Sarah Saltwick's adaptation of the Hawthorne classic is directed by Steven Wilson for UT's Department of Theatre and Dance. Nov. 16, 17, 29, 30 & Dec. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8pm; Nov. 18 & Dec. 2, 2pm. $15-25.
B. Iden Payne Theatre, Winship Drama Bldg., 24th & San Jacinto, 477-6060
Teatro Vivo celebrates the holiday season with their annual Dickens twist set in a modern, urban Latino community, bringing back beloved characters from last year’s production – with a few new surprises. Inspired by A Christmas Carol and written and directed, as ever, by Rupert Reyes. Through Dec. 16. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $20 ($15, students, seniors).
Seeking men and women who want to perform sketch comedy. Prepare a 2-5 minute comedic monologue, bring a headshot, see website for details. Tue.-Wed., Dec. 11-12, 6-9pm. Community Engagement Center, 1009 E. 11th.
See what happens to Nick from New Jersey when "food, fidelity, and family reign supreme," in this holiday comedy by Joe DiPietro, directed by Andy Berkovsky for City Theatre. Through Dec. 23. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays; other discounts available).
City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 524-2870
Here's a wild new comedy by Russian playwright Maksym Kurochkin – translated by John J. Hanlon – about a screenwriter besieged by three insistent vices, featuring performances by Noel Gaulin, Adriene Mishler, Jude Hickey, and Joey Hood. Directed by Liz Fisher for Breaking String Theatre. Through Dec. 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-25.
This comedy for the whole family is a cherished holiday tradition, now with a new twist written by Miguel Angel Santana. Directed by Alejandro Pedemonte for the Austin Latino Theatre Alliance, performed in Spanish with English surtitles. Through Dec. 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Extra show: Sat., Dec. 8, 4pm. $18 ($13, students, seniors).
Irving Berlin's song-filled holiday classic comes to warm your heart and delight your ears, as choreographed and directed by Nick Demos, with musical direction by Allen Robertson, and starring Meredith McCall, Elizabeth Koepp, Matthew Redden, and Matt Gibson. Dec. 5-30. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 3:30 & 8pm; Sun., 2:30 & 7pm. $25-80.
"Students will be performing numbers in the distinct style of Bob Fosse." Call for details. Sun., Dec. 9, 10am-2pm.
It's the classic Kaufman & Hart Pulitzer-winning comedy about "living life to the fullest, following your own dreams, and daring to be unconventional." Directed by Mick D’Arcy for Different Stages. Through Dec. 8. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 7pm. $15-30.
The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282