ARTS Pick: A Christmas Carol

Cordell Cole plays the Ghost of Christmas Present in American Shakespeare Center’s rendition of A Christmas Carol. Photo: Lindsey Walters Cordell Cole plays the Ghost of Christmas Present in American Shakespeare Center’s rendition of A Christmas Carol. Photo: Lindsey Walters

Ghostly fun plays out in Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, when the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted with spectral manifestations that force him to choose between greed and generosity. This musical version includes a few new surprises while keeping the traditional insights to the true meaning of Christmas.

Thursday 12/24. $29-64, 2pm. American Shakespeare Center, 10 S. Market St., Staunton. (540) 851-1733.