Ghosts again

A Christmas Carol

Rated 4.0 It’s that time of year again; “Jingle Bells” and mistletoe, good will and the joy of family and friends. It’s also time to dust off the most classic of all Christmas tales and revisit Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and each of the three ghosts.

The Delta King Theatre celebrates the holiday season with a presentation of an original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by local director Jerry R. Montoya. Montoya has fashioned the tale into a radio-play styled adaptation, full of classic holiday songs.

The tale comes alive, drawing the audience in from the start. The storytellers are careful to point out that though the tale is about finding the Christmas spirit, it is at heart a ghost story. Taking on sometimes an eerie quality, the play delights as well as entertains.

The cast includes a number of local talents playing multiple roles, including Crystal Bush (Piece of My Heart), Richard Falcone (Death of a Salesman), Paul Fearn (The Murder Room), Dick Mangrum (The Gin Game), Parker Ross Murray, Mark Punzal, Morgan Rivera (Abingdon Square), Vada Russell (Suddenly Last Summer) and Caleb Salmon (Music Man).

A Christmas Carol is delightfully charming and a festive way to spend a holiday evening as well as a perfect opportunity to spend time with the kids at a fun and timeless family event.