2017 Holiday Show

December 1 – December 17

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

By Tom Mula, based on the story by Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens’ classic tale of greed redeemed into hope, kindness, and love is now told from a very unusual point-of-view in Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, a charming seasonal classic with a signature Shadowland twist! Find out just what happened to Scrooge’s wicked business partner as he takes his own theatrical voyage, with an imaginative cast of actors creating a magical world out of the shadows. Brought to life with a soundscape of music and foley live on stage, this immortal tale stands out from the crowd as an epic journey that the whole family can enjoy.

“Marley was dead, to begin with…” And what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge’s heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own.


If you liked Shipwrecked! at Shadowland, you will love our spin on Charles Dickens’ immortal holiday tale of generosity, love, and kindness in the face of poverty and misery. Live sound, music, and physicality make the story fun for all ages!





“Nothing less than an anthem to human nature, to imagination, and to the wonder of a compelling story… an inspired and moving story that makes all that old stuff about ghosts and graves seem both immediate and revelatory… a splendid and invigorating evening!”
—Chicago Tribune

“…Superbly written, marvelously performed… funny, moving, and hypnotic throughout!”
—Chicago Sun-Times

“Delectably zany… gives the audience cause to ache, and to laugh, and in the end, to exalt.”