The sets are impressive, the music a delight. American Theatre Company’s holiday favorite A Christmas Carol is back for a 35th year with Charles Dickens’ memorable characters in a musical production at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St. The Robert Odle and Richard Averill adaptation of the Scrooge tale and all its holiday spirit trappings has become a habit with Tulsans. The show opens in the PAC’s John H. Williams Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 6., at 7:30 p.m. The musical continues through Dec. 23. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. while matinees are scheduled Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30, available at www.tulsapac.com.
Oklahoma Children’s Theatre has its own production of A Christmas Carol also opening Thursday, Dec. 6. This adaptation uses humorous touches to share this lesson in good will to all. Catch one of five performances through Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center’s Burg Theatre at Oklahoma City University, 2501 N. Blackwelder Ave., Oklahoma City. Tickets are $7-$12 and available at www.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.
In Guthrie, they tell Dickens their way. A Territorial Christmas Carol takes the tale and sets it down like a twister in Oklahoma during the days of land runs in Indian Territory. The play continues its traditional run at the Pollard Theatre, 120 W. Harrison Ave., Guthrie, through Dec. 23. Tickets are $13.56 online at www.thepollard.org.