The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents “A Christmas Carol in Harlem,” based on the timeless work by Charles Dickens. This re-imagining of the classic Christmas tale will include some original music and classic holiday carols tinged with gospel, hip-hop, pop and R&B influences, which celebrate the spirit of the season the Harlem way. Set in present day Harlem, this holiday treasure is dramatized with CTH’s signature style of infusing classic works with an uptown flair. “A Christmas Carol in Harlem” places Ebenezer Scrooge as a real estate mogul who has made his fortune at the expense of others. Scrooge foregoes using his wealth to affect positive change within his Harlem community and instead lives a life of miserly solitude. That is, until three unexpected visitors arrive on Christmas Eve to show him that the value of family and the impact of cooperation will lead to a healthy, thriving and prosperous community.
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