The Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" will be a free Readers' Theater presentation at the Hamilton Playhouse Friday, December 22.

The holiday present from the local community theater troupe will include several readers on stage, with actors in costume, some live action, music and plenty of entertainment value in the production.

The doors open at 6 p.m. with a Holiday Bake Sale, which give you a chance to get some Christmas goodies and donate the proceeds to the Players. But the show itself is absolutely free!

General seating will be at 6:30 p.m. with the story starting at 7 p.m.

Merry Christmas from the Hamilton Players.

By the way, auditions for the February musical, "Chicago," will be December 28 and December 29 at 7 p.m. at the playhouse, 100 Ricketts road, Hamilton. Check out their website!