A Christmas Carol

No matter how many times we see Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, it always has a timely - and much needed - message. (Thanks, Black Friday.) Get your annual reminder about the true meaning of the holidays care of the Alley Theatre. "Dickens's classic virtually created, in Victorian times, the modern notion of how we celebrate the spirituality and shared humanity of this joyous time of year," says Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd via e-mail. But don't worry about the same old tired, as-old-as-Dickens production. Scrooge gets a New Orleans-style fix from the ghosts of past, present and future on the Alley's stage. Voodoo-esque spirits shake their bones to greet the arrival of each Christmas Eve messenger, putting the scare back in this haunting holiday classic. 7:30 p.m. November 20. Through December 27. 615 Texas. For a full schedule, call 713-220-5700 or visit www.alleytheatre.org. $38 to $100.

Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 20. Continues through Dec. 27, 2009

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Dusti Rhodes
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