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Artwork by Kyle Ragsdale

Show Information

November 14 - December 26
OneAmerica Mainstage
Adult tickets: $35-87
Student tickets: $15-40

The performance is 90 minutes with no intermission.

Special Events

Post-Show Discussion
11/28/2015 at 3 PM

Post-Show Discussion
11/29/2015 at 4 PM

Post-Show Discussion
12/05/2015 at 4 PM

Post-Show Discussion
12/06/2015 at 5 PM

Post-Show Discussion
12/12/2015 at 3 PM

Post-Show Discussion | ASL\AD
12/13/2015 at 5 PM

Post-Show Discussion
12/16/2015 at 7 PM

Post-Show Discussion
12/17/2015 at 7 PM

Post-Show Discussion
12/20/2015 at 4 PM

Post-Show Discussion
12/21/2015 at 7 PM

Post-Show Discussion
12/22/2015 at 7 PM

Post-Show Discussion
12/23/2015 at 7 PM


Carol Cameron

My friends and I loved this adaptation. The voices of the cast blended beautifully. The setting with snow and a versatile frame was genius.   It was a great way to start the holidays. 

Matt Shores

My family and I loved the production and thought it was very well done. We will attending next year after how much we enjoyed the show. Good job to all It was very well done. 

Thea Blanner

We had a great time! It was our fourth year attending the Christmas Carol to kick off the holidays - there were 10 of us. I love that my kids can now recite the opening lines of this classic story.Looking forward to next year! 

Such an awesome rendition of  #AChristmasCarol by #IRTlive. 

Christmas Carol tonight was absolutely lovely. Thx for amazing performance

Way to make me weepy #irtlive ! God bless us, everyone! #ChristmasCarol

Another amazing experience at @irtlive watching the Christmas Carol. #bahhumbug #irtlive #IRT #indy 

I'm officially in the Christmas spirit after seeing A Christmas Carol @IRTlive #irtlive #Christmas #ChristmasCountdown

Tonya Donnelly

Our family including our daughter,son-in-law, 11,9, and 6 year old grandchildren and my husband and I attended the matinee on Saturday, 12/5/15.  I was amazed and impressed by the quality of the performance.  Using a relatively simple set with minimal changes, you were able to inspire us with the beauty of Dickens’ words.  Our grandchildren were engaged all the way to the end culminating with uproarious laughter mimicking Scrooge’s delight. We had attempted to attend a holiday performance in Chicago but the timing and cost in comparison to what we found at the IRT made it a simple choice to enjoy “A Christmas Carol” here.  

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About the Play

A favorite holiday tradition. Indy’s favorite holiday tradition returns for its 25th year at the IRT. Scrooge’s visits to the past, the present and the future bring us hope in the dark of winter, when we need it most. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol celebrates the power of kindness, family and love in this beloved tale filled with laughter, tears and redemption.

View the Holiday Hoopla and Scrooge Gives Back schedule | View the program



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Cast Members

Ghost of Christmas Present, Schoolmaster, Old Joe, Poulterer’s Man,
Ryan Artzberger
Ebenezer Scrooge
Josh Coomer
Bob Cratchit, Young Marley
Charles Goad
Marley’s Ghost, Topper, Ghost of Christmas Future
Mark Goetzinger
Waiter, Lamplighter, Broker
Jennifer Johansen
Mrs. Cratchit, Roses Sister
Constance Macy
Sister of Mercy, Mrs. Fezziwig, Plump Sister
Will Mobley
Fred, Young Scrooge, Undertaker
Grayson Molin
Peter Cratchit, Ghost of Christmas Past
Robert Neal
Portly Gentleman, Fezziwig, Nutley, Broker
Emily Ristine
Felicity, Postboy, Laundress
Eliza Simpson
Belle, Martha Cratchit,