You know the story well: Ebenezer Scrooge has become frozen and miserly to the world, counting the revenue stream of his London lending shop on a wintery day as his abused bookkeeper Bob Cratchit struggles to make coherent entries while his hands shiver to avoid frostbite. For such reasons, Ebenezer gets a supernatural intervention to show him the warmth he’s averted all these years, and that it’s not too late. Watching Lyric’s A Christmas Carol on stage every year is a tradition for many, and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s adaptation (shown in photo) of the Charles Dickens story is one of the best and most grand. Presented by Devon Energy, the production opened the day after Thanksgiving and runs through Dec. 28 at Lyric at the Plaza, 1727 N.W. 16th St. in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $40, available at If you’re in the areas, also check out A Territorial Christmas Carol through Dec. 22 at Guthrie’s Pollard Theatre ( for a uniquely Oklahoman take on the tale and American Theatre Company’s classic musical (Dec. 12-23) at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center (

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