When: Thu., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 16, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 17, 1 & 6 p.m. 2017
Charles Dickens wrote four more Christmas stories after the success of A Christmas Carol, proof that the old man was not immune to the commercialization of the holiday, even in the 1840s. None of them did as well as the original, which isn't surprising. A Christmas Carol has everything — ghosts, a miser, a kindly father, a disabled child, a haunting vision of a life with no redeeming qualities and a happy ending on Christmas Day. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan brings all of these elements to the stage in its theatrical adaptation of the tale, and throws in historically accurate Christmas carols ("Here We Come A-Wassailing," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") too. The show is performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday (December 14 to 17) at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com). Tickets are $20 to $49.