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Curtain Call: Get Scrooged this Christmas

By by aprill brandon
Dec. 15, 2010 at 6:15 a.m.


SHOWS IN THE REGIONSAN ANTONIO

"Fame the Musical"

Through Sunday at Woodlawn Theatre

HOUSTON

"Billy Elliot"

Feb. 23-March 13 at Hobby Center

AUSTIN

"The Santaland Diaries"

Through Dec. 31 at ZACH Theatre

CORPUS CHRISTI

"A Christmas Carol"

Through Sunday at Harbor Playhouse

The Georgetown Palace Theatre in Austin is giving a new spin to the old Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol."

Starting Sunday, the theater will bring to life "Scrooge: The Musical," a stage adaptation of Leslie Bricusse's 1970 hit musical, "Scrooge." The show continues through Dec. 30.

The musical closely follows Dickens' tale of a miserly man who is visited by three ghosts the night before Christmas, only the story is bolstered with songs, such as "I Hate Christmas," "Make the Most of this World" and "December the Twenty-Fifth."

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Special weekday shows will be featured throughout the month, starting at 7:30 p.m., according to the theater's website.

A free special-sensory showing for persons with special needs and their families will be on Dec. 18 at 2:15 p.m. Reservations can be made by e-mailing guild.georgetownpalace@gmail.com.

Tickets for the rest of the shows are $24 for general admission, $22 for seniors, $14 for students and active military and $10 for children 12 and under.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.georgetownpalace.com.

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