"Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol"
Cody Nickell stars in the Gulfshore Playhouse production of "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol," an alternate take on the Dickens Classic. The show runs at 8 p.m. through Dec. 22 at the Norris Center in downtown Naples, with 3 p.m. matinées on Dec. 8, 15, 21 & 22. Tickets are at $33-$45. Call 866-811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org. (read the preview)
"My Three Angels"
Florida Rep opens "My Three Angels" on Dec. 6. Three convicts in the tropics, spying on a family with too many problems. It was an old
Humphrey Bogart film, 1955's "We're No Angels." "My Three Angels" opens in previews Dec. 3 and runs through Dec. 22. Tickets are $40 & $45. Call 239-332-4488 or floridarep.org.
"The Nutcracker Goes Pop!"
KidzAct, the youth theatre program of The Naples Players, presents "The Nutcracker Goes Pop!" December 4-21 in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. More than 100 students sing and dance their way through a modern song and dance version of the beloved classic. Performances are at 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 6 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students 21 and under. Call 239-263-7990 or come by the Naples Players box office.
THIS WEEKEND ONLY
The Lab Theater presents its second 24-hour Playwriting Project Saturday. Playwrights get a theme and a few required lines Friday night. They've got 18 hours to write a ten-minute play - and they won't meet the actors until noon Saturday! The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Get tickets ($12) at laboratorytheaterflorida.com or at the door. Seating is limited.
presents "Three Wise Men and a Baby" from Dec. 5-8. All four shows will be free; the production is sponsored by APM Custom Homes as their Christmas gift to the community. "Three Wise Men and a Baby," a humorous, musical twist on the Nativity aimed at children, features many local youths and asks "What do you give someone whose birthday is the very reason for the season?" "Three Wise Men and a Baby" plays in the Rose History Auditorium at the Marco Island Historical Society. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Doors open 1/2 hour before showtime.
"Our Town" plays 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 21 at the Naples Players. Tickets are $35. Call (239) 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. "Our Town" runs three acts with two ten-minute intermissions. | REVIEWS
|Don't miss the Fosse-inspired version of "Nutcracker"|
in Broadway Palm's "Swingin' Christmas."
BroadwayPalm.com. (read the review)