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, and Starring treasured Tucson actors
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


Let Freedom Sing - July 4th

Tuck Everlasting - July 12th – 14th

She Loves Me - Oct 12th – 20th

A Christmas Carol - Dec 6th – 15th

Spring Production Coming Soon!

DECEMBER 6th – 15th, 2019

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



(See Dickens Festival &

Pre-show Times Below)

Friday, Dec 6th  @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, Dec 7th @ 2:00 & 7:00 pm

Sunday, Dec 8th  @ 2:00 pm


(See Dickens Festival &

Pre-show Times Below)

Friday, Dec 13th @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, Dec 14th @ 2:00 & 7:00 pm

Sunday, Dec 15th @ 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)

Photos from Christmas Carol 2016-18


$24 General  •  $19 Senior (65+) /Military  •  $15 Students  •  $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.

Meet the Directors

Susan Stokes, Director
Versatile, joyful, multi-talented Susan Lane Stokes brings enthusiasm and expertise to her performing, teaching and directing careers. As a singer, Susan’s appearances in over 40 opera, operetta, musical theater and orchestral works across the US [read more="Read more" less="Read less"] have garnered both critical acclaim and popular appeal for her warm, lovely voice, effortless singing and immediate believability. Favorite roles include Violeta in La Traviata, Mim in La Boheme , Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Lady Shayne in Noel Coward’s Bittersweet, and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus. One highlight among many was her appearance as a  part of San Francisco Opera’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations. She brings this extensive experience to her voice studio, imparting solid vocal technique, dramatic ability, languages, and musical skills. Susan works with students of all levels. Locally, Susan directed the successful Opera on the Streetcar for the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona, including a popular first time flash mob opera chorus on Tucson’s Streetcar. She has written, produced, and directed several children’s shows. She also produced ‘Sounds of hope, a benefit concert boasting over 140 musicians from The University of Arizona, Tucson Boys Chorus, members of the  Tucson Symphony and chorus which benefited Habitat for Humanity‘s work in Sri Lanka after the tsunami of 2004. Susan has appeared with Arts Express as Mrs. Fezziwig in ‘The Christmas Carol’ for the past three years. She is happy to join the Arts Express directing staff for the upcoming Let Freedom Ring concert at the Fox Theater on July 4th. [/read]
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The Annual Dickens Festival

In Conjunction with the 2019 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