Photo by Matt Polk

Byham Theater
Through December 23
7 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Take the iconic characters of cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge, compassionate Bob Cratchit, sickly Tiny Tim and avaricious Jacob Marley, wrap them up in favorite yuletide melodies and you’ve got one of Pittsburgh’s most cherished holiday traditions.

Photo by Matt Polk
Photo by Matt Polk

On stage now through December 23rd at the Byham Theater, the Pittsburgh CLO‘s latest production of A Musical Christmas Carol makes for a festive outing for the entire family—and those out-of-town relatives alike. A talented crew of newcomers has joined Pittsburgh CLO veterans for the company’s 24th year presenting the seasonal hit.

Photo by Matt Polk
Photo by Matt Polk

Starring in the lead role as bitter miser Scrooge is acclaimed actor Tom Atkins, who has performed in numerous Broadway productions. A Pittsburgh native, Atkins is known for his numerous film and television credits, including roles in Escape from New York, Lethal Weapon, Bob Roberts, M*A*S*H and Law & Order.

The musical also features Jeffrey Howell as Bob Cratchit, Daniel Krell as Jacob Marley, Mario Williams as Tiny Tim, and many others. At the helm of the show is director Tim Gregory, who is founding artistic director of Chicago’s Provision Theater Company.

Adapted by David H. Bell, the show’s musical director is McCrae Hardy and lighting designer is Andrew David Ostrowski. Helping to bring the cherished holiday tale to life is vibrant original scenery created by D. Martyn Bookwalter, a host of carolers and party guests and traditional songs.

Have a knack for coloring? The CLO is calling all artists to submit their work to its special Musical Christmas Carol Coloring Contest for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets.

Purchase tickets. For kids ages 3 to 14, don’t miss the CLO’s half-priced tickets sponsored by Macy’s.


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.