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A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Quirky

About the show

This toy-puppet theater extravaganza offers a new take on the classic story with old world accents, new world inclusiveness, and holiday songs. More…

From the show:

For the delight of audiences aged 5 to 105, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre performs “A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa.” Adapted, directed and reinvented by Vit Horejs, this toy-puppet theater extravaganza is a new take on Charles Dickens’ classic with Old World accents, New World inclusiveness and holiday songs. Into the familiar story are woven a surprising and delightful blend of English, Jewish, African, American and Czech winter rituals and customs, all performed by over three dozen marionettes ranging in size from four to twenty-four inches as well as found objects and toys.

Member Reviews (7)


Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Quirky
Avg Score

Clever, Slow, Quirky, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if If you like shows with marionettes. A straight forward Christmas story with some funny turns.a pretty good company with some flaws.

Don't see it if High pitched singing can get annoying. This show gets slow at times and silly as well. It also delves away from main points at times.

Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Cute,fun, good for the whole family.

Don't see it if Your grumpy and jaded

Hilarious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Do you like marionettes? With live singers?

Don't see it if Do you like marionettes? If not - stay away...

Also So clever! So entertaining! Not just for children. Marionettes acting ... Read more Read less

A very kid friendly version of a christmas carol with live actors and marionettes

See it if A kid friendly version, including a scene to light the menorah and kwanzaa candles appeals to you.

Don't see it if You dont like kids, marionettes, or want an accurate, serious version of a Christmas Carol.

Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if An amusing riff on the Christmas Carol, performed with exquisite Czech marionettes and accompanied by sweet singing

Don't see it if Don’t like puppets

Disappointing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if This is a fairly straightforward Christmas Carol, story-wise. Delightful puppets as usual with this theater company.

Don't see it if Vít Hořejš is an excellent puppeteer but he sounded rather monotonous speaking for all the characters, at least for my taste.

Also You better seat in one of the first two-three rows if you expect to en... Read more Read less

Slow, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in Czechoslovakian marionette traditions or learning about that sounds interesting to you.

Don't see it if You're easily bored or pitchy singing really grates your ears.

“A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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