The Dickens’ Mash-Up and Music-Filled Comedy Hit Returns to The Old Globe

| December 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

“Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show returns to the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, for a six-week limited engagement through Saturday, December 24. Based on “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, this Scrooge parody is set in San Diego and written by Gordon Greenberg (Globe’s “The Heart of Rock & Roll”) and directed by Greenberg. All the traditional elements of Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” are intact—including the iconic ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future—in this reimagined holiday story with a very comic twist. Audiences of all ages will cheer as Ebenezer Scrooge rediscovers the true Christmas spirit in this riotous Dickens mash-up filled with music and laughter—and set in “wintery” San Diego. Tickets are available at

The cast for “Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show” includes Bill Buell as Actor 5 (Ebenezer Scrooge), Elizabeth Nestlerode as Actor 2 (Prudence Saint, Lavinia, Ghost of Christmas Present, Archibald, etc.), Christopher M. Ramirez as Actor 4 (Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Charles, Mr. Fezzi, etc.), Dan Rosales as Actor 1 (Fred, Young Scrooge, Medium Scrooge, Tiny Tim, etc.), and Jacque Wilke as Actor 3 (Gertrude Saint, Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit, Jennie, etc.).

In addition to Greenberg and Rosen, the creative team for the Globe’s production of “Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show includes scenic design by Adam Koch, costume design by David Israel Reynoso, lighting design by Amanda Zieve, sound design by Bart Fasbender, music direction by Elizabeth Nestlerode, casting by Tara Rubin Casting/Merri Sugarman, CSA and Kim Heil, CSA, and production stage management by Anjee Nero.

“Even though he’s grumpy, we’re happy to welcome Ebenezer Scrooge back to our stage in this hilarious and completely charming, San Diego–infused iteration of his famous story,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen have imagined a kooky, wild, outsize take on Dickens, and they and the talents they’ve assembled deliver a jolt of pure joy, filled to the brim with theatrical exuberance and holiday cheer. I can’t wait to share it once again with our audiences.”

The theatre still strongly recommends mask-wearing while at the Globe, and patrons should feel comfortable wearing a mask anywhere on our campus if they choose.

A multi-talented cast will perform in “Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show.”

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