See it if Fantastic acting, staging and lighting. Very enjoyable.
Don't see it if If you want a musical.
See it if well acted one-person play. see this classic in a new light. even better in-person than the filmed livestream. masterful work by Jefferson
Don't see it if want a full-cast play. tired of holiday stories. can't concentrate.
See it if you want a whimsical and intelligent new take on a beloved tale that will transport, charm, and change you; love great solo performers.
Don't see it if you are an Ebenezer Scrooge—leave your "bah humbugs" at the door; are easily scared; not feeling festive; and/or don’t like one-man shows. Read more
See it if you need something to get into the Holiday spirit. Mays delivers a solid performance in this one-man version of this classic
Don't see it if you prefer a traditional take on the classic story. While it was well done, I enjoyed the version that ran on Broadway a few years ago more Read more
See it if you love Jefferson Mays and can sit though a wonderful christmas classic done as a one man show
Don't see it if You want a more traditional version of a Christmas carol. I love Mays, but this I have preferred other productions. Read more
See it if You love Jefferson Mays, this story, and excellent theatre.
Don't see it if you are tired of A Christmas Carol from previous viewings. Although, this one will surprise you.
See it if Even if you think you have seen enough "Christmas Carols," the acting by Jefferson Mays and magical staging make this worth seeing.
Don't see it if I did not care for Mays' excessive mugging when he was playing children, but otherwise he was great.
See it if Jefferson Mays excels at everything he does on a stage
Don't see it if A solo Christmas carol may not hit home with those who prefer a more traditional staging
"This 'Carol,' is a lonelier affair. The script hews closely to the version that Dickens himself toured, with passages of prose narration that cut the goose-fat sentimentality with keen wit and gimlet detail."
"This splendid production is a Christmas miracle: The most theatrically fulfilling account of 'A Christmas Carol' that I have ever seen."
"This is a grimmer take on Dickens’s story, full of fog and shadows."
"For all its dizzying charms, the overstuffed show doesn’t quite deliver on what really counts — the three Spirits of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future."
"The staging is almost absurdly—and perhaps unnecessarily—lavish, although children and adults now accustomed to television series and movies that pour on the atmospherics with a ladle must, I suppose, be catered to."
"The true miracle of this production is that it, or rather, he (as in Mays) has us believing we’re encountering an entirely new work, with all the familiar beats and words and Dickensian lessons but layered with an honesty that makes the parts we’ve always told were scary genuinely scary."
"Another holiday season, another take on 'A Christmas Carol.' Like other theatrical versions of the classic, this one ends with the same words credited to Tiny Tim...a production this taut and well-told is its own sort of blessing."
"Even if you’re a Scrooge when it comes to annual holiday fare, like I am, 'A Christmas Carol' succeeds as a strong piece of theater."