Photo by Matt Polk.

Pittsburgh CLO

Through December 21
Various times

Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of prescient ghosts to kick off the holidays at the Pittsburgh CLO‘s production of A Musical Christmas Carol.

Marking 23 years (and counting!) of bringing the holiday favorite to the Byham Theater stage in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, A Musical Christmas Carol runs through December 21st with multiple showtimes.

Adapted by David H. Bell, originally for the historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., the production showcases a gifted cast of Pittsburgh CLO veterans along with an exciting group of up-and-coming actors. Featured are Tom Atkins starring as the inimitable Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit playing Jeffrey Howell, Matei Zivanov as Tiny Tim and Amanda Serra as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Rounding out the cast is a host of carolers and party guests.

Bringing Dickens’ iconic story to life are traditional carols adapted and arranged for the CLO, a host of colorful characters, dazzling special effects, original scenery by D. Martyn Bookwalter and lighting design by Andrew David Ostrowski.

Director Tim Gregory, who returns to the CLO for his sixth year, is the founding artistic director of Chicago’s Provision Theater Company. The show’s musical director and keyboardist is McCrae Hardy, who is conductor of The Triangle Youth Symphony and a recipient of the Raleigh Medal of Arts.

A Musical Christmas Carol is a great way to rediscover the timeless messages of Dickens’ enduring classic together, and also to take in the Downtown arts scene as a family. Open to ages 3 and up, the show invites families to experience yuletide melodies, holiday magic and the wonder of childhood.

Get a jolly sneak peek via the show’s video preview.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.