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HOUSTON’S HOLIDAY TRADITION!

November 15 – December 29

Hubbard Theatre

 

From the novella by Charles Dickens
Adapted and originally Directed by Rob Melrose
Remount Directed by Amber D. Gray

Rediscover the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation as he encounters the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Be transported into Victorian England with dazzling costumes and stunning sets. Join us for a Dickensian celebration of love, redemption, and the true spirit of Christmas!

“A refreshed ‘Christmas Carol’ is still making spirits bright at the Alley Theatre in Houston”

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

“Magic is there for all to celebrate”

HOUSTON PRESS

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Accessibility

 

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Performance Date(s)
Captioned Performance Sunday, November 17, 1:30 PM

Best Seats: Section 2, Rows I-O, Seats 201-210

 

Audio Described Performance Sunday, November 17, 6:30 PM

 

Simultaneous Translation Performances Saturday, November 16, 1:30 PM
Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 PM

 

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A Christmas Carol is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes long, including one intermission.
Children under 6 will not be admitted into the theatre.
Strobe, Flashing, and Revolving Lights will be used during the performance.
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November 14, 19, 20 & 21
December 3, 10, 11, 17 & 18

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Photo of David Rainey as Ebenezer Scrooge

Unraveling Scrooge: A Tale of Redemption and Reflection

In Charles Dickens’ timeless novella, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Ebenezer Scrooge emerges as a character embodying the change from a miserly loner to a benevolent benefactor. David Rainey, a seasoned member of the Alley Resident Company who has portrayed Scrooge multiple times, reflects on the character’s complexity. Continue reading

Photo of Shawn Hamilton as the Ghost of Christmas Present

Costume Chronicles: Crafting The Ghost of Christmas Present

For this season’s production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, we decided to remake the robe worn by Christmas Present. We wanted to push the finished garment’s theatrical nature. We also needed to make an additional robe to provide a more feasible plan for the role’s understudy. We made this decision right after last season’s production closed. Continue reading

Photo collage of Ghost of Christmas Past, Ebenezer Scrooge with the Ghost of Christmas Future, and Ghost of Christmas Present

The Christmas Ghosts of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A Christmas Carol is a timeless tale that has captured the hearts of readers and audiences for generations. At its heart, the story is a journey of self-discovery, compassion, and redemption. The visits of ghosts guide Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve. These three Christmas ghosts reveal the effects of one’s actions and the potential for change. Continue reading

Michael Locher and Set Renderings

Creating Victorian London with Scenic Designer Michael Locher

One of the great joys – and challenges! – of designing for theatre is the occasional opportunity to tackle a story, setting, or play that feels iconic. Designers are often tasked with introducing audiences to places they’ve never seen before, but sometimes, we’re invited to conjure the eminently familiar. Few settings and stories feel more familiar than Victorian London and A Christmas Carol. Continue reading


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