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A Broadway Christmas Carol at MetroStage

Kathy Feininger’s A Broadway Christmas Show tells the famous Charles Dickens classic by altering the lyrics to familiar Broadway tunes, 40 or so in all, from The Music Man to Sweeney Todd to Annie. The result is a pretty gay show, especially with the gay Helen Hayes Award-winning actor Michael Sharp returning to play Scrooge in the production at Alexandria’s MetroStage, alongside Tracey Stephens as The Woman Who Isn’t Scrooge and Matt Anderson as The Man Who Isn’t Scrooge. “I always think of it like the Carol Burnett Show,” says Sharp, who also serves as director and choreographer. “[Three] people playing a million different characters. Sometimes we crack each other up. You never know what’s going to happen.” Closes this Sunday, Dec. 18. MetroStage, 1201 North Royal St., Alexandria. Tickets are $45 to $50. Call 800-494-8497 or visit

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