Dickens by candlelight

a ghost story of christmas

DICKENS BY CANDLELIGHT has been performed since 1997 at locations such as the the Dr. Phillips Center on Lake Ivanhoe, the Dr. Phillips Victorian Mansion, the Whispering Heaven Tea Room, and in private homes.  Since 1997, this annual production surrounds the audience as they munch on Christmas cookies and sip steaming herbal tea.  After 20 years of productions in more than half a dozen locations, this year we offer a FREE staged reading of the script featuring Terry Olson, David Russell and the young adults who grew up with the show as their parents rehearsed and performed this story of Scrooge's transformation.  Mark Mannette's son, Ruel; Terry & Robin Olson's daughter, Molly; Morgan Russell's kids, Marina and Walker; and Monica Tamborello's daughters, Julia and Carly. 

There will still be costumes, but you'll be seated in chairs around the actors.  There will still be that intimate relationship with the performers . . . and maybe even a chance to help with the story yourself!  This production has become a holiday tradition in Central Florida as 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. 

For tickets to this time-honored tradition, call 407-222-7669; or click here to send an email request.  In exchange for tickets, we ask that you tell us your favorite memory of the show!


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Or reserve your tickets by calling 407-222-7669.

Thank you and

God bless us everyone!

"Close your eyes. Listen! Let Mr. Dickens paint the pictures
with his words.”

Join us for one night only, this 2017 Christmas season!

Our performance this year will be

December 23, 2017.

Call 407-222-7669 for more information.


Join us on December 23rd for our Dickens, Candlelight, and Family staged reading! Tickets for this unique performance are free. You won't want to miss this amazing beginning to the Holiday Season.