Latonia Moore & Jesus García Headlines ‘A Philadelphia Christmas Carol’

By Logan Martell

On December 19, 2021, 11th Hour Theatre Company will present a podcast version of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, titled “A Philadelphia Christmas Carol.”

This radio play, adapted by Mark Shanahan, will feature company musicians joined by internationally-acclaimed artists of opera and musical theatre. The cast is comprised of Ian Peakes as Scrooge, Lindsay Smiling as Bob Cratchitt, Liz Filios as Mrs. Cratchitt, Brian Anthony Wilson as Jacob Marley, Justin Jain as Dick Wilkins, Rob Tucker as Mr. Wescott, Karen Peakes as Mrs. Dilber, Owen Peakes as Peter Cratchitt, Milo Toro as Tiny Tim, Marybeth Gorman as Christmas Present, Jesus Garcia as Mr. Fezziwig, and Latonia Moore as Christmas Past. Sound design is done by Tony Nominee John Gromada, with sound editing by Joel Abbott.

“We are thrilled to invite some of Philadelphia’s finest actors and world-renowned opera performers into your living room for this one-of-a-kind radio play,” says Artistic Director Steve Pacek, who will also play the narrator in the production.  “This joyous celebration of the season has a unique 11th Hour twist that we can’t wait to share with our patrons both locally and across the globe. It is a true celebration of our city! We hope you’ll snuggle up next to the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa and loved ones by your side to listen-in to our Christmas tale.”

The podcast will be available until December 23, with donations of any amount granting access. Patrons who donate $50 or more will also receive access to 11th Hour’s Digital Launch Party on December 19 at 7pm.