The merriest place
This website is the online version of our handbook. It gives a basic overview of who we are and what we do.
You could be here because you have shown interest in joining our troupe, or maybe you're looking for the words of a Christmas carol, or maybe even the pattern for "Flowers of Fezziwig's". What ever it is please feel free to browse around. If you are interested in being a Fezziwigger these pages should serve to answer some of the most common questions we hear about Fezziwig's and assist you in the beginning steps of becoming a Fezziwigger.
Fezziwiggers (which is what we call the members of the Fezziwig's Warehouse cast) perform as part of the "The Great Dickens Christmas Fair". This has been an annual Christmas event in the San Francisco area since 1971. Full event information for those interested in buying tickets or participating as an entertainer or vendor, can be found at dickensfair.com.
Fezziwig's is a family that prides itself on hard work, longevity, and community. We proudly say, "Once a Fezziwigger, always a Fezziwigger."
While we hope that this site will help you decide to join our family, it does not replace the information you would receive in rehearsals, workshops, and collaborating with the cast. The more time the cast spends working together, the better the production is.
If at any time you have a question about us, please feel free to ask anyone on the management team, or even in the cast. We are here to help you.
A Christmas Carol
Our part in the story
The happiest period in Scrooge's life was when he apprenticed as a clerk at Mister Fezziwig's warehouse. The most jolly time of all was the holiday party, filled with neighbors and friends, lively music, dancing, and food. We endeavor to bring this scene to life as an immersive theatrical experience. At Fezziwig’s Warehouse it is always Christmas Eve. Dickens mentions us during Scrooge’s journey with the Ghost of Christmas Past. At this point of the story, Scrooge is remembering his youth and reflecting on the lessons he should have learned from his experiences. The scene recounted is filled with happiness and the joy of Christmas. The text from the book follows:
Although they had but that moment left the school behind them, they were now
in the busy thoroughfares of a city, where shadowy passengers passed and repassed;
where shadowy carts and coaches battled for the way, and all the strife and tumult
of a real city were. It was made plain enough, by the dressing of the shops, that
here too it was Christmas time again; but it was evening, and the streets were
The Ghost stopped at a certain warehouse door, and asked Scrooge if he knew it.
“Know it!” said Scrooge. “Was I apprenticed here?”
They went in. At sight of an old gentleman in a Welsh wig, sitting behind such a high desk, that if he had been two inches taller he must have knocked his head against the ceiling, Scrooge cried in great excitement:
“Why, it’s old Fezziwig! Bless his heart; it’s Fezziwig alive again!”
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