SAN DIEGO–The holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol” returns to Cygnet Theatre for its sixth season of cheer.
The family-friendly musical has become a holiday favorite, with San Diegans making Scrooge, the Spirits, and the Cratchit family part of their holiday tradition.
Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Sean Murray, with original score by Billy Thompson, this production is a re-imagined take on the original holiday classic featuring lively music, unique puppets and live sound effects.
“You know it’s a classic when you’re continually inspired, challenged and thrilled by a piece for over forty years,” says Murray. “My joy at working on A Christmas Carol for so many years comes from the constant desire to tell this story in a way that people can see and hear it fresh, and allow them to discover new things each time they see it.”
In addition to the regularly scheduled Cygneture events, Cygnet is holding its annual pre-show Family Day on December 1 from 1 to 2 p.m. Families will be able to enjoy an activity station by Geppetto’s Toys, kid’s activities, complimentary hot chocolate and more.
Cygnet Theatre also continue its partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank by holding a blood drive on December 28 from 1:30 to 7:00 p.m.
“More than 60% of our collections comes from mobile drives. We are grateful for our partnership with Cygnet Theatre for providing the opportunity for people to save lives, especially around the holidays when donations are typically low,” a spokesman from the San Diego Blood Bank stated.
For the first time, Cygnet Theatre will add a sensory friendly performance on December 11 at 10:30 a.m. The performance is specially designed for children and adults with sensory processing disorders, autism, or other developmental or cognitive disabilities. Cygnet has partnered with Autism Society San Diego to make this holiday favorite more accessible.
The family-friendly musical runs November 27 to December 29 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town.
Tickets are $10 per person and must be reserved through group sales only by contacting Virginia@CygnetTheatre.com.
Tickets are on sale now. Purchase tickets in person at the box office located at 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego Old Town Historic State Park, call (619) 337-1525 or visit www.cygnettheatre.com.