Instagram Takeover: “A Christmas Carol” Posts

Presenting A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre is no small task! Each year 16 adult cast members, 14 young company members (who alternate in teams for every performances) and two understudies, plus many more crew members backstage join together to bring you holiday joy. I asked them to share a few photos of what it’s like behind-the-scenes as they create this holiday classic. 

 Jonathan Atkinson (front center, Topper/Young Marley) makes a silly face with co-stars! Pictured here are Stephen F. Schmidt (Clock Vendor), Ryan Burke (Solicitor #2/Undertaker), Rick Hammerly (Mr. Fezziwig) and Jaysen Wright (Solicitor #1). 

Production Assistant Niew Bharyaguntra and Maria Egler (Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig) serenade other crew members with a very silly song…

Justine “Icy” Moral (Ghost of Christmas Past and other roles) gets some quality time with Nathan Pham (Tiny Tim)…

Here’s a photo from early rehearsal! Production Assistant Micaela Cirimeli shares the secret, low-tech way we imitate one of our props from a dark alternate Christmas Future in rehearsal hall…

And one bonus fan post: Ford’s Theatre Member Lindsey Schmidt shared a costume close-up she spotted during a backstage tour at our Annual Member Open House…

 Like what you see? Different actors and crew will take over the handle through the rest of the run! Follow us on Instagram to see their stories, videos and photos first. 

Sara Cohen is Marketing and Social Media Manager at Ford’s Theatre, where she is proud to share Lincoln’s legacy with the world. Follow her on Twitter at @SaraECohen.