Already closed | 1h 30m | Harlem

A Christmas Carol in Harlem (2019)

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Clever, Delightful

About the show

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) presents a newly directed and re-designed production of their holiday show, which updates Charles Dickens' classic work with Harlem flair. More…

From the show:

Set in present-day Harlem, this holiday treasure is dramatized with CTH’s signature style of infusing classic works with an uptown flair. A Christmas Carol in Harlem places Ebenezer Scrooge as a real estate mogul who has made his fortune at the expense of others. Scrooge foregoes using his wealth to affect positive change within his Harlem community and instead lives a life of miserly solitude. That is, until three unexpected visitors arrive on Christmas Eve to show him the value of family and how cooperation can lead to a healthy, thriving and prosperous community. This family-friendly production includes original and classic holiday carols tinged with gospel, hip-hop, pop and R&B influences to celebrate the spirit of the season the Harlem way.

1h 30m | Already closed | Aaron Davis Hall (Harlem)

Member Reviews (9)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Clever, Delightful
85
Avg Score

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see an amazing version of a classic with amazing writing, acting, singing, staging and choreography.

Don't see it if You want to miss out on an amazing production of A Christmas Carol with a change of address "Harlem"

Also I have seen A Christmas Carol in the original version and a few variat... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Masterful, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see an updated HARLEM spin on this American classic. The musical has wonderful new songs & enjoyable Hip-Hop choreography.

Don't see it if You are expecting the original version of this American classic. This won’t be your show.

90
Total fun and entertainment with a great cast

See it if for a smart, funny, local interpretation of this classic story presented with great performers, music dance, sets and lighting. Wonderful!

Don't see it if I can't think of a single reason not to see this. It's Dickens for our times.

85
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like a 21st century Harlem version of Charles Dickens classic infused with lots of music + great acting! Great show for the whole family

Don't see it if if you do not like updated versions of plays or if you don't like the music of 21st century Harlem. But you would miss out on lots of fun!

90
The show that should become a yearly new york city xmas tradition!, Loved it all: the staging, performances, singing, dancing and choreography!, Must see, A very intelligent new york adaptation of the dickens classic, A xmas show that very much deserves a broadway venue

See it if You love a Christmas Carol but are open to seeing it adapted to a New York City Ebenezer Scrooge as a greedy & opportunistic rent slumlord.

Don't see it if Yet another adaptation of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' leaves you with a 'buh humbug' feeling of wretchedness.

Also People of all ages who make it a yearly tradition to see a christmas s... Read more Read less

70
Great dancing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like a multicultural take on a traditional story set in Harlem Looking for a family show. And your family enjoys a diverse cast and R&B

Don't see it if You want the traditional Christmas carol Do not want an audience filled with lists of children

85
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Funny, Clever

See it if You like updated classics and you enjoy holiday themed pieces.

Don't see it if you are a Scrooge and cannot get into the holiday spirit!

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy A Christmas Carol and you want to see it a new way. We found the adaptation clever and the music and singing delightful.

Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason why someone wouldn’t want to see this.

During previews
78
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a a holiday classic with contemporary twist, great for everyone especially for family and kids!

Don't see it if you are into serious play or big productions.


December 8th, 2019
"Socially contemplative 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN HARLEM' at The Classical Theatre Of Harlem"
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