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A 'Fabulous' Christmas Show

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 14:40
Cast members rehearsing for "Our Fabulous Christmas Carol" recently.
Anita Boyer

The curtain rises Friday on Our Fabulous Variety Show's take on the classic "A Christmas Carol" story, starring a character called Jacob Marley McFly, lots of time-travel high jinks and ghosts of 1980s past, "and so much dancing," says one of its directors, Anita Boyer.

"Our Fabulous Christmas Carol" harks back to 2015, when O.F.V.S. first produced the show at Guild Hall, but with newer scenes and twists written by student performers themselves.

Alessa Picco, an East Hampton High School freshman, brings "an amazing energy" to the role of Scrooge, Ms. Boyer said. Another East Hampton student, Dakota Quackenbush, now a seasoned theater star, returns to "Our Fabulous Christmas Carol" to perform the song she sang in her first-ever stage production.

The show also features new choreography to go with old favorites, such as the slam-style poem "We Are Want, We Are Ignorance," about wealth disparity, and the "Drummer Boy" tap number that has been performed annually since 2010.

The venue is LTV Studios, 75 Industrial Road in Wainscott. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., as well as a Saturday matinee at 2:30. Tickets cost $18 for student general admission and $30 for student V.I.P. seating, and $28 for adult general admission and $45 for adult V.I.P. seating. A cookies-and-cocoa reception kicks off the festivities 30 minutes before the curtain goes up. The website for ticket purchases is

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