“A Christmas Story”: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts presents this funny Christmas classic at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 5 through 20, at the theater, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $22 for adults; $18 for seniors; $15 for youths; $15 for matinees. Call 800-638-7631.
“Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts”: The return of community theater in Marysville will be celebrated Nov. 28 through Dec. 7 with this comedy at the Red Curtain Arts Center, 1410 Grove St., Marysville. Directed by Susan Weingarten, it’s a fast-paced British farce. Eight actors play 30 characters. See www.redcurtainfoundation.org for details about the show. Curtain is 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $17 general, $14 for seniors, students and military personnel and $5 for children age 12 and younger. Call 360-322-7402. Opening night includes a reception following the performance.
“Miracle on 34th Street”: Produced by Edmonds Driftwood Players Nov. 28 through Dec. 21 at Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds. For ticket and performance information, go to www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600. A special mailbox outside the theater is collecting letters to Santa.
“Hallelujah Girls”: Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds, is presenting this comedy about five friends who gather weekly at a day spa in a former church building. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 through 21. Tickets are $18.50 general admission or $15.50 for students, seniors and military. Call 206-533-2000. More at www.phoenixtheatreedmonds.org.
“The Man Outside”: Everett Community College students will perform this dark drama at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4-6 in EvCC’s Baker Hall, Room 120. In the play, a German soldier named Beckmann confronts the aftermath of war when he returns to his hometown in 1946. The cast includes Chelsea Burlile, Mareyoko Butler, Sarah Hudson, Jenna Jordan, Nevin Phair, Josh Read, Forrest Slechta, Randy Thigpen and Herbie Weisse. The play is directed by James Weidman. Children age 5 and younger may not attend. Admission is by donation. For more information, call 425-388-9525.
“A Christmas Story: The Musical”: The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the musical Nov. 25 through Dec. 31. After premiering at the 5th in 2010, this hit went to Broadway and toured nationally. The show stars real-life husband and wife Dane Stokinger and Jessica Skerritt as The Old Man and Mother, alongside Mark Jeffrey James Weber as Ralphie and Everett’s own Brandon Oke as Randy. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sundays at the theater, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. For tickets, starting at $29, go to www.5thavenue.org or call 206-625-1900.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical”: Broadway at the Paramount presents the Dr. Seuss classic Dec. 2-7 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 3 and 4; 8 p.m. Dec. 5; 11 a.m., 2, 5 and 8 p.m. on Dec. 6; and 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets start at $25 and are available online at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person weekdays at the box office.
“All the Way” and “The Great Society”: Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Seattle playwright Robert Schenkkan’s Tony award-winning play “All the Way,” a dramatization of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s first year in office through Jan. 4 in the Bagley Wright Theatre at the Seattle Center. On Dec. 5, the play will run in repertory with its companion piece, the Seattle Rep-commissioned play “The Great Society,” depicting LBJ’s second presidential term. Tickets are available now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206-443-2222 as well as online at www.seattlerep.org.
“Nutcracker”: Pacific Northwest Ballet is putting its 31-year-old, world famous Nutcracker by PNB founding director Kent Stowell and illustrator Maurice Sendak into storage indefinitely. For now, the company is advertising that you have a last chance to see the production, Nov. 28 through Dec. 28 in the Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall. Tickets are available at the box office, 301 Mercer St. in Seattle, by calling 206-441-2424, or at www.PNB.org.
“The Nutcracker”: Olympic Ballet Theatre of Edmonds will perform a full-length traditional production of the ballet, including a growing Christmas Tree and a larger-than-life Mother Ginger. Public performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at Everett Performing Arts Center; 7 p.m. Dec. 19, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20, and 5 p.m. Dec. 21 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. For tickets, more information and to learn about daytime shows for groups, go to www.olympicballet.com or call 425-774-7570.
“A Storybook Nutcracker”: This 18th annual production is offered by Alderwood Dance Spectrum at 9:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the auditorium at Snohomish County PUD, 2320 California St., Everett. A storyteller presents this version of the ballet, which is great for younger children. Seating is reserved and tickets are on sale at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. The price is $15 each, plus a service charge. Group rates are available for the Thursday performances. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, based on availability.
“The Nutcracker”: The Dance School in Everett offers its third annual Nutcracker at 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 20 on the PUD stage, 2320 Calif. St., Everett. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance by calling 425-259-6861.