COSTA MESA, CA -- Nov. 28 opened South Coast Rep's 19th annual production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, which runs through Dec. 27. Adapted by SCR dramaturg Jerry Patch, the show is directed by John David-Keller and stars Hal Landon, Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge. Other cast members include Richard Boyle, Susanah Schulman, Howard Shangraw, Richard Soto, Hisa Takakuwa, David Whalen, Elena Fasan, Jason Low, Benton Jennings Melbourne and Jared Slater.
On Dec. 5 at 12.30 PM, the SCR held its 5th annual A Dickens of a Day Celebration. The director and cast members from A Christmas Carol met theatregoers in the Westin South Coast Plaza for a holiday party. After a buffet luncheon, carolers led a procession to the theatre for the matinee.
The cost is $55 for adults, $35 for children. Call (714) 708-5500 ext. 5401.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent