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Through Dec. 16 The Great Distance Home is about a boy with a fertile imagination. When growing up begins to stifle it, he sets out on a journey and makes unexpected discoveries. The heartwarming and nearly wordless story is playing at the WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Road. Information:
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Through Dec. 16 Dashing Through the Snow at the Granville Arts Center is a Christmas comedy set at the Snowflake Inn in Tinsel, Texas. Garland Civic Theater brings the laughs in this jolly holiday entertainment. The Granville is at 300 N. Fifth St. in Garland, right next to the DART Rail station. Information:
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Through Jan. 13 Fetch Clay, Make Man is the story of Cassius Clay, better known as Muhammad Al, and Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, better known as Stepin Fetchit. Loosely inspired by the pair's real-life friendship, the play brings these two iconic figures together against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement. Performances are at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. in Dallas. Information:

Dec. 19-Jan. 6 The Phantom of the Opera is a spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic. Expect exciting special effects along with the beloved story and thrilling score. Performances are at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Ave. Information:

Dec. 26-Jan. 6 A Bronx Tale is the Broadway hit that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. The play is bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast. Performances are at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Information:

Dec. 29-Jan. 20 Clowning Around with Murder takes place in 1935 at the Fripson Clown College. Someone has murdered the school's founder and Harry Hunsacker, world famous detective and aspiring actor, along with his assistant, Nigel Grouse, must solve the case. The show employs Pegasus Theatre's trademarked Living Black & White™ technique. Everything is presented in black, white, and shades of gray to mimic the look of an old black and white film. Performances art at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information:
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Jan. 4-Jan. 19 Plano Metropolitan Ballet presents The Little Mermaid is a telling of the beloved fairytale through dance. Join Ariel as she explores her world with the colorful characters under the sea! Performances are at the Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Ave. in Plano. Information:
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Jan. 11-20 Hamlet is Shakespeare Dallas' inaugural indoor performance. Taking place at the Moody Performance Hall, the production promises to be an intimate and engaging portrait of the Prince of Denmark, who is called upon to exact revenge on his treacherous uncle. The venue is at 2520 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information:

Jan. 17-27 The Glass Menagerie is The Firehouse Theatre's production of one of modern theater's most famous plays. Tom works in a shoe warehouse to support his family since his father left the family. He hates his job and seeks to run away from the responsibility through alcohol, cigarettes, and going to movies. At his mother's urging, Tom brings a friend to meet his shy sister, Laura. The story that follows is full of broken of dreams and altered realities. The Firehouse is at 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Information:

Wednesdays Zalaughs is an open-mic comedy event that takes place each week at Zalat Pizza in the Downtown Plano Arts District. Signup is at 9:30 p.m. and performances begin at 10 p.m. While you're there, enjoy some of the best pizza in town. Zalat is at 1032 E. 15th St., right around the corner from the DART Rail station. Information:

Every Thursday Dallas Comedy House is a beloved local institution, and it offers something unique every Thursday - the weekly Improv Comedy Night, in which some of the club's best comedians create a fully improvised scene based on audience suggestions. The Dallas Comedy House is at 3025 Main St. in Deep Ellum. Information:

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