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David de Berry was a U.S. composer of theater music as well as an actor and music director. De Berry is best known for the score of a 1987 adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, on which he collaborated with playwright Richard Hellesen and director Dennis Bigelow. Originally commissioned for the Sacramento Theatre Company, the work has been widely seen, with perennial productions in Rochester, New York, Denver, Colorado, Dallas, Texas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Phoenix, Arizona, among other communities. The resident composer and musical director of the Sacramento Theatre Company, de Berry wrote original music for many productions there and at other companies, including the Portland Center Stage in Portland, Oregon and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. His scores graced many classic works by Shakespeare and Molière as well as contemporary plays. He was also co-author of the musical A Cappella, also written with Hellesen.