Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (Spamalot, Shrek the Musical, Company, The Prom) will star in the title role of The Old Globe's upcoming production of Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show.
The Scrooge parody, set in San Diego, is based on Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol and is written by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen with direction by the former. Performances are scheduled for November 17-December 24 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in San Diego. Opening night is November 21.
In addition to Sieber as Actor 5 (Ebenezer Scrooge), the cast will include 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.).
“It’s a delight to welcome Ebenezer Scrooge back to our stage,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein in a statement. “This hilarious and charming San Diego–inflected version of Charles Dickens’ 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.”
The production will also have scenic design by Adam Koch, costume design by David Israel Reynoso, lighting design by Amanda Zieve, sound design by Bart Fasbender, music direction by Cathryn Wake, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting's Merri Sugarman and Kim Heil. The production stage manager is Anjee Nero.