Pinckney’s Dio offers a fresh take on “A Christmas Carol” with “Jacob Marley”

The cast of "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" at The Dio features, from left, Victor McDermott, Matthew Wallace, Elizabeth Fritsch and Mark Vukelic.
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The Dio – Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County’s professional, award-winning dinner theater in downtown Pinckney, is excited to present a twist on the classic story of Ebeneezer Scrooge this holiday season with “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” by Tom Mula, directed by Sonja Marquis.

To order tickets, click here or call 517-672-6009.

“Marley was dead, to begin with…” — and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work.

Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving twist on the traditional Christmas Carol.

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” features a four-person cast, depicting 18 beloved characters, as well as some new ones, with performances by Elizabeth Fritsch, Victor McDermott, Mark Vukelic and Matthew Wallace.

Performances take place at The Dio, located at 177 E. Main St. in Pinckney, from Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. There will be one weekday matinee on Thursday, Dec. 21. There will be no performances on Dec. 24 or Dec. 29.

All tickets include dinner, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. The menu for “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” includes Caesar salad, fresh buttery breadsticks, stir-fry veggies with steamed rice, smashed potatoes with gravy, homemade stuffing, thick sliced roasted turkey breast and baked honey ham with pineapple, plus dessert served during intermission.

Tickets for all performances are available now and may be purchased by visiting diotheatre.com or by calling (517) 672-6009. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Performance dates and times:

  • Arrive for evening performances between 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. for dinner service.
  • Arrive for matinee performances between 12:15 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. for lunch service.

Friday, November 24 – evening

Saturday, November 25 – evening

Sunday, November 26 – matinee

Friday, December 1 – evening

Saturday, December 2 – evening

Sunday, December 3 – matinee

Friday, December 8 – evening

Saturday, December 9 – evening

Sunday, December 10 – matinee

Friday, December 15 – evening

Saturday, December 16 – evening

Sunday, December 17 – matinee

Thursday, December 21 – matinee

Friday, December 22 – evening

Saturday, December 23 – evening

Saturday, December 30 – evening

Sunday, December 31 – matinee

Ticket prices:

Tickets include dinner, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, tax and the show.
Tip not included.

Adults – $42

Seniors (60+) – $39

Students – $39

Children (13 and under) – $38

Groups (20+) – $38

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