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Originally published Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 7:00 PM

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Holiday Entertainment: 'A Christmas Carol' at ACT; 'Black Nativity' in a new home; 'Ham for the Holidays' served again

A listing of theater productions around the Puget Sound area this holiday season.

Holiday entertainment

2010 Guide:

In the pages below, you'll find seven lists of seasonal events as well as details on how to join our 2010 holiday scavenger hunt. Explore and plan your holiday season.

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"A Christmas Carol" lands at ACT Theatre starting Friday, with all the holiday trimmings. Another favorite, "Black Nativity," moves to a new home at the Moore in Seattle, starting Dec. 10.

"Greetings!"

Ends Dec. 11 Jewel Box Theatre, Iverson St., Poulsbo; $12-$14 (360-697-3183 or www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org).

"Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas"

Ends Dec. 18 Historic University Theater, 5510 University Way N.E., Seattle, $8-$10 (800-838-3006 or www.jetcityimprov.com).

"Annie"

Ends Dec. 19 Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; $20-$23 (425-774-9600 or www.driftwoodplayers.com).

"Red Ranger Came Calling"

Ends Dec. 23 Book-It at the Eve Alvord Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle; $15-$36 (206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org).

"Lyle the Crocodile"

Ends Jan. 9 Seattle Children's Theatre, Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle; $17-$37 (206-441-3322 or www.sct.org).

"Anne of Green Gables"

Ends Jan. 30 Through Jan. 2 at Village Theatre, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St., Issaquah; $20-$60 (425-392-2202 or www.villagetheatre.org), and Jan. 7-30 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett, $19-$54 (425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org).

"Homo for the Holidays"

Today-Dec. 24 West Hall, OddFellows Building, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $15-$20 (800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com).

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Fri-Dec. 12 Evergreen Family Theatre, 11500 Redmond-Woodinville Road, Redmond; $12-$14 (800-838-3006 or www.evergreenfamilytheatre.org).

"Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis"

Fri-Dec. 19 Burien Little Theatre, 425 S.W. 144th St., Burien; $15-$20 (206-242-5180 or www.burienlittletheatre.org).

"White Christmas"

Fri-Dec. 19 Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; $20-$27 (253-565-6867 or www.tmp.org).

"Little Women"

Fri-Dec. 19 Capital Playhouse, 612 E. Fourth St., Olympia; $30-$41 (360-943-2744 or www.capitalplayhouse.com).

"It's a Wonderful Life"

Fri-Dec. 19 Whidbey Playhouse, 730 S.E. Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor; $16 (360-679-2237 or www.whidbeyplayhouse.com).

"An Improvised Christmas Carol"

Fri-Dec. 23 Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle; $12 (800-838-3006 or www.unexpectedproductions.org).

"Annie"

Fri-Dec. 24 Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma; $15-$24 (253-272-2281 or tacomalittletheatre.com).

"Ham for the Holidays: Wham Bam Thank You Ham"

Fri-Dec. 24 Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle; $15-$23 (800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com).

"A Christmas Carol"

Fri-Dec. 26 ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; $22-$47 (206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org).

"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol"

Fri-Dec. 30 Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle; $20-$35 (206-781-9708 or www.taproottheatre.org).

"A Christmas Story: The Musical"

Fri-Dec. 30 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $22-$100 (206-625-1900 or www.5thavenue.org).

"Dina Martina Christmas Show"

Fri-Dec. 31 Re-bar, 1114 Howell St., Seattle; $20 (800-838-3006 or www.dinamartina.com).

"A Stardust Christmas Carol"

Fri-Dec. 31 Harlequin Productions at the State Theatre, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia; $12-$40 (360-786-0151 or www.harlequinproductions.org).

"It's a Wonderful Life"

Sat-Dec. 12 ManeStage Theatre at the Sumner Performing Arts Center, 1707 Main St., Sumner; $10-$16 (253-447-7645 or www.manestagetheatre.com).

"The Judy Garland Christmas Special"

Sat-Dec. 19 Open Circle Theatre, 2222 Second Ave., Suite 222, Seattle; $13-$15 (206-382-4250 or www.octheater.com).

" 'Twas the Night ... "

Sat-Dec. 19 Studio East, 11730 118th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; $13 (425-820-1800 or www.studio-east.org).

"Sleeping Beauty"

Sat-Dec. 22 Centerstage Theatre at the Knutsen Family Theatre, 3200 S.W. Dash Point Road, Federal Way; $10-$25 (253-661-1444 or www.centerstagetheatre.com).

"Hair"

Sun-Dec. 4 Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $28.50-$70 (877-784-4849 or www.stgpresents.org).

"The Santaland Diaries" and "Christmas Cabaret"

Wed Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge Island; $20 (206-842-8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org).

"A Tuna Christmas"

Wed-Dec. 24 ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10-$32 (206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org).

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Thu-Dec. 4 Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $10-$12 (800-838-3006 or www.theattictheatre.org).

"Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol"

Thu-Dec. 24 Seattle Public Theater, 7312 Greenlake Dr. N., Seattle; $15-$25 (206-524-1300 or www.seattlepublictheater.org).

"Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol"

Thu-Dec. 19 Olympia Little Theater, 1925 Miller Ave. N.E., Olympia; $10-$12 (360-786-9484 or www.olympialittletheater.org).

"It's a Wonderful Life"

Dec. 3-12 Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $12-$15 (800-838-3006 or www.twelfthnightproductions.org).

"Plaid Tidings"

Dec. 3-18 Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St., Renton; $17-$25 (425-226-5529 or www.rentoncivictheater.org).

"Oliver!"

Dec. 3-18 Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley; $12-$16 (800-638-7631 or www.wicaonline.com).

"The Gingerbread Boy"

Dec. 3-19 Dec. 3-4 at the Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 N.W. 66th St., Seattle, Dec. 11-12 at Building 47, Magnuson Park, 7110 62nd Ave. N.E., Seattle, Dec. 18-19 at Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way, Seattle, $7-$9 (206-524-3388 or www.thistletheatre.org).

"Rudolph: The Next Verse"

Dec. 3-19 Historic University Theater, 5510 University Way N.E., Seattle, $8-$10 (800-838-3006 or www.jetcityimprov.com).

"The Sound of Music"

Dec. 3-19 Bainbridge High School, 9330 N.E. High School Road, Bainbridge Island, $15-$24 (206-842-0472 or www.ovationmtb.com).

"A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 3-19 Merc Playhouse, 101 S. Glover St., Twisp, $5-$15 (800-838-3006 or www.mercplayhouse.org).

"A Child's Christmas in Wales"

Dec. 3-24 Stone Soup Theatre, 4029 Stone Way N., Seattle; $18 (206-633-1883 or www.stonesouptheatre.org).

"Holidays on the Edge"

Dec. 4 Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge Island; $28 (206-842-8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org).

"In the Mood"

Dec. 3-12 Dec. 3 at the Everett Theatre, Everett, $12-$18 (425-258-6766 or www.everetttheatre.org), Dec. 4-12 at the Sky Valley Education Center, 17072 Tye St., Monroe; $14-$16 (800-838-3006 or www.skyperfomingarts.com).

"Amahl & the Night Visitors"

Dec. 4-19 Leavenworth Summer Theatre at FestHalle, 1000 Front St., Leavenworth; $16-$20 (509-548-2000 or www.leavenworthsummertheater.org).

"Snow White's Winter Wonderland"

Dec. 9-11 Moonpaper Tent, 918 N.E. 64th St., Seattle; $10 (206-708-6741 or www.moonpapertent.org).

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Dec. 9-24 Seattle Public Theater, 7312 Greenlake Drive N., Seattle; $15-$25 (206-524-1300 or www.seattlepublictheater.org).

"Seattle Radio Theatre: Green & White Christmas"

Dec. 10 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $10-$15 (800-838-3006 or www.townhallseattle.com).

"The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of 'A Christmas Carol' "

Dec. 10-23 Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds; $15-$18 (206-533-2000 or www.phoenixtheatreedmonds.com).

"The Eight: Reindeer Monologues"

Dec. 10-18 Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; $12 (425-774-9600 or www.driftwoodplayers.com).

"Annie"

Dec. 10-19 Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge Island; $19-$25 (206-842-8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org).

"Annie"

Dec. 10-19 Heavier Than Air Family Theatre at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn; $10 (253-833-9111 or www.heavierthanair.com).

"Black Nativity"

Dec. 10-26 Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $35-$42 (206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org).

"Love for Three Oranges"

Dec. 11-19 Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $8.50-$10.50 (206-523-2579 or www.nwpuppet.org).

"KPC's Old-Time Holiday Show"

Dec. 17-19 Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $15-$25 (425-890-3112 or www.kpcenter.org).

"The Christmas Revels"

Dec. 18-22 Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma; $11-$26.50 (253-591-5894 or www.pugetsoundrevels.org).

"Short Stories Live: Holiday Classics"

Dec. 19 4 p.m., Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $10-$15 (800-838-3006 or www.townhallseattle.com).

Compiled by Doug Knoop

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