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near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 250 members
Review from Bob S.
Red Velvet 274 events 258 reviews

It was a total last minute decision to attend. (3pm discount deadline) James Carpenter is an ideal Scrooge. You feel his miserly ways at the start and you rejoice in his redemption. Most other characters though don't really stand out this year...continued

reviewed Dec 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob S.
Red Velvet 274 events 258 reviews

Wonderful production. Interesting casting and staging ideas put to good use. Marley was my favorite!

reviewed Dec 05 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from TheaterLuvrSF
Red Velvet 262 events 180 reviews

Seats were terrible, view was obstructed by the lighting rail/stage lights in front of the balcony. By leaning out of the seat and looking around the spotlights, could see part of the stage. They should never sell these seats!

reviewed Dec 19 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Anonymous
Red Velvet 338 events 160 reviews

I had never seen a stage version of A Christmas Carol so was only familiar with the book and several of the movie versions. It was mainly fun for me to see so many young people with their parents, to see some of the students in the Master's...continued

reviewed Dec 06 2007 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Scrooge is a joy. James Carpenter’s stunning central performance as Scrooge in A.C.T.‘s A Christmas Carolcan’t be upstaged.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“This Carol glows from within. . . . [James Carpenter] gives the kind of note-perfect performance that makes Charles Dickens’ holiday classic seem new again.” —San Francisco Examiner
“A smash hit! Holiday traditions don’t get any better. —Stark Insider
“The best Christmas Carol ever! A terrific and imaginative production. Highest rating!”  —Jan Wahl, KRON-TV
“This is a Carol built to banish ‘bah humbugs’ for years to come!” —Oakland Tribune
“A holiday treat for the entire family! More lavish and enjoyable than ever . . . contains all of the ingredients of what Christmas is all about.” —KGO Radio


by Charles Dickens

Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh

Music by Karl Lundeberg

Choreography by Val Caniparoli

Directed by Domenique Lozano

Based on the original direction by Carey Perloff 

The Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition returns to A.C.T. with a sparkling, music-infused A Christmas Carol. Bring your family, bring your friends, and check your “humbugs” at the door!

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