South Florida stages are extra bright this time of year with illumination from Christmas lights.
Here’s a roundup of theatrical holiday happenings.
“It’s A Fabulous Life”
Nov. 28 – Dec. 2
A gay musical take on “It’s A Wonderful Life” with a local cast that includes drag queen Daisy Deadpetals at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 28-Nov. 30
3 and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1
1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 2
Tickets $35 at 954-462-0222 or BrowardCenter.org
“The Nutcracker, A Magical New Play”
Nov. 30 – Dec. 30
The House Theatre of Chicago reinvents the Christmas classic as a play set in modern day and includes local actors in the cast when the company plays The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 30
3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1
7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays Dec. 2-30
Tickets $45 at 305-949-6722 and ArshtCenter.org
“Holiday Dances We Dance Performance Showcase”
Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
Faculty, students and guest choreographers from the Florida Atlantic University’s department of theatre and dance showcase ballet, modern, jazz and ballroom with a holiday theme at the University Theatre on the Boca Raton campus.
7 p.m. Nov. 30