With a rich choice of versions of the classic A Christmas Carol
in the Houston area, the enterprising Texas Repertory Theatre Company breaks from the pack to present Sanders Family Christmas, a toe-tapping, foot-stomping bluegrass musical. Texas Rep audiences first met the Sanders family in 2007 with a production of Smoke on the Mountain
, and now have a chance to renew the acquaintanceship. In 1941, as their eldest son prepares to leave for WWII, the gospel-singing Sanders family gathers in a small church to share stories amid a rousing collection of Christmas tunes. Stephen Fenley, artistic director of Texas Rep, calls Sanders Family Christmas
“a bluegrass tune-filled anthem to family, community and love.”
Join the Sanders Family Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, December 22 and 23; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Through December 23. 14243 Stuebner Airline. For information, call 281-583-7573 or visit texreptheatre.com. $40.
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Dec. 4. Continues through Dec. 23, 2014