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This just in from spokesperson Liza Lorentz:

Ford’s Theatre has canceled both performances of “A Christmas Carol” for Saturday, December 19, 2009. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change, but we felt it to be in the best interest of our patrons and staff. A decision regarding Sunday’s performances will be announced tomorrow.

Ford’s is also asking its more generous patrons to consider donating the cost of their unused tickets back to the playhouse.  Hey, ’tis the season—but you can’t help feeling bad for all the families who got all dolled up for their annual dose of Scrooge.