Press Release: A Christmas Carol Added Performances

South Coast Repertory Adds Performance of A Christmas Carol in Response to High Demand

COSTA MESA, Calif. (​​Aug. 1​3, 201​9)— Today Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei announced that, due to popular demand, South Coast Repertory will add a matinee performance of A Christmas Carol. The Orange County holiday mainstay runs from Nov. 30-Dec. 24; the added performance is Thursday, Dec. 19, at 2:30 p.m. The surge in demand follows the announcement that Hal Landon Jr. will step down from portraying Ebenezer Scrooge at the end of this run, a role he originated 40 years ago for SCR’s stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale.

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ABOUT HAL LANDON JR.: He is a South Coast Repertory Founding Artist who joined the theatre at its inception in 1964. He has appeared in the theatre’s productions of Gem of the Ocean, All the Way, Going to a Place where you Already Are, Rest, The Fantasticks, The Trip to Bountiful, A Mid-summer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Nothing Sacred, Man from Nebraska, Born Yesterday, A View from the Bridge, Habeas Corpus, Antigone, The Drawer Boy (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award nomination), Major Barbara and Tartuffe. His other theatre credits include Arcadia, Our Town, Sidney Bechet Killed a Man, BAFO, Six Degrees of Separation, An Ideal Husband, A Mess of Plays by Chris Durang, Faith Healer, Green Icebergs, The Miser, Our Country’s Good and Waiting for Godot. He created the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in SCR’s A Christmas Carol. He has appeared in numerous other stage productions including Leander Stillwell (Mark Taper Forum), Henry V (The Old Globe) and as Polonius in Hamlet (Shakespeare Orange County). Among his television and film credits are “The Closer,” “My Name is Earl,” “CSI: NY,” “Mad Men,” “The Twilight Zone” (1986),The Artist, Trespass, Pacific Heights, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Pee Wee’s Big Holiday (Netflix) and All the Way (HBO). He is reprising his role as Keanu Reeves’ father (Captain Logan) in Bill and Ted Face the Music.

ABOUT SOUTH COAST REPERTORY: Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in 1964 by David Emmes and Martin Benson and led by Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei, is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theatres in the United States. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern theatre, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program, which includes the nation’s largest commissioning program for emerging and established writers. Of SCR’s more than 52​8 productions, one-quarter have been world premieres. SCR-developed works have garnered two Pulitzer Prizes and eight Pulitzer nominations, several Obie Awards and scores of major new-play awards. Located in Costa Mesa, Calif., SCR is home to the 507-seat Segerstrom Stage, the 336-seat Julianne Argyros Stage and the 94-seat Nicholas Studio.