"Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry, at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Ore., through Dec. 30. Pictured: Alyssa Longoria, Susannah Mars, Victoria Schindler, and Jimmy Garcia. (Photo by David Kinder)

December 2018 Onstage

From a Detroit jazz club to a secret fountain of youth, from fairy tales to holiday stories, check out what is 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.

Discounted tickets are available to TCG Individual Members for performances at participating theatres, marked on these pages with an orange dot . Please check with each theatre for performance times, ticket discounts, and ticket availability. Present your TCG membership card to receive ticket discounts. Theatre participation is subject to change. For information on becoming an Individual Member, see tcg.org/Membership/IndividualMembership.aspx.


Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, (334) 271-5353, asf.net
The Sound of Music,
book: Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay; lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein; music: Richard Rodgers; dir: Rick Dildine. Thru Dec 30.
The Gospel of Luke, adapt: Bruce Kuhn (also dir). Dec 6-30.


 Cyrano’s Theatre Company, Anchorage, (907) 274-2599, cyranos.org
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly,
Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon; dir: Krista M. Schwarting. Thru Dec 23.
The Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly, book, music, lyrics: Joan Cushing; dir: Teresa K. Pond. Dec 1-23.


Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson, (520) 622-2823, arizonatheatre.org
Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End,
Allison Engel, Margaret Engel; dir: Casey Stangl. Thru Dec 2 (Phoenix).
The Music Man, book, music, lyrics: Meredith Willson; book: Franklin Lacey; dir: David Ivers. Dec 1-30 (Tucson).

 Childsplay, Tempe, (602) 252-8497, childsplayaz.org
And in this Corner: Cassius Clay,
Idris Goodwin. Jan 27-Mar 3, 2019. Co-production with Black Theatre Troupe
Ella Enchanted: The Musical, adapt: Karen Zacarías; music: Deborah Wicks La Puma. Dec 11-30.

The Rogue Theatre, Tucson, (520) 551-2053, theroguetheatre.org
Tales of the Jazz Age,
adapt: Cynthia Meier (also dir) from F. Scott Fitzgerald; music: Mary Turcotte. Thru Jul 14, 2024.

Valley Youth Theatre, Phoenix, (602) 253-8188, vyt.com
A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail,
Thru Dec 23.


TheatreSquared, Fayetteville, (479) 443-5600, theatre2.org
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,
Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon. Thru Dec 30.

“Tuck Everlasting,” by Claudia Shear, Tim Federle, Chris Miller, and Nathan Tysen, at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, Calif., through Dec. 30. Pictured: Lucinda Hitchcock Cone, Natalie Schroeder, and Michael Gene Sullivan. (Photo by Kevin Berne)


 24th Street Theatre Company, Los Angeles, (213) 745-6516, 24thstreet.org
La Vispera- a Community Production of Teatro del Pueblo,
Victor Vasquez; dir: Jesus Castanos Chima. Dec 13-16.

 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa, 6thstreetplayhouse.com
book: Thomas Meehan; lyrics: Martin Charnin; music: Charles Strouse; dir: Michael Fontaine. Thru Dec 16.
12 Dates of Christmas, Ginna Hoben; dir: Juliet Noonan. Dec 14-Jan 6, 2019.

American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, (415) 749-2228, act-sf.org
Men on Boats,
Jacklyn Backhaus; dir: Tamilla Woodard. Thru Dec 16.
A Christmas Carol, adapt: Carey Perloff, Paul Walsh from Dickens; music: Karl Lundeberg; dir: Domenique Lozano. Dec 6-29.

Antaeus Theatre Company, Glendale, (818) 506-1983, antaeus.org
The Little Foxes,
Lillian Hellman; dir: Cameron Watson. Thru Dec 10.

 Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley, (510) 843-4822, auroratheatre.org
Everything Is Illuminated,
adapt: Simon Block; dir: Tom Ross. Thru Dec 9.

 Berkeley Repertory Theatre, (510) 647-2949, berkeleyrep.org
Paradise Square,
Marcus Gardley, Larry Kirwan, Craig Lucas; lyrics: Nathan Tysen; dir: Moises Kaufman. Dec 27-Feb 17, 2019.

Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, bootlegtheater.org
It’s Not About Pretty Dance Show,
Thru Dec 1.
The Secret City, Chris Wells (also dir). Dec 2.
Write Club LA, dir: Jeffery Dorchen, Paula Killen, Justin Welborn. Dec 10.

CalArts Center for New Performance, Valencia, (661) 253-7800, centerfornewperformance.org
The Witkacy Project,
adapt: Natalia Korczakowska from Stanislaw Witkiewicz. Thru Dec 1.
Vampire Cowboys Residency, Qui Nguyen; dir: Robert Ross Parker. Dec 6-8. Co-production with the Geffen Playhouse, CA

California Repertory Company, Long Beach, (562) 985-5526, calrep.org
The Drunken City,
Adam Bock; dir: Marya Mazor. Thru Dec 8.

Capital Stage Company, Sacramento, (916) 995-5464, capstage.org
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,
Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon. Thru Dec 30.

Center Repertory Company, Walnut Creek, (925) 943-7469, centerrep.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Cynthia Caywood, Richard L. James; dir: Scott Denison. Dec 6-16.

 Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, (213) 972-4400, centertheatregroup.org
Valley of the Heart,
Luis Valdez (also dir). Thru Dec 9.
Come From Away, book, music, lyrics: David Hein, Irene Sankoff; dir: Christopher Ashley. Thru Jan 6, 2019.

Chance Theater, Anaheim, (888) 455-4212, ChanceTheater.com
book, music, lyrics: Paul Gordon. Thru Dec 23.
A Charlie Brown Christmas, adapt: Eric Schaeffer from Charles M. Schulz; dir: James McHale. Dec 7-23.

 City Lights Theater Company, San Jose, cltc.org
Making God Laugh,
Sean Grennan. Thru Dec 23.

The Custom Made Theatre Company, San Francisco, custommade.org
In the Heights,
book: Quiara Alegría Hudes; lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda; dir: Nicole Meñez. Thru Dec 15.

Cygnet Theatre Company, San Diego, (619) 337-1525, cygnettheatre.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Sean Murray (also dir); music: Billy Thompson. Thru Dec 30.

Dell’Arte International, Blue Lake, (707) 668-5663, dellarte.com
Around the World in 80 Days Holiday Show Tour,
Thru Dec 16.
Character Projects, Dec 6-9.

 Diversionary Theatre, San Diego, (619) 220-0097, diversionary.org
This Beautiful City,
The Civilians; book: Steven Cosson, Jim Lewis; music and lyrics: Michael Friedman; dir: Matt M. Morrow. Thru Dec 9.

Ensemble Theatre Company, Santa Barbara, (805) 965-5400, etcsb.org
The Legend of Georgia McBride,
Matthew Lopez; dir: Jenny Sullivan. Dec 6-23.

 Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles, (323) 663-1525, fountaintheatre.com
Cost of Living,
Martyna Majok; dir: John Vreeke. Thru Dec 9.

Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, (310) 208-5454, geffenplayhouse.org
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Susan Lyons, Jefferson Mays; dir: Michael Arden. Thru Dec 2.
Hughie & Krapp’s Last Tape, Samuel Beckett, Eugene O’Neill; dir: Steven Robman. Thru Dec 16.

Golden Thread Productions, San Francisco, (415) 626-4061, goldenthread.org
We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War,
Mona Mansour; dir: Evren Odcikin. Thru Dec 16.

Independent Shakespeare Co, Los Angeles, iscla.org
A Christmas Carol with Charles Dickens,
adapt: Melissa Chalsma (also dir), David Melville from Dickens. Dec 6-23.

 La Jolla Playhouse, (858) 550-1010, lajollaplayhouse.org
The Year to Come,
Lindsey Ferrentino; dir: Anne Kauffman. Dec 4-30.

Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, (949) 497-2787, lagunaplayhouse.com
Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Rose,
Kris Lythgoe; dir: Sheldon Epps. Dec 5-30.

 Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, (415) 388-5208, marintheatre.org
The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley,
Lauren Gunderon, Margot Melcon; dir: Megan Sandberg-Zakian. Thru Dec 9.

Native Voices at the Autry, Los Angeles, (323) 667-2000, https://theautry.org/nativevoices
On tour: Stories From the Indian Boarding School, Native Voices Artists Ensemble; dir: Jean Bruce Scott. Thru Jun 30, 2019.

 The New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco, (415) 861-8972, nctcsf.org
Cardboard Piano,
Hansol Jung. Thru Dec 2.
Avenue Q, book: Jeff Whitty; music and lyrics: Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx; dir: Jay Manley. Thru Jan 6, 2019.

New Village Arts Theatre, Carlsbad, (760) 433-3245, newvillagearts.org
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,
Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon; dir: Kristianne Kurner. Thru Dec 23.

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

 North Coast Repertory Theatre, Solana Beach, (858) 481-1055, northcoastrep.org
Always…Patsy Cline,
Ellis Nassour, Ted Swindley; dir: David Ellenstein. Dec 12-30.

 Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Los Angeles, (310) 477-2055, odysseytheatre.com
Bruce Jay Friedman; dir: Ron Sossi. Thru Dec 16.

The Old Globe, San Diego, (619) 234-5623, theoldglobe.org
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,
book and lyrics: Timothy Mason; lyrics: Theodor S. Geisel; music: Albert Hague, Mel Marvin; dir: James Vasquez. Thru Dec 29.
Looking for Christmas: The New Clint Black Christmas Musical, book, music, lyrics: Clint Black; book: James D. Sasser; dir: Kent Nicholson. Thru Dec 16.

PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, (805) 922-8313, pcpa.org
Peter Pan,
lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Carolyn Leigh; music: Morris Charlap, Jule Styne. Thru Dec 23.

Sacred Fools Theater, Los Angeles, sacredfools.org
The Value of Moscow,
Amy Dellagiarino; dir: Carrie Keranen. Thru Dec 8.

San Diego Repertory Theatre, (619) 544-1000, sdrep.org
A Doll’s House, Part 2,
Lucas Hnath; dir: Sam Woodhouse. Thru Dec 16.

Shotgun Players, Berkeley, (510) 841-6500, shotgunplayers.org
Tom Stoppard; dir: Patrick Dooley. Thru Jan 6, 2019.

 South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, (714) 708-5555, scr.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Jerry Patch from Dickens; dir: John-David Keller. Thru Dec 24.
Culture Clash (Still) in AmeriCCa, Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza; dir: Lisa Peterson. Dec 30-Jan 20, 2019.

TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, (650) 463-1960, theatreworks.org
Tuck Everlasting,
book: Tim Federle, Claudia Shear; lyrics: Nathan Tysen; music: Chris Miller; dir: Robert Kelley. Thru Dec 23.
The Santaland Diaries, adapt: Joe Mantello from David Sedaris; dir: Jeffrey Lo. Dec 5-23.

 The Western Stage, Salinas, (831) 755-6816, westernstage.com
The Drowsy Chaperone,
book: Bob Martin, Don McKellar; lyrics: Lisa Lambert, Greg Morrison; dir: Jon Selover, Asst. Sam Travino. Thru Dec 8.


Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, (720) 898-7200, arvadacenter.org
Elf the Musical,
book: Bob Martin, Thomas Meehan; lyrics: Chad Beguelin; music: Matthew Sklar; dir: Gavin Mayer. Thru Dec 23.

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, (303) 444-SEAT, betc.org
The SantaLand Diaries,
David Sedaris; dir: Stephen Weitz. Thru Dec 24. Co-production with Off-Center, CO.
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon. Dec 6-24.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College Theatre Company, (719) 634-5583, coloradocollege.edu/fac
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical,
Tim Minchin. Dec 6-Jan 6, 2019.

 Curious Theatre Company, Denver, (303) 623-0524, curioustheatre.org
The Humans,
Stephen Karam. Thru Dec 22.

Denver Center Theatre Co, (303) 893-4100, denvercenter.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Richard Hellesen; music: David de Berry; dir: Melissa Rain Anderson. Thru Dec 24.

Su Teatro, Denver, (303) 296-0219, suteatro.org
Joaquin’s Christmas,
Anthony J Garcia; dir: Anthony J Garcia. Dec 6-23.

THEATREWORKS, Colorado Springs, (719) 255-3232, theatreworkscs.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Murray Ross from Dickens. Thru Dec 24.

“A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration,” by Paula Vogel and Daryl Waters, at Connecticut Repertory Theatre in Storrs, Conn., through Dec. 9. Pictured: Rob Barnes, Nikolai Fernandez, Tristan Rewald, and Pearl Matteson. (Photo by Gerry Goodstein)


Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Storrs, (860) 486-2113, crt.uconn.edu
A Civil War Christmas,
Paula Vogel; music: Daryl Waters; dir: Elizabeth VanDyke. Thru Dec 9.

Hartford Stage, (860) 527-5151, hartfordstage.org
A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas, adapt: Michael Wilson; dir: Rachel Alderman. Thru Dec 29.

Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org
Paradise Blue,
Dominique Morisseau; dir: Awoye Timpo. Thru Dec 16.


 Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington, (302) 594-1100, delawaretheatre.org
A Sign of the Times,
book: Richard J. Robin, Bruce Vilanch; dir: Gabriel Barre. Thru Dec 23.

Resident Ensemble Players, Newark, (302) 831-2204, rep.udel.edu
Woman in Mind,
Alan Ayckbourn; dir: Jackson Gray. Thru Dec 2.

District of Columbia

Arena Stage, Washington, (202) 488-3300, arenastage.org
Anything Goes,
Timothy Crouse, John Weidman; book: Guy Bolton, Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay, P.G. Wodehouse; music and lyrics: Cole Porter; dir: Molly Smith. Thru Dec 23.
Indecent, Paula Vogel; dir: Eric Rosen. Thru Dec 30. Co-production with Baltimore Center Stage, MD; and Kansas City Repertory, MO

Folger Theatre, (202) 544-7077, folger.edu/theatre
King John,
Shakespeare; music: Lindsay Jones; dir: Aaron Posner. Thru Dec 2.

Mosaic Theater Company of DC, mosaictheater.org
Allyson Currin; dir: Gregg Henry. Thru Jun, 19 2019.
Oh, God, Anat Gov; dir: Michael Bloom. Dec 12-Jan 13, 2019.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, (202) 547-1122, shakespearetheatre.org
An Inspector Calls,
J.B. Priestley; dir: Stephen Daldry. Thru Dec 23.
The Panties, the Partner and the Profit: Scenes From the Heroic Life of the Middle Class, David Ives; dir: Michael Kahn. Dec 4-Jan 6, 2019.

Studio Theatre, (202) 332-3300, studiotheatre.org
Cry It Out,
Molly Smith Metzler; dir: Joanie Schultz. Thru Dec 16.
Kings, Sarah Burgess; dir: Marti Lyons. Dec 12-Jan 6, 2019.

 Theater J, (202) 777-3210, theaterj.org
Talley’s Folly,
Lanford Wilson; dir: Aaron Posner. Dec 7-30.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co, (202) 393-3939, woollymammoth.net
She the People,
The Second City ; dir: Carly Heffernan. Dec 3-Jan 6, 2019.


American Stage Theatre Company, St Petersburg, (727) 823-7529, americanstage.org
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,
Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon; dir: Stephanie Gularte. Thru Dec 30.

 Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota, (941) 351-8000, asolo.org
The Music Man,
book, music, lyrics: Meredith Willson; dir: Jeff Calhoun. Thru Dec 29.

 Emerald Coast Theatre Company, Miramar Beach, (850) 684-0232, 560 Grand Boulevard, Suite 200
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,
Joe Landry; dir: Nathanael Fisher. Dec 6-23.

 Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, (239) 332-4488, floridarep.org
Bennett Fisher; dir: V Craig Heidenreich. Thru Dec 9.
A Christmas Carol: The Tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, adapt: Mark Shanahan (also dir). Thru Dec 19.
Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical, Mark Mark Friedman, Janet Vogt; dir: Eleanor Holdridge. Dec 18-Feb 24, 2019.

 Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota, (941) 366-9000, floridastudiotheatre.org
Unchained Melodies,
Rebecca Hopkins, Richard Hopkins; book: Jim Prosser; dir: Catherine Randazzo. Thru Feb 3, 2019.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, book and lyrics: Robert L. Freedman; music and lyrics: Steve Lutvak; dir: Jason Cannon. Thru Dec 30.
Deck the Halls – Home for the Holidays, Sarah Durham, Caroline Kaiser (also dir). Thru Dec 29.
Guitar Girls, Rebecca Hopkins, Richard Hopkins; book: Jim Prosser; dir: Catherine Randazzo. Thru Mar 31, 2019.
Straight White Men, Young Jean Lee; dir: Kate Alexander. Dec 12-Mar 1, 2019.

 GableStage, Coral Gables, (305) 445-1119, gablestage.org
Anna Ziegler. Thru Dec 23.

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples, (866) 811-4111, gulfshoreplayhouse.org
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,
book: Larry Gelbart, Burt Shevelove; music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim; dir: Darren Katz. Thru Dec 30.

Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, (561) 575-2223, jupitertheatre.org
Disney Beauty and the Beast,
book: Linda Woolverton; lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice; music: Alan Menken; dir: John Tartaglia. Thru Dec 16.

Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach, (561) 514-4042, palmbeachdramaworks.org
House on Fire,
Lyle Kessler; dir: William Hayes. Dec 5-30.

Miami Theater Center, Miami Shores, (305) 751-9550, mtcmiami.org
Sonia De Los Santos: Latin America Music Festival,
Dec 8.

Red Barn Theatre, Key West, (305) 296-9911, redbarntheatre.com
With Bells On,
Darrin Hagen; dir: Christopher Peterson. Dec 11 -Jan 5, 2019.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota, (941) 366-1505, westcoastblacktheatre.org
Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul,
Nate Jacobs (also dir). Thru Jan 13, 2019.
Black Nativity, Langston Hughes; dir: Nate Jacobs. Dec 12-20.


7 Stages, Atlanta, (404) 523-7647, 7stages.org
Curious Holiday Encounters,
Dec 6-9.

Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, (404) 733-5000, alliancetheatre.org
Mary Lynn Owen; dir: David de Vries. Thru Dec 9.
A Christmas Carol, adapt: David H. Bell from Dickens; dir: Rosemary Newcott. Dec 12-24.

Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville, (678) 226-6222, auroratheatre.com
Christmas Canteen 2018,
Brandon O’Dell; dir: Ricardo Aponte, Anthony Rodriguez. Thru Dec 23.
A Christmas Carol, adapt: Tony Brown (also dir). Thru Dec 22.
This Wonderful Life, adapt: Steve Murray; dir: Justin Anderson. Thru Dec 23.

Dad’s Garage, Atlanta, (404) 523-3141, dadsgarage.com
Invasion Christmas Carol,
adapt: Matthew Horgan. Thru Dec 29.

Horizon Theatre Co, Atlanta, (404) 584-7450, horizontheatre.com
Waffle Palace Christmas,
Larry Larson, Eddie Levi Lee; dir: Lisa Adler. Thru Dec 30.
Madeline’s Christmas, book: Jennifer Kirkeby; music: Shirley Mier; dir: Spring Mason. Dec 1-30.

Serenbe Playhouse, Chattahoochee Hills, (770) 463-1110, serenbeplayhouse.com
The Snow Queen,
Rachel Teagle; dir: Ryan Oliveti. Thru Dec 30.

 Synchronicity Theatre, Atlanta, (404) 484-8636, synchrotheatre.com
A Year with Frog and Toad,
Robert and Willie Reale; book: Arnold Label. Dec 5-30.


Honolulu Theatre for Youth, (808) 839-9885, htyweb.org
Elephant & Piggie’s “WE ARE IN A PLAY”,
Mo Williams; music: Deborah Wicks La Puma. Dec 7-Jan 26, 2019.

Kumu Kahua Theatre, Honolulu, (808) 536-4441, kumukahua.org
June is the First Fall,
Yilong Liu; dir: Harry Wong. Thru Dec 9.


Boise Contemporary Theater, Boise, (208) 331-9224, bctheater.org
With Love and a Major Organ,
Julia Lederer; dir: Julie Ritchey. Dec 5-22.

Company of Fools, Sun Valley, (208) 578-9122, companyoffools.org
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,
adapt: Dwayne Hartford; dir: Natalie Battistone. Dec 12-30.


About Face Theatre, Chicago, aboutfacetheatre.com
This Bitter Earth,
Harrison David Rivers; dir: Mikael Burke. Thru Dec 8.

American Blues Theater, Chicago, (773) 327-5252, americanbluestheater.com
It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!,
adapt: Frank Capra; dir: Gwendolyn Whiteside. Thru Jan 5, 2019.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, (312) 595-5600, chicagoshakes.com
Q Brothers Christmas Carol,
adapt: Rick Boynton from Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos). Thru Dec 30.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare; dir: Joe Dowling. Dec 6-Jan 27, 2019.

 Court Theatre, Chicago, (773) 753-4472, courttheatre.org
Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein,
adapt: Elizabeth Breit, Drew Dir. Thru Dec 2.

 Emerald City Theatre, Chicago, emeraldcitytheatre.com
Ken Ludwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,
Ken Ludwig; dir: Jacqueline Stone. Thru Dec 30.
Fantastic Mr. Fox, David Wood; dir: Jacqueline Stone. Dec 9-Jan 12, 2019.

Goodman Theatre, Chicago, (312) 443-3800, goodmantheatre.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Tom Creamer; dir: Henry Wishcamper. Thru Dec 30.

 The House Theatre of Chicago, (773) 769-3832, thehousetheatre.com
The Magic Parlour,
Dennis Watkins. Thru Jul 28, 2019.
The Nutcracker, adapt: Tommy Rapely (also dir) from Phillip Klapperich, Jake Minton (also music and lyrics); music and lyrics: Kevin O’Donnell; dir: Tommy Rapley. Thru Dec 30.

Lookingglass Theatre Co, Chicago, (312) 337-0665, lookingglasstheatre.org
The Steadfast Tin Soldier a Christmas Pantomime,
adapt: Mary Zimmerman (also dir). Thru Jan 13, 2019.

Northlight Theatre, Skokie, (847) 673-6300, northlight.org
Mansfield Park,
Kate Hamill; dir: Stuart Carden. Thru Dec 16.

Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview, (847) 834-0738, oillamptheater.org/
It’s a Wonderful Life- A Live Radio Play,
Joe Landry; dir: Keith Gerth. Thru Dec 30.

A Red Orchid Theatre, Chicago, aredorchidtheatre.org
Small Mouth Sounds,
Bess Wohl; dir: Shade Murray. Thru Dec 9.

 Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago, sideshowtheatre.org
J. Nicole Brooks; dir: Jonathan L. Green. Thru Dec 23.

 Silk Road Rising, Chicago, silkroadrising.org
Christmas Mubarak,
dir: Corey Pond. Thru Dec 9.

Steppenwolf Theatre Co, Chicago, (312) 335-1650, steppenwolf.org
Danai Gurira; dir: Danya Taymor. Thru Jan 6, 2019.
La Ruta, Isaac Gomez; dir: Sandra Marquez. Dec 13-Jan 27, 2019.

 TimeLine Theatre Company, Chicago, (773) 281-8463, timelinetheatre.com
Master Class,
Terrence McNally; dir: Nick Bowling. Thru Dec 9.

 Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, (773) 871-3000, VictoryGardens.org
Ike Holter; music: Charlie Coffeen; dir: Lisa Portes. Thru Dec 23.

 Writers Theatre, Glencoe, (847) 242-6000, writerstheatre.org
Jen Silverman; dir: Marti Lyons. Thru Dec 16.
Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Shakespeare; dir: Michael Halberstam. Thru Dec 16.


Cardinal Stage Company, Bloomington, (812) 336-9300, cardinalstage.org
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,
book: Linda Woolverton; lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice; music: Alan Menken. Dec 13-30.

 Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, (317) 635-5252, irtlive.com
A Christmas Carol,
Tom Haas; dir: Benjamin Hanna. Thru Dec 26.

Phoenix Theatre, Inc, Indianapolis, (317) 635-7529, phoenixtheatre.org
A Very Phoenix Xmas 13: Merry Superstitious,
dir: Ben Asaykwee. Thru Dec 23.


 Actors Theatre of Louisville, (502) 584-1205, actorstheatre.org
The Santaland Diaries,
adapt: Joe Mantello from David Sedaris; dir: Meredith McDonough. Thru Dec 23.
A Christmas Carol, adapt: Barbara Field; dir: Drew Fracher. Thru Dec 23.

 Lexington Children’s Theatre, (859) 254-4546, lctonstage.org
A Charlie Brown Christmas,
adapt: Eric Schaeffer from Charles M. Schultz; dir: Vivian Snipes. Dec 1-8.
Jack and the Wonder Beans, adapt: Larry Snipes (also dir). Dec 15-16.


Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, New Orleans, lepetittheatre.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Curtis Billiings, Maxwell Williams (also dir). Dec 6-21.

Playmakers of Baton Rouge, playmakersbr.org
Elf the Musical Jr.,
Dec 7-16.

 Southern Rep Theatre, New Orleans, (504) 522-6545, southernrep.com
Mandatory Merriment,
book: Ian Hoch; dir: Leslie Castay. Thru Dec 23.


Penobscot Theatre, Bangor, (207) 942-3333, penobscottheatre.org
Elf, The Musical,
book: Bob Martin, Thomas Meehan; lyrics: Chad Beguelin; music: Matthew Sklar; dir: Ethan Paulini. Dec 6-30.

 Portland Stage Company, (207) 774-0465, portlandstage.org
A Christmas Carol,
Dickens. Dec 1-24.

The Public Theatre, Lewiston, (207) 782-3200, thepublictheatre.org
A Christmas Carol,
Christopher Schario (also dir). Dec 11-16.


Center Stage, Baltimore, (410) 332-0033, centerstage.org
A Wonder in My Soul,
Marcus Gardley; dir: Daniel Bryant. Thru Dec 23.

Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, (410) 752-2208, everymantheatre.org
The Importance of Being Earnest,
Oscar Wilde; dir: Joseph W. Ritsch. Dec 4-Jan 6, 2019.

Imagination Stage, Bethesda, (301) 280-1660, imaginationstage.org
Alyn Cardarelli; music: Steve Goers; dir: Kathyrn Chase Bryer. Thru Jan 6, 2019.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick, (301) 694-4744, marylandensemble.org
Who’s Holiday,
Matthew Lombardo; dir: Gene’ Fouche’. Dec 6-30.

 Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, (301) 924-3400, olneytheatre.org
book: Bob Martin, Thomas Meehan; lyrics: Chad Beguelin; music: Matthew Sklar; dir: Michael Bobbitt. Thru Jan 6, 2019.

 Round House Theatre, Bethesda, (240) 644-1100, roundhousetheatre.org
Gem of the Ocean,
August Wilson; dir: Timothy Douglas. Thru Dec 23.


American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, (617) 547-8300, americanrepertorytheater.org
Barber Shop Chronicles,
Inua Ellams; music: Michael Henry; dir: Bijan Sheibani. Dec 5-Jan 5, 2019.

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, (617) 266-0800, huntingtontheatre.org
Man in the Ring,
Michael Cristofer; dir: Michael Greif. Thru Dec 16.

 Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, (978) 654-4678, mrt.org
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,
Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon; dir: Bridget Kathleen O’Leary. Thru Dec 23.

 New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, (617) 923-8487, newrep.org
book: Peter Stone; lyrics: Sherman Edwards; dir: Kelli Edwards, Austin Pendleton. Thru Dec 23.

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, (508) 228-4305, theatrenantucket.org
Miracle on 34th Street the Musical,
Valentine Davies, George Seaton; book, music, lyrics: Meredith Willson; dir: Justin Cerne. Thru Dec 9.


 Detroit Repertory Theatre, (313) 868-1347, detroitreptheatre.com
Evidence of Things Unseen,
Katie Forgette. Thru Dec 23.

 Flint Repertory Theatre, (810) 237-7333, flintrep.org
The Little Prince,
adapt: Rick Cummins, John Scoullar. Dec 14-23.

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

 Thunder Bay Theatre, Inc., Alpena, thunderbaytheatre.com
Peter Pan,
book: James M. Barrie; lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Carolyn Leigh; music: Mark Charlap, Trude Rittman, Jule Styne; dir: Molly Stricker. Thru Dec 9.

Williamston Theatre, Williamston, (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org
A Hunting Shack Christmas,
Jessica Lind Peterson; dir: Tony Caselli. Thru Dec 23.


Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, (612) 874-0400, childrenstheatre.org
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,
book and lyrics: Timothy Mason; music: Mel Marvin; dir: Peter C. Brosius. Thru Jan 6, 2019.

 Commonweal Theatre Company, Lanesboro, (800) 657-7025, commonwealtheatre.org
It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,
Joe Landry. Thru Dec 22.

 DalekoArts, New Prague, (952) 314-9072, dalekoarts.com
City Council Christmas,
Ben Thietje (also dir). Thru Dec 30.

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, (612) 377-2224, guthrietheater.org
Noises Off,
Michael Frayn. Thru Dec 16.
A Christmas Carol, adapt: Crispin Whittel; dir: Lauren Keating. Thru Dec 29.

History Theatre, St Paul, (651) 292-4323, historytheatre.com
Teen Idol the Bobby Vee Story,
Bob Beverage; dir: Ron Peluso. Thru Dec 16.

Jungle Theater, Minneapolis, (612) 822-7063, jungletheater.com
The Wickhams,
adapt: Margot Melcon from Lauren Gunderson; dir: Christina Baldwin. Dec 1-30.

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, St Paul, (651) 647-4315, mnjewishtheatre.org
The Chanukah Guest,
Jenna Zark; dir: Craig Johnson. Dec 2-18.

Mixed Blood Theatre Co, Minneapolis, (612) 338-6131, mixedblood.com
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; dir: Lavina Jadhwani. Thru Dec 2.
Hooded or Being Black for Dummies, Tearrance Arvell Chisholm; dir: Thomas W. Jones II. Thru Dec 2.
Hype Man, a break beat play, Idris Goodwin; dir: Shawn LaCount. Thru Dec 2.

Penumbra Theatre Company, St Paul, (651) 224-3180, penumbratheatre.org
Black Nativity,
Langston Hughes; dir: Lou Bellamy. Thru Dec 23.
Let’s Talk: Bearing Witness – The Power of Story, dir: Sarah Bellamy. Dec 10.

Pillsbury House Theatre, Minneapolis, (612) 825-0459, pillsburyhouseandtheatre.org
Chicago Avenue Project: The Ball is in Your Court,
dir: Emily Zimmer. Dec 9-10.

The Playwrights’ Center, Minneapolis, (612) 332-7481, pwcenter.org 
Darling Boud (as in Loud), Allison Gregory. Dec 3-4.

Theater Latté Da, Minneapolis, latteda.org
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,
Peter Rothstein (also dir); music: Erick Lichte, Timothy C. Takach. Thru Dec 30.


The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City, (816) 474-6552, thecoterie.org
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical,
adapt: Robert Penola; music and lyrics: Johnny Marks; dir: William J. Christie. Thru Dec 30.

 Kansas City Repertory Theatre, (816) 235-2700, kcrep.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Eric Rosen from Dickens; dir: Marissa Wolf. Thru Dec 30.

Metro Theater Company, St Louis, metroplays.org
Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure, book and lyrics: Rachel Rockwell; music and lyrics: Michael Mahler; dir: Jamie McKittrick. Dec 1-30.

Metropolitan Ensemble Theare, Kansas City, (816) 569-3226, metkc.org
It’s a Wonderful Life,
adapt: Joe Landry from Philip Van Doren Stern; dir: Karen Paisley. Dec 6-16.

Mesner Puppet Theater, Kansas City, (816) 235-6222, mesnerpuppets.org
The Nativity,
Thru Dec 2.
The Little Prince, adapt: Rick Cummins, Jon Scoullar. Dec 4-29.

The Repertory Theatre of St Louis, (314) 968-4925, repstl.org
The Tortoise and the Hare,
book: Sarah Brandt; music and lyrics: Neal Richardson; dir: Laurie McConnell. Thru Apr 6, 2019.
The Christmas Skates, book: Sarah Brandt; music and lyrics: Nathanael McClure; dir: Alan Knoll. Thru Dec 23.
A Christmas Story, Philip Grecian; dir: Seth Gordon. Thru Dec 23.

St Louis Black Repertory Co, University City, (314) 534-3810, theblackrep.org
Nina Simone: Four Women,
Christina Ham; dir: Ron Himes. Thru Jun 2, 2019.

 Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City, (816) 531-7529, unicorntheatre.org
The Wolves,
Sarah Delappe; dir: Heidi Van. Thru Dec 30. Co-production with UMKC Theatre, MO.


The BLUEBARN Theatre, Omaha, (402) 345-1576, bluebarn.org
An Act of God,
David Javerbaum. Thru Dec 16.

 Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Lincoln, (402) 472-4747, nebraskarep.org
The Holiday Cabaret,
dir: Andy Park. Dec 13-16.

Omaha Theater Company, (402) 345-4849, rosetheater.org
Elf the Musical,
book: Bob Martin, Thomas Meehan; lyrics: Chad Beguelin; music: Matthew Sklar. Thru Dec 23.

New Jersey

 Cape May Stage, (609) 770-8311, capemaystage.org
An Actor’s Carol,
Charles Evered; dir: Roy Steinberg. Thru Dec 30.

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown, (908) 979-0900, centenarystageco.org
Annie the Musical,
Thomas Meehan; lyrics: Martin Charnin; music: Charles Strouse. Thru Dec 9.

 McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, (609) 258-2787, mccarter.org
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,
adapt: David Thompson; dir: Adam Immerwahr. Dec 4-29.

Two River Theater, Red Bank, (732) 345-1400, tworivertheater.org
King Hedley II,
August Wilson; dir: Brandon J. Dirden. Thru Dec 16.

“Elf the Musical,” Thomas Meehan, Bob Martin,
Chad Beguelin, and Matthew Sklar, at Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, N.Y., through Jan. 6. (Photo by Michael Davis)

New York

The 52nd Street Project, NYC, 52project.org
Playmaking Fall 2018,
Thru Dec 2.

Atlantic Theater Company, NYC, (212) 279-4200, atlantictheater.org
Blue Ridge, Abby Rosebrock; dir: Taibi Magar. Dec 12-Jan 27, 2019.

The Barrow Group, NYC, (212) 760-2615, barrowgroup.org
The Tricky Part,
Martin Moran; dir: Seth Barrish. Thru Dec 16.

Chautauqua Theater Company, Chautauqua, theater.ciweb.org/
An Octoroon,
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Thru Jul 8, 2019.

 Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, (585) 232-4382, gevatheatre.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Mark Cuddy; music and lyrics: Gregg Coffin; dir: Mark Cuddy. Nov 29-Dec 29.

Irondale Ensemble Project, Brooklyn, (718) 488-9233, irondale.org
To Protect, Serve and Understand,
dir: Michael-David Gordon, Terry Greiss, Sam Metzger, Rivka Rivera. Thru Jun 1, 2019.
Art Buffet 3, Dec 14.
To Protect, Serve and Understand, dir: Michael-David Gordon, Terry Greiss, Sam Metzger, Rivka Rivera. Dec 21-22.

Kitchen Theatre Company, Ithaca, (607) 272-0403, kitchentheatre.org
George Brant; dir: M. Bevin O’Gara. Thru Dec 9.

 La MaMa E.T.C., NYC, (212) 352-3101, lamama.org
Chasing the New White Whale,
Mike Gorman; dir: Arthur Adair. Thru Dec 9.
Zombie Asian Moms, Kate Eigg. Thru Dec 9.
Terra Mia, dir: Marco Paciotti, Elena Sbardella. Dec 13-16.
Christmas in Nickyland, Nicky Paraiso. Dec 20-23.
The Shell-Shocked Nut, Dec 20-23.

 LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City, (718) 482-5151, LPAC.nyc
Contemporary Greek Theater Festival,
Thru Dec 1.

Lincoln Center Theater, NYC, (212) 239-6200, lct.org
The Hard Problem,
Tom Stoppard; dir: Jack O’Brien. Thru Jan 6, 2019.

Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC, (212) 239-6200, ManhattanTheatreClub.com
Choir Boy,
Tarell Alvin McCraney; dir: Trip Cullman. Thru Mar 3, 2019.

 Metropolitan Playhouse, NYC, (212) 995-8410, metropolitanplayhouse.org
book and lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner; music: Frederick Lowe; dir: Alex Roe. Thru Dec 9.

MusicalFare Theatre, Amherst, (716) 839-8540, musicalfare.com
Christmas Over the Tavern,
book, music, lyrics: Tom Dudzick; dir: Randall Kramer. Thru Dec 16.

The New Group, NYC, (212) 279-4200, thenewgroup.org
Clueless, The Musical,
Amy Heckerling; dir: Kristin Hanggi. Thru Dec 31.

New York Theatre Workshop, NYC, (212) 460-5475, nytw.org
Slave Play,
Jeremy O. Harris; dir: Robert O’Hara. Thru Dec 30.

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, NYC, panasianrep.org
The Emperor’s Nightingale,
Damon Chua; dir: Chongren Fan. Thru Dec 16.

Playwrights Horizons, NYC, (212) 279-4200, phnyc.org
Heather Raffo; dir: Joanna Settle. Thru Dec 30.

The Public Theater, NYC, (212) 967-7555, publictheater.org
Girl from the North Country,
Conor McPherson (also dir); music and lyrics: Bob Dylan. Thru Dec 9.
Mother of the Maid, Jane Anderson; dir: Matthew Penn. Thru Dec 23.
Eve’s Song, Patricia Ione Lloyd; dir: Jo Bonney. Thru Dec 2.
Wild Goose Dreams, Hansol Jung; dir: Leigh Silverman. Thru Dec 9.

Syracuse Stage, (315) 443-3275, syracusestage.org
Elf the Musical,
book: Bob Martin, Thomas Meehan; lyrics: Chad Beguelin; music: Matthew Sklar; dir: Donna Drake. Thru Jan 6, 2019. Co-production with Syracuse University Department of Drama, NY

Theatre for a New Audience, NYC, (212) 229-2819, TFANA.org
The Prisoner,
Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne (also dirs). Thru Dec 16. Co-production with Yale Repertory Theatre, CT; Theatre for a New Audience, NY.

North Carolina

Burning Coal Theatre Co, Raleigh, (919) 834-4001, burningcoal.org
The Weir,
Conor McPherson; dir: Jerome Davis. Thru Dec 16.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, (704) 973-2828, ctcharlotte.org
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical,
Thru Dec 23.
Spelling 2-5-5, Dec 7-17.

PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill, (919) 962-7529, playmakersrep.org
She Loves Me,
Joe Masteroff; lyrics: Sheldon Harnick; music: Jerry Bock; dir: Kirsten Sanderson. Thru Dec 2.

 Triad Stage, Greensboro, (336) 272-0160, triadstage.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Preston Lane from Dickens; dir: Sarah Hankins. Thru Dec 23.

“Ella Enchanted,” by Karen Zacarías and Deborah Wicks La Puma, at Dobama Theatrein Cleveland Heights, Ohio through Dec. 30. Pictured: Joshua McElroy and Natalie Green.


Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, (513) 421-3888, cincyplay.com
Cincinnati King,
KJ Sanchez (also dir). Thru Dec 23.
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Howard Dallin; dir: Michael Evan Haney. Thru Dec 29.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, (513) 381-2273, cincyshakes.com
On tour: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare; dir: Caitlin McWethy. Thru May 26, 2019.
On tour:
Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare; dir: Jeremy Dubin. Thru May 26, 2019.
On tour: Julius Caesar, Shakespeare; dir: Sara Clark. Thru May 26, 2019.
On tour: Macbeth, Shakespeare; dir: Darnell Pierre Benjamin. Thru May 26, 2019.
Twelfth Night, Shakespeare; dir: Austin Tichenor. Thru Dec 8.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald; dir: Jeremy Dubin. Dec 14-30.

Cleveland Play House, (216) 241-6000, clevelandplayhouse.com
A Christmas Story,
adapt: Leigh Brown, Bob Clark, Jean Shepherd from Philip Grecian; dir: John McCluggage. Thru Dec 23.

 Cleveland Public Theatre, (216) 631-2727, cptonline.org
Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant: A Snowball’s Chance,
Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant Ensemble; dir: Cynthia Croot. Thru Dec 22.

Dobama Theatre, Cleveland Heights, (216) 932-3396, dobama.org
Ella Enchanted,
Karen Zacarías; music: Deborah La Puma; dir: Nathan Motta. Thru Dec 30.

 Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, (513) 421-3555, ensemblecincinnati.org
Alice in Wonderland,
book: Joseph McDonough; music and lyrics: David Kisor. Thru Dec 30.

Know Theatre of Cincinnati, (513) 300-5669, knowtheatre.com
Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride,
Reina Hardy; dir: Tamara Winters. Thru Dec 16.


Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, (180) 051-1742, shawfest.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Tim Carroll from Dickens; dir: Tim Carroll. Thru Dec 23.


 Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, (503) 241-1278, artistsrep.org
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; dir: Dámaso Rodríguez, Jessica Wallenfels. Thru Dec 23.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Joe Landry; dir: Beth Harper. Dec 6-30.

Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro, (503) 345-9590, bagnbaggage.org
Bell, Book, and Candle,
John VanDruten; dir: Scott Palmer. Thru Dec 23.

Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Tigard, (503) 620-5262, broadwayrose.org
A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol,
Thru Dec 23.

Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Eugene, (541) 465-1506, octheatre.org
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,
Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon; dir: Elizabeth Helman. Thru Dec 16.

Portland Center Stage, (503) 445-3700, pcs.org
“A Christmas Memory” paired with “Winter Song”,
Truman Capote, Merideth Kaye Clark, Brandon Woolley (also dir). Thru Dec 30.
The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens, Peter Gwin, Bobby Mort; dir: Ron West. Thru Dec 23.

 Portland Playhouse, (503) 488-5822, portlandplayhouse.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Rick Lombardo (also dir) from Dickens; music: Anna Lackaff; dir: Brian Weaver. Dec 1-30.

Profile Theatre, Portland, (503) 242-0080, profiletheatre.org
In the Wake,
Lisa Kron; dir: Josh Hecht. Thru Dec 16.

Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Portland, (503) 235-1101, thirdrailrep.org
Annie Baker; dir: Rebecca Lingafelter. Thru Dec 22.

“Cinderlla: A Musical Panto,” by Kathryn Petersen and Michael Ogborn, at People’s Light in Malvern, Pa., through Jna. 6. (Photo by Mark Garvin)


1812 Productions, Philadelphia, (215) 592-9560, 1812productions.org
This Is the Week That Is,
dir: Jennifer Childs. Thru Jan 6, 2019.

Act II Playhouse, Ambler, (215) 654-0200, act2.org
This Wonderful Life,
Steve Murray. Dec 4-30.
Rosie the Reindeer and the Case of the Stolen Snow Globe, Bill D’Agostino. Dec 8-30.

Arden Theatre Co, Philadelphia, (215) 922-1122, ardentheatre.org
A Doll’s House, Part 2,
Lucas Hnath; dir: Tracy Brigden. Thru Dec 9.
Every Brilliant Thing, Jonny Donahoe, Duncan Macmillan; dir: Terrence J. Nolen. Thru Dec 16.
Charlotte’s Web, Joseph Robinette; dir: Whit MacLaughlin. Thru Jan 27, 2019.

 Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, (570) 784-8181, bte.org
The Wizard of Oz,
dir: Richard Cannaday. Thru Dec 29.

Gamut Theatre Group, Harrisburg, (717) 238-4111, gamuttheatre.org
The Steadfast Tin Soldier,
adapt: J. Clark Nicholson. Thru Dec 15.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald; music: Will Knapp; dir: J. Clark Nicholson, Melissa Nicholson, Thomas Weaver. Dec 7-23.
New Year’s Eve Party for Children: Hansel & Gretel, adapt: Melissa Nicholson (also dir). Dec 31.

Lantern Theater Company, Philadelphia, (215) 829-0395, lanterntheater.org
The Heir Apparent,
adapt: David Ives from Jean-François Regnard; dir: M. Craig Getting. Thru Dec 16.

Montgomery Theater, Souderton, (215) 723-9984, montgomerytheater.org
The Andrews Sisters’ Christmas of Swing,
Bob Beverage, Ron Peluso; dir: Stephen Casey. Thru Dec 9.

Off The Wall Productions, Carnegie, (724) 973-3576, insideoffthewall.com
A Christmas Carol in Prose,
adapt: Mark Coffin, Heidi Mueller Smith (also dir) from Dickens. Thru Dec 15.

 Open Stage of Harrisburg, (717) 232-6736, openstagehbg.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Rachel Landon, Stuart Landon. Dec 1-23.
A Very Court Street Christmas Cabaret, Dec 14-15.

 People’s Light, Malvern, (610) 644-3500, peopleslight.org
Cinderella: A Musical Panto,
Kathryn Petersen; music and lyrics: Michael Ogborn; dir: David Bradley. Thru Jan 6, 2019.

 Pittsburgh Public Theater, (412) 316-1600, ppt.org
Lynn Nottage; dir: Justin Emeka. Thru Dec 9.
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, book: Hershey Felder; music and lyrics: Irving Berlin; dir: Trevor Hay. Dec 19-30.

Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia, (215) 987-4450, qtgrep.org
book, music, lyrics: Lionel Bart; dir: Alexander Burns. Thru Dec 23.

 Theatre Exile, Philadelphia, (215) 218-4022, theatreexile.org
Itamar Moses; dir: Matt Pfeiffer. Thru Dec 23.

Theatre Horizon, Norristown, (610) 283-2230, theatrehorizon.org
The Color Purple,
book: Marsha Norman; lyrics: Stephen Bray, Brenda Russel, Allee Willis. Thru Dec 9.

 Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem, (610) 867-1689, touchstone.org
Christmas City Follies XIX,
Dec 6-23.

Rhode Island

Gamm Theatre, Warwick, (401) 723-4266, gammtheatre.org
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; dir: Rachel Walshe. Thru Dec 16.

 Trinity Repertory Co, Providence, trinityrep.com  
A Christmas Carol, Dickens; music: Richard Cumming; dir: Mark Valdez. Thru Dec 30.

The Wilbury Theatre Group, Providence, (401) 400-7100, thewilburygroup.org
How I Learned to Drive,
Paula Vogel; dir: Wendy Overly. Thru Sep 30, 2019.
Futurity, book and lyrics: César Alvarez; music: The Lisps; dir: Brien Lang. Dec 6-23.

South Carolina

 Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head, (888) 860-2787, artshhi.com
An American in Paris,
book: Craig Lucas; music and lyrics: Ira Gershwin; dir: Mark Martino. Dec 5-30.

Centre Stage, Greenville, (864) 233-6733, centrestage.org
Thru Feb 10, 2019.
Laughing All the Way, Dec 6-22.

Charleston Stage, (843) 577-7183, charlestonstage.com
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Julian Wiles (also dir). Thru Dec 19.
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!, Allison Gregory; dir: Marybeth Clark. Dec 8-15.

Lean Ensemble Theater, Hilton Head Island, (843) 715-6676, leanensemble.org
Bad Dates,
Theresa Rebeck; dir: Peggy Trecker White. Dec 12-16.

Trustus Theatre, Columbia, (803) 254-9732, trustus.org
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,
Tom Mula; dir: Patrick Michael Kelly. Thru Dec 22.

The Village Repertory Co, Charleston, villagerep.com
Vanity Fair,
adapt: Kate Hamill; dir: Robbie Thomas. Thru Dec 22.

The Warehouse Theatre, Greenville, (864) 235-6948, warehousetheatre.com
Christmas on the Rocks,
John Cariani, Jenn Harris, Jeffrey Hatcher, Jaques Lamarre, Theresa Rebeck, Edwin Sanchez, Matthew Wilkas; dir: Chip Egan. Dec 6-23.


Clarence Brown Theatre Co, Knoxville, (865) 974-5161, clarencebrowntheatre.org
Alabama Story,
Kenneth Jones; dir: Kate Buckley. Thru Feb 18, 2019.
The Santaland Diaries, adapt: Joe Mantello; book: David Sedaris; dir: Calvin MacLean. Thru Dec 2.
A Christmas Carol, adapt: Joseph Hanreddy, Edward Morgan; book: Dickens; dir: Kathleen Conlin. Thru Dec 22.

Nashville Repertory Theatre, (615) 782-4040, nashvillerep.org
A Christmas Story,
adapt: Phillip Grecian; dir: Rene Copland. Thru Dec 22.

Tennessee Women’s Theater Project, Nashville, (615) 681-7220, twtp.org
The Twelve Dates of Christmas,
Ginna Hoben; dir: Maryanna Clarke. Thru Dec 11.


4th Wall Theatre Co, Houston, 4thwalltheatreco.com
Pride and Prejudice,
adapt: Kate Hamill; dir: Jason O’Connell. Thru Dec 22.

A. D. Players, Houston, adplayers.org
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,
Joe Landry; dir: Kevin Dean. Thru Dec 23.

Alley Theatre, Houston, (713) 220-5700, alleytheatre.org
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas,
adapt: Michael Wilson from Dickens; dir: James Black. Thru Dec 30.

 Austin Playhouse, Austin, austinplayhouse.com
The Mystery of Edwin Drood,
Rupert Holmes; dir: Don Toner. Thru Dec 16.

Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Dallas, (214) 948-0716, bishopartstheatre.org
Black Natvity,
Langston Hughes. Dec 6-23.

Cara Mía Theatre Co, Dallas, (214) 516-0706, caramiatheatre.org
Tina’s Journey,
Berta Hiriart; dir: Alicia Martínez Álvarez. Thru Dec 2.

The Catastrophic Theatre, Houston, (713) 521-4533, catastrophictheatre.com
First Suburb,
Chana Porter. Thru Dec 9.

 Dallas Children’s Theater, (214) 740-0051, dct.org
Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens,
Mary Pope Osborne; book: Jenny Laird; book and lyrics: Will Osborne; music and lyrics: Randy Courts. Thru Dec 23.
The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats, adapt: Jerome Hairston; music: Victor Zupanc. Dec 8-Jan 20, 2019.
Lone Star Circus FOREVER, Dec 28-Jan 1, 2019.

Dallas Theater Center, (214) 252-3927, dallastheatercenter.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Kevin Moriarty from Dickens; dir: Tiffany Nichole Greene. Thru Dec 30.
Fetch Clay, Make Man, Will Power; dir: Nataki Garrett. Dec 5-Jan 13, 2019.

 The Ensemble Theatre Houston, (713) 807-4300, EnsembleHouston.org
Christmas is Comin Uptown,
Phillip Rose, Peter Udell; dir: Patdro Harris. Thru Dec 29.

Main Street Theater, Houston, (713) 524-6706, mainstreettheater.com
Schoolhouse Rock Live!,
adapt: Theatre BAM; book: Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating; music and lyrics: Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, Tom Yohe; dir: Daria Allen. Thru May 24, 2019.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins, book and lyrics: Jody Davidson; music: Brett Schrier; dir: Jimmy Phillips. Thru Dec 21.
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon; dir: Claire Hart-Palumbo. Thru Dec 23.

 Stage West Theatre, Fort Worth, (817) 784-9378, stagewest.org
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,
Tom Mula. Dec 6-23.
Everybody, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; dir: Tiffany Greene. Dec 27.

Stages Repertory Theatre, Houston, (713) 527-0123, stagestheatre.com
The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged),
Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor. Dec 23.
Panto Star Force, Elizabeth A.M. Keel, Ryan Schabach. Dec 30.
Who’s Holiday!, Matthew Lombardo. Dec 5-30.

Theatre Three, Dallas, (214) 871-3300, theatre3dallas.com
Solstice: An Epic Holiday Adventure,
Janielle Kastner, Jonathan Norton, Cherish Robinson; dir: Richard Quadri, vickie washington. Dec 6-30.

Undermain Theatre, Dallas, (214) 747-5515, undermain.org
The Lady From the Sea,
Henrik Ibsen; dir: Blake Hackler. Thru Dec 2.

The VORTEX, Austin, (512) 478-5282, vortexrep.org
Great Expectations,
adapt: Barbara Field; dir: Karen Jambon. Thru Dec 8.
(Un)rooted, Dec 13-15.
The Mutt-cracker (SWEET!), Darren Petersen, Melissa Vogt; music: Tyler Mabry. Dec 20-Jan 6, 2019.

WaterTower Theatre, Addison, (972) 450-6232, watertowertheatre.org
The Great Distance Home,
Kelsey Leigh Ervi; dir: Kelsey Leigh Ervi. Thru Dec 16.

ZACH Theatre, Austin, (512) 476-0541, zachtheatre.org
Tortoise and Hare,
book. Music, lyrics: Allen Robertson; book: Damon Brown; dir: Nat Miller. Thru Jan 27, 2019.
Wake Up, Brother Bear!, dir: Carolyn Dellinger. Thru Apr 21, 2019.
A Christmas Carol, adapt: Dave Steakley; dir: Abe Reybold. Thru Dec 30.
Holiday Heroes, Allen Robertson, Jerome Schoolar, Shaun Wainwright Branigan. Thru Dec 13.
The Santaland Diaries, adapt: Joe Mantello; dir: Nat Miller. Dec 5-30.

“Pinkalicious,” by Elizabeth Kann, Victoria Kann, and John Gregor, at Salt Lake Acting Company in Salt Lake City, Utah, through Dec. 30. (dav.d daniels/ dav.d photography)


Salt Lake Acting Company, (801) 363-7522, saltlakeactingcompany.org
Pinkalicious the Musical,
book and lyrics: Elizabeth Kann, Victoria Kann; music and lyrics: John Gregor. Thru Dec 30.


Northern Stage, White River Junction, (802) 296-7000, northernstage.org
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical,
book: Dennis Kelly; music and lyrics: Tim Minchin. Thru Jan 1, 2019.

Vermont Stage, Burlington, (802) 863-5966, vermontstage.org
Winter Tales,
Dec 12-16.

Virgin Islands

Pistarckle Theater, St Thomas, pistarckletheater.com
Aresenic and Old Lace,
dir: Francis Bartolucci. Thru Dec 1.
Nutcracker, dir: Francis Bartolucci. Dec 13-23.


 1st Stage, Tysons, 1ststagetysons.org
A Civil War Christmas,
Paula Vogel; dir: Deidra LaWan Starnes. Thru Dec 23.

American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com
As You Like It,
Shakespeare; dir: Ralph Alan Cohen. Thru Dec 2.
Emma, Emma Whipday; dir: Stephanie Holladay Earl. Thru Dec 1.
Richard III, Shakespeare; dir: Jenny Bennett. Thru Dec 1.
A Christmas Carol, Dickens. Dec 4-26.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton, Jim Fitzgerald; music: Will Knapp. Dec 4-26.

Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, (804) 355-2001, firehousetheatre.org
River City Vaudeville,
Thru Apr 14, 2019.
Burlesque Right Meow, Thru Apr 28, 2019.
YES Dance Festival, Thru Dec 1.
Warm, book, music, lyrics: JC Gonzalez. Dec 18.

Kennedy Center – Theater for Young Audiences, Arlington, (202) 467-4600, kennedy-center.org
How to Catch a Star- Performance for Young Audiences,
Jared Mezzocchi. Thru Dec 16.

Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, (804) 282-2620, virginiarep.org
Sister Act,
book: Douglas Carter Beane, Bill Steinkellner, Cheri Steinkellner; lyrics: Glenn Slater; music: Alan Menken. Thru Jan 6, 2019.
The Game’s Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays, Ken Ludwig. Thru Dec 30.

Virginia Stage Company, Norfolk, (757) 627-1234, vastage.org
A Christmas Carol,
adapt: Patrick Mullins (also dir). Thru Dec 23.
The SantaLand Diaries, adapt: Joe Mantello. Dec 6-16.


The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, (206) 625-1900, 5thavenue.org
Little Dancer,
book and lyrics: Lynn Ahrens; music: Stephen Flaherty; dir: Susan Stroman. Thru Apr 14, 2019.
Annie, book: Thomas Meehan; lyrics: Martin Charnin; music: Charles Strouse; dir: Billie Wildrick. Thru Dec 30.

 ACT – A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, (206) 292-7676, acttheatre.org
A Christmas Carol,
Dickens, Gregory Falls; dir: Kurt Beattie. Thru Dec 28.

ARTSWEST, Seattle, (206) 938-0339, artswest.org
Jane Eyre,
book and lyrics: John Caird; music and lyrics: Paul Gordon. Thru Dec 23.

 Harlequin Productions, Olympia, (360) 786-0151, harlequinproductions.org
The 1940s Radio Hour,
Walton Jones; dir: Aaron Lamb. Thru Dec 31.

Seattle Children’s Theatre, (206) 441-3322, sct.org
The Velveteen Rabbit,
music: Jason Carr; dir: Purni Morell. Thru Dec 30. Co-production with The Unicorn Theatre, MO

Seattle Repertory Theatre, (206) 443-2222, seattlerep.org
In the Heights,
Lin-Manuel Miranda; book: Quiara Alegria Hudes; dir: May Adrales. Thru Dec 30. Co-production with Milwaukee Repertory Theater, WI; and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, OH

Taproot Theatre Company, Seattle, (206) 781-9707, taproottheatre.org
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,
Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon. Thru Dec 29.
A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charles M. Schulz. Thru Dec 27.

West Virginia

 Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg, (304) 645-3838, gvtheatre.org
A Christmas Carol,
book and lyrics: Cathey Sawyer (also dir); music: Joe Buttrum, Jeremy Fenn-Smith. Dec 7-22.


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, (414) 291-7800, milwaukeechambertheatre.com
Christmas in Babylon,
James DeVita; dir: C. Michael Wright. Thru Dec 23.

 Milwaukee Repertory Theater, (414) 0224-9490, milwaukeerep.com
The All Night Strut!,
adapt: Tom Fitt, Gil Lieb, Dick Schermesser; dir: JC Clementz. Thru Jan 13, 2019.
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon; dir: Kimberly Senior. Thru Dec 16.
A Christmas Carol, adapt: Mark Clements from Dickens; dir: Leda Hoffmann. Thru Dec 24.

Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee, (414) 278-0765, nextact.org
The Twelve Dates of Christmas,
Ginna Hoben. Thru Dec 9.

Third Avenue Playhouse, Sturgeon Bay, (920) 743-1760, thirdavenueplayhouse.com
Velvet Gentleman,
James Valcq (also dir); music: Eric Satie; dir: Robert Boles. Dec 19-31.