Holiday Theater

To kick off the holiday season, Actors¿ Playhouse Musical Theatre for Young Audiences will present a timeless tale of yuletide spirit live on stage in A Christmas Carol, the Musical. A fabulous musical adaptation written especially for family audiences, this Miracle Theatre favorite promises to warm hearts as it reveals the true meaning of the holidays. ( Alberto Romeu Photography, courtesy / November 28, 2012)

1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 1

Tickets $10 ($5 for children under 12) at 800-564-9539 or

Bowfire – Holiday Heart Strings

Nov. 30-Dec 2

Photos: Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale

A ho-ho-ho-down of holiday hits performed by world-class fiddlers, violinists and stepdancers at The Crest Theatre in Delray Beach

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Tickets $42 at 561-243-7922, ext. 1 or

“A Christmas Carol, The Musical”

Dec. 1-23

The classic Charles Dickens tale gets a musical take with lyrics and music created by Miami children’s play director Earl Maulding and Scott Morlock at the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables.

2 p.m. Saturdays

7 p.m. on Dec. 22

3 p.m. on Dec. 23

Tickets $20 at 305-444-9293 or

“Madeline’s Christmas"

Dec. 7-9

A Christmas musical adaptation of the Ludwig Bemelman story of the Parisienne schoolgirls and their plucky leader comes to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Perfroming Arts in Fort Lauderdale.

10 and 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 7. Tickets $6 ($3 for lap seats for infants 12 months and under)

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Dec. 8. Tickets $15 in advance and $16 at the door ($3 for lap seats for infants 12 months and under). Pre-show activities and after-show snack.