Image - ACT image from Christmas Carol

Past Event

Special Online Holiday Party!

It’s been in a challenging year, so we want to end the year on a high note (literally) with a very special virtual holiday party! We are thrilled to join with our friends at the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) to celebrate a Bay Area tradition: "A Christmas Carol." 

This year, for the first time in its 44-year history, the Bay Area’s favorite holiday theater performance comes to life as a fantastical immersive audio event—"A Christmas Carol: On Air." The Club’s annual holiday party will take you behind the scenes of the world premiere of this timeless story of optimism and humbugs, memories and redemptions, spooky presents and hopeful futures. During the party, we’ll hear from A.C.T.’s TONY Award-winning artistic director, Pam MacKinnon, "A Christmas Carol On Air" Director Peter J. Kuo, and A.C.T. Audio Engineer Jake Rodriguez about this year’s virtual effort and how they created this entirely new experience. We’ll even hear a special excerpt from this year’s all-audio performance.

Please join us for this special event to kick off the holiday season . . .

Notes

After the program, there will be a brief meeting of Commonwealth Club members to vote to confirm the election for the Board of Governors for 2021.

Commonwealth Club members can save by using code COMMONWEALTH when ordering "A Christmas Carol: On Air" at www.act-sf.org. Please note: The code is good for the “Fred’s Level” tickets, normally priced at $40, which include a free digital download of an originally designed activity book offering games, puzzles, recipes and interactive challenges throughout the broadcast. Discount not available on previously ordered tickets.

This is a free, online-only program; pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream program.

December 16, 2020

United States

Speakers
Image - Pam MacKinnon
Pam MacKinnon
Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theater
Image - Peter J. Kuo
Peter J. Kuo
Director, "A Christmas Carol: On Air"
Jake Rodriguez
Audio Engineer, American Conservatory Theater
Format

5–6 p.m. (Pacific Time) program