A holiday favorite returns to the stage of Actors Theatre in Louisville during its 37th year.

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," the second-longest consecutive running production in the country, features the classic tale of Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Spirits of Christmas. Scrooge learns from a host of spirits that visit him throughout Christmas night what the true meaning of the holidays are all about.

Drew Fracher directs the Actors Theatre production for a second year in a row. Fracher has also previously appeared as Bob Cratchit in the production in Louisville. Actor William McNulty returns as Scrooge for the 11th year, while V. Heidenreich serves as the Narrator and Ann Hodapp appears as Mrs. Grigsby and Cook. Marianna McClellan performs as Belle and Mrs. Fred, Celina Dean as Mrs. Cratchit, Larry Bull as Jacob Marley and Andy Gaukel as Fred and Mr. Fezziwig. Sherman Fracher appears as Mrs. Fezziwig, David Keeton as Grasper and Townsperson, David Ryan Smith as Ghost of Christmas Present and Lindsay Noel Whitting as Ghost of Christmas Past. Twin brothers Alec and Brad DeLaney share the role of Tiny Tim, and other young local actors make up the Acting Apprentice Company for the play. Barbara Field adapted Dickens' book for the stage performance.

Performances of "A Christmas Carol" take place in the Pamela Brown Auditorium at Actors Theatre from Dec. 6 through Dec. 23 with previews beginning on Dec. 4 and 5. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Performances begin at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are on sale starting at $24. Visitors may purchase tickets by calling the Actors Theatre Box Office at (502) 584-1205 or online at actorstheatre.org. Children's tickets are 50 percent off for ages 5-14 with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket on December 4, 5, 6, 9, 13 and 16. Discounted rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (502) 585-1210.