Shrek and Scrooge both on stage (but not in the same theater)

Shrek the Musical is playing in Bethlehem on Sand Island, 56 River Street (below Hotel Bethlehem), Friday nights at 7 p.m. and two shows on Saturdays and Sundays; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., now through Dec. 15th. Tickets for the performances can be bought online or call 610-332-1400

Scrooge appears in the Crowded Kitchen Players’ adaption of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in Quakertown at McCoole’s Arts and Events Center on 10 South Main Street, December 6-22nd; Fridays and Saturdays  at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. According to the Morning Call, “A tall, portly Tiny Tim, who objects to being called “tiny,” a Bob Cratchit who takes to the bottle to drown his sorrows and a pair of sexy ghosts who appear in bed with Scrooge are some of the more irreverent and bawdy moments in Crowded Kitchen Players Players’ version of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol…In the Crowded Kitchen version, some of the traditional moments are a little skewed. “Buy tickets online, at the door, or call 610-395-7176.

Allentown’s Civic Theater presents its traditional adaptation of A Christmas Carol for the 24th December in a row. This production features a 110 cast members, including 80 children, in Victorian costumes. Scrooge appears on stage at the 19th Street theater Tuesday through Sunday, starting this Friday, December 6, 2013 through Dec. 21, 2013. Buy tickets here

Ebenezer Scrooge is taken to court in DeSales University’s Act 1 production of Trial of Ebenezer ScroogeDec. 4-14, 2013.

Back by popular demand, a holiday classic—spun on its head. One year after Dickens’ classic tale, Ebenezer’s epiphany has waned and he’s returned to his curmudgeonly ways. He files suit against Jacob Marley and the Christmas ghosts for kidnapping, slander, and emotional distress. All of Dickens’ classic characters take the stand in this heartwarming family comedy that ends once again (surprise, surprise!) in triumphant redemption.

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