Kingwood Church presenting ‘The Gospel According to Scrooge’

Kingwood Church will hold The Gospel According to Scrooge on Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15. (Contributed)

Kingwood Church will hold The Gospel According to Scrooge on Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Kingwood Church will continue a longstanding Alabaster tradition from Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15 as it presents its annual productions of “The Gospel According to Scrooge.”

The church will hold free performance of the show for the 26th consecutive year on Dec. 6,7 and 8 and from Dec. 13, 14 and 15. All shows will begin at 7 p.m. at the church located at 100 Harvest Way.

Kingwood Church Community Pastor Benny Cunningham said each show typically brings in more than 1,000 visitors from the Birmingham metropolitan area and beyond each night, and said more than 120 performers and volunteers have been working for months to prepare the performances.

“It’s a take off of Charles Dickens’ Scrooge, and it’s got a gospel twist to it,” Cunningham said. “There are several acts, there’s humor, it’s got something for the whole family.

“It’s a full Broadway show,” Cunningham said, noting the performance has an “ending that will surprise a lot of people.”

Cunningham said Kingwood’s Media and Fine Arts Pastor Jason Hughes and volunteer Scott Burke both put in many hours to make the production a reality each year.

“Every night, as we welcome people to the show, we will ask everyone who has never been before to raise their hands,” Cunningham said. “Usually, about half the people in the audience raise their hands. It amazes us how many people see it for the first time every year.”

A limited number of reserved seats are available by calling 663-3933. For more information, visit Kingwoodchurch.com/events/scrooge.