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David IversMeet Artistic Director David Ivers

David Ivers is an acclaimed director, educator and actor who became South Coast Repertory’s artistic director in 2018.

Hal Landon Jr. in 1980From Humbug to Hope: Anybody Can Change
Hal Landon Jr. has spent nearly 40 years portraying Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, and he’s logged more than a thousand performances in this holiday classic. ​Learn more about his thoughts regarding this iconic role.
Meet the Cast of A Christmas CarolRole Call: Meet the Cast of A Christmas Carol
​Cast members for A Christmas Carol agree that the play is like family to them. Find out more ​about them.
Marjorie Sharmat and Nate the GreatMeet Nate the Great Author Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Author Marjorie Sharmat wrote the first Nate the Great book in 1972 and the series now includes more than two dozen children’s books featuring the boy detective. Learn more about Sharmat and her popular series.

The Cast of Nate the GreatMeet the Cast of Nate the Great
The cast of Nate the Great loves a great detective story. That’s probably a big reason why they’re drawn to this fun new musical that helps kids see the world in a new way. Read on to meet the cast.
Nate the Great LogoMaking Nate Great
Kid-detective Nate is great—he solves crimes and loves purple pancakes. Learn more about his life and the musical, Nate the Great.
Christmas Carol cast at dinner tableEat, Drink and Be Merry—Holiday Food For Thought
Charles Dickens celebrated Victorian cuisine in his writing including in the pages of A Christmas Carol. Get the lowdown on everything from kidney pie to punch to trifle
All of the spirts of A Christmas CarolGhostly Encounters and a Life Transformed
Boo-humbug! Meet the four spirits who haunt Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.
Cast of A Christmas CarolMr. Dickens and Mr. Patch: Taking A Christmas Carol From Page to Stage

Nearly 40 years ago, Jerry Patch spent his summer near the beach writing about Victorian England. SCR’s then-resident dramaturg was adapting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for the stage.

Nate at PianoFour Questions with Nate the Great Composer Brett Ryback

For the fun musical, Nate the Great, composer Brett Ryback created songs for the world’s greatest kid detective and various other characters. Learn more about Ryback and his new musical production in our Q&A.

Audition Process for A Christmas CarolKids Learn the Audition Process for Coveted Roles in A Christmas Carol

SCR’s annual production of A Christmas Carol offers eight roles for children that are double cast, so 16 lucky kids have an opportunity to perform in this beloved holiday classic. Read on to learn more about their audition process.

Nancy DrewGreatest Kid Detectives

Nate the Great kicks off SCR’s Theatre for Young Audiences season on the Argyros Stage (Nov. 2-18). In a nod to this clever new musical, we take a look at some other popular, fictional kid detectives.

John MaclayAn Interview with Nate the Great Playwright John Maclay

Playwright John Maclay’s adaptation of Nate the Great brings the world’s greatest kid detective to SCR this November. Learn more about Maclay and why he always thought Nate the Great would make a great family musical.