The Guthrie Theater gets into the holiday spirit Nov. 16 when previews begin for its production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Featuring an adaptation by Barbara Field and direction by Gary Gisselman, A Christmas Carol will officially open Nov. 22. The run concludes Dec. 29.
Peter Michael Goetz heads the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge, and he will be joined onstage by Erin Anderson (Belle/Ella), Sean Michael Dooley (Young Jacob Marley/Squeeze), Gerald Drake (Bob Crachit), Nathaniel Fuller (Mr. Grub), Bard Goodrich (Young Scrooge/Cecil), Kathleen Humphrey (Mrs. Dilber/Jane), Richard S. Iglewski (Mr. Fezziwig/Snarkers), Charity Jones (Ghost of Christmas Past/Mrs. Fred), Michael Kissin (Fiddler/Krookings), Wendy Lehr (Mrs. Grigsby/Mrs. Fezziwig/Dorothea), Angela Manella (Marigold Fezziwig), Bill McCallum (Fred), Isabell Monk O'Connor (Ghost of Christmas Present), Natalie Moore (Petunia Fezziwig), Kris L. Nelson (Albert Hall/Topper/Grasper), Richard Ooms (Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come/Jacob Marley), Marcus Quiniones (Dick Wilkins/Edwards), Vern Sutton (Forrest/Elliott), Suzanne Warmanen (Blakely/Sophia), Sally Wingert (Mrs. Crachit) and Stephen Yoakam as Joe.
The creative team for the production comprises Neil Patel (set designer), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Marcus Dilliard (lighting designer), Victor Zupanc (composer), Anita Ruth (musical director) and Scott W. Edwards (sound designer).
Peter Michael Goetz has appeared on Broadway in Macbeth, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Sex and Longing, Beyond Therapy, Ned and Jack, The Queen and the Rebels, Brighton Beach Memoirs and The Government Inspector. He has performed in numerous productions at the Guthrie, and his film credits include roles in "The Father of the Bride," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "The World According to Garp," "Prince of the City," "Glory," "Dad," "My Girl," "The Water Engine" and "Wolfen."
Tickets, priced between $16 and $52, are available by calling the theatre's box office at (612) 377-2224. The Guthrie Theater is located at 725 Vineland Place in Minneapolis, MN. Go to www.guthrietheater.org for more information. —By Andrew Gans