RON WEST (Scrooge/ Director) reprises the role of Scrooge after appearing in the original Los Angeles production of Twist Your Dickens at Center Theatre Group. Recent television credits include The Soul Man and Blunt Talk. Recent directing credits include Life Expectancy (Hollywood Fringe), The 39 Steps (Malibu Playhouse), Twist Your Dickens (Portland Center Stage) and a reading of the Swann/West musical The People vs. Friar Laurence (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). He has directed many shows for The Second City, including the award-winning Curious George Goes to War and the international tour of Sex & The Second City. He won the 2008 Jeff Award for his adaptation of The Comedy of Errors at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.