A Christmas Carol makes its triumphant return for The Rep’s 50th Season

Back at The Rep for the first time in 35 years, this all-time holiday classic runs November 30 – December 24

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ST. LOUIS – The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents A Christmas Carol, adapted by David H. Bell from the novella by Charles Dickens and directed by Steven Woolf.

This holiday mainstay runs November 30 – December 24 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts.

Dickens’ heartwarming tale comes to life on The Rep stage for the first time in 35 years. On Christmas Eve, the miser Ebenezer Scrooge is given a chance at redemption as he’s visited by four ghosts — his old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future — who teach him it’s never too late to change.

John Rensenhouse, last seen at The Rep in 2010’s The Diary of Anne Frank, returns as the miserly Scrooge. He’s joined by an all-star local cast – most notably Joneal Joplin, who will appear in his 100th Rep production as Scrooge’s ill-fated partner Marley. Featured performers include Michael James Reed and Amy Loui (Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit), Ben Nordstrom (Fred) and Jacqueline Thompson, Jerry Vogel and Landon Tate Boyle (as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, respectively).

A Christmas Carol also features a historic collaboration between The Rep and The Muny. The show’s ensemble will include 13 members of The Muny Kids, a talented troupe of young performers who serve as goodwill ambassadors for the Forest Park theatre institution. Troupe member Owen Hanford will appear as Tiny Tim, and Muny Kids will fill various other roles throughout the production.

Led by The Rep’s Augustin Family Artistic Director Woolf, the creative staff includes scenic designer Robert Mark Morgan, costume designer Dorothy Marshall Englis, lighting designer Robert Denton, sound designer Rusty Wandall and stage manager Emilee Buchheit.

Curtain times are Tuesdays at 7 pm; Wednesdays-Fridays at 8 pm; selected Wednesday matinees at 1:30 pm; Saturday matinees at 4 pm; selected Saturday nights at 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm; and selected Sunday evenings at 7 pm. There will also be a pair of special 2 pm performances December 23 and 24.

Tickets for A Christmas Carol range from $18 to $88.50. To purchase, visit The Rep Box Office, located inside the Loretto-Hilton Center, charge by phone by calling (314) 968-4925 or visit The Rep’s Online Box Office at http://www.repstl.org.

The Loretto-Hilton Center is located at 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University).

The Rep is partnering with the Saint Louis Art Museum to enhance the patron experience of A Christmas Carol. Participants can take a free one-hour docent-led led Dickensian tour, featuring your favorite images of Christmas cards past. Enjoy period English paintings, furniture and decorative arts. No reservations are required and more information can be found at http://www.slam.org.

For additional information about The Rep’s production of A Christmas Carol, including a guide introducing the characters, plot and background on the play, photos related to the production and more, visit The Rep’s comprehensive public website at: http://repstl.org/season/show/a_christmas_carol.