Buy Tickets From the 2019-2020 Season: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Playing December 06, 2019 to December 23, 2019

$15 General Admission Preview Thursday December 5, 2019

Drew Reeves as Scrooge

A Holiday Tradition at The Shakespeare Tavern for over 20 years, ASC is proud of this very special adaptation of a timeless classic. A handful of actors bring the wondrous art of storytelling to life, transporting you to Scrooge’s London counting house that fateful Christmas when Scrooge meets three Ghosts and a certain little boy named Tiny Tim. This enchanting holiday experience will bring the magic of the season to Scrooge, to The Tavern, and to you. Join us for some Dickens, a bit of song, and a lot of holiday cheer.

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Join the cast and crew members for a lively Q&A on Sunday December 15, 2019

Additional Performances

Saturday December 7, 2019, RELAXED PERFORMANCE. 2pm. Lunch menu available at 12:45pm (Click here for more information)

Saturday December 14, 2019, 2pm. Lunch menu available at 12:45pm

Tuesday December 17, 2019, 7:30pm

Wednesday December 18, 2019, 2pm. Lunch menu available at 12:45pm

Wednesday December 18, 2019, 7:30pm

Saturday December 21, 2019, 2pm. Lunch menu available at 12:45pm

Monday December 23, 2019, 2pm. Lunch menu available at 12:45pm

Director's Notes

Adapted and Directed by J. Tony Brown

Show Information


Act One - 60 minutes
15 minute intermission
Act Two - 35 min

Show Roles

Performances December 6-23, 2019

Scrooge – Drew Reeves*

Brad Raymond*
Rivka Levin*
Mary Ruth Ralston
Mark Schroeder
Nathan Hesse
Patrick Galletta
Gabriella Anderson
Becky Cormier-Finch
Kevin Qian

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Show Times
In general, shows at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm.

Bardometer Rating

How difficult is this Shakespearean play to grasp? On a scale of 1 to 10.
What does rating this mean?

You may already know the story and what happens at the end. But even if you don’t, the play is light and the plot is easy to follow. Limited violence, limited bawdiness (see below). There are very few things – historical, religious, or political – that you need to know ahead of time. Just enjoy!

A note about bawdiness in Shakespeare: It exists. Despite what your English teacher taught you, Shakespeare wrote some pretty saucy lines and they pop up from time to time. While there is never any nudity on stage, our actors are trained to make the text clear. If we feel a show contains a plethora of Graphic Elizabethan Poetry (or is very bloody/violent/triggering) we will put that disclaimer in the blurb about the show. It won’t happen often. If this Bardometer lists a play as a 1 or 2, you can rest assured that it is an appropriate show for kids under ten.

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