A Christmas Carol

No work of literature is so closely associated with a holiday as Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.Written at lightning speed in the fall of 1843, the great author’s novella sold out its first edition in a week, and many more times during the subsequent year. The British took its timeless message to heart: charitable giving in England doubled. It was known as “the Christmas Carol effect.” Charles Dickens did public readings of his work until his passing in 1870.


In 1998, Wyoming Valley authors and musicians Ted Anderson and Kevin Costley adapted it into a musical. It was performed for many years to great critical and popular reception. The finest actors and musicians in the region were part of the production.


Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is delighted to stage Ted and Kevin’s A Christmas Carol this December with a live orchestra and a dream cast, featuring Kevin in the role of Scrooge. Please join us for an unforgettable holiday experience. Bring the grandparents and the little ones. A Christmas Carol will live in your hearts forever.


Adapted from Charles Dickens’ novella of the same name by Kevin Costley
Music by Ted Anderson
Book and Lyrics by Kevin Costley
Show dates are 12/10/2021 through 12/19/2021

“Come in, -- come in! and know me better, man! I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. Look upon me! You have never seen the like of me before!”