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A Christmas Carol with Charles Dickens


Our holiday tradition is now in its tenth year! In his lifetime, Charles Dickens was recognized as a great actor, acclaimed for his thrilling solo performances of his own work. David Melville, playing Charles Dickens, recreates this experience (with a more than a little artistic license).  Join us as we welcome Mr Dickens himself to our Studio. He’s joined by a young American actress, and the two of them conjure a performance that is full of humor, ghosts, romance and redemption.  And this year, we’re taking it on the road. In addition to our Studio, it will perform at the Geffen Playhouse and the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara.

Performances extremely limited:

Monday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
The Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, 90024
Tickets are $28 and available on the website for the Geffen Playhouse.

Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 pm
Independent Studio
3191 Casitas Ave. #168
Los Angeles, 90039
Tickets are $25 and available here or call (818) 710-6306.
**this performance is SOLD OUT

Friday, December 12 at 8:00 pm
The Granada Theatre McCune Founder’s Room
1214 State Street
Santa Barbara 93101
Tickets are $18-$20 and available on the Granada Theatre’s web site.

Friday, December 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 13 & 20 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 21 at 2:00 pm

Independent Studio
3191 Casitas Ave. #168
Los Angeles, 90039
Tickets are $25 and available here or call(818) 710-6306

**The performance 12/13 at 7:30 pm is SOLD OUT
**The performances 12/20 at 2:00 and 7:30 are SOLD OUT



Dr Pinch & the Pinchtones Pinchmas Holiday Spectacular


The Pinchmas Holiday Spectacular: an evening of music, comedy, and cocktails 

Dr. Pinch and the Pinchtones came to America at the height of the swing era, however their record label determined that the high energy, ukelele-driven, jazz combo was ahead of its time. In an act of entrepreneurial daring, the record company had Dr. Pinch and the Pinchtones cryogenically frozen…until moustaches and ukeleles reached ubiquity. Since then, they’ve been thawed out, appeared in our 2012 production of Comedy of Errors, and taken on a life of their own.

Along with special guests, our very own Shakespearean spin-off swing band will kick your holiday season into high gear. And if you are very naughty little boys and girls, Krampus may just show up.

Note: This event is not appropriate for children. Age 18 and up please!


Join us for the entire 2014-2015 Studio Season:

DR. FAUSTUS by Christopher Marlowe
RED BARN an original musical by David Melville & Melissa Chalsma
JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare

Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00.

Purchase tickets here.