An official opening of Nov. 26 has been set for the production, which will feature a newly commissioned script by Crispin Whittell adapted from the classic holiday tale of greed, ghosts and redemption. The show will also be directed for the first time by a Guthrie artistic director. (The theatre's longtime head, Joe Dowling, will take the helm.)
The cast will feature Kate Eifrig (The Ghost of Christmas Past), Nic Few (The Ghost of Christmas Present, etc.), Hugh Kennedy (The Ghost of Christmas Future, etc.), Lee Mark Nelson (Jacob Marley , etc.), Sam Bardwell, Ali Rose Dachis, Kathryn Lawrey, James Leighton (Young Scrooge, etc.), Noah Putterman and Christine Weber (Belle , etc.). Guthrie regulars Virginia S. Burke (Mrs. Cratchit), Bob Davis (Mr. Fezziwig, etc.), Nathaniel Fuller, Summer Hagen, Kris L. Nelson (Bob Cratchit, etc.), Isabell Monk O’Connor, Angela Timberman and Suzanne Warmanen (Mrs. Fezziwig, etc.) will also appear.
A 13-member children’s ensemble will complete the cast. The ensemble will include Julius Andrews IV, Myasia Andrews, Noah Coon, Archie Gallivan, Kate Howell, Elizabeth McCormick, Ryan McCormick, Andrew Moy, Ella Nelson, Kacie Riddle, Alaina Lucy Rivera, Noah Ross (Tiny Tim, etc.) and Nicholas Saxton (Youngest Scrooge, etc.).
The new creative team will comprise set designer Walt Spangler, costume designer Mathew J. LeFebvre, Tony Award-winning lighting designer Christopher Akerlind, composer Keith Thomas, sound designer Scott W. Edwards and aerial effects director John Stead.
Daniel Gerroll, a 1999 Obie Award winner for sustained excellence in theatre, has appeared on Broadway in Enchanted April, High Society, The Homecoming and Plenty, and Off-Broadway in House and Garden, Translations, Arms and the Man and One Shoe Off, among many others. His regional credits are numerous, and he has recently been seen on television in "Ugly Betty" and "The Starter Wife." British playwright Crispin Wittell, who is adapting Dickens' novel anew for this production, has written Stupidity, Party Tricks, Darwin in Malibu, Happy Valley and Clever Dick, among others.
For more information and tickets, visit guthrietheater.org.