Holiday plays, categorized

December 13, 2013

Holiday theater gets you in the spirit of the season. But what kind of spirit is in each holiday production?

There are three classifications for any show: Spirits, as in alcohol, saturate the scripts of some contemporary Christmas comedies. The spectral forms of spirits haunt Dickens-inspired productions. Finally, the holiday spirit evokes the childlike joy of the season.

 


(Kevin Golden)

Spirits, Spectral:

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
at Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon. Through Dec. 29. $25-$27.

A Christmas Carol: Ghost Story of Christmas
at the Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Through Dec. 29. $18-$40.

Spirits, Spectral and Alcohol:

A Christmas Carol
at Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. Through Jan. 1. $20-91.

Spirits, Spectral and Holiday:

A Commedia Christmas Carol
at the Elstad Auditorium at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. Through Dec. 22. $12-$30.

Scrooge!
at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Through Dec. 22. $18.

Spirits, Holiday:

Holiday Follies
at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. Dec. 17-23. $40.

A Broadway Christmas Carol
at MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Through Dec. 22. $50.

Elf The Musical
at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. Dec. 17 through Jan. 5. $25-$150.

The Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)
at The CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21. Sold out.

Spirits, Holiday and Alcohol:

Seasonal Disorder
at Source, 1835 14th St. NW. Through Dec. 28. $12-$30.

The Twelve Dates of Christmas
at Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon. Through Dec. 29. $20-$27.

The Santaland Diaries
at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. $16.50-$25.50.

All of the Above:

An Irish Carol
at the Keegan Theatre. 1742 Church St. NW. Through Dec. 29. $30-$35.

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