A Midwinter Mummer's Tale

Our story concerns the transformation of Esmerelda Pennywise through visitations from powerful Ancient beings. This charming adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol features British folk customs, new arrangements of beloved British folk songs alongside original compositions, and brings a holiday magick of a different stripe to this beloved tale!



The Pentagon Theater at Collaboraction Studios in

The Flat Iron Arts Building           1579 N. Milwaukee Ave, 3rd floor Chicago, Illinois 60622

Show Dates

Thursday, Dec. 8th at 8pm

Regular Run
Friday, Dec. 9th at 8pm
Saturday, Dec. 10th at 8pm
Sunday, Dec. 11th at 3pm

Thursday, Dec. 15th at 8pm        Friday, Dec. 16th at 8pm
Saturday, Dec. 17th at 8pm
Sunday, Dec. 18th at 3pm        



Artistic Director - Matthew Ellenwood

Matthew is a co-founder of Terra Mysterium and the troupe’s the Artistic Director. In addition to being an artistic director, Matthew is a voice teacher, musical director, and actor. He is an active member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and has served on the Chicago NATS chapter's board of directors. He is also a member of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association), MTEA (Musical Theatre Educators Alliance), ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals. As a lecturer, he has presented voice and musical theater workshops for universities, professional theatre companies, and the NATS community.  He is currently working towards full teacher certification in Estill Voice Training, Alba Method, and Michael Chehkov Technique (through M.I.C.H.A.). He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Masters of Music degree in vocal performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University.