A Christmas Carol

Adapted by David H. Bell from the novella by Charles Dickens |
Directed by Steven Woolf

Running time: One hour, 55 minutes. Performed with one intermission.

Charles 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.

woolf-spotlight.jpgSteve's Take:

Easily the most-requested show in my tenure at The Rep, we are overjoyed to bring this immortal story back to our stage.


All photos below by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

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The cast of A Christmas Carol

Jerry Vogel and John Rensenhouse

John Rensenhouse

Chris Tipp, Susie Wall and Landon Tate Boyle

John Rensenhouse and Ben Nordstrom

Group Information

Groups of 10 or more get the best seats at the best price. View more details.

Cast & Creative Staff


  • John Rensenhouse (Ebenezer Scrooge)
  • Michael James Reed (Bob Cratchit)
  • Amy Loui (Mrs. Cratchit)
  • Ben Nordstrom (Fred)
  • Owen Hanford (Tiny Tim)
  • Jacqueline Thompson (Ghost of Christmas Past)
  • Jerry Vogel (Ghost of Christmas Present, Mr. Fezziwig)
  • Landon Tate Boyle (Ghost of Christmas Future, Young Scrooge)
  • Joneal Joplin (Jacob Marley)
  • Susie Wall (Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Dilber)
  • Kara Overlien (Fan, Martha, Bess)
  • Chris Tipp (Dick Wilkins, Tom Watkins)
  • Justin Duhon (Peter Cratchit)
  • Kaley Bender (Belinda Cratchit)
  • Kennedy Holmes (Melinda Cratchit)
  • Nathaniel Mahone (Daniel Cratchit)
  • Lana Dvorak (Belle, Alice)
  • Peggy Billo (Ensemble)
  • Libby Jasper (Ensemble)
  • Alan Knoll (Ensemble)
  • Donna Weinsting (Ensemble)
  • Jack Zanger (Ensemble)
  • Phoenix Lawson (Boy, Wyatt, Turkey)
  • Susannah Egley (Want, Ensemble)
  • Grace Clark (Children's Quartet)
  • Elise Edwards (Children's Quartet)
  • Spencer Jones (Children's Quartet)
  • Ronan Ryan (Children's Quartet)
  • Madison Dixon (Swing)
  • Cole Joyce (Swing)
  • Lily McDonald (Swing)

Creative Staff: Steven Woolf (Director), Robert Mark Morgan (Scenic Designer), Dorothy Marshall Englis (Costume Designer), Rob Denton (Lighting Designer), Rusty Wandall (Sound Designer), Dr. Jeffrey Carter (Music Director), Emilee Buchheit (Stage Manager), Lorraine LiCavoli (Assistant Stage Manager)

Enhance Your Experience

  • Read our Play Guide on A Christmas Carol, featuring a show synopsis, character descriptions and a background article related to the production.

  • Join cast member Alan Knoll for a Quick Start presentation on the world of A Christmas Carol! Presentations will begin one hour prior to curtain. Quick Start is offered for every performance except for previews, opening night and 8 p.m. Saturday performances.

  • A free, 20-minute Post-Performance Discussion with the cast and staff will follow the matinee performances on December 7 and 21, and the evening performances on December 8 and 15.

  • Talk Theatre lecture will be given on December 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm. For tickets or more information, call (314) 968-4925.

  • Check out the St. Louis County Library's curated resource list for A Christmas Carol! In it, you'll find more on Charles Dickens, as well as numerous written and visual adaptations of A Christmas Carol.

  • The Saint Louis Art Museum partners with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis to offer Museum visitors a one-hour docent-led led Dickensian tour, featuring your favorite images of Christmas cards past. Enjoy period English paintings, furniture and decorative arts.

    Tours depart from the Museum’s Information Center in Sculpture Hall in the Main Building. All tours are free; no reservations required. Tour dates and times:

    • Saturday, December 3 @ 11:00am

    • Sunday, December 11 @ 2:00pm

    • Saturday, December 24 @ 11:00am

Age Recommendations

The Rep's Education Department recommends this production for grades 6 and up (ages 11 and up).

The show’s holiday themes are perfect for families, but the running time may be too long for the youngest attention spans.