Longtime Civic Theatre actor Barry Glassman will once again step into the role of Ebeneezer Scrooge, the delightfully miserly creation from Charles Dickens classic holiday tale, when the West End company presents its 23rd annual mounting of œA Christmas Carol beginning November 30.

The production, which will play on the Civics Nineteenth Street Theatre, will run through December 15.
Glassman has played Scrooge in more productions at Civic than any other actor in the theatres presentation of the holiday classic. This production marks his seventh time in the role.
The staging of œA Christmas Carol has become a cherished tradition at Civic Theatre, as this year marks the 23rd annual production of the faithful adaption by Artistic Director, William Sanders and President of the Board, Sharon Lee Glassman.
Written in 1989, œthe script has changed only slightly in the intervening 20 years. says Sanders.
œThe cast is a bit larger “ we had an incredibly large turnout for casting this year. Over the years we have revamped sets, costumes and scenes and made some minor changes, but the spirit always remains constant.
Dickens œA Christmas Carol" continues to move and inspire audiences, teaching a lesson that even the coldest hearted individual can be transformed into an enlightened and understanding soul,
The production itself inspires passion in many young actors “ in this case, nearly 100 performers from the community “ who develop a love for the stage. Many of the younger actors are making their Civic stage debuts.
œEach year there is an overwhelming turn out for roles, especially for young actors," says Managing Director Michael Traupman, "so we graciously welcome new cast members. We are always thrilled to introduce many debut performances and give opportunities for children from our Civic Theatre School and elsewhere. 
"A Christmas Carol" will run for twelve performances from November 29 through December 15, 2012.
For tickets, please call 610.432.8943.