamilton; 15 other productions. 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: Cabaret, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, Dancin’, Scrooge, Despereaux, Gods of Comedy, Life After, Heart of Rock & Roll, Much Ado, Tempest, Guys and Dolls, Othello, Two Gentlemen, Dog and Pony, Room with a View, others. Selected Broadway: Back to the Future, Here Lies Love, Bad Cinderella, Dancin’, KPOP, Mr. Saturday Night, Six, Ain’t Too Proud, Band’s Visit, Sunset Boulevard, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, Falsettos, School of Rock, Aladdin, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Phantom of the Opera. Selected Off Broadway: Sing Street, Trevor, Between the Lines, Gloria: A Life. Film: Here Today.

Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager) The Old Globe: Cabaret, Destiny of Desire, 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, 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, Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate (Hartford Stage), Venice (Center Theatre Group), Antigone (SITI Company).

Kendra Stockton (Stage Management Swing) The Old Globe: The XIXth, Come Fall in Love, The Taming of the Shrew, Trouble in Mind, Hair, Almost Famous, As You Like It, The Gods of Comedy, Familiar, Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas, Much Ado About Nothing, Benny & Joon, October Sky, Bright Star, Dog and Pony, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (as production assistant). Regional: House of Joy (San Diego Rep), Home of the Brave, #SuperShinySara, Guards at the Taj, The Orphan of Zhao, The Who & The What (La Jolla Playhouse), The Loneliest Girl in the World (Diversionary Theatre), miXtape (Lamb’s Players Theatre), White Christmas (San Diego Musical Theatre).