Musicals and plays running or opening soon.
Through Saturday. Starving Artist Productions presents a one-hour show with music about the birth of Jesus, set to words by Frederick Buechner. Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalarts.org.
‘A TUNA CHRISTMAS’
Through Sunday. Aliens land on Christmas Eve in the third smallest town in Texas, as CAST revives the holiday comedy. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.
‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET’
Through Sunday. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s faithful adaptation of the 1947 film about a white-bearded gentleman who emerges in New York City and claims to be the real Santa Claus. McColl Family Theatre at ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.
‘THE MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET’
Through Sunday. Davidson Community Players do their funny adaptation of the movie by re-creating a live radio studio that invites the audience to become part of the magic. Armour Street Theater, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953; www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
‘A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL’
Through Sunday. Tarradiddle Players present this one-act play (for ages 5 and up) about Ebenezer Scrooge and three ghostly visitors, told in the Commedia dell’arte style. Wells Fargo Playhouse, ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.
‘HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH’
Jan. 8-25. This glam-rock musical follows Hedwig, the internationally ignored rock goddess who fell victim to a botched sex change operation. Billy Ensley stars. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.atcharlotte.org.
‘DON’T TELL ME I CAN’T FLY’
Jan. 24-Feb. 9. The story – inspired by the life and work of acclaimed folk artist Della Wells – gives a glimpse into the sometimes challenging lives of an African-American family in the 1960s. Wells Fargo Playhouse at ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.
‘THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST’
Jan. 24-Feb. 9. A glittering explosion of laughs sparkle throughout Beth Henley’s story of one small Mississippi town’s biggest annual celebration: the Fourth of July Festival and beauty pageant. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777;
‘CALL ME MADAM’
Jan. 29-Feb. 1. The one-woman show chronicles the real-life story of Madam CJ Walker, who was born on a plantation in 1867 yet overcame poverty to become a self-made millionaire. Duke Energy Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.
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