“A Christmas Carol” announces cast for its 29th season, will run December 12 – 24, 2018

A Christmas Carol, Alliance Theatre’s annual holiday production, returns for its 29th season, December 12 – 24, 2018 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  The most heartwarming story of the season comes to life with holiday carols, stunning stage magic, and your favorite Atlanta actors.  Directed by Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, A Christmas Carol has become a tradition for many families around the southeast.

Returning to the cast in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge is acclaimed Atlanta actor David de Vries.  De Vries’s credits include the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast (playing Lumiere) and the national tour of Wicked (playing Dr. Dillamond).  Some of his recent Alliance Theatre credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Shrek, and Carapace.

The Alliance is also pleased to announce nine-year-old Manny Magnus as Tiny Tim.  Although new to the Alliance, Magnus is an experienced performer with skills in singing, song-writing for multiple instruments, and hip-hop dancing.  He is also a black belt in taekwondo.

Long-time cast members also returning to the production include Cynthia D. Barker as Mrs. Cratchit, Andrew Benator as Jacob Marley, Lowrey Brown as Young Scrooge, Je Nie Fleming as Mrs. Fezziwig /Mrs. Dilber, Thomas Neal Antwon Ghant as Bob Cratchit, Bart Hansard as Mr. Fezziwig/Christmas Present, Joe Knezevich as Fred, Courtney Patterson as Christmas Past, Brad Raymond as Topper, and Laurie Williamson as Bess.

The cast is completed by Caleb Baumann as Wyatt/Turkey Boy, Kylie Brown as Belle, Shelli Delgado as Fan/Martha, Virginia Fisher as Belinda, Elijah Sage Ghant as Daniel/Ignorance, Avery Michael as Want, Marcie Millard as Peg, Clayton Mote as ensemble, Chayil Rattler as Melinda,George Roberts as Peter, and Brian Walker as Dick Wilkins.  Barrett Crowder and Camilla Zaepfel will understudy.

In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man well-known for his miserly ways, is visited by ghosts offering him a chance at a better future – his old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future – who teach him it is never too late to change.  The beloved Dickens classic comes to life in this Broadway-scale production with beautiful live music and an all-star Atlanta cast.

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The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s 2017 production of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Greg Mooney

PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION: 

Only 14 performances:

Wednesday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 14, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 15, 2:30 & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 16, 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 20, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 21, 2:30 & 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 22, 2:30 & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 23, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Monday, December 24, 2:30 p.m.

 

Opening Night for A Christmas Carol is Wednesday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at The Woodruff Arts Center Box Office in person or by calling 404-733-5000, or online at www.alliancetheatre.org/christmas.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Box Office at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre or online at www.ticketmaster.com 

Matinee performances for student groups will take place December 10 – 17, at 10:30 a.m.  This performance is recommended for grades K-12 and supports curriculum standards: ELAGSE1SL2, ELAGSE6SL2, ELAGSE11-12RL3, SSEPF3, SSEMI1, SSWH15.  For ticket information, contact allianceschoolday@woodruffcenter.org or call 404.733.4661.

 

VENUE INFORMATION:

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

Link to map for Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

 

Parking:

Parking is available for $10 night-of or $12 pre-paid in the Cobb Energy Centre parking deck or surface lot on site.  Link to pre-pay for parking.  Valet is also available for $15.

Transit:

Red or Gold Line to Arts Center MARTA Station.  Bus #10 to Akers Mill Road @ Galleria Drive.  Walk four minutes to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Accessibility:

Cobb Energy Centre is wheelchair accessible.  Designated seats in various locations are available at every event for guests needing special assistance.  Handicapped parking is available next to the guest elevators on every level of the parking deck and dropoff is available at the front of the building. Cobb is also equipped with Phonic Ear Devices.

 

DISCOUNTS:

GROUP DISCOUNTS

Groups of 10+ receive discounts on the price of tickets and are not charged for box office fees.   404.733.4690

MILITARY DISCOUNTS

The Home Depot Foundation provides active military members and veterans up to two free tickets per production, per household (available at the Woodruff Arts Center box office within 7 days of any given performance with military/veteran ID).  Additional tickets can be purchased for 15% off regularly priced tickets to Alliance Stage and Hertz Stage productions. Both offers are based on availability and cannot be combined with other offers.  Call for details – 404.733.5000.

See all discounts and special offers here – http://alliancetheatre.org/content/ticket-discounts

 

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