Kate Danley*, David Allen Jones* and Frank Simons*cratchits-and-scrooge-750x467
David Allen Jones*, Kate Danley* and Frank Simons*
scrooge-and-futureDavid Allen Jones* and Frank Simons*

The Final Year of Grove Theater Center’s
Ovation Recommended

A Christmas Carol

Grove Theater Center is proud to present this heartwarming adaptation of the classic holiday story. It’s a production Charles Dickens would heartily approve – touching, fast-paced, entertaining and using only his original words!

Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Marley’s Ghost, Scrooge and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present & Future all make their appearance as three extraordinary actors guide us through the story – sometimes as storytellers and sometimes as characters, but always using the actual words of Charles Dickens’ 1843 classic!

December 3 – 18

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Artistic Staff

KATE DANLEY* returns to the role she created in the original production of “A Christmas Carol”! Other GTC credits include “The Adding Machine” and “Blake…da Musical!” (Ovation Award for Best New Musical). Her plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Bath, Chicago, Houston, Seattle and Baltimore. And her books have sold over 500,000 copies!

Broadway veteran DAVID ALLEN JONES* received an Ovation Nomination FOR “The Wizard of Oz” (Professor Marvel/Wizard). GTC appearances include “The Adding Machine” (Best Production, OC Weekly Awards) and “Noises Off!” (Top Ten of the Year, LA Times).

FRANK SIMONS* starred with Art Carney in Disney’s “Time Flyer” and played the American Prophet Edgar Cayce in “Ancient Prophesies” for NBC. At GTC, he was the Ambassador in the world premiere of “Film Chinois” (Ovation Award, Best New Play).

DAVID DARWIN (Lighting) was nominated for the Ovation Award for Best Lighting Design for this very show! Before that he spent 18 months programming the stunning concert lighting for ABC’s “Nashville.”

LEONARD OGDEN (Set & Costumes) has received three Ovation nominations for his work at GTC including “Film Chinois” (set/costumes) and “Eternal Equinox” (set). He also designed the Off-Broadway production of “Eternal Equinox.”

Shows KEVIN COCHRAN has directed for GTC have received the Ovation Award for Best New Play & Best New Musical, and multiple Ovation and LA Weekly Award nominations for Best Director, Best Production, Best New Musical, Best Solo Show, and multiple performance and design nods. He also serves as Producing Director for the Depot Theatre in NY and Producing Artistic Director for the Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative.

*All actors appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

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