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By Debbie AndersonNovember 23, 2022January 3rd, 2023No Comments


A Christmas Carol: A New Musical Comedy

Casa Mañana 3101 W. Lancaster Ave, 817-332-2272, casamanana.org

Dickens’ holiday chestnut gets a fresh twist, making it suitable for young and old with contemporary music and pop culture references that’ll make you want to sing, dance and laugh, as well as think about season’s message of love and giving. Through Dec. 23

A Christmas Carol

Wyly Theatre 2400 Flora St., 214-522-8499, dallastheatercenter.org

Dallas Theater Center’s annual production, adapted by DTC’s Kevin Moriarty (the former artistic director recently was named executive director), is also a reimagined take on the Christmas. Follow the trio of ghosts from Christmases past, present and future who visit Ebenezer Scrooge and show him the errors of his penny-pinching ways. Fan favorite Sally Nystuen Vahle returns this year to play the ghost of Jacob Marley. Suitable for all ages, the show also has music and magical spirits. Through Dec. 24

Kieran Connolly as Scrooge Photo by Karen Almond

Take the Soul Train to Christmas

Jubilee Theatre Sundance Square, 506 Main St., Fort Worth, 817-338-4411, jubileetheatre.org

Jubilee’s all-ages show mixes magic and music, as a grandfather uses a “soul train” to take his grandchildren into the past to teach them how African Americans celebrated Christmas through good times and bad. Through Dec. 23

Handle With Care

Stage West 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-784-9378, stagewest.org

Stage West presents the regional premiere of this holiday tale by Jason Odell Williams. The plot involves a young Israeli woman visiting the U.S., her grandmother and a bumbling delivery driver who find themselves stranded in a hotel on Christmas Eve. The Jewish grandmother’s belief in true love leads to a romantic comedy disguised as a Jewish Christmas story. Dec. 8-Jan. 8