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All the Christmas Carols

Dec 6, 2021

Ho ho ho! Deck the halls! It is the holiday season in Philadelphia theatre, and if you are looking for a Christmas show to check out, our community is presenting A Christmas Carol, and another Christmas Carol...actually, there are SIX Christmas Carols! Charles Dickens’ ghost story of Christmas is being remixed in many fun ways!

A Christmas Carol
Passage Theatre Company

Streaming - December 11, 2021


What makes it different? This unique adaptation of the classic story uses only two actors, one playing Scrooge, the other playing Charles Dickens. Dickens then transforms himself into all of the other characters, interacting with Scrooge while also conjuring up each new scene.

A Christmas Carol
People’s Light

Streaming - December 24, 2021 - January 6, 2022
Live - November 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022


What makes it different? This production features a vibrant mix of original songs and newly arranged nineteenth-century English carols, this music infused retelling captures the magic, joy, and generosity of Dickens’ beloved classic.

A Christmas Carol
Hedgerow Theatre Company

November 26 - December 24, 2021


What makes it different? This is the classic Ebenezer Scrooge story, and audiences can enjoy enhanced performances with special live music performances before the show! 

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Lantern Theater Company

Live - December 3 - December 30, 2021
Streaming - December 14, 2021 - January 2, 2022


What makes it different? The Philadelphia Inquirer calls the piece "A 95-minute masterpiece. Brilliantly performed." In this version of A Christmas Carol acclaimed actor and playwright Anthony Lawton brings the story boldly to life, playing ALL of the characters. 

A Queer Christmas Carol
The Hum’n’bards Theater Troupe

In-person - December 17 - December 19, 2021
Streaming - December 20 - December 31, 2021


What makes it different? This is a retelling of the classic ghost story… but this time, every character is gay. 

A Philadelphia Christmas Carol
11th Hour Theatre Company

December 19 - December 23, 2021


What makes it different? This version is a radioplay (think: podcast) version of the classic Dickens tale, set in Philadelphia in the 1840’s, when the city was the financial capital of the nation.

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