A popular local holiday tradition has returned to Jacksonville this month, as the Alhambra Theatre & Dining is presenting another encore production of “Christmas Carole.”
Featured as part of the Alhambra's 50th anniversary season, the musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has been presented more than 25 times over the past few decades at the theater. The 2017 production marks the first time, however, that longtime Alhambra director Tod Booth takes on the title role of Ebenezer Scrooge.
“I think it is safe to say after 30 years of showing ‘Christmas Carole,’ this show has become a great family tradition for many of us,” said managing partner Craig Smith in a letter to Alhambra patrons. “We are so excited to have our very own Tod Booth playing Scrooge for the first time ever … Whether it’s your first time here, or you’ve seen the show before, you are in for a treat.”
“Christmas Carole” faithfully follows Dickens’ classic tale of a curmudgeonly old miser who comes to know the true spirit of Christmas over the course of one unforgettable Christmas Eve night. With song, dance, special effects and even a little slapstick comedy, the Alhambra’s rendition places a family-friendly spin on an old favorite.
The last show of the Alhambra Theatre & Dining’s 50th anniversary season, “Christmas Carole” will run at the theater, which is located at 12000 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville, through Dec. 24. A “Birthday Bash” has also been planned for Monday, Dec. 11, to celebrate 50 years of Alhambra memories. For tickets and additional information, visit www.alhambrajax.com.