A Christmas Carol: The Musical is to the Dickensian tale what Spamalot was to Arthurian legend. Perhaps it is smidge or two less slapstick, but it is still a fun, self-aware, frequently delightfully hammy musical romp through a dusty old classic. And it is a near-perfect fit for a dinner theater show at Toby’s.
From the very first scene, the show smacks you in the face with its vibrancy. Lawrence B. Munsey’s costumes are a flurry of color. David Hopkin’s set brings the world to life. And Alan Menken’s luscious harmonies sung by the large cast envelop you in Christmas from the very first moment.