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Meet Elke Janssen, who plays the role of Martha Cratchit in A Christmas Carol.

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Meet Elke Janssen, who plays the role of Martha Cratchit in A Christmas Carol.

How many times have you been in A Christmas Carol?
I was Belinda last year, and now I'm Martha Cratchit. I am really part of the family!

What are your favorite holiday traditions?
Saint Nicholas day, a German tradition, where we place a shoe in the window the evening of December 5th with a carrot or apple for Saint Nicholas' horse, and the next morning it's filled with old time candy and a wooden toy! I also love going downtown and looking at all the Christmas windows, especially the SPCA puppies, then picking out an ornament at Macy's.

What's your favorite thing about the Bay Area during the holidays?
Everyone is smiling and I love the smell of the air....you know Christmas is coming.

What is your favorite moment in A Christmas Carol?
When Christmas Past appears, up in the air...oh yes, and when it snows.

Who is your favorite character in A Christmas Carol?
Beautiful Christmas Past.

What is…

Meet Campbell Zeigler, who plays the roles of Pickpocket Cousin, Boy Scrooge, and Ghost of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol.

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Meet Campbell Zeigler, who plays the roles of Pickpocket Cousin, Boy Scrooge, and Ghost of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol.

How many times have you been in A Christmas Carol?
This is my first year and I love it already. I'm really, really excited to be a part of it.

What are your favorite holiday traditions?
I like putting up the Christmas tree because it marks Christmastime to me. I have a few favorite ornaments like the German Pickle and this cool Spiderman ornament. I like waking up before anyone else and seeing my presents. And I LOVE hot chocolate.

What's your favorite thing about the Bay Area during the holidays?
I like going to see the Christmas tree here in Walnut Creek and the one in Union Square. And I really like seeing A Christmas Carol at ACT during the holidays! And now I'm in it!

What is your favorite moment in A Christmas Carol?
I have a lot of favorite moments in A Christmas Carol. My favorites are: when Jacob Marley comes out of the bed and scares Scroo…

Meet Blair Busbee, who plays the Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol.

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Meet Blair Busbee, who plays the Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol.

How many times have you been in A Christmas Carol?
This is my first Christmas Carol extravaganza!

What are your favorite holiday traditions?
I always get to open one present on Christmas Eve. And it's always pajamas.

What's your favorite thing about the Bay Area during the holidays?
I love to go to Macy's to watch the puppies and kittens that play in the display window on the corner of Stockton and O'Farrell. Then, I fantasize about adopting one of them. Then I cry, because I can't...and I go to the other side of Macy's where I oo and ah at the hundreds of reefs glowing in the windows.

What is your favorite moment in A Christmas Carol?
My favorite part of A Christmas Carol is the Ghost of Christmas Future sequence at the end. I especially love when the business men are hissing and laughing together. On a lighter note, my other favorite moment is when Little Fan gives Boy Scrooge their mo…

Meet Cindy Goldfield, who plays the role of Ghost of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol.

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Meet Cindy Goldfield, who plays the roles of Charitable 1, Ruth, Produce Seller, and Ghost of Christmas Future in 
A Christmas Carol.

How many times have you been in A Christmas Carol?
This is my 10th year!!! I originally was cast as Mrs. Fezziwig opposite Brian Keith Russell, in the previous version of CAROL, with direction by Craig Slaight

What are your favorite holiday traditions?
Every year for the last 20, I have hosted a caroling party in my neighborhood. It's usually a party of about 20-40 people, gathering for a fantastic potluck dinner and then walking through my Glen Park neighborhood singing with candles in the dark. Kids, dogs, friends, laughing. It's a good tradition.

What's your favorite thing about the Bay Area during the holidays?
A Christmas Carol, obviously. And when I was a kid, the San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker was a big favorite. The Dickens' Faire is also a huge tradition and a place I worked many times. My son, Calum, (who played Tiny Tim in t…

Meet Rafael Karpa-Wilson, who plays Ned Cratchet in A.C.T.'s A Christmas Carol.

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Meet Rafael Karpa-Wilson, who plays Ned Cratchet and understudies for the role of Ian DeVaynes in A Christmas Carol.

How many times have you been in A Christmas Carol?
I have never before acted in A Christmas Carol. I am really enjoying my first time being a part of it.

What are your favorite holiday traditions?
Every year for Christmas we go to my aunt's house for 3 days, which I enjoy extremely. I always look forward to that.

What's your favorite thing about the Bay Area during the holidays?
I love all the Christmas lights at night - they look so beautiful.

What is your favorite moment in A Christmas Carol?
My favorite moment, or scene, is when Scrooge first comes home and Mrs. Dilber is there. I think both of Mrs. Dilber's scenes are hilarious.

Who is your favorite character in A Christmas Carol?
Mrs Dilber, of course. She is completely hilarious.

What is your favorite holidary food/treat?
Apple pie. Every year a family friend who comes to Christmas bakes great apple pie.”

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