Description:

Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.

A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens' most well-known story. 

Due to the social distancing requirement in the St Michael's Catholic Academy Theater, seating is limited to 150 for each production.  At CYT we strive to meet or exceed CDC recommendations for COVID-19 safety. At present we are following CDC recommendations for universal indoor masking by all regardless of vaccination status. For more details, please refer to the CYT Austin Fall 2021 COVID19 safety protocols.

Dates / Times:

Tickets go on sale Saturday October 2, 2021 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

Due to the social distancing requirement in the St Michael's Catholic Academy Theater, seating is limited to 150 for each production. We realize many have been vaccinated for Covid, but in order to manage risks for those who are not, we will be asking all audience members to wear a mask during the performance.

St. Michael's Catholic Academy:

3000 Barton Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78735


Show Notes:

Character Breakdown
Scrooge - A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and has grown up heeding his father's advice to save his money. Until he realizes how terrible he's become, he is grumpy, unsympathetic man and has no time for anyone or anything. 

Mr. Cratchit - A father and husband who cares deeply for his family, particularly his youngest son. He works hard to provide for them but is mistreated by his employer, Scrooge. 

Mrs. Cratchit - Tiny Tim's mother and Mr. Cratchit's wife. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she's got. 

Tiny Tim - Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit's youngest son. He is crippled and sick, but is the definition of loving Christmas spirit. He constantly reminds his family that as long as they all have each other, they will be happy. 

Fred - Scrooge's nephew and only living relative. He is a pleasant young man who believes in the good a joyful Christmas spirit can make in the world. 

Ghost Of Christmas Present - A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes back to show Scrooge all the joy, love, and celebration he his missing out on while those around him celebrate Christmas. Actor doubles as Sandwichboard Man. 

Ghost Of Christmas Past - An ever cheerful, sprightly ghost who comes back with the history book of Scrooge's past to show him the events that led to his current state. Actor doubles as Lamplighter. Age: 40 to 60

Blind Old Hag / Ghost Of Christmas Future - A beautiful, and terrifying wrath, the Ghost of Christmas Future is strong and silent as she shows Scrooge what will happen to him and those around him if he continue down the path he is currently treading.

Marley - Scrooge's former business partner who, before his death, was exactly like Scrooge. Comes back as a ghost in chains to warn Scrooge of how his life decisions will bind him in the afterlife.

Emily - Scrooge's fiancé from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money.

Mrs. Fezziwig - The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig's wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful.

Mr. Fezziwig - A portly, jolly man who used to throw a huge Christmas party every year for the community. He was Scrooge's first boss and after teaching him all he knew, he became deeply disappointed in the man Scrooge became.

Additional characters:
Scrooge's Mother and Father
Young Scrooge (at 8, 12, and 18)
Fan
A Beadle
Three Charity Men
Mr. Smythe
Grace Smythe
Cratchit children
Poulterer
Jonathon
Mrs. Mops
Scrooge’s Double 
Marley’s four Acolytes
Judge
Mr. Hawkins
Young Marley
Two grannies
Sally Anderson
Two Undertakers
Old Joe


Ensemble: Charity Elves; Bankers; Street Vendors; Pantomime girls; Fezziwig partygoers; Sailors; Ghosts; Dancing ghosts; Jailers; Clerks; Monks; Chorus of child angels; and more!