Berea, KY, 10/17/2023 — After a long-awaited interval, Spotlight Playhouse and The Bluegrass Players are thrilled to announce the return of their beloved dinner show version of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Adapted by Jeremy Grant and directed by Chad Hembree, this annual tradition returns to life this December after being on hold for three years due to the pandemic.

Performance Details:
The show runs on December 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 6:30 pm, with additional Sunday performances on December 10 and an optional overflow date on December 17, both at 1:30 pm. Tickets will be available both online and at the box office starting in late October. For online reservations, please visit

. Advanced reservations are required for catering purposes.

Flexible Culinary Offerings:
Guests have two dining options to choose from for their theater experience. The first is a full 3-course traditional holiday feast, meticulously prepared by Chef Cody Noe. The second is a simpler but equally delicious entree and dessert combo. The latter option comes at a significantly reduced price and is an excellent choice for children, those with unique dietary needs, or budget considerations.
Star-Studded Cast:
Local actor extraordinaire Darrell Harrison, currently playing Dracula at the Playhouse, will take on the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Paula Davis, a playhouse fixture and fan favorite, graces the stage as The Ghost of Christmas Past. Tony Crachiolo, who earned rave reviews for his portrayal of Scrooge in 2019, makes his anticipated return to theater as Jacob Marley. Adding to the excitement, Jamie Boggs (Cratchit) and John Bailey (Ghost of Christmas Present) are stepping out from behind the mic of their wildly popular True Crimecast Podcast to share the stage with us this season.
A Significant Milestone:
This production also marks the 20th season for Spotlight, making the event doubly significant.
A Noble Cause:
This show serves as a fundraiser for the Spotlight Acting School, committed to its mission of never turning away students due to limited financial resources.
About Spotlight Playhouse:
The Spotlight Playhouse is a cornerstone in the Berea community, offering a wide array of performances, from youth productions to professional quality shows. With a strong commitment to educational outreach, the Spotlight Acting School is an integral part of the organization.
The Bluegrass Players:
As the area’s most active acting troupe, the Bluegrass Players produce over 100 performances each season and have been continually performing since 2013. With a pledge to support the Spotlight Acting School and the Spotlight Playhouse these talented actors tirelessly work to bring performing arts opportunities to Berea and the surrounding region.
The Spotlight Playhouse
214 Richmond Road
Berea, KY