Pacific Symphony invites you to enjoy an audio performance of “A Christmas Carol” presented by South Coast Repertory, our cultural colleague at Segerstrom Center, starting Dec. 15. Charles Dickens’ classic story made its debut in 1843 and has become a holiday favorite ever since. This month, join Tony Award-winning theatre group South Coast Repertory as they give you a chance to enjoy and stream the show for FREE from Dec. 15-31.
Southern California may be under a regional stay at home order but that doesn’t mean some holiday traditions can’t happen. When old time radio programming gained popularity in the early 20th century, it made theatre more accessible. Classic radio Christmas shows like Campbell’s Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol” (1939) and Lux Radio Theater’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1947) were listened to by folks across the nation.
South Coast Repertory’s audio performance is a great way to escape for a couple of hours. If you’d like to enjoy a screenless night, just cozy up with a mug of hot chocolate and wrap yourself in a blanket by the fire. Turn on your Christmas tree and dim the lights. The holidays may look different this year but that’s okay. The festive spirit can still thrive safe at home.
This performance of Charles Dickens’ classic will be performed by actor Richard Doyle. It is directed by Hisa Takakuwa and adapted from the novella by John Glore. Original music and sound design is by David R. Molina. “A Christmas Carol” follows the story of businessman Ebenezer Scrooge as he goes on a transformative journey on Christmas Eve. Welcome back to Victorian Britain!
We’re proud to be one of South Coast Repertory’s community partners. To listen to this audio performance, click here!