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by Karen Demeter and Dee Saunders

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Looking for places to see "A Christmas Carol" on Long Island in December 2012? Check out these 5 family-friendly showings of Dickens's classic holiday tale in Bellmore, Northport, Oakdale, and Port Jefferson.


A Christmas Carol on Long IslandOf all the holiday shows out there, one stands out as the quintessential holiday tale: A Christmas Carol. Miserly Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future take to the stage each holiday season to teach audience members the true meaning of the holiday. Choose from several productions throughout our area:


Theatre Three’s A Christmas Carol

Theatre Three, Port Jefferson

Dec. 1-29

Theatre Three’s version follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s classic journey to Christmas past, present, and future. Children younger than 5 are not permitted in the theater.


Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol

Houghton Hall Theatre at Trinity Episcopal Church, Northport Village

Dec. 7-9

The Minstrel Players take on the parts of Scrooge and the ghosts that help him find the true meaning of the holidays.


A Christmas Carol for Kids

The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, Bellmore

Dec. 9, 16

The classic tale is shortened and performed with the youngest viewers in mind. Children are encouraged to meet and greet the actors after the show.


Madison Square Garden’s A Christmas Carol

CM Performing Arts Center, Oakdale

Dec. 7-30

The CM Performing Arts Center presents Madison Square Garden’s version of Scrooge’s tale.


A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas Past

John W. Engeman Theater, Northport

Through Jan. 6, 2013

Director Michael Wilson’s adaptation is a creative re-telling with an original score by composer John Gromada.


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