Frankly, I've always thought Tiny Tim got undue applause. That "God bless us, every one" line brings out the "ah"s and teardrops but c'mon, people. The kid's from a good family. He was saying that stuff already; it just wasn't staged. I know it's cool he made it through another winter and all, but can't we give Scrooge some more props for, oh, I dunno, seeing ghosts, experiencing hell and not going crazy but, rather, turning the corner on being a stingy knob? He comes a long way in the Kids Who Care production of Dickens' beloved moral tale A Christmas Carol...and yeah, Tim perseveres through poverty and illness so, fine, give him a pat on the back too, while you're at it. Catch the Carol Thursday through Tuesday at Fort Worth Scott Theatre. Tickets are $12 to $18. Call 817-737-5437 or visit kidswhocare.org for showtimes and purchasing options.
Dec. 18-23, 2008