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Coming soon to a community theater near you:

 

“Scrooge! The Musical”

Friday, Dec. 7, through Sunday, Dec. 30. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Special added performances are on Saturday, Dec. 15 and 22 at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma

Tacoma Little Theatre continues its 100th anniversary season and celebrates the holidays with the holiday classic “Scrooge! The Musical.” This musical, with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, is adapted from the 1970 film “Scrooge,” which starred Albert Finney and Sir Alec Guinness, and is directed by Micheal O’Hara, musically directed by Zachary Kellogg and choreographed by Eric Clausell.

The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and future in this wonderful adaptation of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Filled with favorite songs including: “Thank You Very Much,” “I Like Life,” and “Christmas Children,” this is the show to get you in the holiday spirit.

Tickets: $27 adults; $25 seniors 60+, students, military; and $22 children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased online at www.tacomalittletheatre.com, or by calling (253) 272-2281. Group rates are available for 10 or more, and special flex passes for six are only $135.

Info: www.tacomalittletheatre.com

 

New Muses’ “Babes in Toyland”

Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma

 

Presented in partnership with Tacoma Little Theatre’s Off-the-Shelf program, New Muses is pleased to present a special workshop presentation of Victor Herbert’s “Babes in Toyland.” Featuring a new book and lyrics from Managing Artistic Director Niclas Olson, this new and exciting adaptation of the classic fairytale-themed musical is filled with heart, romance and classic songs including “March of the Wooden Soldiers” and the eponymous “Toyland.”

Tickets: $10

Info: www.newmuses.com

 

“A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 23, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 23, 6 p.m.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Ave., Tacoma

Camp TMP’s honor program presents the award-winning 1965 CBS special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

By Charles M. Schulz, based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson. Stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer.

Tickets: $10

Info: tmp.org/index.php/speciality-shows

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