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Old Globe Announces One-Week Extension of San Diego Christmas Show

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San Diego, CA — (November, 2019)—Due to popular demand, The Old Globe announced today a one-week-only extension—through Sunday, December 29—of the West Coast premiere of Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, a hilarious family-friendly Scrooge parody set in San Diego. Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, it is written by Gordon Greenberg (the Globe’s The Heart of Rock & Roll and Working, London’s Guys and Dolls and Barnum) and Steve Rosen (The Other Josh CohenThe Curious Case of the Curse of Count Dracula!), and directed by Greenberg. Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show begins performances November 23, 2019 and runs through December 29 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run November 23–25, with opening night on Tuesday, November 26. Single tickets are on sale now, starting at $30.00, and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or at the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

San Diego has a new show for its Christmas stocking with this fast, funny, and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. All the traditional elements of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol are intact—including the iconic ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future—but with a comic local twist! Audiences of all ages will cheer Ebenezer Scrooge’s rediscovery of the Christmas spirit in this riotous Dickens mash-up filled with music and laughter—all set in “wintery” San Diego!

The cast includes Broadway veteran Robert Joy as Ebenezer Scrooge (the Globe’s Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s King Charles III, and SocratesGirl from the North Country, and Head of Passes at The Public Theater, “CSI: NY”); Orville Mendoza as Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Charles, Mr. Fezzi, etc. (the Globe’s The Heart of Rock & RollThe Wiz and The Orphan of Zhao at La Jolla Playhouse, Broadway’s Peter and the Starcatcher and Pacific Overtures); Dan Rosales as Fred, Young Scrooge, Medium Scrooge, Tiny Tim, etc. (Off Broadway’s Dogman and Spamilton playing Lin-Manuel Miranda—New York, London, and national tour); Cathryn Wake as Prudence Saint, Lavinia, Ghost of Christmas Present, Archibald, etc. (Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Off Broadway’s The Other Josh Cohen, The Fantasticks, and The Hello Girls); and Jacque Wilke as Gertrude Saint, Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit, Jennie, etc. (extensive local credits include Pride and Prejudice at Cygnet Theatre Company, Craig Noel Award winner for Honky at San Diego Repertory Theatre, Yoke and The Car Plays at La Jolla Playhouse).

“As Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! warms the hearts of San Diegans for the 22nd straight holiday season, The Old Globe this year adds yuletide laughter and delight with a brand-new Christmas show,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “With Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen take Dickens’s classic story of Christmas kindness to a new level of madcap fun. The show gives us everything we love about the story of Scrooge, from ‘Bah, Humbug!’ to the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, to Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family. But this time there’s a local San Diego angle, full of music and energy, and I know our audiences have never seen anything like it. I am so happy to put it under the Globe Christmas tree and share it with our audiences this season.”

Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show at The Old Globe is supported in part through a gift from Production Sponsors Marsh & McLennan Agency and US BankLynne and Steve Wheeler are the Artist Sponsors for Robert Joy (Ebenezer Scrooge). Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego

Performances begin on November 23 and are now extended by popular demand for one week, to continue through Sunday matinee, December 29, 2019 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run November 23–25. Opening night is on Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. Regular performances: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be additional evening performances on Monday, November 25 and Monday, December 23, both at 7:00 p.m.; additional matinee performances on Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 26 at 2:00 p.m.; and no evening performances on Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving), Friday, December 6 (December Nights), or Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas). For a complete playing schedule, click here West Coast premiere

Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego
Christmas Show
By Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Directed by Gordon Greenberg

RUNS: November 23 – December 29, 2019
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $30.00.

SYNOPSIS: San Diego has a new show for its Christmas stocking with this fast, funny, and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. All the traditional elements of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol are intact—including the iconic ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future—but with a comic local twist! Audiences of all ages will cheer Ebenezer Scrooge’s rediscovery of the Christmas spirit in this riotous Dickens mash-up filled with music and laughter—all set in “wintery” San Diego!

BOX OFFICE WINDOW HOURS: 12:00 noon to final curtain Tuesday through Sunday. American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA accepted. (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623].

LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Free parking is available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($14.00, advance reservation by calling Ticket Office.

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