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Ongoing track improvement in the Downtown Dallas area nears completion with buses replacing rail service on Friday through Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1.
Through Nov. 16 Razz follows the life of legendary choreographer Bob Fosse as he fights for life after his third heart attack. Written by Ochre House Theater company member Mitchell Parrack, and directed by Matthew Posey, the spectacular production is full of song, dance and vaudeville. Catch the acclaimed theater company's season opener at 825 Exposition Ave., half a block from the DART Rail station. Information: www.ochrehousetheater.org.
Through Dec. 1 The Thanksgiving Play is a satire about a troupe of "woke" teaching artists struggling to create a pageant that celebrates both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. The wickedly funny take on a modern American culture is playing at Undermain Theatre, 3200 Main St. Information: www.undermain.org.
Nov. 14-16 That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody is set in that familiar house in Miami in 1985. The Off-Broadway hit sends up the classic television show with - you guessed it - puppets. Cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads and witty repartee: It's all here, and you can catch it at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
Nov. 15-17 Mirette is a musical based on the Caldecott Award-winning children's book, Mirette on the Highwire. Set in a boarding house for circus performers in 1890s Paris, the story follows a gutsy little girl with an innate gift for balancing. Along the way, she helps a mysterious high-wire walker rediscover his courage. The production by Lyric Stage happens at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St. Information: lyricstage.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to St. Paul Station, then about a 4-minute walk
Nov. 22-Dec. 29 A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre in a fresh take on the beloved classic. Full of music, spirits and cheer, Dallas Theater Center's production boldly reimagines Dickens' classic tale of joy, redemption, and the spirit of Christmas. The Wyly is located at 2400 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information: www.dallastheatercenter.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to St. Paul Station, then about a 7-minute walk
- Via M-Line Trolley to Olive and Flora streets, then about a 4-minute walk
Nov. 26-Dec. 8 Dear Evan Hansen is a musical about a letter that was never meant to be seen and a lie that was never meant to be told. With a book by Steven Levenson, a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and direction by Michael Greif, the show is an inspiring and remarkable evening of theater. See it at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Ave. Information: dallassummermusicals.org.
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 The Nutcracker is a beloved tradition, and you can catch Chamberlain Performing Arts' version at Richardson's Eisemann Center. Who can forget the Sugar Plum Fairy or the Mouse King? This production features two New York City Ballet principal dancers and choreography by the legendary George Balanchine. It's an enchanting evening at 2351 Performance Drive, just steps from the DART Rail station. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
Nov. 29-Dec. 8 The Nutcracker. It's a holiday tradition like no other. A magical Christmas Eve comes to life in the ballet that has delighted generations with its charming story and exquisite dancing. Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle an army of mice led by the evil Rat King, and travel through a winter wonderland to the Sugar Plum Fairy's Kingdom of Sweets. Texas Ballet Theatre's production is at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Information: www.texasballettheater.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station, then about a 6-minute walk
Dec. 5-22 The Wizard of Oz: The Holiday Family Concert is a magical concert of the well-known story. As Dorothy dreams of escaping her mundane life in Kansas, a twister hits the farm and transports her and Toto to Oz. There, we encounter the familiar perils and cast of characters. The play/concert is being staged at The Firehouse Theatre, 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Information: www.thefirehousetheatre.com.
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: www.visitdowntownplano.com.
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 3036 Elm St. in Deep Ellum. Information: dallascomedyhouse.com.