CHRISTMAS CAROL


A Christmas Carol & Dickens Festival

The Merry Olde Streets of London Come to Life!

Christmas Carol the Musical: Brilliant Cast, Dynamic Live Orchestra, Astounding Costumes
Starring treasured Tucson actors Christopher Younggren (Ebenezer Scrooge), Michael Chaffin (Bob Crachit) and Kimberly Chaffin (Ghost of Christmas Past), and dozens more!
Meet Charles Dickens Preshow: Upgrade for priority seating and intriguing author experience
Dickens Festival (FREE Admission): Holiday Amusement, Merry Vendors, Scrumptious food & treats, Jolly Musicians & Caroling

SEASON 2018-19

Peter and the Starcatcher - Oct 5th – 7th

A Christmas Carol - Dec 7th – 16th

The Secret Garden - March 22nd - 31st

Tucson Starlight Awards - May 12th

Summer Show - Coming Soon!

Let Freedom Sing - July 4th

DECEMBER 7th – 16th, 2018

Berger Performing Arts Center - 1200 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745

WEEKEND ONE

(See Dickens Festival &

Pre-show Times Below)

Friday, Dec 7th

12/7/2018  @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, Dec 8th

12/8/2018  @ 2:00 & 7:00 pm

Sunday, Dec 9th

12/9/2018  @ 2:00 pm

WEEKEND TWO

(See Dickens Festival &

Pre-show Times Below)

Friday, Dec 14th

12/14/2018  @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, Dec 15th

12/15/2018  @ 2:00 & 7:00 pm

Sunday, Dec 16th

12/16/2018  @ 2:00 pm

  • Join in the Merriment at the Dickens Festival (2 hours before each show)
  •  Meet Charles Dickens Pre-Show Performances and Pre-Seating (45 minutes before each show – $5/person additional)

TICKETS

$20 General  •  $15 Senior (65+)/ Students /Military  •  $10 Children (12 & under)

*Ticket Prices Increase by $5 at the Door

Or call (520) 319-0400

SYNOPSIS: 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.

Photos from Christmas Carol 2016-17

Meet the Directors

Chris Will, Director

Chris Will has been directing, teaching and performing musicals all around the world for the past 19 years, Read more

Tim Warren, Music Director

Tim Warren has been a part of the Tucson theatre scene for 11 years. He has enjoyed working as a director, Read more

Simone Jolivet-Manuel - Choreographer

Simone Jolivet-Manuel, a member of that rare breed of Tucsonans actually born in Tucson. She received her Read more

Meet the Cast

Christopher Younggren, Ebenezer Scrooge

Merry Humbug!   My name is Christopher Younggren and I am playing Ebenezer Scrooge in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. My favorite reindeer is Grouchy... Read more

Mike Chaffin, Bob Crachit

Happy Christmas! My name is Michael Chaffin and this will be my third year performing the role of Bob Cratchit in Arts Express' production of A Christmas Carol. Read more

Kim Chaffin, Ghost of Christmas Past

Happy Christmas! My name is Kimberly Chaffin and I am performing the role of The Ghost of Christmas Past in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. Read more

Karl Haas, Ghost of Christmas Present
Happy Christmas! My name is Karl Haas and I am playing the Sandwichboard Man/Ghost of Christmas Present in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. My favorite reindeer is Olive "the other Reindeer"... Read more
Cassie Miller, Ghost of Christmas Future

Merry Christmas! My name is Cassie Miller and I will be playing the Ghost of Christmas Future in the upcoming Arts Express performance of A Christmas Carol. My favorite reindeer is Olive Read more

Susan Stokes, Mrs. Fezziwig

Merry Christmas to all! You’ll see and hear me today as Mrs. Fezziwig. I enjoy her for the joy she shares with everyone in her life, and I hope you’ll find your heart warmed by this much loved story, Read more

Amy Williams, Mrs. Fezziwig

Happy Christmas!  My name is Amy Williams, I'm singing Mrs. Fezziwig in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol.  For Christmas this year, I would like all 6 of my nephews to have Read more

Anthony Allen Taylor, Mr. Fezziwig
Coming Soon!
Sarah Berg, Mrs. Cratchit
Hello and Happy Christmas! My name is Sarah Berg, I'm playing Mrs. Cratchit, the mom of Tiny Tim in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. My favorite reindeer would be the under dog Rudolph (or under deer;) but Comet is also a close 2nd! Read more
Elijah Chaffin, Tiny Tim

Happy Christmas! My name is Elijah Chaffin and I am going to play the role of Tiny Tim. I am 8 years old and in third grade at Veritas Academy of Tucson. What I want for Christmas is the Holy Spirit Read more

Josiah Chaffin, Ensemble

Happy Christmas! My name is Josiah Chaffin and I will be playing the role of 12 year old Scrooge in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. Read more

Joshua Daschke, Beadle & Mr. Hawkins

Happy Christmas!  My name is Joshua Daschke, I'm playing Beatle, Mr Hawkins, and other ensemble roles in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. I expect to be on Santa’s naughty list Read more

Emma Davis, Martha Cratchit
Happy Christmas!  My name is Emma Davis and I'm playing Martha Cratchit as well as other ensemble roles in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol.  I expect to be on Santa's Nice List... Read more
Jennifer Davis, Scrooge's Mother
Happy Christmas!  My name is Jennifer Davis and I'm playing Scrooge's mother as well as other ensemble roles in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol.  My favorite reindeer is Rudolf... Read more
Gabriel DelaCerna, Jonathan
Happy Christmas!  My name is Gabriel DelaCerna, I'm playing Jonathan, as well as other ensemble roles in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. Comet is my very favorite reindeer... Read more
Matthew Espenson, Fred Anderson
Merry Christmas! My name is Matthew Espenson, I am playing Fred Anderson in Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. To paraphrase the 1983 movie, A Christmas Story: Read more
Chaya Evans, Ensemble
Happy Christmas! My name is Chaya Evans and I am excited to be playing various ensemble roles in my first Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. All I want for Christmas... Read more
Drew Frieders, Fishmonger
Merry Christmas my name is Drew Frieders and I am playing Fishmonger along with other ensemble roles in the upcoming arts express production of a Christmas Carol. My favorite reindeer is Rudolph... Read more
Hadley Fugate, Grace Smythe

My name is Hadley Fugate and I am playing Grace Smythe and am in the kids ensemble. I am excited to be in my first Arts Express production! My favorite reindeer is Comet... Read more

Evye Georgiades, Ensemble

Merry Christmas!  My name is Evye Georgiades.  I'm playing in the ensemble in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol.  Rudolph is my favorite reindeer... Read more

Austin Killian, Jacob Marley

Merry Christmas! My name is Austin Killian and I will be playing the roll of Jacob Marley in the 2018 Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol! My favorite reindeer is probably Frank... Read more

Elizah Knight, Emily

Coming Soon!

Gail Kolenda, Mrs. Mops

Happy Christmas! My name is Gail Kolenda, playing Mrs. Mops, as well as performing with the ensemble for the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. For Christmas the best gift... Read more

Andy Miller, Ensemble

Happy Christmas!  My name is Andy Miller, I'm playing Old Joe and some other ensemble roles in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol.  My favorite reindeer is Vixen because Vixen is sassy.  Read more

Drew Milne, Mr. Smythe
Coming Soon!
Arden Moore, Ensemble

Happy Christmas! My name is Arden Moore I’m in the adult ensemble in the Arts Express production of a Christmas Carol.  My favorite reindeer is Rudolph Read more

Olivia Murphy, Fan at 10
Happy Christmas! My name is Olivia Murphy and I am playing Fan at 10 and am in the children's ensemble in the upcoming Arts Express production of "A Christmas Carol." My favorite reindeer is Rudolph... Read more
Anna Oberhuber, Ensemble
Coming Soon!
Tara Petersen, Sally Anderson
Happy Christmas! My name is Tara Petersen and I am playing Sally Anderson as well as other ensemble roles in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. My favorite reindeer... Read more
Joseph Siml, Young Marley
Happy Christmas! My name is Joseph Siml and I am playing Young Marley and ensemble roles in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. I have to agree with many of my other cast members: Read more
Hannah Taylor, Ensemble
Coming Soon!
Nathan Taylor, Ensemble
Coming Soon!
Sarah Taylor, Ensemble

Coming Soon! 

Etienne Wegrzyniak, Ensemble

Coming Soon! 

Ashlee Will, Ensemble

Happy Christmas!  My name is Ashlee Will, I'm excited to be in the children’s ensemble in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol. My favorite reindeer is Dasher... Read more

Jenya Zurita, Ensemble
Happy Christmas!  My name is Jenya Zurita. I'm playing Fan and various ensemble roles in the upcoming Arts Express production of A Christmas Carol.  My favorite reindeer is Cupid... Read more

The Annual Dickens Festival

In Conjunction with the 2018 production of A Christmas Carol

Join us as the streets of Olde London come to life!

• Holiday Amusement  •  Merry Merchandise Vendors  •  Jolly Musicians & Caroling • Scrumptious Treats • Meet Charles Dickens •  Roaming Victorian Era Characters  •  A Christmas Carol the Musical