A smiling Black man in Victorian-style clothes and a top hat stands with a group of diverse children, also in Victorian-style clothing, in front of a large Christmas tree.
Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge and the young company in the 2023 Ford’s Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Michael Baron. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A Christmas Carol – 2023

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption.

date November 17, 2023 — December 31, 2023
2 hours with one intermission
Recommended for ages 5 and older

Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’s Yuletide classic, with familiar characters, ghosts and a children’s ensemble in the spirit of the holidays. Acclaimed actor Craig Wallace returns to play Ebenezer Scrooge in Ford’s annual tradition heralded as a “rich visual and vocal treat” (TheaterMania) and “infectiously jolly” (The Washington Post).

Artistic Team

Based on the book by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Original Direction By Michael Baron
Original Staging Recreated by José Carrasquillo
Scenic Design Lee Savage
Costume Design Alejo Vietti
Lighting Design Rui Rita
Original Music and Sound Design Josh Schmidt
Choreography Shea Sullivan
Wig Design Charles G. LaPointe
Choral Direction Jay Crowder
Dialects and Vocal Director Rachel Hirshorn-Johnston
Associate Directors Craig A. Horness and Erika Scott
Production Stage Managers Craig A. Horness and Brandon Prendergast
Assistant Stage Manager Taryn Friend


Headshot of actor Jonathan Atkinson.

Jonathan Atkinson

Bob Cratchit

Headshot for Jessica Bennett.

Jessica Bennett


Michael Bunce

Solicitor #2/Undertaker

Headshot of actress Debora Crabbe.

Debora Crabbe


John Floyd

Fred/Young Scrooge

Kristen Garaffo


Kimberly Gilbert

Fruit Vendor/Ghost of Christmas Present

Tori Gomez

Mrs. Fred’s Sister/Beggar Woman

Kaiyla Gross

Mrs. Fred

Ayanna Hardy

Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig

Headshot of actor Tyler Herman

Tyler Herman

Solicitor #1

Headshot for Toy Hopper.

Troy Hopper


Emily Kester

Mrs. Cratchit

Headshot of actor Joe Mallon.

Joe Mallon

Clock Vendor

Justine “Icy” Moral

Doll Vendor/Ghost of Christmas Present/Ghost of Christmas Future/Dance Captain

Christopher Mueller


Stephen F. Schmidt

Jacob Marley/Old Joe

Headshot of actor Chris Stinson.

Chris Stinson

Topper/Young Marley

Headshot of actor Tom Story.

Tom Story

Mr. Fezziwig

Craig Wallace

Ebenezer Scrooge

Riglee Bryson

Belinda Cratchit/Rich Daughter/School Kid

Nicolas Cabrera

Turkey Boy/Ignorance/Boy Scrooge

Taylor Esguerra

Martha Cratchit

True Kelly


Elmer Killebrew

Peter Cratchit/School Kid

Harlan Killebrew

Tiny Tim/School Kid

Somaya Litmon

Belinda Cratchit/Rich Daughter/School Kid

Harrison Morford

Tiny Tim/School Kid

William Morford

Turkey Boy/Ignorance/Boy Scrooge

Kieran Tyan

Peter Cratchit/School Kid

Adrianna Weir


Ainsley Zauel

Martha Cratchit

Digital Program

Learn more about A Christmas Carol. Read the program before you see the performance.

The front page of the program for the Ford's Theatre production of Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard.

Watch the Trailer

Set Description Video

We offer audio-described performances for all of our mainstage productions. Audio-described performances for A Christmas Carol are Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 2 p.m. Watch and listen below for a description of the set for this show.

From the Gallery

Our Sponsors