See ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Ann Arbor Dec. 5-8

Wild Swan Theater presents Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic

Bob Starko as Ebenezer Scrooge.
Bob Starko as Ebenezer Scrooge. (Credit: Wild Swan Theater)

ANN ARBOR – Revel in every “Bah humbug!” Dec. 5-8 with Wild Swan Theater’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at Washtenaw Community College’s Towsley Auditorium.

The children’s theater company has adapted traditional carols from Dickens’ original play for family audiences.

A Christmas Carol tells the story of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who makes an incredible transformation after he is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Future.

The evening is eye-opening for Scrooge as the spirits lead him through events from his past where he caused others harm, particularly his clerk Bob Cratchit and Cratchit’s son Tiny Tim.

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Come Christmas day, Scrooge has a change of heart and decides to begin helping those less fortunate.


  • Ebenezer Scrooge: Bob Starko
  • Ghost of Christmas Past: Sandy Ryder
  • Bob Cratchit: Mike Morgan
  • Tiny Tim: Grant Boland
  • Scrooge’s nephew Fred: Andrew Barikmo
  • Scrooge’s former fiance, Alice: Megan VanArsdalan
  • Martha Cratchit: Christina Pinciotti
  • Peter Cratchit: Bethany Roberts
  • Jacob Marley: Jeremy Salvatori
  • Mrs. Cratchit: MaryJo Cuppone

Set design is by Shana Burns and costume design is by Suzanne Young.

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided by Kara Dougherty and Marin Goldberg.

About Wild Swan Theater

Wild Swan Theater is dedicated to producing professional children’s theater of the highest artistic quality and to making that theater accessible to low income, minority and disabled children through lowered ticket prices and innovative outreach programs. For more information about the company, its current season, touring programs and drama camps, visit the Wild Swan website at www.wildswantheater.org.

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