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The Muppet Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 7, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

(Brian Henson, US 1992, 85 min., 35mm)

Charles Dickens’s beloved classic goes “Gonzo” with this charming adaptation from Brian Henson, Jim Henson’s son. Gonzo plays the author and narrator of the tale, with Michael Caine perfectly cast as everyone’s favorite miser, Ebeneezer Scrooge. Your favorite muppets fill out the cast, with Kermit as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as his wife, and Robin as young Tiny Tim—not to mention the clever casting of Fozzie Bear as “Fozziwig.” Yet, this Dickensian version of Muppet mayhem is perfectly suited to its beloved source material and the spirit of the holidays.