By Stage Raw

Every year theatre critics are haunted by the ghosts of perennial productions of A Christmas Carol past, present and ad infinitum. Sure, there are other standard seasonal shows, but the saga of Scrooge is ubiquitous — which has led artists to create non-traditional holiday fare for those who’ve had their aesthetic fill of figgy pudding. Along these lines, writer/performer Sandra Tsing Loh has brought us Sugar Plum Fairy, a piece about wanting the lead role in a presentation of The Nutcracker when she was twelve. The current production of Fairy at the Skylight Theatre is well mounted and often funny, and Loh’s many fans will almost certainly enjoy it, but it ultimately feels a bit slight. Read More…