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Jeffrey Sanzel as Scrooge finds redemption in a (Credit: Bob Kelly)

Jeffrey Sanzel as Scrooge finds redemption in a scene with Joan St. Onge as Mrs. Dilber in last season's "A Christmas Carol" at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson. Sanzel delivered his 1,000th performance as miserly Ebenezer during the 2012 run of the show.

"A Christmas Carol" on Long Island

On select Long Island stages, holiday productions of "A Christmas Carol" have begun. Season's greetings stretch from November to January at several locations.

Sienna Scarlots as the Girl of Want and
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Sienna Scarlots as the Girl of Want and Jeffrey Sanzel as Ebenezer Scrooge star in Theatre Three's annual production of "A Christmas Carol" onstage in Port Jefferson.

Jeffrey Sanzel as a distraught Ebenezer Scrooge is
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Jeffrey Sanzel as a distraught Ebenezer Scrooge is surrounded by the company in "A Christmas Carol" at Theatre Three.

Besides the ghosts, Scrooge, played for the 25th
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Besides the ghosts, Scrooge, played for the 25th year by Jeffrey Sanzel, is haunted by the specter of Want, played by young Sienna Scarlots in "A Christmas Carol" at Theatre Three on Main Street in Port Jefferson.

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Appearing in a crowd scene from
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Appearing in a crowd scene from "A Christmas Carol" are, from left, Jessica Eichinger, Marquez Stewart, Benjamin Fogarty, Douglas Quattrock, Holly D'Accordo and Jace Rodrigues. The Dickens adaptation by Jeffrey Sanzel is a longtime holiday tradition at Port Jefferson's Theatre Three.

James Schultz plays Fred, Scrooge's nephew, and Jacqueline
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James Schultz plays Fred, Scrooge's nephew, and Jacqueline Hughes is the Ghost of Christmas Past in Jeffrey Sanzel's latest Theatre Three adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

Jeffrey Sanzel, who will have played Ebenezer Scrooge
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Jeffrey Sanzel, who will have played Ebenezer Scrooge in more than 1,100 performances by the end of the current run of "A Christmas Carol," appears in scene with Jacqueline Hughes, portraying the Ghost of Christmas Past.

Cast members of
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Cast members of "A Christmas Carol Radio Show" perform at the Village Center during the 16th annual Port Jefferson Village Charles Dickens Festival in December 2011. The 18th edition of the Dickens Festival, including the "Christmas Carol Radio Show," opens Dec. 6 in downtown Port Jeff and runs through Dec. 8.

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