As the holiday season approaches, one of the most beloved and enduring stories of all time is set to take center stage at the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town San Diego. “A Christmas Carol,” adapted and featuring lyrics by Sean Murray, with an original score by Billy Thompson, is returning for its eighth season, promising audiences a heartwarming and magical experience like no other.
Running from December 1 to December 30, 2023, Cygnet Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol” has become a cherished holiday tradition for San Diego residents and visitors alike. This imaginative adaptation brings Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption to life with a fresh and creative twist.
Directed by the talented Sean Murray, who also contributed to the adaptation and lyrics, and featuring music direction by Patrick Marion, this production of “A Christmas Carol” promises to be a unique and captivating experience. Here’s a closer look at what audiences can expect from this holiday extravaganza:
Original Music and Lyrics: Billy Thompson’s original score, combined with Sean Murray’s lyrics, adds a musical dimension to this classic story that is bound to captivate audiences of all ages. The music will serve as a powerful backdrop to the emotions and transformations that unfold throughout the performance.
Creative Stagecraft and Puppetry: To transport audiences into the world of 19th-century London and Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation, the production features creative stagecraft and puppetry. This innovative approach promises to immerse the audience in the story’s magic, allowing them to witness the spirits, characters, and settings come to life in a visually stunning and emotionally resonant way.
Live Sound Effects: One of the unique aspects of this production is the use of live sound effects. These real-time auditory cues will enhance the immersive experience, making audiences feel as though they are part of the story themselves. The sounds of creaking doors, jingling bells, and other atmospheric elements will transport theatergoers into the heart of Victorian London.
A Victorian Christmas Card Come to Life: With meticulous attention to detail, the production team has recreated the Victorian era, turning the stage into a living Christmas card. From period-accurate costumes to set design that captures the essence of Dickensian London, every element of the show is designed to transport the audience to a bygone era.
A Delight for the Entire Family: “A Christmas Carol” is a timeless story that appeals to audiences of all generations. This production, in particular, is designed to be a family-friendly event that will captivate both young and old, making it the perfect outing for creating cherished holiday memories.
A Message of Hope and Redemption: At its core, “A Christmas Carol” is a story of hope and redemption. It reminds us all that no matter how far we may have strayed from the path of kindness and compassion, there is always a chance for change and redemption. This timeless message is brought to life with sincerity and heart in the Cygnet Theatre’s production.
As the holiday season approaches, “A Christmas Carol” at the Cygnet Theatre is an opportunity to gather with loved ones and celebrate the spirit of the season. Whether it’s your first time experiencing this classic tale or a cherished annual tradition, the Cygnet Theatre’s production promises to be a heartwarming and magical journey that will leave you filled with the joy, hope, and spirit of Christmas.
Don’t miss your chance to step into a Victorian Christmas card and witness the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge in this enchanting and imaginative production. Get your tickets and make “A Christmas Carol” at the Cygnet Theatre a part of your holiday celebrations this year!
Dates – December 1-30
Phone – (619) 337-1525
Address – 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110
Website – www.cygnettheatre.com