This winter the Actors’ Conservatory Theatre presented its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol. The production was directed by Bernard Baldan, a stage veteran of 25 years, and it included a complete cast of 31 youth and adult performers. Of the 31 cast members, 17 hailed from the communities of Del Mar and Carmel Valley. Many played vital parts, such as Del Mar resident Ben Sutton who portrayed Bob Cratchit – the underpaid clerk of Ebenezer Scrooge and father of Tiny Tim.

The show’s music was directed by Desha Crownover and Erin Petersen was director of choreography. The production’s running time was approximately two hours and fifteen minutes, with an additional 15 minute for intermission. Each performance was held at the Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza. For more information about ACT-San Diego visit or contact