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)

7 p.m. Dec. 8 Tickets $15 in advance and $16 at the door ($3 for lap seats for infants 12 months and under).

1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 9 Tickets $15 in advance and $16 at the door ($3 for lap seats for infants 12 months and under).

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“The Nutcracker” by What If Works, Inc.

Photos and review of country star Brad Paisley playing the Cruzan

Dec. 8-14

The theatrical troupe What If Works stages a new take on the E.T.A. Hoffman story with a string quartet, three actors, four dancers and a chorus of middle schoolers from Dade County with each performance benefiting different charities.

7 p.m. on Dec. 8 Miami Dade College, Homestead, 305-237-5223, Free

7 p.m. on Dec. 9 Coral Gables Congregational Church, 305-646-7134, $10 general admission (free for children under 12)

7 p.m. on Dec 13 Roxy Performing Arts Center, Miami, 305-226-0030, $10 general admission.

7 p.m. on Dec 14 Pinecrest Gardens, Dec. 14, 305-669-6990, $10 general admission, $5 for children under the age of 10

“The Santaland Diaries”

Dec. 13-23

An R-rated one-man performance piece written by humorist David Sedaris and starring Davie-based playwright Michael McKeever at The Studio at Mizner Park in Boca Raton.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays

2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays

Tickets $35 at 866-811-4111 or