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Theatre IV Gears Up for A Christmas Carol at The Alden

Theatre IV is slated for two matinee musical performances of “A Christmas Carol” at McLean Community Center’s The Alden, both of which are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12. Theatre IV’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic is particularly suited for children. Performances will be held at 1 and 4 p.m. on December 12.

The production features a score by Jule Styne, the composer of Broadway’s “Peter Pan,” “Gypsy” and “Funny Girl.” All the joy, sentiment and meaning are here, without being too frightening for young audiences.

When the play opens, Scrooge is in his counting house in London. But then three ghostly visits – from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future – leave an indelible impression on Ebenezer. Filled with love and the true spirit of the Christmas season, he begins to change his selfish ways and open his heart to those around him.

Tickets for the show are $10 for McLean Community Center tax district residents and $15 for everyone else. The Alden is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. For more information, visit or call 703-790-0123.