It makes fun of A Christmas Carol, Gift of the Magi and Its a Wonderful Life all at once, says Susannah Holmes-Kohler, the actress who plays the much-put-upon Mrs. Cratchit. Its a wild and zany romp through 1840s Dickens. Basically, Scrooge is teaming up with a disgruntled Mrs. Bob Cratchit. So, is there the same message of love and goodwill? Ah, no. Theres a message, laughs Holmes-Kohler, but its not that one. 2:30 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through December 30. The Strand Theatre, 2317 Ships Mechanic Row in Galveston. For tickets and information, call 1-866-STRAND-5 or visit www.strand-theatregalveston.com. $15 to $22.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: Nov. 30. Continues through Dec. 31, 2007