“A Berks County Christmas Carol,” the charming original musical playing at Reading’s Genesius Theatre, is the “Ready Player One” of community theater productions.
Much like how that movie contained hundreds of nostalgic nerd culture references for eagle-eyed viewers, “Christmas Carol” requires the audience to not only pay attention to the well-trodden story of Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael O’Flaherty, who also wrote the music and lyrics) but to also make a game of spotting every local inside joke.
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