Scrooge Is Bursting Out All Over

Dickens classic a holiday favorite

Multiple adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will grace local stages over the coming weeks.

Beacon High School student performers will present a musical version at the school at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Visit for info.

Gregory Porter Miller’s one-man adaptation, directed by Christine Bokhour and combining the text of the original 1843 novella with Dickens’ reader’s version of 1867, returns to the Depot Theatre on Garrison’s Landing with five shows from Thursday, Dec. 17, to Sunday, Dec. 20. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. Visit to order.

From left, Darrell James, Gregory Porter Miller and Jonathan Kruk (photos provided)

From left, Darrell James, Gregory Porter Miller and Jonathan Kruk (photos provided)

Cold Spring’s Jonathan Kruk brings the story to Christ Episcopal Church in Tarrytown with three daily performances on Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 5 to 20. Visit Kruk also will perform his one-man show (performing some 30 characters) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center in Putnam Valley. Jim Keyes will provide music on instruments ranging from the pump organ to harp. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. See

In Hyde Park, the Half Moon Theatre Company will present a five-actor adaptation (including Darrell James as Scrooge) written by Patrick Barlow and with costume design by Cold Spring’s Charlotte Palmer Lane. Performances are scheduled for three weekends beginning Friday, Dec. 4, at the Marriott Pavilion on the campus of the Culinary Institute of America. There is also a performance on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The Culinary Institute restaurants will offer special pricing, although CIA restaurants are closed on Sundays and on Saturday, Dec. 19. To purchase tickets, which are $22 to $50, call 800-838-3006 or visit For dinner reservations, call 945-905-4533 or email [email protected]

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