“Greetings!”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 30, Edge of the World Theatre, 9667 Firdale Ave., Edmonds, presents the Tom Dudzick holiday comedy about the loveable retarded son of a poor working family who is suddenly possessed by an highly intelligent entity from another dimension.Tickets: $22 adults, $19 seniors, available by calling 206-542-PLAY (7529).
Christmas Comedy Dessert Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Friday &Saturday, Dec. 15 &16, North Sound Church presents this evening of live holiday music, festive desserts and the Taproot Theatre Road Company’s production of “Missing Jesus,” at the Edmonds Conference Center, 201 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets: $12.50 per person or $100 per table of 8, available at 425-776-9800 or www.northsoundchurch.com.
“The Nutcracker”: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 &Sunday, Dec. 17, Edmonds-based Olympic Ballet Theatre presents its 26th silver season full-length production of the holiday ballet, presented at the new Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave., Edmonds. Tickets: $12-$30, available at OBT’s offices in the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds, at www.olympicballet.com, by calling OBT at 425-774-7570, at Ticketmaster outlets and 206-292-ARTS.
“Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 17, Edmonds Driftwood Players answers the century-old question in this adaptation of the DeCrow/Fenady teleplay, at the Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets: $20 general, $17 seniors (60 &over) &juniors (18 &under), available by calling 425-774-9600 or at www.driftwoodplayers.com.
“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. &8 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 30, Taproot Theatre Company sets the Frank Capra film in the 1940s as a live radio broadcast at the company’s theater, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. Tickets: $19-$30, with a special $48 dinner &theater package Dec. 6, available at the box office, 206-781-9707 or www.taproottheatre.org.
“Babar &Father Christmas” 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 1 p.m. &3 p.m. Saturdays &Sundays, through Dec. 17, The Carter Family Marionettes present this holiday extravaganza based on Jean de Brunhoff’s children’s book, performed with a cast of more than two dozen marionettes, at Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. NE, Seattle. Tickets: $9.50 adults, $8 seniors, $7.50 children ages 16 &under, available at 206-523-2579.