When Christmas Past, Present and Future collide on a glowing, snow-covered stage on a winter\u2019s night, you\u2019re in for a magical experience. The beloved Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol The beloved Charles Dickens tale \u201cA Christmas Carol\u201d comes to life so elegantly in the Indiana Repertory Theatre production, I had a hard time keeping inventory of all the things I loved about the production! There\u2019s enough magic to see, hear and feel to delight guests of all ages\u2015and the message of gratitude, kindness and generosity is one I\u2019m pretty sure we all can benefit from remembering at this busy time of year. This is a story I\u2019ve read countless times, seen on stage in many different theatres, and even performed in a few times in \u201cChristmases Past.\u201d Somehow, it never gets old. The actors in IRT\u2019s cast bring out the rich poetry of Dickens\u2019 gorgeous words, and deliver fresh and sometimes surprising interpretations of the familiar characters. I can only imagine the time and thought director Ben Hanna and the cast put into the narration portions of the alone \u2013 it takes incredible timing and synergy for actors to deliver those unison lines so beautifully! Ryan Artzberger is masterful in transforming from bitter, stingy, Scrooge, \u201chard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire,\u201d to the transformed \u201clight as a feather\u201d version of himself, bubbling over with laughter after the spirits\u2019 visits. I loved real-life couple Rob Johansen and Jennifer Johansen as the Cratchits. And I found a big smile on my face watching the playfulness and personality that Stephenie Soohyun Park brought to Christmas Past, and Milicent Wright to Christmas Present and Mrs. Fezziwig. I could go on and on\u2015there is no weak link in this cast. Every individual does a beautiful job weaving together the tapestry of the story. The historic Christmas music, delivered vocally and with instruments, draws the audience deeper into the holiday spirit. The sounds of old carols are a perfect complement the production\u2019s stunning visual effects. The snowy scenic design by Russell Metheny and lighting design by Michael Lincoln, combined with the soft palette and textured details of the costumes by Murell Horton, work magically together to create a mesmerizing and ethereal look. Trap doors in the snow-covered floors create ghostly effects and add drama to scene changes. And when snowflakes start to fall several times during the show, the simple, sparkling beauty is enough to give you goosebumps. It\u2019s the kind of production that makes me proud to live in a city brimming with holiday traditions and a rich arts community. I hope you and your family will enjoy this show as much as I did! As Tiny Tim says, God bless us, everyone, and happy holidays! More Info:\u00a0 \u201cA Christmas Carol\u201d is on stage through December 26 at Indiana Repertory Theatre. For ticket information, visit irtlive.com or call 317.635.5252.