At center is a wooden wagon filled with colorful sparkling fruit and leaves and a small Christmas tree. Upon the wagon sits an older White woman in a brilliantly-colored red, green, and gold gown. The gold designs, piping, and belt of the dress all sparkle, and the sleeves end in floor-length drop sleeves lined with white fur. She wears a green and gold crown with small gold candles set into it. She grins toward a White man standing to her right. The man, Scrooge, wears a white nightcap, a white nightgown, and a dark red silk dressing gown and holds a gold canister in his right hand. The pair are ringed by a group of adults and children, all wearing suits or floor-length gowns and winter cloaks.
Edward Gero as Scrooge and Anne Stone as the Ghost of Christmas Present with the cast of the 2010 Ford’s Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Michael Baron. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

A Christmas Carol

A must see holiday tradition!

date November 20, 2010 — January 2, 2010

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’s Yuletide classic. 

Artistic Team

Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Director Michael Baron
Scenic Design Lee Savage
Costume Design Alejo Vietti
Lighting Design Rui Rita
Original Music and Sound Design Josh Schmidt
Choreographer Shea Sullivan
Wig Design Charles G. LaPointe
Choral Direction Jay Crowder
Dialects and Vocal Director Leigh Wilson Smily
Production Stage Manager Craig A. Horness
Assistant Stage Manager Kevin Robert Fitzpatrick
Casting Mark Ramont

Cast

Headshot for actor Christopher Bloch.

Christopher Bloch

Bob Cratchit

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Brooke Bloomquist

Martha Cratchit

Headshot for actor Michael Bunce.

Michael Bunce

Solicitor #1/Undertaker

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Steven Carpenter

Solicitor #2

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Felicia Curry

Doll Vendor/Ghost of Christmas Past

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Erin Driscoll

Mrs. Fred

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Jamie Eaker

Belle

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Drew Eshelman

Jacob Marley/Old Joe

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Jamie Goodson

Martha Cratchit

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Rick Hammerly

Mr. Fezziwig

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Helen Hedman

Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig/Mother at Doll Stand

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Amy McWilliams

Mrs. Cratchit

Headshot for Stephen Schmidt.

Stephen F. Schmidt

Clock Vendor

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Anne Stone

Fruit Vendor/Ghost of Christmas Present

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Tom Story

Fred/Young Scrooge

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Bligh Voth

Mrs. Fred’s Sister/Beggar Woman

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Jacob Yeh

Topper/Young Marley

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Carolyn Agan

Understudy

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Vishal Vaidya

Understudy

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Nicholas Snipes

Tiny Tim

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Stephen Scholl

Tiny Tim

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Breana Hogberg

Fan/Daughter at Doll Stand

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Lexi Rhem

Fan/Daughter at Doll Stand

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Leo Scheck

Peter Cratchit/School Boy

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Rudy Schreiber

Peter Cratchit/School Boy

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Tori Carter

Turkey Boy/Ignorance/Boy Scrooge

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Colin Cech

Turkey Boy/Ignorance/Boy Scrooge

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Samara Watkins

Belinda Cratchit/School Girl

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Caleigh Davis

Belinda Cratchit/School Girl

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Katja Volker

Want/School Girl

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Rachel Boyd

Want/School Girl

From the Gallery

At center is a young White male-female couples. The woman stands with her back against the man’s chest and her arms crossed at her waist, holding the man’s hands. The woman wears a floor-length cream gown with puffed sleeves. The man wears tan pants and a silver vest with a black bowtie and white shirt. Other couples wearing similar dress dance around them in a circle. Above their heads is a round yellow clock face that reads one o’clock. Far above their heads floats a young Black woman in a sparkly silver ballet costume. Far above them in the background floats Scrooge, in a red dressing gown.

(At center) Jamie Eacker as Belle and Tom Story as Young Scrooge with the cast of the 2010 Ford’s Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Michael Baron. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

To the left stands Scrooge, an older White man in a white nightcap and nightgown and dark-red silk dressing gown. He faces the camera with a fearful look on his face. Floating high above him in the air to the right is a young Black woman dressed in a sparkling silver tutu, leotard, and tights. Between them is a round yellow clockface which reads 12 o’clock. The lights are darkened, with spotlights on the faces of the two figures. The rest of the set is obscured in darkness.

Edward Gero as Scrooge and Felicia Curry as the Ghost of Christmas Past in the 2010 Ford’s Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Michael Baron. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

At center is a wooden wagon filled with colorful sparkling fruit and leaves and a small Christmas tree. Upon the wagon sits an older White woman in a brilliantly-colored red, green, and gold gown. The gold designs, piping, and belt of the dress all sparkle, and the sleeves end in floor-length drop sleeves lined with white fur. She wears a green and gold crown with small gold candles set into it. She grins toward a White man standing to her right. The man, Scrooge, wears a white nightcap, a white nightgown, and a dark red silk dressing gown and holds a gold canister in his right hand. The pair are ringed by a group of adults and children, all wearing suits or floor-length gowns and winter cloaks.

Edward Gero as Scrooge and Anne Stone as the Ghost of Christmas Present with the cast of the 2010 Ford’s Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Michael Baron. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

To the left a tall, older White man in a black top hat and a patterned red silk dressing-gown shakes hands with a middle-aged White man, who is wearing tweed pants, a gray goat, and a light blue scarf and holds a brown worn top hat in his left hand. The man in the red, Scrooge, is smiling while the other man, Bob Cratchit, looks perplexed. Behind Cratchit stand two young White girls in floor-length dresses and cloaks. Next to the girls is a middle-aged White woman in a floor-length skirt with an apron, gray fingerless gloves, and a plaid scarf with her hands on the shoulders of a young White boy who leans against her. The boy wears a tweed suit and cap and carries a cane in his left hand.

Edward Gero as Ebenezer Scrooge and Christopher Bloch as Bob Cratchit, with (background) Brooke Bloomquist as Martha Cratchit, Caleigh Davis as Belinda Cratchit, Stephen Scholl as Tiny Tim and Amy McWilliams as Mrs. Cratchit in the 2010 Ford’s Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Mic

In the extreme foreground is a man with his back to the camera, glad in a maroon cloak, black top hat, and black leather gloves, conducting a group of six children as they sing. The children, a racially diverse group of three boys and three girls, stand facing the audience in a clump with their hands clasped in front of their chests. The girls are wearing floor-length dresses and cloaks with hoods; the boys are wearing suits with tweed jackets, scarves, and newsboy caps.

The young cast of the 2010 Ford’s Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Michael Baron. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.