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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Richard Hellesen
Music by David de Berry
Nov 28 - Dec 28, 2014
The Stage Theatre (View Map & Seating Chart)
Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes including intermission
Ticket Price: Starts at $49
Age Recommendation: Appropriate for children ages 6+
Advisory: This production uses stage fog and strobe lights, includes supernatural moments that may frighten younger viewers and Dickensian language that may be challenging.

Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol promises to “warm your heart and renew your holiday spirit” according to the Examiner. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, this joyous and opulent musical adaptation traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption. A Christmas Carol illuminates the meaning of the holiday season in a way that has resonated for generations.

The cast in in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s production of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Jennifer M Koskinen.

Producing Partner: Isabelle Clark

Family Day
Family Day
Dec 7 | 12:30pm
Family 4 Pack: $200 with code JOLLY
Share the holiday tradition as a family at our Family Day, complete with pre-show activities, light snacks and four tickets to the show.
Page to Stage: Book Club Discussion
Page to Stage: Book Club Discussion
Dec 10 | 5:30pm
Free | Free Parking | Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave.

Book: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens The new Page to Stage Book Club lets you read the book, see the play, meet the cast and join the discussion! Register to receive discounts on the selected books or plays and the corresponding Theatre Company performances, plus enjoy a book discussion and other special events. Register at www.tatteredcover.com.

Theatre Thursdays
Theatre Thursdays
Dec 11 | 5:30pm
$60 | Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby
Your ticket to A Christmas Carol for Theatre Thursdays includes a refreshing cocktail, tasty bar bites, live music and the show.


Accessible Performances
Accessible Performances
Dec 20 | 1:30pm
Free with admission

To buy tickets for any accessible performance, select the appropriate code noted below. For optimal service, call the box office at 303.893.4100 or TTY 303.893.9582.

Sign Language promo code: ASL
Audio Description promo code: AUDIO

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Bruce K. Sevy
Bruce K. Sevy, Director

Bruce K. Sevy has directed such memorable DCPA productions as When We Are MarriedHeartbreak HouseMariela in the DesertThe Voysey InheritanceA Prayer for Owen MeanyDoubtAll My SonsMaster ClassMrs. Warren’s ProfessionA Christmas CarolCat On a Hot Tin RoofThe Little FoxesMolly SweeneyAmy’s ViewValley SongPierreDinner With Friends, and The Cripple of Inishmaan.

As Director of New Play Development, he oversees both the artistic and practical components of DCPA’s successful Colorado New Play Summit, including commissions from outstanding American playwrights.

He has directed for Arizona Theatre Company, Cleveland Play House, Lark Play Development Center, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Northlight Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Pioneer Theatre Company, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Empty Space and Intiman Theatre in Seattle, the Kimo Theatre in Albuquerque, and Utah Shakespearean Festival. His popular production of 2 Pianos, 4 Hands has been seen at more than 20 theatres nationally, including DCPA’s successful 2003 production.

David de Berry
David de Berry, Composer/Lyricist
At the DCPA: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Composer/lyricist — A CappellaSisters: A Legend, original scores for Twelfth NightThe Good Person of SetzuanAll My SonsThe TempestThe Taming of the Shrew’Night MotherThe Time of Your Life (Sacramento Theatre Company); Composer — The Merry Wives of WindsorThe Comedy of ErrorsThe Glass MenagerieKing LearBetrayalOur Country’s GoodThe Recruiting OfficerTerra NovaThe Miser (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Romeo and Juliet (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival); M. Butterfly (Arizona Theatre Company). Actor — Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Theatre Company, PCPA, Pennsylvania State Theatre, Charles Playhouse, Sacramento Theatre Company.
Richard Hellesen
Richard Hellesen, Playwright/Adaptor
Richard Hellesen is pleased to be returning to the DCPA Theatre Company, where his play Kingdom premiered in 1999. His other plays include MoonshadowOnce in Arden, the book for David de Berry’s musical A Cappella, and two recent works for Ford’s Theatre in Washington, One Destiny and The Road From Appomattox. Among his two dozen shorter plays are five finalists in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Ten-Minute Play Contest; his one-act Dos Corazones appears in the collection of Best Ten-Minute Plays for Two Actors by Smith & Kraus. His work for young audiences includes adaptations of The Emperor’s New Clothes and the novel Johnny Tremain, both for B Street Theatre in Sacramento, and (with composer Michael Silversher) musical versions of The Wind in the Willows and Lois Lowry’s young adult novel Gathering Blue, as well as 11 school tour productions, for South Coast Repertory in Southern California. Nationally, his work has been seen at such theatres as the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Geva Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Sundance Children’s Theatre, City Theatre in Miami, Sacramento Theatre Company, and HERE in New York City, as well as The Shakespeare Company in Calgary, Canada. A member of the Dramatists Guild, Richard has received awards from the National Theatre Conference and PEN USA-West.
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