WHERE: Riverfront Playhouse, 11 S. Water St., downtown Aurora, just west of Route 25
WHEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22 and 3 p.m. Dec. 23
COST AND INFO: $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors; www.riverfrontplayhouse.com
ABOUT: The Riverfront Playhouse's own twist on "A Christmas Carol" returns for its 25th anniversary. It's described as a fun-filled, action-packed and sword-swinging production. Scrooge, Marley, Fezziwig and the Cratchits are all back – oh, and Howard is there as well. Looking ahead, the first show of 2019 will be the comedy "Loot," opening Jan. 18.