A Christmas Carol

Edmonton’s favourite holiday tradition continues to delight audiences young and old. Now in our 15th consecutive year of performance, our audiences are larger and more enthusiastic than ever. With an unforgettable story, rich characters, and dazzling special effects, A Christmas Carol is exceptional entertainment for the whole family.

Once again, we will be taking donations after each performance to give to the Edmonton Food Bank.

Update: January 13, 2015.

Once again, Citadel patrons proved tremendously generous in their contributions to the Food Bank at the end of each performance of A Christmas Carol. We raised over $67,000 at the 2014 performances and a whopping $753,000 over the 14 years we’ve been raising money for the Food Bank at the show. You can see a thank you letter from the Edmonton Food Bank right here.  Food Bank. Let’s do it again next year!


November 29 – December 23, 2014 - Maclab Theatre

Adapted by Tom Wood
Based on the story by Charles Dickens
Directed by Bob Baker

Starring James MacDonald as Ebenezer Scrooge

Audience Advisory 
Recommended for ages 7+
The suitability guidelines we offer are subjective, and not all patrons may agree with them. If you’d like more details, or if you have specific concerns, please ask a customer service representative.

The Citadel Theatre will once again take donations for the Edmonton Food Bank at each performance of A Christmas Carol. To date, Citadel patrons have raised more than $686,000 for the Food Bank through their contributions at performances.

Cast and Creative Team


James MacDonald – Ebenezer Scrooge

Glenn Nelson – Ebenezer Scrooge Alternate

Julien Arnold – Bob Cratchit

April Bannigan – Alice

Sheldon Bergstrom – Fezziwig/Ghost Xmas Present/Mr. Rank

Will Brisbin – Tiny Tim

Oscar Derkx – Young Scrooge /Ghost Future

Beth Graham – Belle/Emmeline

Mathew Hulshof – Joseph/Wealthy Father

John Kirkpatrick – Jacob Marley/Joe/Grampa Fezzi

Annette Loiselle – Mrs. Denham/Tilly

Patrick Lundeen – William/Caleb/George/fiddler

Andrew MacDonald-Smith – Swidger/Topper

Nancy McAlear – Mrs. Blum/Mrs. Fezziwig

Andrea Rankin – Fanny/Nora

Kate Ryan – Mrs. Cratchit

Maralyn Ryan – Mrs. Dilber

Ben Stevens – Mr Denham

John Ullyatt – Fred

Ashley Wright – Toll/Reverend Fish/Coachman

Peg Young – Vegetable Vendor/Granny Fezzi

Jevan Godsmark – Young Scrooge/Joe’s assistant

Courtney Schroter – Wealthy Sister/Margaret

Walker Lee – Edwin/Joe’s assistant

Carson Lee – Spoiled Boy/Ignorance

Georgia Cooney – Wealthy Twin/holly vendor 2

Ainsley Jones – Ghost of Christmas Past

Veronika Smith – Wealthy Twin /Fezziwig Guest-Girl

Connor MacQuarrie – Ragged Caroler/Turkey Boy

Kyden Seetoo – Phillip/Fezzi guest /Edwin

Kip Cranton – Toby/Street Urchin

Conor Meadows – Peter Cratchit/Richard

Avia Babiak – Jenny Cratchit

Freda Glabush – Caleb’s Daughter/Want

Declan Baker – Poulterer’s Apprentice

Michael Long – Trinket Seller/Apprentice

Emma Wilmott – Martha Cratchit/ Fezziwig guest

Sadie Rain Bowling – Belinda Cratchit/Holly Vendor 1



Director – Bob Baker

Associate Director – Wayne Paquette

Set & Costume Designer – Leslie Frankish

Lighting Designer – Robert Thomson

Sound Designer – Michael Becker

Choreographer – Linda Rubin

Dialect Coach – Doug Mertz

Music Director – TBA

Stage Manager – Michelle Chan

Assistant Stage Manager – Candice Charney

Assistant Stage Manager – Kerry Johnson

Apprentice Stage Manager – Molly Pearson

Previews and Reviews

“no, my little cock robins you won’t see a better Christmas Carol anywhere. Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal

“Represents all that is good and right at the Citadel.” Graham Hicks, Edmonton Sun

The Ryan Family appears on CFRN TV News At Noon – 3 Generations Performing in A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is Back: the Yule Season Can Begin; The Journal’s Liz Nicholls blogs about the Citadel’s seasonal offering.

CFRN TV’s Graham Neil visits  A Christmas Carol

The Journal’s Liz Nicholls Chats with 3 Generations of The Ryan Family Performing in A Christmas Carol

St. Albert Gazette: A Spirited Look at Second Chances

VUE Weekly talks to Scrooge – James MacDonald

CITY TV meets The Ryan Family Performing in A Christmas Carol

K97’s Melissa Wright talks about A Christmas Carol




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