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Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol

BEVERLY HILLS: A Christmas Carol December 4-8, 2019
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
$, thewallis.org
Directed by Simon Harvey; Performed by David Mynne
Joy to all mankind? Bah! Humbug! Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser.
Performances: December 4, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 5, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 6, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 7, 2019, 2:30 & 7  p.m. | December 8, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

BUENA PARK: A Christmas Carol, part of Knott's Merry Farm celebration November 22, 2019-January 5, 2020
at Birdcage Theatre at Knott's Berry Farm through Christmas. Free live performance included with admission knotts.com

CARPINTERIA: A Christmas Carol December 12-15, 2019
plus Muppets Christmas Carol December 8, 2019, 3-4:30 p.m.
Produced by the Alcazar Theatre, directed by Asa Olsson
Alcazar Theatre - Plaza Playhouse Theater
4916 Carpinteria Ave.
Carpinteria, CA
$, thealcazar.org

CARSON: Dickens Day Holiday Celebration December 14, 2019
Charles Dickens fans can experience heart-warming "A Christmas Carol" come to life during the International Printing Museum's in Carson. printmuseum.org

COSTA MESA: November 30 - December 2​4, 2019
by Charles Dickens adapted by Jerry Patch and directed by John-David Keller
655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
scr.org
November 30, 2019, December 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 2019
Nineteenth-century London comes to life on the Orange County stage with more than 25 performances of this beloved holiday favorite. Children under 6 are not permitted and tickets for the production company's most popular play may sell out on some nights.

GLENDALE: A Christmas Carol November 29-December 24, 2019
Glendale Centre Theatre
324 N Orange
Glendale, CA, 91203
glendalecentretheatre.com
54th Annual production of this classic holiday play
November 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | November 28, 2019, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. | November 29, 2019, 2:30 p.m. | Tuesday, December 1, 2019, 10 a.m. | December 3, 2019, 10 a.m. | December 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 5, 2019, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. | December 6, 2019, 2:30 p.m. | Tuesday, December 8, 2019, 10 a.m. | December 10, 2019, 10 a.m. | December 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 12, 2019, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. | December 13, 2019, 2:30 p.m. | December 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 19, 2019, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. | December 20, 2019, 2:30 p.m. | Monday, December 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, December 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 24, 2019, 1 p.m.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: A Christmas Carol, a Ghostly Tale present by A.C.T.S. Drama Group December 6-15, 2019
Calvary Chapel of the Harbour
16450 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA
Free, ccoth.com
Dates: December 6, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 7, 2019, 4 p.m. | December 8, 2019, 4 p.m. | December 13, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 14, 2019, 4 p.m. | December 15, 2019, 4 p.m.
Free Christmas Carol Play Has New Twists
by: Chris MacDonald 
The 7th Annual Charles Dickens', "A Christmas Carol," will have a "hauntingly mysterious twist" this year in Sunset Beach, according to Kathleen Pedick, Creative Director/Writer, a former professional Scottish jazz singer and songwriter. More than 100 cast, crew, costume designers and other volunteers from A.C.T.S. Drama Group, help make it happen. Actor Mark Savalle from the Facts of Life & Dallas, will play Bob Cratchit, and other performers of note will dazzle you in this memorable production. The youngest actor, in the role of Jesus, is Fox Austin, 6-months-old. The oldest, Ray Carvalho, 76, plays Mr. Fezziwig.  Technical Director, Brenda Garcia's  husband, Larry, who wrote some of the music and helps with the sound, worked on Disney's hit, The Lion King, as well as the award-winning TV Show, Northern Exposure. 

JULIAN: A Christmas Carol December 13-22, 2019
Produced by Julian Theater Company, this version of Dickens' tale of hard-hearted Scrooge who finds the meaning of life one haunted Christmas Eve.
Julian High School Theater
1656 Highway 78
Julian, CA
$15, juliantheatercompany.com
Seating is limited.
December 13, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 14, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 15, 2019, 2 p.m. | December 20, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 21, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 22, 2019, 2 p.m.
Produced by Julian Theater Company in association with Julian High School District and Spencer Valley School District

LONG BEACH: A Christmas Carol December 7-22, 2019
Long Beach Playhouse
5021 E. Anaheim Street
Long Beach CA
lbplayhouse.org
Written by Charles Dickens, adapted & directed by Evan Battle, this is the 8th annual production the Playhouse describes as a perennial favorite.
Performances: December 6, 2019, 8 p.m. Half price preview | December 7, 2019, 8 p.m.  Opening Night and Champagne Gala | December 8, 2019, 2 p.m. | December 12, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 13, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 14, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 15, 2019, 2 p.m. | December 19, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 20, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 21, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 22, 2019, 2 p.m. Closing Night

PASADENA: A Christmas Carol December 4-23, 2019
A Noise Within
3352 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
anoisewithin.org
Directors: Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott
Celebrate the season with Dickens' timeless tale of forgiveness, change, and the life-changing power of kindness to our fellow man.
December 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 6, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 7, 2019, 2 & 8 p.m. | December 8, 2019, 2 & 7 p.m. | December 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 13, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 14, 2019, 2 p.m. | December 15, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m. |
December 20, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 21, 2019, 2 & 8 p.m. | December 22, 2019, 2 & 7 p.m. | December 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

REDDING: Scrooge, An Evening With Charles Dickens December 13-14, 2019, 7 p.m.
Redding Old City Hall
1313 Market St.
Redding, CA
$12, shastaartscouncil.org | cityofredding.org
Bennett Gale in the star roles of characters from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. He plays Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley and Ghosts of Christmases past.

SACRAMENTO: A Christmas Carol December 4-29, 2019
Sacramento Theatre Company Main Stage
1419 H Street
Sacramento, CA
$, sactheatre.org
Directed By: Michael Laun & Miranda D. Lawson. Performances: December 6, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 7, 2019, 2 p.m. | December 7, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 8, 2019, 2 p.m. | December 11, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 12, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 13, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 14, 2019, 2 & 8 p.m. | December 15, 2019, 2 p.m. | December 18, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 19, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 20, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 21, 2019, 2 & 8 p.m. | December 22, 2019, 2 & 7 p.m. | December 23, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 24, 2019, 2 p.m. | December 27, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 28, 2019, 2 & 8 p.m. | December 29, 2019, 2 p.m.

SAN DIEGO: Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show November 23-December 29, 2019
The Old Globe
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
theoldglobe.org
Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Directed by Gordon Greenberg
This fast, funny, and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told keeps all the traditional elements of Dickens's A Christmas Carol intact, but with a comic local twist! 

SAN DIEGO: Old Town Cygnet Theatre November 27-December 29, 2019
4040 Twiggs St.
San Diego, CA 92110
$, cygnettheatre.com
Adaptation and Lyrics by Sean Murray; Score by Billy Thompson; Directed by Sean Murray
Performances: November 27, 2019 | November 28, 2019 | November 29, 2019 | November 30, 2019 | December 1, 2019 | December 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | Theatre on Tap December 6, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 7, 2019, 3 & 8 p.m. | December 8, 2019, 2 & 7 p.m. | December 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | Wine Night December 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 13, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 14, 2019, 3 & 8 p.m. | December 15, 2019, 2 & 7 p.m. | December 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 20, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 21, 2019, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. | December 22, 2019, 2 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO: A Christmas Carol November 29-December 24, 2019
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)
The Geary Theater
405 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
$, act-sf.org
Directed by Peter J. Kuo and Pam MacKinnon
Performances: December 6, 2019, 7 p.m. Opening Night | December 7, 2019, 2 & 7 p.m. | December 8, 2019, 1 & 6 p.m. |  December 11, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 12, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 13, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 14, 2019, 2 & 7 p.m. | December 15, 2019, 1 & 6 p.m. | December 17, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 19, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 20, 2019, 7 p.m. | December 21, 2019, 2 & 7 p.m. | December 22, 2019, 1 & 6 p.m. | December 23, 2019, 1 & 6 p.m. | December 24, 2019, 12 p.m. 

SAN FRANCISCO: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair November 23-December 22, 2019
Festival returns in an elaborate party with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in theatrically lit music halls, pubs, and Christmas shops at Cow Palace in San Francisco.  dickensfair.com

SAN JOSE: A Christmas Carol December 5-24, 2019
Northside Theatre Company
Olinder Theatre
848 East William Street
San Jose, CA 95116
$, northsidetheatre.com
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Richard T. Orlando in the 37th annual production.
December 5, 2019, 8 p.m. preview | December 6, 2019, 8 p.m. Opening | December 7, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 8, 2019, 3 p.m. | December 11, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 12, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 13, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 14, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 15, 2019, 3 p.m. | December 18, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 19, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 20, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 21, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 22, 2019, 3 p.m. | December 23, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 24, 2019, 1 p.m.

TEMECULA: A Christmas Carol November 29-December 8, 2019
Old Town Temecula Community Theater
42051 Main Street
Temecula, CA
$, temeculatheater.org
Music by Alan Menken, Based on the story by Charles Dickens
Performances: November 29, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | November 30, 2019, 2 & 7:30 p.m. | December 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 7, 2019, 2 & 7:30 p.m. | December 8, 2019, 2 p.m.
 
THOUSAND OAKS: A Christmas Carol December 13-15, 2019 Thousand Oaks Repertory
Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
A Christmas Carol
$, bapacthousandoaks.com
Thousand Oaks, CA
Performances: December 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 14, 2019, 2 & 7:30 p.m. | December 15, 2019, 2 p.m.

WALNUT CREEK: A Christmas Carol December 12-22, 2019
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA
$, centerrep.org
By: Charles Dickens Adapted by: Cynthia Caywood & Richard L. James; Directed by: Scott Denison
December 12, 2019, 8 p.m. | December 13, 2019, 11 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. | December 14, 2019, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Opening | December 15, 2019, 2 & 7 p.m. | December 17, 2019, 9 a.m. & 12 p.m. | December 18, 2019, 9:30  a.m. | December 19, 2019, 9:30  & 7:30 p.m. | December 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m. | December 21, 2019, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | December 22, 2019, 2 & 7 p.m.
"THE Christmas Carol to see in the Bay Area." brims with music and dance, love and laughter, spectacular special effects and scary ghosts. Make this theatrical event a part of your annual holiday traditions.

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RIVERSIDE: Dickens Festival February 22-23, 2020
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