If A Christmas Carol has taught us anything its that being rich and greedy certainly has its merits. How else can one rule over ones subordinates with an iron fist while being assured visits from voyeuristic, clairvoyant, time traveling specters who wear enough chains to make Mr. T blush? All Ebenezer Scrooge had to do was get insanely rich and crotchety and, voilà: Three different spirits took his hand on Christmas Eve and whisked him away to a peep show of alternate realities.
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If youre not of the degenerate ilk, Charles Dickens family-friendly masterpiece also teaches the joys of redemption, loving, giving, and caring in high-energy musical form. Catch it when A Christmas Carol in a production by the local group Performance Project, with Daniel Bonnet playing everybodys favorite meany -- invades the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale) Thursday through Sunday. Tickets cost $16.50. Visit www.browardcenter.org, or call 954-462-0222.
Sun., Dec. 9, 2007