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December 2012 OnStage

From shows capturing the holiday spirit to Golden Age musicals, check out what’s onstage this month.

Here’s what’s playing this month at TCG theatres nationwide. For the most up-to-date information about performance schedules, contact the theatre or visit Theatre Profiles online: www.tcg.org/profiles.

Alaska

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, www.fstalaska.org
Our Town,
Thornton Wilder; dir: Ray Parshall. Thru Dec 9.

Perseverance Theatre, Douglas, 907463tixs, www.perseverancetheatre.org
Oklahoma!,
book and lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II; music: Richard Rodgers; dir: Shona Strauser. Thru Dec 9.

Arizona

Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson, (520) 622-2823, www.arizonatheatre.org
Lombardi,
Eric Simonson; dir: Casey Stangl. Thru Dec 2. Co-production with Cleveland Play House, OH.
Emma, adapt, music and lyrics: Paul Gordon from Jane Austen; dir: David Ira Goldstein, Stephen Wrentmore. Dec 1-Jan 20.

Borderlands Theater, Tucson, (520) 882-7406, www.borderlandstheater.org
Bruja,
Luis Alfaro; dir: Eva Tessler. Thru Apr 14.
A Tucson Pastorela, Pastorela Ghost Writers; dir: Eva Tessler. Dec 20-23.

Childsplay, Inc, Tempe, (480) 350-2822, www.childsplayaz.org
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!,
Allison Gregory; dir: David Saar. Thru Dec 23.

Invisible Theatre Company, Tucson, (520) 882-9721, www.invisibletheatre.com
Mesa,
Doug Curtis; dir: Harold Dixon. Thru Dec 2.
Hollywood Revisited, Dec 16.

Southwest Shakespeare Company, Mesa, (480) 644-6500, www.swshakespeare.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Larry Carpenter from Dickens. Thru Dec 22.

Arkansas

The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, (501) 372-4000, www.arkarts.com
City Mouse, Country Mouse, Christmas House,
Keith Smith. Thru Dec 16.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock, (501) 378-0405, www.therep.org
White Christmas,
adapt: Paul Blake, David Ives from Irving Berlin; music and lyrics: Irving Berlin; dir: Nicole Capri. Thru Dec 30.

TheatreSquared, Fayetteville, (479) 571-2728, www.theatre2.org
Period of Adjustment,
Tennessee Williams. Dec 6-30.

California

American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, (415) 749-2228, www.act-sf.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Carey Perloff, Paul Walsh from Dickens; dir: Domenique Lozano. Thru Dec 24.

The Antaeus Company, North Hollywood, (818) 506-1983, www.antaeus.org
You Can’t Take It with You,
Moss Hart, George Kaufman; dir: Gigi Bermingham. Thru Dec 16.

Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley, (510) 843-4822, www.auroratheatre.org
Wilder Times,
Thornton Wilder; dir: Barbara Oliver. Thru Dec 9.

B Street Theatre, Sacramento, (916) 443-5300, www.bstreettheatre.org
The Gift of the Magi,
adapt: Jerry R. Montoya. Thru Dec 30.
A Pail of Grace, Buck Busfield. Thru Dec 30.

Berkeley Playhouse, (510) 845-8542, www.berkeleyplayhouse.org
The Sound of Music,
book: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; music: Richard Rodgers; lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II. Thru Dec 2.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre, (510) 647-2949, www.berkeleyrep.org
The White Snake,
adapt and dir: Mary Zimmerman. Thru Dec 23. Co-production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

California Repertory Company, Long Beach, (562) 985-5526, www.calrep.org
B.S.: Bukowski.Sondheim,
adapt and dir: Joanne Gordon. Thru Dec 8.

Center Repertory Company, Walnut Creek, www.centerrep.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Cynthia Caywood, Richard L. James from Dickens; dir: Scott Denison. Dec 6-16.

Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, (213) 628-2772, www.centertheatregroup.org
Other Desert Cities,
Jon Robin Baitz; dir: Joe Mantello. Thru Dec 30.
The Second City’s Twist Your Dickens, Peter Gwinn, Bobby Mort. Thru Dec 30.
Anything Goes, book: Guy Bolton, Russel Crouse, Timothy Crouse, Howard Lindsay, John Weidman, P.G. Wodehouse; music and lyrics: Cole Porter; dir: Kathleen Marshall. Thru Jan 6. Co-production with Roundabout Theatre Company, NY.

The Colony Theatre Company, Burbank, (818) 558-7000, www.colonytheatre.org
The Morini Strad,
Willy Holtzman. Thru Dec 16.

Company of Angels, Los Angeles, www.companyofangels.org
Their Eyes Saw Rain,
West Liang; dir: Justin Huen. Thru Dec 16.

The Cutting Ball Theater, San Francisco, (415) 525-1205, www.cuttingball.com
The Increased Difficulty of Concentration,
Vaclav Havel. Dec 9.

Cygnet Theatre Company, San Diego, (619) 337-1525, www.cygnettheatre.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt and dir: Sean Murray from Dickens. Thru Dec 30.

Dell’Arte International, Blue Lake, (707) 668-5663, www.dellarte.com
The Fish in My Head,
dir: Ronlin Foreman. Thru Dec 16.

Diversionary Theatre, San Diego, (619) 220-0097, www.diversionary.org
when last we flew,
Harrison David Rivers; dir: Colette Robert. Thru Dec 9.

East West Players, Los Angeles, (213) 625-7000, www.eastwestplayers.org
Tea, with Music,
Velina Hasu Houston; dir: Jon Lawrence Rivera. Thru Dec 9.

Ensemble Theatre Company, Santa Barbara, (805) 965-5400, www.ensembletheatre.com
Bell, Book and Candle,
John Van Druten; dir: Brian Shnipper. Thru Dec 16.

Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles, (323) 663-1525, www.fountaintheatre.com
In the Red and Brown Water,
Tarell Alvin McCraney; dir: Shirley Jo Finney. Thru Dec 16.

Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, (310) 208-5454, www.geffenplayhouse.com
Coney Island Christmas,
Donald Margulies; dir: Bart DeLorenzo. Thru Dec 30.

Imaginists Theatre Collective, Santa Rosa, (707) 528-7554, www.theimaginists.org
The Ratcatcher,
dir: Brent Lindsay. Thru Dec 22.

Independent Shakespeare Company, Los Angeles, www.iscla.org
A Christmas Carol with Charles Dickens, 
Thru Dec 23.

L.A. Theatre Works, Venice, (310) 827-0809, www.latw.org
Lips Together, Teeth Apart,
Terrence McNally. Dec 6-9.

La Jolla Playhouse, (858) 550-1010, www.lajollaplayhouse.org
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,
book: Wayne Coyne, Des McAnuff (also dir); music and lyrics: The Flaming Lips. Thru Dec 16.

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, (562) 944-9801, www.lamiradatheatre.com
Winter Wonderettes,
Roger Bean (also dir). Dec 7-30.

The Latino Theater Company at Los Angeles Theatre Center, www.thelatc.org
Anna Lucasta,
Philip Yordan; dir: Ben Guillory. Thru Dec 9.
La Virgen De Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin, adapt: Evelina Fernandez; dir: Jose Luis Valenzuela. Dec 6-7.

Long Beach Playhouse, (562) 494-1014, www.lbplayhouse.org
A Christmas Carol,
Dickens. Dec 8-22.

Magic Theatre, San Francisco, (415) 441-8822, www.magictheatre.org
Another Way Home,
Anna Ziegler; dir: Meredith McDonough. Thru Dec 2.

Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, (415) 388-5208, www.marintheatre.org
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, 
adapt: Joe Landry; dir: Jon Tracy. Thru Dec 16.

MOXIE Theatre, San Diego, www.moxietheatre.com
Hickorydickory,
Marisa Wegrzyn; dir: Jennifer Eve Thorn. Thru Dec 16.

The New American Theatre, Culver City, www.newamericantheatre.com
Spring Awakening,
Frank Wedekind; dir: Marek Probosz. Thru Dec 15.
The Happy Holidays Plays, Thru Dec 16.

The New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco, (415) 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org
Fierce Love: Stories of Black Gay Life, 
Pomo Afro Homos. Thru Oct 28.
Outspoken, Prince Gomolvilas. Thru Dec 6.
The Submission, Jeff Talbott; dir: Ben Randle. Thru Dec 16.
The Marvelous Wonderettes, Roger Bean. Thru Jan 13.
Really Rosie, adapt: Carole King from Maurice Sendak; dir: Stephanie Temple. Dec 15-Jan 13.

A Noise Within, Pasadena, (626) 356-3100, www.anoisewithin.org
A Christmas Carol,
Dickens; dir: Geoff Elliott, Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. Dec 1-23.

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Los Angeles, (310) 477-2055, www.odysseytheatre.com
Theatre in the Dark,
dir: Ron Sossi. Thru Dec 23.
Silent, Pat Kinevane; dir: Jim Culleton. Thru Dec 16.

The Old Globe, San Diego, (619) 234-5623, www.theoldglobe.org
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,
adapt and lyrics: Timothy Mason from Dr. Seuss; music: Mel Marvin; dir: Jack O’Brien, James Vasquez. Thru Dec 29.

The Pasadena Playhouse, (626) 356-7529, www.pasadenaplayhouse.org
Intimate Apparel,
Lynn Nottage; dir: Sheldon Epps. Thru Dec 2.
A Snow White Christmas, dir: Bonnie Lythgoe. Dec 12-23.

PCPA Theaterfest, Santa Maria, (805) 922-8313, www.pcpa.org
The Wizard of Oz,
book: L. Frank Baum; music and lyrics: Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg. Thru Dec 26.

Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco, www.playwrightsfoundation.org
Rough Reading Series,
Thru May 14.

San Diego Repertory Theatre, (619) 544-1000, www.sdrep.org
A Hammer, a Bell and a Song to Sing,
Vaughn Armstrong, Dave Crossland, Jim Mooney, Todd Salovey (also dir). Thru Dec 2.
The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor. Dec 5-23.

San Jose Repertory Theatre, (408) 367-7255, www.sjrep.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Rick Lombardo. Thru Dec 23.

San Jose Stage Company, (408) 283-7142, www.thestage.org
Reckless,
Craig Lucas; dir: Randall King. Dec 5-23.

SF Playhouse, San Francisco, (415) 677-9596, www.sfplayhouse.org
Bell, Book and Candle,
John Van Druten. Dec 4-Jan 19.

Shotgun Players, Berkeley, (510) 841-6500, www.shotgunplayers.org
Woyzeck,
adapt: Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits (also music and lyrics), Robert Wilson; dir: Mark Jackson. Thru Jan 27.

South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, (714) 708-5555, www.scr.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Jerry Patch; dir: John-David Keller. Thru Dec 24.

Theatre of Yugen, San Francisco, (800) 838-3006, www.theatreofyugen.org
A Minor Cycle: Five Little Plays in One Starry Night,
Greg Giovanni, Theatre
of Yugen; dir: Jubilith Moore. Dec 11-30.

Theatre West, Los Angeles, (213) 851-7977, www.theatrewest.org
Hansel and Gretel,
Thru Mar 2.
Millennium Magic XIII, Thru Dec 2.

TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, (650) 463-1960, www.theatreworks.org
Big River,
book: William Hauptman; music and lyrics: Roger Miller. Thru Dec 30.

The Western Stage, Salinas, (831) 755-6816, www.westernstage.com
White Christmas: The Musical,
book: Paul Blake, David Ives; music and lyrics: Irving Berlin; dir: Jeff McGrath. Thru Dec 8.

Z Space, San Francisco, (415) 626-0453, www.zspace.org
Alonzo King Lines Ballet,
dir: Alonzo King. Thru Dec 2.
Del Sol String Quartet, Dec 5-9.
The Paul Dresher Ensemble, music: Ryan Brown, Paul Dresher, Fred Frith, Bruce Pennycook, Jack Perla. Dec 14-15.

Colorado

Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, (720) 898-7200, www.arvadacenter.org
How I Became a Pirate,
book, music and lyrics: Mark Friedman, Janet Yates Vogt; dir: David Payne, Julie Payne. Thru Dec 28.
Miracle on 34th Street, book, music and lyrics: Meredith Willson; dir: Gavin Mayer. Thru Dec 23.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company, (719) 634-5583, www.csfineartscenter.org
A Christmas Story, Philip Grecian; dir: Joye Levy. Thru Dec 23.
It Came Upon a Midnight Deadly, Cory Moosman. Dec 13-30.

Curious Theatre Company, Denver, (303) 623-0524, www.curioustheatre.org
Time Stands Still,
Donald Margulies; dir: Christy Montour-Larson. Thru Dec 8.

Denver Center Theatre Company, (303) 893-4100, www.denvercenter.org
When We Are Married,
J.B. Priestly; dir: Bruce K. Sevy. Thru Dec 16.
White Christmas, adapt: Melvin Frank, Norman Krasna, Norman Panama; music and lyrics: Irving Berlin; dir: Kent Thompson. Thru Dec 24.

THEATREWORKS, Colorado Springs, (719) 255-3232, www.theatreworkscs.org
You Can’t Take It with You,
Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman; dir: Geoffrey Kent. Dec 6-23.

Connecticut

Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Storrs, (860) 486-2113, www.crt.uconn.edu
Romeo & Juliet,
Shakespeare; dir: Vincent Cardinal. Thru Dec 9.

Hartford Stage Company, (860) 527-5151, www.hartfordstage.org
A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas,
adapt: Michael Wilson from Dickens; dir: Maxwell Williams. Thru Dec 29.

Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, (203) 787-4282, www.longwharf.org
The Killing of Sister George,
adapt: Jeffrey Hatcher from Frank Marcus; dir: Kathleen Turner. Thru Dec 23.

Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, (203) 432-1234, www.yalerep.org
Dear Elizabeth,
Sarah Ruhl; dir: Les Waters. Thru Dec 22.

Delaware

Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington, (302) 594-1100, www.delawaretheatre.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Patrick Barlow from Dickens; dir: Joe Calarco. Dec 5-30.

Resident Ensemble Players, Newark, (302) 831-2204, www.rep.udel.edu
Anything to Declare,
Maurice Hennequin, Pierre Veber; dir: Steve Tague. Thru Dec 9.

District of Columbia

Arena Stage, (202) 488-3300, www.arenastage.org
My Fair Lady,
book and lyrics: Frederick Loewe; music: Alan Jay Lerner; dir: Molly Smith. Thru Jan 6.
Pullman Porter Blues, Cheryl L. West; dir: Lisa Peterson. Thru Jan 6. Co-production with Seattle Repertory Theatre, WA.

Ford’s Theatre, (202) 347-4833, www.fords.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Michael Wilson from Dickens; dir: Michael Baron. Thru Dec 30.

GALA Hispanic Theatre, (202) 234-7174, www.galatheatre.org
Entrada Gratis,
Saulo García; dir: Yoshvani Medina. Dec 7-8.

Kennedy Center—Theater for Young Audiences, (202) 467-4600, www.kennedy-center.org
Shear Madness,
adapt: Marilyn Abrams, Bruce Jordan from Paul Portner. Thru Aug 31.
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, adapt: Tom Isbell; dir: Gregg Henry. Thru Dec 9.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, (202) 547-1122, www.shakespearetheatre.org
A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
Shakespeare; dir: Ethan McSweeny. Thru Dec 30.

The Studio Theatre, (202) 332-3300, www.studiotheatre.org
The Aliens,
Annie Baker; dir: Lila Neugebauer. Thru Dec 23.
An Iliad, Denis O’Hare, Lisa Peterson; dir: David Muse. Dec 21-Jan 13.

Theater J, (202) 777-3210, www.theaterj.org
Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie,
Nick Corley, Darcie Deaville, David M. Lutkin, Helen Russel, Andy Teirstein. Thru Dec 2.
Apples from the Desert, Savyon Liebrecht; dir: Johanna Gruenhut. Dec 15-Jan 6.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, (202) 393-3939, www.woollymammoth.net
You for Me for You,
Mia Chung; dir: Yury Urnov. Thru Dec 2. Co-production with Ma-Yi Theater Company, NY.
The Pajama Men: In the Middle of No One, Shenoah Allen, Mark Chavez. Dec 11-Jan 6.

Young Playwrights’ Theater, www.yptdc.org
On tour:
New Writers Now!, Thru Jun 10.
Express Tour, Thru Dec 7.

Florida

American Stage, St. Petersburg, (727) 823-7529, www.americanstage.org
A Doll’s House,
Ibsen. Thru Dec 23.

Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota, (941) 351-8000, www.asolo.org
1776,
book: Peter Stone; music and lyrics: Sherman Edwards; dir: Frank Galati. Thru Dec 22.

Eckerd Theater Company, Clearwater, www.eckerdtheatercompany.com
On tour:
Woodland Tales, adapt: Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble; dir: Julia Flood. Dec 17-May 24.

Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, (239) 332-4488, www.floridarep.org
Talley’s Folly,
Lanford Wilson. Thru Dec 16.
The Santaland Diaries, adapt: Joe Mantello from David Sedaris; dir: Chris Clavelli. Dec 19-30.

Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota, (941) 366-9000, www.floridastudiotheatre.org
Let’s Twist Again with the Wanderers,
Rebecca Hopkins, Richard Hopkins (also dir), Jim Prosser. Thru Jan 6.
Imagination Celebration: Playmakers Tour, Thru Feb 22.
Best of Enemies, Mark St. Germain; dir: Richard Hopkins. Dec 5-Jan 27.

GableStage, Coral Gables, (305) 445-1119, www.gablestage.org
Venus in Fur,
David Ives. Thru Dec 9.

Palm Beach Dramaworks, (561) 514-4042, www.palmbeachdramaworks.org
A Delicate Balance,
Edward Albee; dir: William Hayes. Dec 5-Jan 6.
Lanford Wilson Overview, Dec 10-11.
Fifth of July, Lanford Wilson. Dec 17-18.

Miami Theater Center, www.miamitheatercenter.org
Three Sisters,
adapt: Stephanie Ansin (also dir), Fernando Calzadilla from Chekhov. Thru Dec 22.
Bistouri Physical Theater: Imaginarium, Carla Forte, Alexey Taran. Dec 6-22.

Red Barn Theatre, Key West, (305) 296-9911, www.redbarntheatre.com
Oil City Symphony, dir: Joy Hawkins. Dec 13-Jan 12.

Stageworks Theatre, Tampa, (813) 727-2708, www.stageworkstheatre.org
Holiday Cabaret,
Thru Dec 23.

Georgia

Actor’s Express, Atlanta, (404) 607-7469, www.actors-express.com
Wolves,
Steve Yockey; dir: Melissa Foulger. Thru Dec 2.

Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, (404) 733-5000, www.alliancetheatre.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: David H. Bell from Dickens. Thru Dec 23.
Holidays with the Chalks, Mary Brienza, Kathryn Markey, Leenya Rideout. Thru Dec 23.

Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville, (678) 226-6222, www.auroratheatre.com
Aurora’s Christmas Canteen 2012, 
adapt: Brandon O’Dell; dir: Anthony Rodriguez. Thru Dec 23.
A Christmas Carol, adapt and dir: Tony Brown from Dickens. Thru Dec 16.

Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, (404) 873-3991, www.puppet.org
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 
adapt and dir: by Jon Ludwig. Thru Jan 6.

Dad’s Garage, Atlanta, (404) 523-3141, www.dadsgarage.com
Invasion: Christmas Carol,
adapt: Dad’s Garage Improv Ensemble. Thru Dec 23.

Horizon Theatre Company, Atlanta, (404) 584-7450, www.horizontheatre.com
The Santaland Diaries,
adapt: Joe Mantello from David Sedaris; dir: Jeff Adler. Thru Dec 1.
Madeline’s Christmas, Jennifer Kirkeby. Dec 8-30.

The New American Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, Atlanta, (404) 874-5299, www.shakespearetavern.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt and dir: J. Anthony Brown from Dickens. Thru Dec 23.

True Colors Theatre Company, Atlanta, (877) 725-8849, www.truecolorstheatre.org
The Mountaintop,
Katori Hall; dir: Jasmine Guy. Thru Dec 16.

Hawaii

Honolulu Theatre For Youth, (808) 839-9885, www.htyweb.org
Christmas Talk Story,
dir: Eric Johnson. Thru Dec 22.

Idaho

Boise Contemporary Theater, (208) 331-9224, www.bctheater.org
Damascus,
Andrew Weems; dir: Ian Belknap. Thru Dec 22.

Company of Fools, Hailey, (208) 578-9122, www.companyoffools.org
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,
book: John Gordon; music and lyrics: Clark Gesner; dir: John Glenn. Dec 12-20.

Illinois

Adventure Stage Chicago, (773) 342-4141, www.adventurestage.org
Six Stories Tall: a play about mermaids, monsters and spray paint!,
Marco Ramirez; dir: Tom Arvetis. Thru Dec 13.

American Blues Theater, Chicago, (773) 871-3000, www.americanbluestheater.com
It’s a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph!,
Frank Capra; dir: Marty Higginbotham. Thru Dec 31.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, (312) 595-5600, www.chicagoshakes.com
The School for Lies,
David Ives; dir: Barbara Gaines. Dec 4-Jan 20.

Court Theatre, Chicago, (773) 753-4472, www.courttheatre.org
The Dead,
adapt and lyrics: Richard Nelson from James Joyce; music and lyrics: Shaun Davey; dir: Charles Newell. Thru Dec 9.

Goodman Theatre, Chicago, (312) 443-3800, www.goodmantheatre.org
New Plays Festival,
Thru Dec 23.
A Christmas Carol, adapt: Tom Creamer from Dickens; dir: Steve Scott. Thru Dec 29.

The House Theatre of Chicago, (773) 769-3832, www.thehousetheatre.com
The Magic Parlour,
Dennis Watkins. Thru Jul 26.
The Nutcracker, book: Phillip Klapperich, Jake Minton (also lyrics); music: Kevin O’Donnell; dir: Tommy Rapley. Thru Dec 30.

Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago, (312) 337-0665, www.lookingglasstheatre.org
Metamorphoses,
Mary Zimmerman (also dir). Thru Jan 6.

The Neo-Futurists, Chicago, (773) 275-5255, www.neofuturists.org
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. 
Thru Aug 31.

Northlight Theatre, Skokie, (847) 673-6300, www.northlight.org
The Odd Couple,
Neil Simon; dir: BJ Jones. Thru Dec 9.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, (312) 335-1650, www.steppenwolf.org
The Motherfucker with the Hat,
Stephen Adly Guirgis; dir: Anna D. Shapiro. Dec 27-Mar 3.

Theater Wit, Chicago, www.theaterwit.org
The Santaland Diaries, David Sedaris. Thru Dec 30.

Timeline Theatre Company, Chicago, (773) 281-8463, www.timelinetheatre.com
Wasteland,
Susan Felder; dir: William Brown. Thru Dec 30.

Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, (773) 871-3000, www.VictoryGardens.org
Failure: A Love Story,
Philip Dawkins; dir: Seth Bockley. Thru Dec 30.

Writers’ Theatre, Glencoe, (847) 242-6000, www.writerstheatre.org
The Letters,
John W. Lowell; dir: Kimberly Senior. Thru Mar 3.

Indiana

Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, (317) 635-5252, www.irtlive.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Tom Haas from Dickens; dir: Richard J. Roberts. Thru Dec 24.

Iowa

Riverside Theatre, Iowa City, (319) 338-7672, www.riversidetheatre.org
The Santaland Diaries,
David Sedaris. Dec 7-9.

Kansas

William Inge Center for the Arts, Independence, (620) 332-5491, www.ingecenter.org
Play Development Readings, Thru Mar 9.

Kentucky

Actors Theatre of Louisville, (502) 584-1205, www.actorstheatre.org
True West, Sam Shepard; dir: Adam Rapp. Thru Dec 9.
A Christmas Carol, Dickens; dir: Drew Fracher. Dec 4-23.

Lexington Children’s Theatre, (859) 254-4546, www.lctonstage.org
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,
Joseph Robinette; dir: Vivian Snipes. Thru Dec 2.
Aesop’s Fables Onstage, adapt: Larry Snipes, Vivian Snipes (also dir). Dec 9-16.

Louisiana

Playmakers of Baton Rouge, www.playmakers.net
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, Ken Ludwig. Dec 7-16.

Southern Rep, New Orleans, (504) 522-6545, www.southernrep.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Doris Baizley from Dickens; dir: Ann Mahoney Kadar. Thru Dec 16.

Maine

Penobscot Theatre, Bangor, (207) 942-3333, www.penobscottheatre.org
Annie,
book: Thomas Meehan; lyrics: Martin Charnin; music: Charles Strouse; dir: Bari Neport. Dec 5-29.

Portland Stage, (207) 774-0465, www.portlandstage.org
The Santaland Diaries, David Sedaris. Thru Dec 16.
A Christmas Carol, Dickens; dir: Anita Stewart. Thru Dec 23.

The Public Theatre, Lewiston, (207) 782-3200, www.thepublictheatre.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt and dir: Christopher Schario from Dickens. Dec 6-11.

Maryland

CENTERSTAGE, Baltimore, (410) 332-0033, www.centerstage.org
Bus Stop,
William Inge; dir: David Schweizer. Thru Dec 23.

Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, (410) 752-2208, www.everymantheatre.org
Heroes,
Gerald Sibleyras; dir: Donald Hicken. Thru Dec 2.

Imagination Stage, Bethesda, (301) 280-1660, www.imaginationstage.org
Seussical,
book: Lynn Ahrens (also lyrics), Stephen Flaherty (also music); dir: Janet Stanford. Thru Jan 6.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick, (301) 694-4744, www.marylandensemble.org
Commedia Puss ‘n Boots,
Reiner Prochaska. Thru Dec 30.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Joe Landry. Dec 6-30.

Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, (301) 924-3400, www.olneytheatre.org
Cinderella,
book and lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II; music: Richard Rodgers; dir: Bobby Smith. Thru Dec 30.

Theatre Project, Baltimore, (410) 752-8558, www.theatreproject.org
Grand Parade (of the 20th Century), 
Double Edge Theatre. Dec 6-16.

Massachusetts

Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Somerville, (866) 811-4111, www.actorsshakespeareproject.org
Two Gentlemen of Verona,
Shakespeare; dir: Robert Walsh. Dec 12-Jan 6.

American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, (617) 547-8300, www.americanrepertorytheater.org
Pippin, book: Roger O. Hirson; music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz; dir: Diane Paulus. Dec 5-Jan 20.

ArtsEmerson, Boston, (617) 824-8000, www.artsemerson.org
La Belle et la Bete (Lemieux Pilon 4D Art),
Pierre Yves Lemieux; dir: Michel Lemieux, Victor Pilon. Dec 5-9.

Boston Children’s Theatre, (617) 424-6634, www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org
The Velveteen Rabbit,
adapt: Burgess Clark. Dec 15-22.

Central Square Theater, Cambridge, (617) 576-9278, www.centralsquaretheater.org
Arabian Nights,
adapt: Dominic Cooke; dir: Daniel Gidron. Thru Dec 30.

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, (617) 266-0800, www.huntingtontheatre.org
Betrayal,
Pinter; dir: Maria Aitken. Thru Dec 9.
Our Town, Thornton Wilder; dir: David Cromer. Dec 7-Jan 26.

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, (617) 585-5678, www.lyricstage.com
Chinglish,
David Henry Hwang; dir: Larry Coen. Thru Dec 19.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, (978) 654-4678, www.mrt.org
Half n’ Half n’ Half,
John Kolvenbach; dir: Kyle Fabel. Thru Dec 23.

New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, (617) 923-8487, www.newrep.org
Chesapeake,
Lee Blessing; dir: Doug Lockwood. Thru Dec 16.
Holiday Memories, adapt: Russell Vandenbroucke. Dec 9-23.
Fully Committed, Becky Mode; dir: Bridget Kathleen O’Leary. Dec 19-30.

Michigan

Detroit Repertory Theatre, (313) 868-1347, www.detroitreptheatre.com
A Paradise of Fools,
Michael E. Wolfson; dir: Harry Wetzel. Thru Dec 31.

Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, (248) 377-3300, www.mbtheatre.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Charles Nolte; dir: Terry W. Carpenter. Thru Dec 23.

Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor, (734) 663-0681, www.performancenetwork.org
A Little Night Music,
book: Hugh Wheeler; music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim; dir: Phil Simmons. Thru Dec 30.

Williamston Theatre, (517) 655-7469, www.williamstontheatre.org
Ebenezer,
Joseph Zettelmaier; dir: John Lepard. Thru Dec 23.

Minnesota

Bedlam Theatre, Minneapolis, (612) 338-9817, www.bedlamtheatre.org
TBA,
Thru Sep 30.
Making Amends Cabaret, Molly Van Avery, Harry Waters Jr., John Francis Bueche, Maren Ward. Dec 1.

Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, (612) 874-0400, www.childrenstheatre.org
The Cat in the Hat,
adapt: Katie Mitchell from Dr. Seuss; dir: Jason Ballweber. Thru Dec 2.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss; dir: Peter C. Brosius. Thru Dec 30.

Commonweal Theatre Company, Lanesboro, (507) 467-2525, www.commonwealtheatre.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: The Commonweal Theatre Company from Dickens.
Thru Dec 23.

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, (612) 377-2224, www.guthrietheater.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Crispin Whittell from Dickens; dir: Joe Chvala. Thru Dec 29.
The Servant of Two Masters, adapt: Constance Congdon from Carlo Goldoni; dir: Christopher Bayes. Dec 1-Jan 20.

History Theatre, St. Paul, (651) 292-4323, www.historytheatre.com
Christmas of Swing,
Bob Beverage; dir: Raymond Berg, Ron Peluso, Jan Puffer. Thru Dec 23.

Illusion Theater, Minneapolis, (612) 339-4944, www.illusiontheater.org
Miss Richfield 1981: We’ll All Be Dead by Christmas!,
Thru Dec 16.

Minnesota Jewish Theatre, St. Paul, (651) 647-4315, www.minnesotajewishtheatre.org
Hanukkah Lights in the Big Sky,
Buffy Sedlachek. Dec 8-21.

Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins, (952) 979-1111, www.stagestheatre.org
Madeline’s Christmas,
Thru Dec 27.

Steppingstone Theatre, St. Paul, (651) 225-9265, www.steppingstonetheatre.org
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!,
Barbara Robinson; dir: Dane Stauffer. Thru Dec 23.

Theater Latté Da, Minneapolis, www.latteda.org
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,
Peter Rothstein. Dec 19-22.

Youth Performance Company, Minneapolis, (612) 623-9080, www.youthperformanceco.org
Narnia,
adapt: Jules Tasca; lyrics: Ted Drachman; music: Thomas Tierney. Thru Dec 18.

Missisippi

New Stage Theatre, Jackson, (601) 948-3531, www.newstagetheatre.com
A Christmas Memory,
book: Duane Poole; lyrics: Carol Hall; music: Larry Grossman. Thru Dec 16.

Missouri

The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City, (816) 474-6552, www.coterietheatre.org
The Presidents!,
dir: Tosin Morohunfola. Thru Dec 21.
Shrek the Musical, book and lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire; music: Jeanine Tesori; dir: Jeff Church. Thru Dec 30.

HotCity Theatre, St. Louis, (314) 289-4063, www.hotcitytheatre.org
The Divine Sister,
Charles Busch; dir: Marty Stanberry. Thru Dec 15.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, (816) 235-2700, www.kcrep.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Barbara Field from Dickens; dir: Kyle Hatley. Thru Dec 26.

Paul Mesner Puppets, Inc, Kansas City, (816) 235-6222, www.paulmesnerpuppets.org
The Nativity,
adapt and dir: Paul Mesner. Dec 14-16.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, (314) 968-4925, www.repstl.org
Hansel and Gretel: The Next Generation, 
book: Kim Wylie; music and lyrics: Neal Richardson; dir: Shanara Gabrielle. Thru Apr 7.
A Gnome for Christmas, book: Sarah Brandt; music and lyrics: Stephen James Neale; dir: Doug Finlayson. Thru Dec 23.
The Foreigner, Larry Shue; dir: Edward Stern. Thru Dec 23.

Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City, (816) 531-7529, www.unicorntheatre.org
Inspecting Carol,
Daniel Sullivan; dir: Theodore Swetz. Thru Dec 23.
The Soul Collector, Ron Simonian. Dec 6-23.

Nebraska

The BLUEBARN Theatre, Omaha, (402) 345-1576, www.bluebarn.org
Who Killed Santa?,
Neil Haven; dir: Hughston Walkinshaw. Thru Dec 15.

Nebraska Theatre Caravan, Omaha, (402) 553-0800, www.omahaplayhouse.com
On tour:
A Christmas Carol, adapt: Charles Jones from Dickens; dir: Susan Baer Collins, Carl Beck, Amy Lane. Thru Dec 23.

Omaha Theater Company, (402) 345-4849, www.rosetheater.org
Madeline’s Christmas,
adapt and lyrics: Jennifer Kirkeby from Ludwig Bemelmans; music: Shirley Mier. Thru Dec 16.
Ticket to Toyland, Karen Abbott. Dec 26-30.

New Jersey

Cape May Stage, (609) 884-1341, www.capemaystage.com
A Tuna Christmas,
Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams; dir: Marlena Lustik. Thru Dec 30.

Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick, www.crossroadstheatrecompany.org
Holiday Jubilee,
adapt: Sibusiso Mamba; dir: Rick Sordelet. Dec 6-16.

East Lynne Theater Company, West Cape May, www.eastlynnetheater.org
TBA,
Thru Dec 15.
Christmas, adapt and dir: Gayle Stahlhuth from Louisa May Alcott. Thru Dec 14.

New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch, (732) 229-3166, www.njrep.org
Esther’s Moustache,
Laurel Ollstein (also dir). Dec 13-Jan 13.

Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, (973) 376-4343, www.papermill.org
The Sound of Music,
book: Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay; lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II; music: Richard Rodgers; dir: James Brennan. Thru Dec 30.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison, (973) 408-5600, www.shakespearenj.org
Trelawny of the Wells, Arthur Wing Pinero; dir: Bonnie J. Monte. Dec 5-30.

Two River Theater Company, Red Bank, (732) 345-1400, www.trtc.org
A Wind in the Willows Christmas,
adapt: Mindi Dickstein from Kenneth Grahame; lyrics: Sarah Schlesinger; music: Mike Reid; dir: Amanda Dehnert. Dec 8-30.

New York

The 52nd Street Project, NYC, (212) 642-5052, www.52project.org
It’s a Jungle Out There: The Wild Plays, 
Dec 7-9.

Atlantic Theater Company, NYC, (212) 279-4200, www.atlantictheater.org
What Rhymes with America,
Melissa James Gibson; dir: Daniel Aukin. Thru Dec 30.

Castillo Theatre, NYC, (212) 941-1234, www.castillo.org
The Proverbial Loons! in Musical Improv Comedy at Castillo,
dir: David Nackman. Thru Aug 24.
All Stars Talent Show Network – Talent Shows, Thru Aug 24.

The Cider Mill Playhouse, Endicott, (607) 748-7363, www.cidermillplayhouse.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: John Bielenberg from Dickens; dir: Carol Hanscom. Dec 7-22.

Classic Stage Company, NYC, (212) 677-4210, www.classicstage.org
Books on Stage,
Thru Dec 3.

Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC, (212) 247-4982, www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org
First Light,
Thru Dec 16.

Gingold Theatrical Group, NYC, (212) 352-3101, www.gingoldgroup.com
Saint Joan,
adapt and dir: David Staller from Shaw. Dec 17.

Irondale Ensemble Project, Brooklyn, (718) 488-9233, www.irondale.org
Play Project,
Thru Jun 15.
Julius Caesar, adapt and dir: Jim Niesen from Shakespeare. Thru Dec 18.

Kitchen Theatre Company, Ithaca, (607) 273-4497, www.kitchentheatre.org
Brian Dykstra Selling Out,
Brian Dykstra; dir: Margarett Perry. Thru Dec 16.

La MaMa E.T.C., NYC, (212) 475-7710, www.lamama.org
The Doll Ship,
Thru Dec 2.
Letter To Heiner Müller, Dec 6-9.
Cross Bridge, Dec 7-9.
Devouring Devouring, Dec 13-16.
Christmas in Nickyland, dir: Nicky Paraiso. Dec 21-23.
Midwinter Night: Winter Songs and Rituals from the Carpathians, Dec 27-30.

Lark Play Development Center, NYC, (212) 246-2676, www.larktheatre.org
U.S./Mexico Playwright Exchange,
Dec 8-10.

Lincoln Center Theater, NYC, (212) 239-6200, www.lct.org
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,
Christopher Durang; dir: Nicholas Martin. Thru Jan 13.
Golden Boy, Clifford Odets; dir: Bartlett Sher. Thru Jan 20.

Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC, (212) 239-6200, www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com
Golden Age,
Terrence McNally; dir: Walter Bobbie. Thru Jan 6.
The Other Place, Sharr White; dir: Joe Mantello. Dec 11-Feb 19.

New York Theatre Workshop, NYC, (212) 460-5475, www.nytw.org
A Civil War Christmas,
Paula Vogel; dir: Tina Landau. Thru Dec 30.

The Open Eye Theater, Margaretville, (845) 586-2727, www.theopeneye.org
TBA,
Thru Dec 9.

Playwrights Horizons, NYC, (212) 279-4200, www.playwrightshorizons.org
The Great God Pan,
Amy Herzog; dir: Carolyn Cantor. Thru Dec 30.

Pregones Theater, Bronx, (718) 585-1202, www.pregones.org
Dancing in My Cockroach Killers,
adapt and dir: Rosalba Rolón. Dec 1-2.

The Public Theater, NYC, (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org
Giant,
book: Sybille Pearson; music and lyrics: Michael John LaChiusa; dir: Michael Greif. Thru Dec 2. Co-production with Dallas Theater Center, TX.
The Twenty-Seventh Man, Nathan Englander; dir: Barry Edelstein. Thru Dec 9.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, NYC, www.rattlestick.org
A Summer Day,
Jon Fosse; dir: Sarah Cameron Sunde. Thru Dec 8.

Red Bull Theater, NYC, www.redbulltheater.com
Revelation Readings,
Thru Jun 1.
Volpone, adapt and dir: Jesse Berger from Ben Jonson; music: Scott Killian. Thru Dec 23.

Repertorio Español, NYC, (212) 225-9999, www.repertorio.org
La vida en los esclavos unidos (Life in the United Slaves),
Saulo Garcia; dir: Juan Carlos Talero. Thru Jun 17.
En el tiempo de las mariposas (In the Time of the Butterflies), adapt: Caridad Svich; dir: José Zayas. Thru May 20.
Mariela en el desierto (Mariela in the Desert), Karen Zacarías; dir: Jerry Ruíz. Thru May 16.
La gringa, Carmen Rivera; dir: René Buch. Thru Jun 8.
Locuras en Wichita (Wild in Wichita), Lina Gallegos; dir: Luis Fernández. Thru May 13.
Doña Flor y sus dos maridos (Doña Flor and Her Two Husbands), adapt and dir: Jorge Alí Triana, Veronica Triana. Thru May 20.
El Quijote, adapt: Santiago García; dir: Jorge Alí Triana. Thru May 18.
La casa de Bernarda Alba (The House of Bernarda Alba), Federico García Lorca; dir: René Buch. Thru May 22.
Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Chronicle of a Death Foretold), adapt: Fabio Rubiano; dir: Jorge Alí Triana. Thru May 16.

Roundabout Theatre Company, NYC, (212) 719-1300, www.roundabouttheatre.org
Cyrano de Bergerac,
Edmond Rostand; dir: Jamie Lloyd. Thru Dec 9.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, book, music and lyrics: Rupert Holmes; dir: Scott Ellis. Thru Mar 10.

Signature Theatre Company, NYC, (212) 244-7529, www.signaturetheatre.org
Golden Child,
David Henry Hwang; dir: Leigh Silverman. Thru Dec 2.
The Piano Lesson, August Wilson; dir: Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Thru Dec 9.

SITI Company, NYC, www.siti.org
On tour:
Trojan Women (After Euripides), Thru Dec 2.

Soho Repertory Theatre, NYC, (212) 941-8632, www.sohorep.org
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia…,
Jackie Sibblies Drury; dir: Eric Ting. Thru Dec 2.

Sundance Institute Theatre Program, NYC, www.sundance.org
Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA,
Thru Dec 9.

Syracuse Stage, (315) 443-3275, www.syracusestage.org
White Christmas,
book: Paul Blake, David Ives; music and lyrics: Irving Berlin; dir: Paul Barnes, Christopher Drobny. Thru Dec 30.

Target Margin Theater, Brooklyn, www.targetmargin.org
Target Margin Laboratory,
Thru Apr 7.

Vital Theatre Company, NYC, (212) 579-0528, www.vitaltheatre.org
Angelina Ballerina the Very Merry Holiday Musical,
book, music and lyrics: Susan DiLallo; music: Ben Morss. Thru Jan 13.

North Carolina

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, (704) 342-2251, www.atcharlotte.org
Red,
John Logan; dir: Chip Decker. Thru Dec 1.
The Winter Wonderettes, Roger Bean; dir: Billy Ensley. Dec 14-Jan 5.

Burning Coal Theatre Company, Raleigh, (919) 834-4001, www.burningcoal.org
As You Like It,
Shakespeare; dir: Jason King Jones. Thru Dec 16.

North Carolina Stage Company, Asheville, (828) 239-0263, www.ncstage.org
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield. Thru Dec 16.

PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill, (919) 962-7529, playmakersrep.org
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,
Joe Landry; dir: Nelson T. Eusebio, III. Thru Dec 16.

Triad Stage, Greensboro, (336) 272-0160, www.triadstage.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Preston Lane from Dickens. Dec 2-23.

Ohio

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, (513) 381-2273, www.cincyshakes.com
The Importance of Being Earnest,
Oscar Wilde; dir: Brian Isaac Phillips. Thru Dec 16.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some), John K. Alvarez, Michael Carlton, James Fitzgerald; dir: Jeremy Dubin. Dec 16-30.

Cleveland Play House, (216) 241-6000, www.clevelandplayhouse.com
A Carol for Cleveland,
adapt: Eric Coble; dir: Laura Kepley. Thru Dec 23.

Cleveland Public Theatre, (216) 631-2727, www.cptonline.org
The Secret Social,
dir: Cynthia Croot. Dec 5-23.

Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland, (216) 241-6000, www.greatlakestheater.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Gerald Freeman from Dickens; dir: Sara Bruner. Thru Dec 23.

The Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton, (937) 228-3630, www.humanracetheatre.org
Oliver!,
Lionel Bart; dir: Helen Gregory, Alan Souza. Thru Dec 22.

Near West Theatre, Cleveland, (216) 961-6391, www.nearwesttheatre.org
Children of Eden,
book: John Caird; music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz; dir: Bob Navis Jr. Thru Dec 2.

Oklahoma

American Theatre Company, Tulsa, (918) 596-7111, www.americantheatercompany.org/
A Christmas Carol,
adapt and lyrics: Robert Odle; music and lyrics: Richard Averill; dir: Ed Durnal. Dec 6-23.

Oregon

Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, (503) 241-1278, www.artistsrep.org
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol,
John Longenbaugh; dir: Jon Kretzu. Thru Dec 23.

Oregon Children’s Theatre, Portland, (503) 228-9571, www.octc.org
Pinkalicious: The Musical,
adapt and lyrics: Elizabeth Kann, Victoria Kann; music and lyrics: John Gregor; dir: Stan Foote. Thru Dec 9.

Portland Center Stage, (503) 445-3700, www.pcs.org
A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
Shakespeare; dir: Penny Metropulos. Thru Dec 23.
The Santaland Diaries, adapt: Joe Mantello from David Sedaris; dir: Wendy Knox. Thru Dec 30.

Portland Playhouse, (503) 205-0715, www.portlandplayhouse.org
King Hedley II,
August Wilson. Dec 6-30.
Play Commission, Christina Anderson. Dec 29-30.

Profile Theatre Project, Portland, (503) 242-0080, www.profiletheatre.org
Valley Song,
Athol Fugard. Thru Dec 2.
Coming Home, Athol Fugard. Dec 10.

Pennsylvania

1812 Productions, Philadelphia, (215) 592-9560, www.1812productions.org
Dave & Aaron Go to Work,
Aaron Cromie, Dave Jadico. Thru Dec 31.

Act II Playhouse, Ambler, (215) 654-0200, www.act2.org
Oh, What Fun!,
Tony Braithwaite, Howie Brown, Will Dennis, Sonny Leo. Dec 11-30.
Murray the Elf and the Case of the Missing Mistletoe, Bill D’Agostino. Dec 14-23.

Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia, (215) 922-1122, www.ardentheatre.org
Freud’s Last Session,
Mark St. Germain; dir: Ian Merrill Peakes. Thru Dec 23.
Cinderella, Charles Way; dir: Whit MacLaughlin. Thru Jan 27.

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, (570) 784-8181, www.bte.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Richard Cannaday (also dir). Thru Dec 29.
Live from Bloomsburg! A Very Special Christmas Special, dir: Cassandra Pisieczko. Dec 6-8.
The Santaland Diaries, David Sedaris; dir: Elizabeth Dowd. Dec 13-16.

Bricolage Production Company, Pittsburgh, www.bricolagepgh.org
Midnight Radio: Cult Movie Classics. Thru Dec 8.

Bristol Riverside Theatre, (215) 785-0100, www.brtstage.org
Winter Musicale,
dir: Keith Baker. Dec 13-23.

City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, (412) 431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org
South Side Stories,
Tami Dixon; dir: Matt M. Morrow. Thru Dec 16.

Gamut Theatre Group, Harrisburg, (717) 238-4111, www.gamutplays.org
Santa Claus is Coming to Town,
J. Clark Nicholson. Dec 1-22.

Montgomery Theater, Souderton, (215) 723-9984, www.montgomerytheater.org
Making God Laugh,
Sean Grennan; dir: Tom Quinn. Thru Dec 8.

Off the Wall Productions, Carnegie, (188) 871-TICK, www.insideoffthewall.com
Gruesome Playground Injuries,
Rajiv Joseph; dir: Maggie Balsley. Dec 14-29.

Open Stage of Harrisburg, (717) 232-6736, www.openstagehbg.com
A Christmas Memory,
adapt: Jim Woland; dir: Don Alsedek. Thru Dec 15.
The Santaland Diaries, adapt: Joe Mantello from David Sedaris; dir: Don Alsedek. Dec 18-29.

The People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern, (610) 644-3500, www.peopleslight.org
Aladdin: A Musical Panto,
book: Samantha Bellomo, Pete Pryor (also dir); music and lyrics: Michael Ogborn. Thru Jan 6.

Philadelphia Young Playwrights, (215) 665-9226, www.phillyyoungplaywrights.org
Saturday Reading Series,
Thru May 31.

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, (412) 394-3353, www.picttheatre.org
The School for Lies,
David Ives; dir: Andrew S. Paul. Thru Dec 15.

Pittsburgh Public Theater, (412) 316-1600, www.ppt.org
Good People,
David Lindsay-Abaire; dir: Tracy Brigden. Thru Dec 9.

Society Hill Playhouse, Philadelphia, (215) 923-0210, www.societyhillplayhouse.org
Cooking with the Calamari Sisters,
Jay Falzone, Dan Lavender. Thru Dec 31.

Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem, (610) 867-1689, www.touchstone.org
Christmas City Follies XIII,
The Touchstone Ensemble; dir: Jp Jordan. Thru Dec 23.

Rhode Island

2nd Story Theatre, Warren, (401) 247-4200, www.2ndstorytheatre.com
An Inspector Calls,
JB Priestley; dir: Ed Shea. Thru Dec 2.
Lost in Yonkers, Neil Simon; dir: Mark Peckham. Thru Dec 16.

Gamm Theatre, Pawtucket, (401) 723-4266, www.gammtheatre.org
Red,
John Logan; dir: Tony Estrella. Thru Dec 16.

Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, (401) 351-4242, www.trinityrep.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Richard Cumming, Adrian Hall; dir: Tyler Dobrowsky. Thru Dec 29.
The How and the Why, Sarah Treem; dir: Shana Gozansky. Thru Dec 30.

South Carolina

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head, (888) 860-2787, www.artshhi.com
Anything Goes,
book: Guy Bolton, Russel Crouse, Timothy Crouse, Howard Lindsay, John Weidman, P.G. Wodehouse; music and lyrics: Cole Porter; dir: Casey Colgan. Dec 5-30.

Centre Stage, Greenville, (864) 233-6733, www.centrestage.org
Miracle on 34th Street,
adapt: Peter Troxell from Rita Faye Wadsworth. Thru Dec 22.

Charleston Stage Company, (843) 577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com
A Christmas Story,
Philip Grecian; dir: Julian Wiles. Thru Dec 16.
Madeline’s Christmas, book and lyrics: Jennifer Kirkeby; music: Shirley Mier; dir: Marybeth Clark, Sam Henderson. Dec 8-16.

PURE Theatre, Charleston, (843) 723-4444, www.puretheatre.org
Judy’s Scary Little Christmas,
adapt: David Church from James Webber; music and lyrics: Joe Patrick Ward. Dec 7-23.

South Carolina Repertory Company, Hilton Head, (843) 342-2057, www.hiltonheadtheatre.com
The Lady with All the Answers,
David Rambo; dir: Blake White. Dec 10-23.

Trustus, Columbia, (803) 254-9732, www.trustus.org
[title of show], book: Hunter Bell; music and lyrics: Jeff Bowen; dir: Dewey Scott-Wiley. Dec 7-Jan 12.

The Village Playhouse and Repertory Company, Mt. Pleasant, www.villageplayhouse.com
The Man Who Came to Dinner, Moss Hart, George S Kaufman. Dec 7-29.

The Warehouse Theatre, Greenville, (864) 235-6948, www.warehousetheatre.com
The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t, 
adapt: Will Rhys from Odgen Nash. Dec 7-29.
Santaland Diaries/Season’s Greetings, David Sedaris; dir: Matt Reece, Anne Kelly Tromsness. Dec 7-29.

Tennessee

Clarence Brown Theatre Company, Knoxville, (865) 974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.org
A Christmas Carol,
Thru Dec 23.

Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Nashville, (615) 782-4040, www.tennesseerep.org
A Christmas Story,
adapt: Phillip Grecian; dir: René Copeland. Thru Dec 22.

Texas

A.D. Players, Houston, www.adplayers.org
Sanders Family Christmas,
Alan Bailey, Connie Ray; dir: Sissy Pulley. Thru Dec 31.
Four Maps to Bethlehem, Marion Arthur Kirby. Thru Dec 22.

Alley Theatre, Houston, (713) 220-5700, www.alleytheatre.org
A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas,
adapt: Michael Wilson from Dickens; dir: James Black. Thru Dec 24.
The Santaland Diaries, adapt: Joe Mantello from David Sedaris; dir: David Cromer. Thru Dec 30.

Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth, (817) 923-3012, www.amphibianproductions.org
The Ding Dongs, or What is the Penalty in Portugal?,
Brenda Withers. Dec 3.

Cara Mia Theatre Company, Dallas, www.caramiatheatre.com
Milagritos/little miracles,
adapt: Marisela Barrera from Sandra Cisneros. Dec 1-15.

Dallas Children’s Theater, (214) 740-0051, www.dct.org
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!,
adapt: Allison Gregory; dir: Nancy Schaeffer. Thru Dec 22.
The Nutcracker, B. Wolf; dir: Kathy Burks. Thru Dec 23.

Dallas Theater Center, (214) 252-3927, www.dallastheatercenter.org
King Lear,
Shakespeare; dir: Kevin Moriarty. Thru Feb 17. Co-production with Trinity Repertory Company, RI.
A Christmas Carol, adapt: Richard Hellesen from Dickens; dir: Joel Ferrell. Thru Dec 23.

The Ensemble Theatre, Houston, www.ensemblehouston.org
Cinderella,
book: African American Shakespeare Company; music and lyrics: Carlton Leake; dir: Patdro Harris. Thru Dec 23.

Jubilee Theatre, Fort Worth, (817) 338-4411, www.jubileetheatre.org
Black Spurs, Celeste Bedford Walker. Thru Dec 30.

Kitchen Dog Theater, Dallas, (214) 953-1055, www.kitchendogtheater.org
The Beauty Queen of Leenane,
Martin McDonagh. Thru Dec 8.

Main Street Theater, Houston, (713) 524-6706, www.mainstreettheater.com
On tour:
The Magic School Bus Live! The Climate Challenge, book: Doug Cooney; music and lyrics: Scott Elmegreen; dir: Andrew Ruthven. Thru May 24.
Love Goes to Press, Virginia Cowles, Martha Gellhorn. Thru Dec 16.
A Little House Christmas, adapt: James DeVita; dir: Katie Harrison. Thru Dec 22.

The VORTEX, Austin, www.vortexrep.org
Circus Chickendog’s The Mutt-cracker, 
Darren Peterson. Dec 27-Jan 5.

WaterTower Theatre, Addison, (972) 450-6232, www.watertowertheatre.org
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, 
Joe Landry; dir: Mark Fleischer. Thru Dec 16.

ZACH Theatre, Austin, (512) 476-0541, www.zachtheatre.org
The Santaland Diaries,
adapt: Joe Mantello from David Sedaris. Thru Dec 23.
White Christmas, book: Paul Blake, David Ives; music and lyrics: Irving Berlin; dir: Nick Demos. Dec 5-30.

Utah

The Salt Lake Acting Company, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-7522, www.saltlakeactingcompany.org
Manning Up,
Sean Christopher Lewis. Thru Dec 9.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, adapt: James E. Grote; book and lyrics: George Howe; dir: Penelope Caywood. Dec 11-Jan 5.

Vermont

Vermont Stage Company, Burlington, (802) 863-5966, www.vtstage.org
Winter Tales,
Mark Nash (also dir). Dec 5-9.

Virginia

Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, (804) 282-2620, www.va-rep.org
A Lug Nuts Christmas,
Bruce Miller. Thru Jan 6.

Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond, www.firehousetheatre.org
Death of a Salesman,
Arthur Miller; dir: Rusty Wilson. Thru Dec 8.

Signature Theatre, Arlington, (703) 820-9771, www.signature-theatre.org
Dreamgirls,
book and lyrics: Tom Eyen; music: Henry Krieger; dir: Matthew Gardiner. Thru Jan 6.

Virginia Stage Company, Norfolk, (757) 627-1234, www.vastage.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Patrick Mullins from Dickens. Dec 1-23.

Washington

ACT Theatre, Seattle, (206) 292-7676, www.acttheatre.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Gregory Falls from Dickens. Thru Dec 24.

Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle, (206) 216-0833, www.book-it.org
Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant, 
adapt: Jane Jones (also dir), Myra Platt. Dec 4-23.

Harlequin Productions, Olympia, (360) 786-0151, www.harlequinproductions.org
A Christmas Survival Guide,
James Hindman, Ray Roderick. Thru Dec 31.

Seattle Children’s Theatre, (206) 441-3322, www.sct.org
The Wizard of Oz,
adapt: John Kane from L. Frank Baum; lyrics: Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg; music: Herbert Stothart, Larry Wilcox. Thru Jan 6.

Seattle Repertory Theatre, (206) 443-2222, www.seattlerep.org
The Glass Menagerie,
Tennessee Williams. Thru Dec 1.
Inspecting Carol, Danielle Sullivan. Thru Dec 23.

Taproot Theatre Company, Seattle, (206) 781-9707, www.taproottheatre.org
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol,
John Longenbaugh; dir: Scott Nolte. Thru Dec 29.

Wing-It Productions, Seattle, (206) 352-8291, www.wingitpresents.com
Jet City Improv,
dir: Mike Christensen, Andrew McMasters. Thru Jun 30.
Twisted Flicks, dir: Mike Christensen. Thru Jun 30.
It’s Your Wonderful Life, dir: Phill Arensberg. Thru Dec 21.

West Virginia

Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg, (304) 645-3838, www.gvtheatre.org
A Christmas Carol,
book and lyrics: Cathey Sawyer; music: Joe Buttram. Dec 6-22.

Wisconsin

American Players Theatre, Spring Green, (608) 588-2361, www.americanplayers.org
The Gift of the Magi,
adapt, lyrics and dir: James DeVita; music and lyrics: Josh Schmidt. Thru Dec 22.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, (414) 291-7800, www.milwaukeechambertheatre.com
Collected Stories,
Donald Margulies; dir: C. Michael Wright. Thru Dec 16.
Blues in the Night, Sheldon Epps; dir: Megan O’Brien. Thru Dec 23.
The Diary of Anne Frank, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett; dir: KJ Sanchez. Thru Dec 2.
A Christmas Carol, adapt: Joseph Hanreddy, Edward Morgan from Dickens; dir: Aaron Posner. Thru Dec 24.
Sense and Sensibility, adapt: Mark Healy from Jane Austen; dir: Art Manke. Dec 11-Jan 13.
Mind Over Milwaukee, Marc Salem. Dec 28-Feb 24.

Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee, (414) 278-0765, www.nextact.org
It’s a Wonderful Life,
adapt: Next Act Theatre from Frank Capra; dir: David Cecsarini. Thru Dec 9.
A Kodachrome Christmas, Pat Hazell (also dir). Dec 11-31.

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