The Patel Conservatory will present the feel-good holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol, on December 1-3 in the Straz Center for the Performing Art's TECO Theater. Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this lavish and thrilling stage adaptation. Performed by students in grades two through 12, Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. More information about the Patel Conservatory is available by calling 813.222.1040 and at