"Deck the halls with lots of showtunes," goes the opening number of Kathy Feininger's A Broadway Christmas Carol. And that, the show, now in its second year at Alexandria's MetroStage, does. By the end of it, the halls are overstuffed with parodies of popular showtune snippets -- 40 or so in all. They're presented in a hurried, altered, name-that-tune kind-of-way, a gaudy effect that distracts from the story -- but then if you must deliberate on the finer points of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, you really need to get out more often. Michael Sharp directs and plays Scrooge, while Tracey Stephens stars as The Woman Who Isn't Scrooge. Matt Anderson rounds out the three-person cast. To Dec. 18. MetroStage, 1201 North Royal St., Alexandria. Tickets are $45 to $50. Call 800-494-8497 or visit metrostage.org.
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