Cygnet Theatre

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

David McBean and Tom Stephenson star in “A Christmas Carol.” Photo is by Ken Jacques.

“A Christmas Carol” will be Cygnet Theatre’s 100th production since it’s founding in 2003. What better way to celebrate than with the show that continues to grow in popularity as a favorite holiday tradition in San Diego.

Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Sean Murray with original score by Billy Thompson, this production is a re-imagined take on the original holiday classic featuring lively music, unique puppets and live sound effects. The fully staged production runs through December 24 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town San Diego.

Murray and the creative team have embraced storytelling through the use of original puppetry, found objects, and innovative stagecraft. Cygnet Theatre will be transformed into a Victorian Christmas card thanks to the creativity of set designer Andrew Hull. Kyle Montgomery will serve as Lighting Designer. Costumes are by Jeanne Reith, and Peter Herman will provide wigs and makeup. Choreography is by Katie Whalley Banville.Original puppets designed by Michael McKeon. Patrick Marion will provide musical direction.

Tom Stephenson returns as Ebenezer Scrooge. Returning veterans include Charles Evans, Jr., Melissa Fernandes Melinda Gilb , David McBean, and Patrick McBride. Joining the cast for her first year is Cygnet regular, Katie Sapper.

In addition to the regularly scheduled Cygneture Events, Cygnet is holding its fourth annual pre-show Family Day on Sunday, Dec. 3rd from 1 to 2 pm. Families will be able to enjoy cookie decorating, a visit with Santa, activity station by Geppetto’s Toys, complimentary hot chocolate and more.

For more information regarding tickets, please contact the box office at (619) 337-1525 or visit Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office located at 4040 Twiggs Street.

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