Already closed | 1h 30m | Harlem

A Christmas Carol in Harlem (2018)

From 26 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Delightful, Relevant

About the show

This timeless, seasonal story from Charles Dickens has been modernized, set in Harlem and infused with The Classical Theatre of Harlem's signature style of re-inventing classic works with an urban flair. More…

"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 that the value of family and the impact of cooperation will lead to a healthy, thriving, and prosperous community.

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

Member Reviews (26)


Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Delightful, Relevant
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Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You have an open mind, enjoy comedy, Christmas carols, dancing, and want to see an updated uptown Dickens for the holidays.

Don't see it if You’re a Scrooge

Also Brandon Gregory was fun and nostalgic as Christmas past, especially on... Read more Read less

November 30th, 2018
“Truth be told, this brisk, 90-minute production has yet to find its way...It has a curiously unfestive air despite some lovely interspersed a cappella carols...Graham’s script is problematic, too, whittling away at both the depth and number of characters...Feeling, unfortunately, goes by the way...
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December 8th, 2018
"'A Christmas Carol in Harlem' is a cozy, spirit-filled way to spend an evening, especially as a resident of Harlem...It is refreshing to be in a theatrical space that really understands and serves their target audience. Although the piece certainly is feel-good and jolly in all the right ways, I...
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December 2nd, 2018
"Shawn René Graham cleverly reworks the heartwarming 'A Christmas Carol,' changing almost none of the essentials but presenting a nearly-new story that is modernized, individual, and distinct to Harlem...It’s a great gift to see a classic, beloved tale done well, and an even greater one to see it...
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