Guthrie Theater’s “A Christmas Carol”

It’s a holiday classic. “A Christmas Carol” is back at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. The show is a tradition for many families. The Charles Dickens play is one that both kids and adults enjoy. The story is about a man that is not happy. He hates Christmas and is known for his “bah humbug”. That man is Ebenezer Scrooge. But then he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Future. His hatred then turns to happiness and he begins to appreciate all that he once despised. The cast is always a talented one. Ebenezer Scrooge is played by actor Nathaniel Fuller. Nat is a veteran actor with a lot of experience under his belt. After all, he’s been in this particular show every year since 1988. He only missed 2003 while he was traveling for another Guthrie show. The first year, Nat played Jacob Marley. He also understudied all sorts of roles. He has also played Topper, Fred, Charles Dickens, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Bob Cratchit, Old Joe, and more. This is Nat’s fifth time playing Ebenezer Scrooge. However, he has understudied this role twenty two times. Again, while playing other roles. Nat says playing Scrooge is definitely the most fun. He loves what live theater is all about. He says it’s the reaction the audience gives that really makes it fun. Prepping for a performance is important. He let reporter Emily Engberg come along for the routine the morning of a matinee. Nat gets to the Guthrie theater hours beforehand. He has a routine that includes getting plenty of fluids, warming up his voice and his body, and of course getting into his costume and hair and makeup. That’s when it all really comes together. And just like that, Nat hits the stage for another great performance. “A Christmas Carol” runs through December 30th. To learn more about the show and ticket availability, click here.

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