- $28.20 for one ticket for mid main floor seating (up to $47 value)
- Matinee performances on December 20 and 27 at 11 a.m include a family workshop at 10 a.m.
A Christmas Carol
In Charles Dickens’s timeless Yuletide ghost story, an inveterate miser discovers there is more to the holiday season than making up words such as “humbug.” It’s Christmas Eve, and Ebenezer Scrooge thinks his sole concession to the spirit of generosity—grudgingly giving his long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit tomorrow off with pay—will be the day’s only unpleasant event. But that’s before the shade of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley, drops by wearing a preview of the chains Scrooge himself has forged through a lifetime of greed. Three other spirits soon follow and whisk Scrooge on a journey through time, where he reflects on a love lost with the Ghost of Christmas Past, peeks in on the present-day poverty—and good cheer—of the Cratchit house with the Ghost of Christmas Present, and quakes before the horror of dying alone and unloved with the Ghost of Christmas Future. Like most high-school calculus tests, it all ends up being a dream, giving Scrooge one last chance to redeem himself and save Tiny Tim.
Hailed as “a generous holiday gift” by NYTheatre.com and praised for the way it “completely captures Dickens’ vision” by The New York Times, The Players Theater’s brisk and lively production returns to the Village for its seventh successful year. This adaption from Michael Sqouros and Brenda Bell features a mix of boisterous original musical numbers interwoven with traditional gems such as “Deck the Halls” and “Joy to the World” (some of which are sung as the cast bustles down the aisles), plus a clever book that adds offbeat touches to Dickens’ original text and production design that captures the yuletide Victorian wonder and the eeriness of Scrooge’s ghostly visits.