ATC Tulsa’s favorite holiday musical, A Christmas Carol, opens December 8

1 John Knippers (left) as The Spirit of Christmas Present and Karl Krause as Ebenezer Scrooge in American Theatre Company’s “A Christmas Carol.” Photo by Kenneth Jones.

American Theatre Company (ATC) brings its 40th presentation of a Tulsa favorite holiday family musical, A Christmas Carol, to the Tulsa PAC stage December 8-23.Written, composed, and adapted by ATC company members, Robert Odle and Richard Averill, the production premiered in 1976 and has been entertaining audiences ever since.

A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens in 1843, tells a heartwarming story that offers hope through the tale of one lonely humbug who is given the rare chance to change his life and find his heart. It’s a story of generosity, family and good will.

This year’s production is well under way with a talented cast of just under 50. Returning actors are Karl Krause as Ebenezer Scrooge; Rick Reiman as Jacob Marley; and John Knippers as Christmas Present. The cast this year also includes Brittany Wright (Christmas Past); Axyl Langford (Belle); Sebastian Paden (Scrooge’s nephew Fred and young Ben Scrooge); and Noelle DeRoin (Charlotte). Also returning are Brad Gemeinhart (Bob Cratchit); Gigi Jenkins (Tiny Tim); and Nick Bushta (Mr. Fezziwig).

Claudia Sanders directs A Christmas Carol,with Ashlee Elmore (Musical Director), Christina Jenkins (Choreography), and Keith Sowinski designing lights on Richard Ellis’ sets.

See A Christmas Carol at TPAC’s Williams Theatre, December 8-23. Ticket prices are $20 to $32 (children half-price) and may be purchased at, at the TPAC Ticket Office, or by phone at (918) 596-7111


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