Nov 30 – Dec 23, 2016
Ritz Theater

Runtime: One hour and 35 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

Written by Tod Petersen and Peter Rothstein • Directed by Peter Rothstein • Music Direction by Denise Prosek

Featuring Ryan Lee, Sara Ochs, Tod Petersen, and Dominique Wooten

Carole's back, and she's ready to deck the halls!  The celebrated holiday comedy returns after a seven-year hiatus. There's no denying the power of the holidays to bring out the best and worst in all of us. Acclaimed storyteller Tod Petersen reflects on the yuletide season with his family in Mankato, Minnesota, and pays particular tribute to the show's namesake—his mother Carole. Join us for the long-awaited return of this hilarious and heartwarming Latté Da original.

A Note To Parents: This production is recommended for students ages 12 and up. Our disclaimer is that if your children believe in Santa Claus when they arrive at the show, they may not when they leave.



After an eight-year absence, A Christmas Carole Petersen retains its funny-sweet, heart-on-sleeve appeal.
— Star Tribune
Theater Latté Da has summoned an artistic Goldilocks and gotten things just right.
— The Pioneer Press
A Christmas Carole Petersen will make you happy.
— Cherry and Spoon




Director: Peter Rothstein
Assistant Director: Emily England
Music Director: Denise Prosek
Scenic Designer: Michael Hoover
Lighting Designer: Mary Shabatura
Sound Designer & Engineer: Kevin Springer
Costume Designer: Rich Hamson
Properties Master: Abbee Warmboe
Stage Manager: Tiffany K. Orr
Assistant Stage Manager: April Harding
Technical Director: Stein Rosburg
Production Manager: Allen Weeks
Lighting Programmer: Micayla Thebault-Spieker
Master Electrician: Ray Steveson
Wardrobe Assistant: Tiffany Clem

Electricians: Katelyn Deutsch, Nicholas Fetting, Kiki Klum, Courtney Schmitz, Kevin Springer

Carpenters: Eric Gebhard, Robert Garret, Tommy Spalding