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(CINCINNATI) — The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s joyous, time-honored celebration of the true meaning of the holidays returns for its 28th season as First Financial Bank presents Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The beloved, iconic story will be performed Nov. 21 through Dec. 29 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. (Opening night is Nov. 23.)


More than 600,000 people have enjoyed the timeless classic at the Playhouse over the past 27 years. An immediate hit when Dickens wrote it in 1843, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is often credited for revitalizing the celebration of Christmas as we know it today.


Adapted by Howard Dallin, Dickens’ narrative comes to vivid life with spectacular effects and hundreds of costumes that illuminate Ebenezer Scrooge’s time-traversing pilgrimage with the spirits one magical Christmas Eve. From his kind-hearted sister Fan and first love Belle to his generous employer Fezziwig and humble clerk Bob Cratchit, Scrooge is repeatedly shown the saving grace of love and concern for humanity.



Prices for A CHRISTMAS CAROL start at $35 for the Nov. 21 preview performance and at $40 for all other performances depending on seat location. Tickets for children and teens are $45 or $30 depending on seat location. Prices subject to change. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show. In addition to calling the Box Office, tickets can also be purchased by visiting the Playhouse website at


A CHRISTMAS CAROL is suitable for all general audiences, including children ages 5 and older. Due to the full-length nature of the show, children younger than 5 cannot be admitted.


A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be audio described for those with visual impairments at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and signed for persons with hearing impairments at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The Playhouse is fully accessible. Audio enhancement receivers, large print programs and complete wheelchair access are available.

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