A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: A stage adaptation of the Peanuts classic. Opening December 2 at Theatre of Youth, Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street, 884-4400, theatreofyouth.org.
CINDERELLA: Not the Disney version of the story, but a comtemporary, comedic adaptation by Kelli Bocock-Natale. Through December 16 at New Phoenix Theatre in the Park, 95 Johnson Park, 853-1334, newphoenixtheatre.org.
THE FARNDALE AVENUE HOUSING ESTATE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD DRAMATIC SOCIETY’S PRODUCTION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A COMEDY: In which the ladies of the society named in the title of this romp mount a production of the Dickens classic. Opens December 1 at Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main Street, 847-0850, sheas.org/SmithTheatre.
THE KIND OF THING YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT: Multi-media preformance by the Wooster Group’s Max Bernstein. November 30-December 2 only at Torn Space Theater, 612 Fillmore Avenue, 812-5733, tornspacetheater.com.
MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM: Willie Judson Jr. directs August Wilson’s prize-winning play. Opens December 1 at Paul Robeson Theatre, 350 Masten Avenue, 884-2013, aaccbuffalo.org.
IRVING BERLIN’S AMERICA: A two-character musical that tells the story of composer Irving Berlin. Opening November 30 at O’Connell & Company, in residence at the Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, 848-0800, oconnellandcompany.com.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY: In which five actors play all the roles in an adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic holiday film. Opens November 30 at Shea’s 710 Theatre, 710 Main Street, 847-0850, sheas.org/710.
SOUTH PACIFIC: Wash that man right out of your hair. Through November 26 at Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, 683-1776, lancopera.org.
VIOLET: Tony-nominated musical based on a short story by Doris Betts, about a disfigured woman who crosses the country by bus in seek of a cure. Through December 3 at MusicalFare Theater, Daemen College, 4380 Mian Street, 839-8540, musicalfare.com.
PLUS, AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL:
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A classic seasonal excursion. Through December 23.
Playing now at the Shaw Festival, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, 1-800-511-7429, shawfest.com.
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