Cygnet Theatre Presents “A Christmas Carol”

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

“A Christmas Carol” returns to Cygnet Theatre for its seventh season of cheer. It has become a true holiday favorite, with San Diegans making Scrooge, the Spirits, and the Cratchit family part of their holiday tradition. This year the show features the same warm story of hope and redemption, along with new cast members. The family-friendly musical runs through Sunday, December 26 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town.

Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Sean Murray, with an 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. 

“As we’ve been rehearsing to bring our Christmas Carol back for audiences, I reflect on the uncertainty and isolation so many of us patiently rode out, longing to be able to see each other and celebrate each other again.” says Murray. “Like Old Scrooge, we found ourselves alone, hunkered down and just getting through it all. But time can heal. And reconnection with each other has been our glorious reward. I’m thrilled to once again tell the story of one man’s reconnection with his family, his community, and his humanity.”

Cygnet Theatre will once again be transformed into a Victorian Christmas card thanks to the creativity of set designer Andrew Hull. Kyle Montgomery is lighting designer and sound designer is Matt Lescault Wood. Costumes are by Jeanne Reith, and Peter Herman will provide wigs and makeup. Choreography is by Katie Banville. Original puppets designed by Michael McKeon. Musical director is Patrick Marion.

Tom Stephenson is once again everyone’s favorite Ebenezer Scrooge. Returning veterans include Megan Carmitchel, Melinda Gilb, David McBean, and Patrick McBride. New cast members include Lucky Allen Weaver and Erin Vanderhyde.

All patrons must adhere to Cygnet Theatre’s Health and Safety protocol. Patrons must provide a photo ID along with their COVID-19 vaccination card (digitally or physically). To be considered fully vaccinated, final dose date must be 14 days prior to the show date. For those who are not vaccinated (regardless of age) Cygnet will require proof of a negative Coronavirus PCR Test dated within 72-hours of your performance. Masks are required to be worn while inside the theatre’s lobby and while watching the performance.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person at the box office located at 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego Old Town Historic State Park, by calling 619-337-1525 or by visiting Children 12 and under receive half-off tickets with each paid adult.

Tom Stephenson (left) is Ebenezer Scrooge in the 2021 “A Christmas Carol” at Cygnet Theater in Old Town San Diego.

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