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Through Dec. 12 Dallas Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. Performances are Fridays through Sundays from Dec. 3 to 12. Dallas Ballet Company presents Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, featuring world-renowned guest artists and company members. Information:
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Through Dec. 19 Garland Civic Theatre presents Robert Fulghum's Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas. This charming show takes a funny and heartwarming look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays. Featuring Holiday stories and Vignettes from the international best-selling author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten crafted into an engaging evening of storytelling and song. Performances are Fridays through Sundays at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. 5th St. Information:
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Through Dec. 23 Ebenezer Scrooge has become a holiday tradition for many and so popular that it has become a much anticipated season at The Pocket Sandwich Theatre every year since 1982. The show is based on the age-old holiday favorite about the miserly Scrooge, who is visited one Christmas Eve by three ghosts intent on helping him change his ways. This tale of love, redemption and forgiveness captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season for the whole family. This Christmas, the 39th production of Ebenezer Scrooge will be the final production at Pocket Sandwich Theatre's current location, 5400 East Mockingbird Lane. Information:
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Through Dec. 26 Dallas Theater Center presents A Christmas Carol at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora Street. Tis the season to be jolly when Dallas' favorite holiday tradition returns to the Wyly Theatre. Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, and to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future that annually delights audiences across North Texas. But will it be enough to save Scrooge’s soul? Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits, and holiday cheer, the Tony Award winning Dallas Theater Center's A Christmas Carol boldly reimagines Dickens' classic tale of joy, redemption, and the spirit of Christmas. Information:

Dec. 10-12 Bring the family to experience all of the joy and holiday splendor of Dallas Repertoire Ballet's 29th annual production of The Nutcracker. Follow the classic story of Clara, along with her precious toy nutcracker, as they journey through a magical and wondrous dream world, filled with brave battling soldiers, wistful snowflakes, and candy-like delights. Performances are at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information:
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Dec. 11 Family Entertainment sponsored by Children's Health present The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical in two shows at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street. This holiday season, the beloved tradition that has captured the hearts of families everywhere returns to the live stage! The Elf on the Shelf: The Musical is the thrilling spectacle of music and dance that transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa's Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and heartfelt moments that will bring the family together, this joyous and uplifting celebration will leave audiences captivated by the splendor of the season. Information:

Photo by Xavier Mack Dec. 11 Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Academy Espresso Nutcracker. The holiday tradition of sharing magical moments is authentically captured, bringing together the beauty of different cultures and showcasing them in Espresso Nutcracker. Dallas Black Dance Academy students take this classic story to another level by "jazzing" up select scenes set to Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite. The students will whisk you away as they take you through a wondrous journey to the Land of Snow and Sweets. Espresso Nutcracker is a delightful evening that your family will treasure time and time again. The performance is at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St. Information:

Dec. 11 Here we come bigger and better this holiday season with your favorite queens performing live on stage. A Drag Queen Christmas -The Naughty Tour is a magical (and hilarious) evening of holiday performances featuring contestants from the reality television show. Hosted by Trinity The Tuck and Monet X Change. Join us for a night of fun holiday classics and naughty shenanigans – with our all new production. All ages welcome – but remember – this is The Naughty Tour! The show is at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Avenue. Information:

Dec. 18 AT&T Performing Arts Center's Family Series presents Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric Christmas, sponsored by Children's Health. See it at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 in the Strauss Square, 2389 Flora Street. Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric Christmas follows the story of a young bird, named Max and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole... his adventure begins! Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms and performing poinsettia's, light up the stage. Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits, including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky. Information:

Dec. 28-Jan. 9 They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard... and the radio just couldn't get enough. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story - a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that's just too good to be true. Performances are at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Avenue. Information:

Dec. 29-Jan. 16 Pegasus Theatre presents the World Premiere of the 21st Harry Hunsacker adventure, Prime Time for Murder! at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. The play takes place in a television studio where the program Mystery Theater is broadcast live. The year is 1950 and television is in its infancy. Harry, Nigel and Lt. Foster have been invited to the studio by the producer of Mystery Theater, Waldorf Killian, to be consultants on the show. But when bodies start turning up, our trio will have to defend one of their own and find the real killer before it's too late! For the past 35 years, Pegasus Theatre has astonished and delighted audiences with its 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 come to life on stage. Information:
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Jan. 4-9 AT&T Performing Arts Center Broadway Series presents What the Constitution Means to Me at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street. After a wildly successful Broadway run and sold out engagements in Washington DC, Los Angeles and Chicago, the Tony® nominated Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist, What the Constitution Means to Me, by famed writer Heidi Schreck, arrives at the AT&T Performing Arts Center for a strictly limited engagement. Information:

Feb. 9-27 From the Tony Award®-winning producers of Fiddler on the Roof and Menopause The Musical® comes Middletown® - an intimate and universal depiction of love, life, and friendship; and how they endure through easy and stressful times. It's a joyful and heartfelt story about two couples, Don and Dotty Abrams, and Tom and Peg Hogan, who reminisce about a friendship 33 years in the making. Middletown follows their story as they endure roller coaster of life together, including the highs, the lows, and everything in between. Staged without a set or props, the stars read directly from scripts, as if reading from the book of their own lives - and ours. See it at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information:
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