ACT Announces Cast and Creative Team for “A Christmas Carol”

Truman Buffet

A Message From ACT:

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) has announced the complete cast and creative team for their 47th consecutive production of the beloved classic, A Christmas Carol. Originally adapted for the stage in 1976 by ACT founder Gregory Falls, this season’s production will see Seattle actors Bradford Farwell and Tim Hyland in the infamous role of Ebenezer Scrooge. The timeless magic of Charles Dickens’ plays ACT’s Allen Theatre November 25-December 24. Single tickets and a special holiday ticket package are available now at or by calling the ACT Box Office at (206) 292-7676.

Of this season’s fresh production, Director John Langs said, “The tradition of A Christmas Carol at ACT has become one of the highlights of the year. In a world that is changing so fast, sharing this iconic story of redemption and renewal annually has become a joyful touchstone for many who call ACT home and audiences who have made this story a part of their holiday tradition.” 

ACT’s production of A Christmas Carol is recommended for ages 5 and up. Children under the age of 5 will not be allowed in the theatre. The show run time will be 90 minutes with no intermission.


ACT’s 2022 production of A Christmas Carol will feature Bradford Farwell (ACT: Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde) and Tim Hyland (ACT: The Lieutenant of Inishmore) alternating in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, Avery Clark as Bob Cratchit (ACT: Oslo, Dracula), Keiko Green as Mrs. Cratchit (ACT: Dangerous Liaisons), Rob Burgess as Mr. Fezziwig (ACT: A Christmas Carol), Sara Waisanen as Mrs. Fezziwig and Spirit 2 (ACT: Sweat), Arlando Smith as Fred (ACT: Choir Boy), Shawn Belyea as Marley (ACT: Sweat), Joe Moore as Middle Scrooge (Seattle Public Theatre: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever), Hazel Rose Gibson as Belle and Niece (ACTlab: The Good Woman of Setzuan), Josephine Keefe as Spirit 1 (Spokane Civic: The Humans), Isla Deskin as Tiny Tim (professional debut), Tristan Hagen as Charles Cratchit (ACT: A Christmas Carol), Micah Riley Hutchinson as Peter Cratchit and Young Scrooge (Taproot Theatre: Peter Pan), Evangeline OpongParry as Street Urchin (Seattle Children’s Theatre: Corduroy), Natalia Ortiz-Villacorta as Martha Cratchit (Seattle Children’s Theatre: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane), and Ariadne Taw as Belinda Cratchit (ACT: A Christmas Carol).

The understudies for this production include Casey Raiha (Village Theatre: The Book Club Play), Mandy Rose Nichols (ACT: A Christmas Carol), Tim Gouran (ACT: Assisted Living), and Molly Jayne Aidlin the Youth Understudy (professional debut).


The creative team for A Christmas Carol includes John Langs (director), Shana Bestock (associate director), Crystal Dawn Munkers (choreography), R.J. Tancioco (music director), Shelley Schermer (scenic design), Deb Trout (costume design), Connie Yun (lighting design), Sharath Patel (sound design), and Sara Becker (dialect and vocal coach).