The Old Globe Presents “Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show”

| December 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

Featuring two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber in the title role, the comedic Dickens send-up, “Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show,” returns this holiday
to the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Performances begin run to Sunday, December 24, 2023.

The Scrooge parody, set in San Diego, is based on “A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and is written by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen and directed by Greenberg. The five-week limited engagement features two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber portraying the title role. 

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.

“It’s a delight to welcome Ebenezer Scrooge back to our stage,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “This hilarious and charming San Diego–inflected version of Charles Dickens’s famous story will once again be a highlight of the holiday season at the Globe. Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen have imagined a kooky, wild, outsize take on a cherished tale, and they and the talents they’ve assembled deliver theatrical exuberance and good cheer. I can’t wait to share it once again with our audiences.”

In addition to Christopher Sieber as Actor 5 (Ebenezer Scrooge), the cast for includes Josh Breckenridge as Actor 4 (Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Charles, Mr. Fezzi, etc.), Dan Rosales as Actor 1 (Fred, Young Scrooge, Medium Scrooge, Tiny Tim, etc.), Cathryn Wake as Actor 2 (Prudence Saint, Lavinia, Ghost of Christmas Present, Archibald, etc.), and Jacque Wilke as Actor 3 (Gertrude Saint, Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit, Jennie, etc.).

Also, joining Greenberg and Rosen as part of the creative team for the Globe’s production of “Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show are Adam Koch (scenic design), David Israel Reynoso (costume design), Amanda Zieve (lighting design), Bart Fasbender (sound design), Cathryn Wake (music director), Tara Rubin casting/Merri Sugarman, CSA and Kim Heil, CSA (casting), and Anjee Nero (production stage manager).

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.

Tickets are available at or by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623) and in person at The Old Globe’s Box Office in Balboa Park.

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