Yinzer Scrooged: A Pittsburgh Christmas Carol

  • December 5-21


  • Free pre-show Happy Half-Hour

yinzer scrooged: A Pittsburgh Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ holiday classic gets a modern Pittsburgh twist! In this show YOU are cast as the live studio audience, so play your part and don’t miss your cue when the applause sign flashes!

Yinzer Scrooged is SOLD OUT!

There are no longer tickets available for pre-order, though standby tickets may be available at the door.

Set in present-day Pittsburgh, this comedy is an uproarious parody of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol. In this radio-style rendition, classic characters like the notorious curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the mischievous Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future are not so subtly re-imagined as local Pittsburgh legends and celebrities! Whether you’re a Pittsburgh native or new to the area, you’ll feel right at home.

A longtime fan favorite, our Midnight Radio series takes the form of a classic 1940s radio broadcast. In this show YOU are cast as the live studio audience, so play your part and don’t miss your cue when the applause sign flashes! Always memorable and never at midnight or on the radio, this series brings you back to a simpler time. Plus! Don’t miss our free Happy Half-hour 30 minutes before every show with free drinks and interactive holiday-themed activities! Enjoy a fun night out in our cozy downtown Pittsburgh theater.

The Drury Plaza Hotel is offering 10% off to all Bricolage patrons! Book through this link to get the special rate.

General Admission Ticket: $35
Student Ticket: (with Valid ID only): $25
Group Discounts: Groups of 12 or more pay $25 per ticket; Groups of 20 or more pay $20 per ticket; Groups pay an extra $5 per ticket charge on Saturdays. Call 412.471.0999 for more information.

Thursday, December 5 • 8pm • Opening Night: Pay What You Want!
Friday, December 6 •  8pm • Pictures with Santa
Saturday, December 7 • 8pm • Jingles, All The Way

Thursday, December 12 • 8pm • DIY Night
Friday, December 13 • 8pm
Saturday, December 14 • 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, December 15 • 7pm

Wednesday, December 18 • 8pm
Thursday, December 19 • 8pm • ASL Interpretation
Friday, December 20 • 8pm • Foley & Sensory Workshop • Audio Description
Saturday, December 21 • 2pm & 8pm • Closing Night!

Special Events

Pay What You Want on Opening Night! • December 5 • Thursday • 7:30 PM
To celebrate the opening of Midnight Radio’s Yinzer Scrooged, Bricolage is pleased to offer tickets to this performance at any price. Reserve in advance for as little as five dollars, or line up at the theater at 7:30pm for one of the first-come-first-served tickets guaranteed to be available at the door, and pay any price you want!

Pictures with Santa • December 6 • Friday • 7:15 PM
Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance! Come early and bring the kids for free photos and interactive games.

Jingles, All The Way • December 7 • Saturday • 6:45 PM
Come to the theater early for a jingle writing workshop with our playwright, Bricolage’s Co-Founder and Creative Principal Tami Dixon! Explore how to generate content and communicate funny ideas quickly, as Tami walks you through her process for writing Midnight Radio’s famous commercials and jingles. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the workshop begins at 6:45 PM. Free and open to all patrons (no show ticket necessary).

DIY Night: Handmade Ornaments • December 12 • 7:15 PM
Get crafty and make beautiful custom holiday ornaments with us. Supplies are included, just bring your creativity and holiday spirit!

ASL Interpretation • December 19 • Thursday • 8:00pm
Ever seen the sound of a slamming door translated into American Sign Language? Our lightning-fingered ASL Interpreters enliven this performance with detailed, expressive interpretation.

Foley & Sensory Workshop • December 20 • Friday • 6:45 PM 
Come to the theater early to experience the Foley equipment hands-on! Learn how to bring the sounds of Yinzer Scrooged to life as you get to play with the equipment we use to bring the story to life through sound. The Bricolage team will be on hand to show you how. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the workshop begins at 6:45 PM. Free and open to all patrons (no show ticket necessary).


Accessibility icons for wheelchair access, service animals, audio description, assisted listening, large print programs, ASL interpretation, and Braille programs.

Accessible, free or low-cost tickets are available to the Thursday, December 5  performance of Yinzer Scrooged. The Thursday, December 19 performance features ASL Interpretation. Audio description and a pre-show Foley & Sensory Workshop are available on Friday, December 20. Other accommodations are available for all shows.

Bricolage’s theater at 937 Liberty Avenue is designed for wheelchair access, featuring accessible all-gender restrooms and wheelchair seating. Bricolage offers a menu of supports including reserved seating for guests and their companions, mobility aids, comfort items for guests with sensory sensitivities, and more; making requests in the comments section while purchasing tickets helps ensure the support you need is available at your performance. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all. We encourage you to identify anything that would make your experience more enjoyable by leaving a comment when purchasing tickets, calling our office at 412.471.0999, or emailing Fred at fred@bricolagepgh.org.

Free for All Tickets were released for this performance on Monday, October 28 at 2:00 PM, and have been claimed. Learn more about Bricolage’s accessible free ticket program, Theater for All!

Yinzer Scrooged 2015

Thanks to James Rushin, whose original compositions for the 2015 production of Yinzer Scrooged are used in part in this 2019 remount.

Original cast: Lissa Brennan, Howard Elson, Michael McBurney, Connor McCanlus, and Sheila McKenna

See What Everyone Else Is Saying

  • "The combination of Tami Dixon’s adaptation and Sam Turich’s direction makes for an immensely enjoyable update to this holiday heavyweight, breathing new life into an old tradition."

    – Laura Caton, Pittsburgh in the Round
  • I laughed. At several times, I felt a tear or two or three trickling down my cheek. And I walked away pondering, anew, the contradictions in our crazy socioeconomic order.

    – Mike Vargo, Entertainment Central

Meet the Cast & Crew

  • Adapter

    • Tami Dixon
  • Director

    • Sam Turich
  • Performers

    • Wali Jamal
    • Michael McBurney
    • Connor McCanlus
    • Shammen McCune
    • Jaime Slavinsky
  • Musical Director

    • Deana Muro
  • Substitute Musical Director

    • Camille Rolla
  • Stage Manager

    • Daniel Burns
  • Technical Director

    • David JM Bielewicz
  • Lighting Designer

    • Jenna Ferree Robertson
  • Sound Engineer

    • Brendan Kepple
  • Costume Maintenance

    • Alexx Jacobs