“Marley was dead to begin with….”

“Thanks for such a wonderful performance! Our patrons are still talking about it.” – Middletown Free Library

Back in 2003, “A Christmas Carol” was my very first one-man show: a walking tour in Gettysburg.  It seemed like a wonderful idea in September… but I didn’t feel nearly so smart actually giving it, outdoors in December.  So, I started bringing it indoors, to schools, theatres, and special events… and Great Tales Live was born.

Today, I offer two different Dickens programs: a performance of the story, and an educational talk about the history behind it.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Steve Anderson as Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" (GreatTalesLive.net)

Scrooge, Marley, and an entire Victorian village come to life, just in time for the holidays.  This amazing one-man show has become an annual tradition for a number of schools, civic organizations, and even private Christmas parties.  Catch the Christmas Spirits!

Bah, Humbug: Inside a Dickens ClassicTiny Tim and Bob

 Why did Dickens write A Christmas Carol?  What can it tell us about his world?  How has it changed the way we celebrate Christmas today?  And what is a humbug, anyway?  This is an interpretive lecture, exploring the story behind a classic.

“Bah, Humbug” was developed with support from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Jump Street.

Can’t decide?

I’ll be happy to combine both shows for a live double-feature.  Offer your guests a few old-fashioned snacks during the intermission, for a complete Victorian evening that’ll be hard to forget!