As the year winds down, theater options tend to narrow down to Christmas-themed pageantry or parody, and lots and lots of Dickens. Here’s a list of Orlando’s remaining December playgoing options – it’s not all sugarplums and mistletoe, after all; there’s a sprinkling of puppetry, Cole Porter and Disney princesses to be seen. For more information, check calendar.orlandoweekly.com.
Dec. 16-17: Anything Cole! Cole Porter tribute; 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C Orange Ave., Winter Park; $28-$38; 407-645-0145; winterparkplayhouse.org
Dec. 17: Wanzie’s Glittering Star-Studded Christmas Carol 7 p.m. Saturday; Footlight Theater, Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $16-$20; wanzie.com
Through Dec. 18:
A Christmas Carol 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Theatre Downtown, 2113 N. Orange Ave.; $20; 407-841-0083; theatredowntown.net
The Diviners 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden; $24; 407-877-4736; wgtheatre.org
A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas Noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday; Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St.; $17; 407-896-7365; orlandorep.com
Radio TBS 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; The Pointe Performing Arts Center, 9101 International Drive; $20-$35; 407-374-3587; pointearts.org
Sleigh 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; PB&J Theatre Factory at Mandell Theatre, Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $20; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org
Yes, Virginia There Is a Santa Claus: A Musical Exploration 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; The Pointe Performing Arts Center, 9101 International Drive; $20-$40; 407-374-3587; pointearts.org
Through Dec. 21: Dickens by Candlelight Check website for times and dates; Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, 1111 N. Orange Ave.; $35; 407-409-1619; dickensbycandlelight.com
What Are Prisons For?and Hansel & Gretel Two puppet shows presented by the Mysterious Rabbit Puppet Army; 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; Blank Space, 201 E. Central Blvd.; call for price; 407-481-9001; blankspaceorlando.com
Dec. 21-Dec. 22: A Christmas Carol A one-man interpretation; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; Stardust Video & Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road; $15-$20; southernwindstheatre.com
Dec. 28-Dec. 30: The Screwtape Letters Stage adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel; 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $29-$89; 407-228-1220; plazaliveorlando.com
through Dec. 30: A Tuna Christmas 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Margeson Theater, Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $20-$38; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org.
through Jan. 7:
Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom! Check website for times and dates; Goldman Theater at Orlando Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $15-$20; 407-447-1700; disenchantedprincesses.com n
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