Just as one eventually must set aside ones belief in Santa Claus, its now time for another holiday tradition to be laid to rest. Farewell, then, to Actors Theatres A Christmas Carol. Youve resided on our Christmas list, just above figgy pudding and immediately beneath sleigh bells in the snow, for nearly 20 years. Youve brought us upwards of 400 performances, uncountable rewrites and, on one especially memorable night, the delightful sight of Michelle Gardeners wig flying off as she hit an especially high note in the opening number. The holidays wont be the same without you, we fear. But look for us at your farewell performance on Christmas Eve; well be the one dressed in chains and a tree skirt, looking hopeful that youll return to us one day.
Fri., Dec. 24, 1 p.m., 2010