Featuring a lively cast of dozens, a magical set design, beautiful custom costumes and ghosts! 

Begins December 7, 2018

Le Petit Theatre is kicking-off the holiday season with their first-annual production of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, A Christmas Carol. In addition to spreading holiday cheer, the company intends to make this production a perennial favorite for generations of New Orleanians. Most everyone knows the classic tale of miserly and menacing moneylender Ebenezer Scrooge, but not everyone has experienced watching him learn lessons in love, generosity, and redemption live and in person as he is visited by a host of spirits on Christmas Eve. This production is filled with magic, ghosts, and holiday cheer.

Performance dates of A Christmas Carol are December 7 - 23, 2018 at Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St. New Orleans, LA 70116. Subscriptions and single tickets are available weekdays from 12 – 5 pm at the Box Office (504) 522-2081 or online anytime at www.lepetittheatre.com.

The cast includes Bob Edes as Ebenezer Scrooge; John Neisler as  Jacob Marley/ Christmas Future; Zeb Hollins III as Christmas Present; Julia Delois as Christmas Past; Sean Patterson and Cammie West as Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig; Mary Pauley as Mrs. Dilber; and Curtis Billings and Kate Kuen as Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Cratchit. Also featured: Michael A. Newcomer, Sean Riley, Trey Ming, Danielle Bessler, Darren Hayes, Elizabeth McCoy, Trey Ming, and Joe Nierle.

Rounding out the cast is a company of 20 young performers, including participants of the new Young Conservatory Program, which takes place on November 17 and 18. For more information and to sign your child up for the Young Conservatory Program, visit their website, www.lepetittheatre.com.

Directed by Artistic Director Maxwell Williams, the creative team for A Christmas Carol includes Evan Adamson (Scenic Designer), Kathleen Van Horn (Costume Designer), Andrew F. Griffin (Lighting Designer),Kevin O’Donnell (Sound Design), and Nick Hussong (Projection Designer).

LPT is also mounting its first Fête de Fezziwig, a family fundraiser chaired by Shon Cowan Baker and Robin Bordelon Borne. Beginning at 12:30 PM on December 8, 2018, this benefit event features cocktails and mocktails, light bites and holiday treats, a silent auction, ornament making, face painting, and a special matinee performance of A Christmas Carol at 2 PM.  Participants will also have the opportunity to take photos with costumed performers before the show and a chance to meet Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and more post-performance. All proceeds benefit Le Petit Theatre, a cornerstone of the New Orleans arts community since 1916. Le Petit impacts more than 30,000 people annually through its mainstage productions and educational programming. Details and ticketing information are available on their website.

The company is continuing their LPT TheatrePLUS outreach during this production with the following events:

  • Behind the Curtain: Sunday, December 9, 2018

Join members from the creative team for a discussion immediately following the show.

  • Bike Night: Thursday, December 13, 2018

FREE valet bike parking with Le Petit Theatre and Bike Easy at 7:00 pm.

  • Student Matinee: Friday, December 14, 2018 10:00 am

If your school is interested in attending a matinee performance, call (504) 522-2081.

  • Book Club: Sunday, December 16, 2018 1:00 – 2:00 pm A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Le Petit Theatre is partnering with Octavia Books this year for a book club. Purchase the books at Octavia Books and enjoy a 20% discount. For more information, please visit www.lepetittheatre.com.

Le Petit Theatre’s season continues with A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opening January 18, 2019, Baby Doll opening March 15, 2019 and The Pianist of Willesden Lane opening on May 10, 2019. Special 3 and 4 play subscription packages and single tickets are available by calling the box office weekdays from 12 – 5 pm at (504) 522-2081 or online anytime at www.lepetittheatre.com.

Media Contact:
Don-Scott Cooper, Executive Director
(504)522-2081 X 5