A familiar story told as a radio drama, complete with sound effects and original music!

Based upon the famed novel by Charles Dickens, this radio play by Philip Grecian is scheduled to run online Dec 2020.

Only one ticket is required per household or device. See the ticketing website for full details.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 16 – 23, 2020
A radio play by Philip Grecian, Based upon the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by Sean Anderson

Show times: Evenings at 7:00pm, Sunday Matinee at 2:00pm
Tickets (one per household or Device): $20
Season Ticket Holders: $16 (or One Flex Pass Ticket)
Please consider one of the following options:
* ONLINE TICKET ONLY
* ONLINE TICKET plus $25 DONATION
* ONLINE TICKET plus $50 DONATION
* PURCHASE A RAFFLE TICKET *
A Tax Receipt will be provided for the Donation amount and you will be recognized in future show programs.

This production will be presented Online. Connection Details will be shared the day of the performance by Email. For the Online Performance it is best viewed from a Computer or Tablet capable of playing videos.
THE VIDEO WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR A SINGLE VIEWING FOR 48 HOURS FROM THE SELECTED SHOW TIME.

A familiar story told as a radio drama, A Christmas Carol begins with a group of actors discussing the tale they will tell. They decide on an opening line, and the storyteller begins, transforming into the mean and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge as he speaks. The online presentation combines the actors, filmed in a recording studio, bringing multiple characters to life, with the addition of sound effects, original music and artwork.

We hope you will share this perennial holiday favorite with the entire family this season!

Join us After the Show to Meet the Cast and Crew

Regardless of which performance you attend, please join us on Zoom for a FREE talkback session on one of the dates below.  Get a chance to ask your questions and share your applause directly with the Cast and Crew of A Christmas Carol.

  • Thursday Dec 17th 9:00 – 9:30pm
  • Sunday Dec 20th 4:00 – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday Dec 22nd 9:00 – 9:30pm

Zoom link for all sessions:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7472700380?pwd=RVl4N2FRbks0Nit2YUZtcjVQdkFuUT09
(Meeting ID: 747 270 0380, Passcode: SCROOGE)

Production Crew
ProducerColleen Bishop
DirectorSean Anderson
Stage ManagerBeth MacLean
Videographer & EditorJared Eves
Sound Designer (Music Composer)Bruce Petherick
Sound Effects (Foley)Gerry McAuley
Sound Effects (Foley) & Asst Stage ManagerRoss Wilson
Costume DesignerChristie Johnson
Hair & Makeup DesignerDrew Russell
PropertiesMike Johnson
Streaming TechnicianMatt Watterworth
Set Design & ConstructionWilliam Brown
Scenic ArtistGeorgia Jeffery
Lighting DesignerJody Low
Sound Designer (In-person show)Brad McDonald
Board OperatorTrevor Somers
Cast
Storyteller / Ebenezer ScroogeMike Johnson
Bob Cratchit & othersKyle Gould
Fred & othersByron Paul Hynes
Jacob Marley, Announcer & othersPeter Warne
Ghost of Christmas Past, Fred’s Wife, Mrs. Dilber & othersAndrea Roukema
Tiny Tim, Fan & othersAlexia Sabau
Ghost of Christmas Present, Fezziwig, Old Joe & othersGerry McAuley
Peter Cratchit, Dick Wilkins & othersBryan Lentz
Belinda Cratchit, Belle & othersJen Leclaire
Mrs. Cratchit & othersSheena Johnston
Martha Cratchit, Widow Crook & othersEvangeline Mably
Topper, Whitlow & othersBrent Lowenberg

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

Morpheus Theatre would like our patrons to know that we observed Alberta’s recommended health guidance and safety protocols at every step of the process. The health and wellbeing of every member of our cast, crew and audience was our primary concern. These protocols included:
• The audition process was completely online
• All rehearsals were held over Zoom. Had we been allowed to rehearse in person, we would have adhered to daily health checks, capacity limits, face masks, hand sanitizer, cleaning of all surfaces & props, restricted use of props, and physical distancing
• All production meetings were held over Zoom
• Costume sizing was done by questionnaire. All costumes were pulled, quarantined, and separated into boxes for each cast member
• Recording of the show was done at a professional recording studio. All cast and crew adhered to a health check, physical distancing and wearing of face masks at all times except when at individual microphones. Microphone and music stands were regularly cleaned and cleaned between performers. Breaks were scheduled to allow the recording studio to “exchange the air”.
• All microphones were physically distanced in the studio. When distancing was not possible (group scenes), all performers wore face masks.
• Crew members wore face masks at all times and maintained physical distancing.
• The recording schedule was optimized to minimize the number of people called at any one time and to reduce the amount of time that cast were required to be at the recording studio.
• Performances were moved to online only as per provincial requirements.
• Had in-person performances been allowed, Morpheus Theatre and the Pumphouse Theatre had worked to establish several protocols to ensure physical distancing, minimal contact with ticket scanning, face masks while in the venue and seated, and one-way traffic throughout the venue.