IN AND AROUND BUFFALO:
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: It’s year 36 for this classic production, running through December 23 at Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley, 852-2600, alleyway.com.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: The classic stage adaptation of the Peanuts holiday classic. This show sells out, so get tickets fast. Through December 16 at Theatre of Youth, 884-4400, theatreofyouth.org.
THE BETSY CARMICHAEL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Games, carols, prizes, frivolity, Christmas sheer. And loads of bingo. Presented December 14-23 by O’Connell & Company at Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main Street, sheas.org/SmithTheatre.
CHRISTMAS OVER THE TAVERN: An all-new musical holiday story about the Pazinzki family by playwright Tom Dudzick, author of the much beloved Over the Tavern. Through December 16 at MusicalFare Theatre, in residence at Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, 839-8540, musicalfare.com.
COMEDYSPORTZ: Improvisational comedy presented by CSz Buffalo every Friday and Saturday at 4476 Main St., Lower Level, Amherst, 393-8669, cszbuffalo.com.
CSZ AFTER HOURS: The late-night (9:30pm) Saturday show by the improvisational crew CSz Buffalo runs a little more blue than the early show. Ongoing at 4476 Main St., Lower Level, Amherst, 393-8669, cszbuffalo.com.
MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY: Mr. and Mrs. Darcy, newlyweds, share their first Christmas together in this look at what happens after Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has concluded. Runs through December 22 at Shea’s 710 Theatre, 710 Main Street, 847-0850, sheas.org/710.
MY THREE ANGELS: This comedy by Samuel and Bella Spewack is set on Christmas Day in French Guiana, and the players are a group of convicts and the family of French colonists for whom they work. Throough December 15 at New Phoenix Theatre in the Park, 95 Johnson Park, 853-1334, newphoenixtheatre.org.
NUNCRACKERS: THE NUNSENSE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: In which the beloved sisters of Nunsense record a cable access TV special in the basement of their convent. Through December 23 at O’Connell & Company , in residence at the Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, 848-0800, oconnellandcompany.com.
AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL:
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: The stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic. 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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