NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Le Petit Theatre is kicking-off the holiday season with their second-annual production of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, “A Christmas Carol.” Miserly and menacing moneylender Ebeneezer Scrooge learns lessons in love, generosity, and redemption when he is visited by a host of spirits on Christmas Eve. Nominated for seven Big Easy Awards and named Times Picayune/nola.com’s Best Play of 2018, this heartwarming Victorian classic is filled with magic, ghosts and holiday cheer. The Times Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate calls it “an impressive spectacle driven by first-rate production values and boisterous performances.”
Performance dates of “A Christmas Carol” are Dec. 6 – 23, 2019 at Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St. New Orleans, LA 70116. Subscriptions and single tickets are available weekdays from 12 – 5 p.m. at the Box Office (504) 522-2081 or online anytime at www.lepetittheatre.com. Families can save up to 40 percent with Family Four Packs.
The cast includes Bob Edes, Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge; John Neisler as Jacob Marley/ Christmas Future; Zeb Hollins III as Ghost of Christmas Present; Julia Delois as Ghost of Christmas Past; Sean Patterson and Cammie West as Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig; Mary Pauley as Mrs. Dilber; and Curtis Billings and Kate Kuen as Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cratchit. Also featured: Michael A. Newcomer, Sean Riley, Trey Ming, Erin Fitzpatrick, Darren Hayes, Elizabeth McCoy, and Joe Nierle.
Rounding out the cast is a company of 20 young performers, including participants of the Young Conservatory Program, a young actor training program for ages 8-18. For more information and to sign your child up for the Young Conservatory Program, visit their website, www.lepetittheatre.com.
Directed by Artistic Director Maxwell Williams, the creative team for A Christmas Carol includes Evan Adamson (Scenic Designer), Kathleen Van Horn (Costume Designer), Andrew F. Griffin (Lighting Designer), Kevin O’Donnell (Sound Design), and Nick Hussong (Projection Designer).
LPT is also announcing the return of Fête de Fezziwig, a family fundraiser supporting Le Petit’s arts and education programs. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 14, this benefit event features cocktails and mocktails, light bites and holiday treats, a silent auction, ornament making, holiday crafts, and a special matinee performance of “A Christmas Carol” at 2 p.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to take photos with costumed performers before the show. All proceeds benefit Le Petit Theatre, a cornerstone of the New Orleans arts community since 1916. Le Petit impacts more than 30,000 people annually through its mainstage productions and educational programming. Details and ticketing information are available on their website.
Le Petit Theatre’s season continues with “Something Rotten” opening Jan. 17, 2020, “The Piano Lesson” opening March 6, 2020, “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” opening April 10, 2020 and “A Night with Janis Joplin” opening on June 5, 2020. Special 4 and 5 play subscription packages and single tickets are available by calling the box office weekdays from 12 – 5 pm at (504) 522-2081 or online anytime at www.lepetittheatre.com.