Seasonal shows to keep you in a holiday mood

Centerstage Productions presents Lou Trapani as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, with Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and and more than 30 of the world's beloved Christmas carols in this Center for Performing Arts of Rhinebeck tradition.

Centerstage Productions presents Lou Trapani as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, with Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and and more than 30 of the world’s beloved Christmas carols in this Center for Performing Arts of Rhinebeck tradition.

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

December 9, 10 & 11: Catskill Ballet Theatre of Kingston, featuring guests from Dance Theatre of Harlem. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $30/$25. Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), 601 Broadway, Kingston. (845) 339-6088, www.ticketmaster.com.

December 10-11: New Paltz Ballet Theatre, featuring New York City Ballet’s Ask la Cour and Teresa Reichlen. Saturday 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. $32/$29/$27. Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 473-2072, (845) 339-6088, www.ticketmaster.com.

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Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

December 9 – 18: Centerstage Productions presents Lou Trapani as Scrooge with Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and more than 30 Christmas carols in this Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck tradition. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. $20. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck,  661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-3080, www.centerforperformingarts.org.

December 9-18: Half Moon Theatre, directed by Michael Schiralli. Fridays 8 p.m., Saturdays 2 & 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. $20-$50 Opening Night, $20-$45 evenings, $18-$37 matinées. Marriott Pavilion, Culinary Institute of America, Route 9, Hyde Park. Tickets: www.halfmoontheatre.org; dinner packages: (845) 905-4533, ciarestauarantgroup@culinary.edu.

 

 A Christmas Story: The Musical

December 9-11: Woodstock Playhouse Productions/New York Conservatory for the Arts. Fridays/Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. $32-$40. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. (845) 679-6900, www.woodstockplayhouse.org.

 

Every Christmas Story Ever Told

December 8-18: Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald & John K. Alvarez. Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays 8 p.m., $39, Sundays 2 p.m., $34, First Saturday 2 p.m., $29. Shadowland Stages, 157 Canal Street, Ellenville. (845) 647-5511, www.shadowlandtheatre.org.

 

Handel’s Messiah

December 17: Cappella Festiva, guest conductor Christine Howlett Saturday, 2 p.m. $20-$51. Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 473-2072, (845) 339-6088, www.ticketmaster.com.