CHRISTMAS CAROL

“Marley was dead, to begin with…This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.”  And so the Christmas classic begins as Charles Dickens (portrayed by Jake Guidi) spins the tale of the world’s most famous miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. Charles Dickens’ immortal tale of redemption comes to life at Baker Street West with the Baker Street Players’ production of A Christmas Carol. Audiences will be immersed in the London of Ebenezer Scrooge (Chris Witt), Bob Cratchit (Jordon Shaw), and Tiny Tim (Marshall Shaw) as the performance surrounds them with festive and authentic Victorian shops, including Wiggins’ Toy Shoppe, Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Shoppe, Adler’s Emporium, and The Wolf & Bear Pub.  

The ghost of Jacob Marley (Topher Anderson) hastens Scrooge to embark on a journey to earn his redemption led by three Spirits: Christmas Past (Ellie Coombs), Christmas Present (Brad Barnard), and Christmas Yet to Come (Alexander Brooks). On his sojourn, Scrooge encounters memories from his past, a glimpse of how others live in the present, and what the future will be if he doesn’t soften his heart and reform his ways.  Will Scrooge learn the blessings that come with generosity and good will towards men? Come spend time with these enduring characters you have come to love and set yourself right on the path to holiday cheer. An extravagant assemblage of characters are portrayed by: Beth Barnard, Kathleen Harmon, Ashlee Evans, Bailey Wilson, Michael Shaw, Ethan Krieshok, Callee Lanier, Alec Lashbrook, Mya McHenry, Pearl O’Brien, Amanda Reis, Christopher Gordon, and Deb Tenney.

Director Beth Barnard has written a faithful adaption of the original classic Christmas story bringing all of Dickens’ beloved characters to life ~ a script that was nominated by Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance for an Elly Award for Best Adaptation of an Original Story.  

Baker Street West’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” features a lively cast, splendid costumes, and spooky ghosts that remains true to the heart and soul of this timeless holiday tale using Dickens’ rich language to add to the intense visual experience by way of his vivid storytelling.  

Performances of “A Christmas Carol” run from December 5 through December 15;  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7 pm and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The Baker Street Players perform at Baker Street West, second floor to Hein & Company Bookstore, 204 Main Street, Jackson. Handicap access is available. Tickets: $20 for students, $24 for seniors, and $27.50 for adults. Purchase online at BakerStreetWest.com or by calling Mrs. Hudson at (209) 223-2215.