Alley Theatre's A Christmas Carol Review - #ChristmasCarolHOU

Info: Houston’s seasonal favorite—A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas returns this year with a re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits that visit him on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Carol instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season.

Date: November 20 (Previews) , November 22 through December 28
By: Charles Dickens
Adapted and Originally Directed by: Michael Wilson
Directed by: James Black
Suitable for general audiences. (Age 6+)
Hubbard Theatre
Approx Run Time: 92 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.
Official Sites: Website | Facebook | @alleytheatre ǀ #ChristmasCarolHOU

This week, I left the movie house for the theater house. I got a rare treat. The Alley Theatre in Houston sent over a family pack of tickets so that I could review their A Christmas Carol : A Ghost Story of Christmas, playing now through December 28th. And while, the tickets were complimentary, you should know that this is my honest review of my experience at the Alley Theatre.

It was a great time. I love theater. This was a fun experience. The theater hall was decorated for the holidays. There must have been ten different trees through-out. Really sets the tone for the holidays. I may have had a cocktail. Do not come hungry, though. The Alley Theatre does not have anything more substantial than pretzels or cheese crackers.

My family really enjoyed the production. I was a little worried about my nine year old because there are ghosts in the production. They are not overly scary, and the ghosts don’t roam into the audience. My nine year old was fine. There were plenty of younger children in the audience, and I didn’t notice any issues regarding scared children. There were also plenty of couples there without children. So, don’t feel like you have to take the kids.

The play was a lot of fun. The cast was enjoyable. I had a couple of issues hearing the Ghost of Christmas Past during the first act, but not so many that I enjoyed the production less. The pacing of the action kept my family’s attention through the entire play. If you haven’t been to the Alley Theatre recently, the whole thing has been remodeled. There isn’t a bad seat in the house. It is something to experience. Even if you don’t make it out to see A Christmas Carol, make it there sometime. There are more than a few family productions throughout the year.

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