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    A Christmas Carol

    ZACH’s adaptation of the Dickens classic is a family-friendly spectacular, a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. Directed by Dave Steakley, with musical direction by Allen Robertson.
    Through Dec. 29. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30 & 7:30pm. $35 and up.  
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    A Christmas Carol

    The Paradox Players presents the Dickens classic, as adapted Christopher Schario and directed by Barbara Abbate.
    Through Dec. 15. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $5-20.  
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    A Christmas Memory

    The Alchemy Theatre, with permission from the Truman Capote Literary Trust, presents that author's beloved 1956 short story, featuring Luke Hill as the narrator, "capturing Mr. Capote’s richly detailed memories of his Depression-era, rural Alabama boyhood with his best friend – an eccentric, 60-something distant cousin with whom he baked fruitcakes each Christmas." Directed by Michael Cooper, who previously helmed Alchemy's excellent Waverly Gallery production.
    Through Dec. 22. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $25-35.  
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    Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche

    An award-winning, off-Broadway laugh-fest that'll take you back to 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein's annual holiday quiche breakfast. Delicious discoveries and cheeky innuendoes ensue, as presented by City Theatre Company.
    Through Dec. 29. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-25.
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    Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley's monstrous masterpiece, as adapted by Patrick Sandford, is presented by Different Stages with Norman Blumensaadt directing and Sam Grimes as the unfortunate results of Dr. Frankenstein's tampering with natural forces beyond control.
    Through Dec. 14. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-30.  
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    Next to Normal

    Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Pulitzer-winning musical explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness, taking audiences "into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy, and heart." Directed by Lisa Scheps and Brian Cheslik for Ground Floor Theatre and Deaf Austin Theatre. Note: This production will be fully deaf-inclusive, with each character played by two cast members – one deaf, one hearing. And, look, here's what Trey Gutierrez thought of the show.
    Through Dec. 21. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $5-45.  
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    She Loves Me

    Austin Playhouse celebrates the holiday season with the romantic musical comedy, set in the 1930s, about two feuding shop clerks who can’t seem to find common ground, but by night write beautiful love letters to their "secret admirers." And who do you suppose those turn out to be? (Note: Not Tom Hanks or Meg Ryan, although this play was made into the movie You've Got Mail.) Starring Joey Banks and Sarah Zeringue, directed by Scott Shipman with musical direction by Lyn Koenning.
    Through Dec. 21. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $38-46.  
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    The Santaland Diaries

    David Sedaris’ irreverent and cynical Crumpet returns! The outlandish tale of a Macy’s elf merrily jingles to life in this holiday classic. With 75 minutes of rollicking (and not so politically correct) fun, this evening will delight adult elves who like things more naughty than nice. Directed by Nat Miller and reviewed here by Paul Beutel.
    Through Dec. 29. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 6:30 & 9pm; Sun., 7:30pm. $40 and up.  
Auditions
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    Auditions: Single Black Female

    Ground Floor Theatre is holding auditions for Single Black Female written by Lisa B. Thompson, to be directed by Matrex Kilgore. This is a two-woman show with rapid-fire comic vignettes exploring the lives of thirtysomething African American middle-class women in urban America as they search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them amongst a parade of stereotypical images. Prepare a monologue; be ready to read from the script; bring a resume and headshot. Note: The show is cast without consideration to ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, size, or shape unless specifically called for in the script. One actor has already been cast; decisions about roles will be made after second actor is chosen. Email Patti at Ground Floor to secure an audition slot.
    Tue., Dec. 10, 7-10pm

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