Dickens by Candlelight is a three-person, interactive show providing theater-goers with a delightfully unique opportunity to experience A Christmas Carol the way it was intended to be told: as a Ghost Story.  This has been a Central Florida holiday tradition since 1997.

The tale cleverly envelops the audience as the characters move through and around the guests who are seated at treat-laden tables.  John DiDonna, Robin Olson, and Monica Long Tamborello, three talented Orlando actors, portray all of the roles and artfully transform themselves from character to character and stave to stave.  The best way to witness visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and  Future is while enjoying homemade cookies and a pot of freshly-brewed hot  tea.  The cast and crew is often available before the show for a steaming cup of wassail and caroling around the piano.  For tickets or more information, call 407-222-7669; or click here to send an email request.  To order by credit card, check out the Red Chair Project.

Performance dates and times:

  • Wed, December 18, 8:00 pm
  • Thurs, December 19, 8:00 pm
  • Fri, December 20, 8:00 pm
  • Sat, December 21 4:00 & 8:00 pm
  • Sun, December 22, 4:00 & 8:00 pm
  • Mon, December 23, 8:00 pm

Location:  Orlando Shakes, 812 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL