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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

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 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.

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

Photos

Production Photos 2022

Christopher M. Ramirez, Elizabeth Nestlerode, Bill Buell, Dan Rosales, and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.
Christopher M. Ramirez, Elizabeth Nestlerode, Bill Buell, Dan Rosales, and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.
Christopher M. Ramirez, Elizabeth Nestlerode, Bill Buell, Dan Rosales, and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.
Christopher M. Ramirez, Elizabeth Nestlerode, Bill Buell, Dan Rosales, and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.
Christopher M. Ramirez, Dan Rosales, Elizabeth Nestlerode, Jacque Wilke, and Bill Buell in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.
Christopher M. Ramirez, Dan Rosales, Elizabeth Nestlerode, Jacque Wilke, and Bill Buell in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.
(front row): Dan Rosales, Elizabeth Nestlerode, and Christopher M. Ramirez; (back row) Bill Buell and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.
(front row): Dan Rosales, Elizabeth Nestlerode, and Christopher M. Ramirez; (back row) Bill Buell and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.
Elizabeth Nestlerode and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.
Elizabeth Nestlerode and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.
Dan Rosales and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.
Dan Rosales and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.

Cast and Creatives

Creatives

Gordon Greenberg (Co-Writer) 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.