Based on the classic story by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol is a morality tale of the wealthy but miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve and forced to reckon with his sins. Audiences in Houston can catch a performance of A Christmas Carol to celebrate the holiday season.
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The version of A Christmas Carol that plays in Houston is produced and presented by the Alley Theatre, which is one of the major nonprofit theatres and performing arts company in the Houston area and the larger United States. It was adapted to the stage by playwright Michael Wilson, who has directed over 20 productions for the Alley Theatre. He has also been the director of numerous Broadway productions, including Dividing the Estate, the Tony-winning revival of The Trip to Bountiful and the Tony-nominated revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man starring James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury. Wilson’s version of A Christmas Carol originally premiered at the Alley Theatre during Christmas of 1990 and became an annual tradition. Thanks to its popularity, this version expanded to the Harford Stage in Connecticut and Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC a few years later. The original production of A Christmas Carol at the Alley Theatre featured direction from Michael Wilson himself. Since he stepped down, James Black has assumed his directing duties. Black has appeared in more than 100 productions for the Alley Theatre, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All My Sons, As You Like It, A Few Good Men and Dracula. A Christmas Carol also features costume design by Alejo Vietti and choreography by Hope Clarke.
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Where is A Christmas Carol being staged?
A Christmas Carol is appearing at the Alley’s Hubbard Theatre in Houston, Texas, between November 15th and December 29th, 2019. Located in the city’s theater district, the renovated Hubbard Theatre features 774 seats, including wheelchair-accessible and premium seating options.
Who is part of the cast for A Christmas Carol?
A Christmas Carol features a cast of Chris Hutchinson as Bob Cratchit, David Rainey as Ebenezer Scrooge, Jay Sullivan as the younger Scrooge, Elizabeth Bunch as Mrs. Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Shawn Hamilton as Mr. Marvel, Todd Waite as the fiddler and first solicitor, Paul Hope as Mr. Fezziwig and the second solicitor, Melissa Pritchett as Mary Pidgeon and the Spirit of Christmas Past and Charles Krohn as the undertaker and Old Joe.
What can I expect from a performance of A Christmas Carol?
A Christmas Carol at the Alley Theatre is a spirited celebration of the Christmas holiday. Every year during the production, the Ally Theatre presents the Deck the Trees Celebration in the main lobby with decorations and festivities. The show itself is a lavish production of the classic story with Alley Theatre cast and crew. A Christmas Carol at the Alley Theatre is a family-friendly show recommended for anyone ages six and up.
How long is the running time?
A Christmas Carol lasts for approximately two hours with a single intermission.