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Bah, Pandemic! How Theaters Are Saving ‘A Christmas Carol’

Nov 29, 2020 - The New York Times

Seasonal stagings often underwrite the usual fare. But even without indoor audiences, the tradition lives on — by mail, by screen, by car and by radio.

For all his flaws, that cranky old miser Ebenezer Scrooge has been a godsend for American theaters. Through recessions and blizzards and other upheavals, he has drawn small children and big money to his redemption story in “A Christmas Carol.”

Stage adaptations of the tale, which generally run between Thanksgiving and year-end, ...