Contact Karen Williams, 760-839-4046

Come see the theatrical production, “Mr. Scrooge & Mr. Dickens,” an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic, “A Christmas Carol” which is sure to be a treat for the entire family. Choose from six exciting shows including two matinee and four evening productions.  The matinee shows will be at 4 pm on Saturday, December 15 and 22.  The evening shows will be at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, December 14, 15, 21, and 22.  Priced for the entire community, the matinee shows are donation only, and the evening shows are just $7 adults/$5 children under 12 and seniors 60 and older.  All performances will be held at the Park Avenue Community Center (home of Escondido Senior Center), 210 East Park Avenue,  Escondido. Purchase your tickets at Park Avenue Community Center, Escondido City Hall (201 N. Broadway) or the East Valley Community Center (2245 East Valley Parkway).  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tickets can be purchased at the door, only if there are still seats available for each performance. 

The play is a faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" with a fascinating new embellishment: Dickens himself appears onstage to read sections from the work -- primarily passages describing the people and places of Victorian England, an aspect generally lost in adaptations of "A Christmas Carol." The production is further enhanced by carolers, dancers, computer-controlled lighting, music, and powerful sound effects. There will also be a surprise visit by Santa at the end of the show.

For the past several years, the play has been performed to sell-out audiences to benefit several San Diego theater mainstays including Patio Playhouse and the Poway Performing Arts Company.  This year, 100% of the proceeds will benefit children and seniors in Escondido by supplementing the Share a Dream Scholarship Program and the Park Avenue Senior Nutrition Program. For more information please call Park Avenue Community Center at 760--839-4688.