A Christmas Carol

December 3, 2021 - December 12, 2021

Produced by Middlebury Acting Company @ Town Hall Theater - Middlebury

68 South Pleasant Street, Middlebury, VT, United States


Behind the scenes

Gary Smith (Director & Adaptation, Scenic Design), Melissa Lourie (Co-Producer), Rebecca Strum (Co-Producer), Gwen Zwickle (Stage Manager), Ellie Friml (Scenic Design), Peter Hamlin (Sound Design), Sarah Sophia Lidz (Costume Design), Jamien Forrest (Lighting Design), & Elisa Van Duyne (Choreographer)


Jordan Gullikson, Tomas McElhaney, Quinn Rol, Andrew Cassel, Jory Raphael, Laura Wolfsen-Denice, Su Reid-St. John, Wendi Stein, Gina Stevensen, Phoebe Raphael, Asa Baker-Rouse, Emrys Yarbrough, Beowulf Yarbrough, & Opal Carey

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Middlebury Acting Company is thrilled to present a holiday gift to our community, a pay-what-you-can production of Charles Dicken’s beloved story, A Christmas Carol. Everyone is welcome, and nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

Adapted and directed by Gary Smith, this adaptation stays true to the novella, and deftly integrates Dickens’ witty, pointed, and socially conscious narrative with the heartwarming and familiar journey Ebenezer Scrooge makes from profiteer to philanthropist. Guided by his ghosts and all the story's unforgettable characters, Scrooge makes a courageous and uplifting transformation that in turn transforms the world around him - a journey from darkness to light.

Smith, a MACo Board Member and professional actor/director most recently seen onstage in Outside Mullingar, feels strongly that Dickens’ message of community spirit and generosity is as important as ever for our times. “Middlebury has never had a local, professional production of A Christmas Carol, so we look forward to establishing a new tradition in town that families can look forward to” says Smith, “With the generous support of The Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Community Foundation, The Vermont Federal Credit Union, The National Bank of Middlebury and many others, we are able to bring the show to the Town Hall Theater Stage and offer it at whatever price level audiences can afford.”

 A Christmas Carol features the superb Jordan Gullikson as Mr. Scrooge, supported by a cast of nine seasoned actors and five local children from Middlebury to Burlington. Join us for a new holiday tradition in Middlebury as we offer our imaginative and theatrical version of this classic tale in the spirit of the transformed Scrooge!

Playing at Town Hall Theater on Dec. 3, 4, 9,10,11 at 7pm and Dec. 5 & 12 at 2pm

Tickets can be purchased in advance at different price levels, or you can make a donation of your choice at the door. Attendees are required to be vaccinated, children excepted, and everyone must be masked indoors.

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance call the THT Box Office: 382-9222 or go online to

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