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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Refreshing Charles Dickens’ beloved family holiday classic with a Baltimore-centric twist, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) spices up A Christmas Carol with local cultural history, festive music and special smoky effects, returning for its third annual season. Set in the Dickens’ era circa 1843, on Daniel O’Brien’s functional but fetching three-story row house, Founding Artistic Director […]

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Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Hedgerow Theatre

A Christmas Carol, written as a novella by Charles Dickens in 1843, has been widely adapted in many forms for television, radio, the big screen, opera and theater. It remains a powerful parable that resonates through time, of a man whose heart has shriveled to almost nothing and must receive a severe shock in order […]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Like most Americans of a certain age, I have seen A Christmas Carol… a lot. I have seen multiple different iterations of the traditional story, I have seen Scrooge!, I have seen Scrooged. This is well-worn, well-covered territory. So I am happy to say that Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, running this […]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ at McCarter Theatre Center

As McCarter Theatre’s A Christmas Carol opens, the streets of London are bustling. Snow is falling lightly, and good will is in the air. A group of carolers gathers around a brightly decorated Christmas tree to sing. But then the festive mood is shattered: the tree suddenly tumbles to the ground, knocked over from behind […]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Have yourselves a very merry Christmas – go see this timeless classic with a Charm City twist. Bring the family to this show! Kids of all ages will love it. Instead of watching the Mister Magoo cartoon version for the gazillionth time, put down the damn remote and head to the historic Mercantile Trust Building in […]

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‘A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas’ at Olney Theatre Center

A cold, winter night… a charming theatre housing the town’s lovers of The Arts… and America’s favorite Christmas story – it felt like a storybook evening. It was if Charles Dickens was there-right beside me-reciting his own novella. And what a pleasure to be enlightened by Paul Morella’s adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic.. What made this […]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

A Good Old Baltimore Christmas Carol Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) brings great joy to the holiday season with an original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. Founding Artistic Director Ian Gallanar (who also directs) has crafted a new spin on the classic tale – rather than setting it in 1843 London, it takes […]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Wolf Pack Theatre Company

It’s easy to get sucked into the mad frenzy of American consumerism during the holidays. Black Friday creeps ever earlier, and the Hydra of long lines, long lists, traffic lights, and clearance sales is enough to make us all forget that some people won’t be having a Merry Christmas, or a Happy New Year. Some […]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Providence Players of Fairfax by Julia L. Exline

Providence Players of Fairfax presents the holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol, based on the novella by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Janet Allard and Michael Bigelow Dixon. Keeping heart with the true meaning of Christmas for this production, The Providence Players of Fairfax teams up with The Young Hearts – a charitable organization dedicated […]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre by Julia L. Exline

When Christmastime comes around, there is one standout show that pops up all over town: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. A theatre and audience favorite, this production is re-imagined countless times, with each venue bringing its own unique qualities to the classic. However, with so many choices, which performance should you pick? Director Joseph Wallen adapts […]

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‘A Commedia Christmas Carol’ by Jessica Vaughan

Faction of Fools Theatre Company combines Charles Dickens and Commedia Dell’Arte this Christmas for an inspired production of A Commedia Christmas Carol. The larger than life fable with its comi-tragic story and over-the-top ghosts is the perfect story for a group of ancient clowns with their masks and stylized body comedy. Faction of Fools is […]

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‘A Broadway Christmas Carol’ at MetroStage by Julia L. Exline

MetroStage presents Kathy Feininger’s A Broadway Christmas Carol, the classic Dickens tale retold through parodies of famous Broadway show tunes. Michael Sharp directs and choreographs this silly, riotous show, with musical direction by Jacob Kidder and Howard Breitbart. Set Designer Allison Campbell utilizes a stage-within-a-stage construction, each framed with multicolored bulbs that are commonly seen […]

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