FRIDAY, DEC. 12
LISA LAMPANELLI. 9 p.m. Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $40 to $60. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.
‘TINY TIM’S CHRISTMAS.’ Performed by Liberty Baptist Drama Team. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tiny Tim is all grown up and the now Timothy Cratchit is resembling Ebeneezer Scrooge as Christmas Day nears. Who better to visit Timothy but Scrooge himself? Liberty Baptist Church, 265 Maple Ave., Bristol. (860) 589-0000, ext. 1, libertybaptist-ct.org
‘THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER.’ Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Connecticut Theatre Company, 23 Norden St., New Britain. (860) 223-3147.
CAROLINE FRANCKE’S ‘FATHER OF THE BRIDE.’ Performed by the Southington High School Drama Club. Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Banks have a daughter who has fallen in love with a young man and the couple intends to marry. Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St., Southington. This sets off a firestorm of activity. $10 for general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets available at the door.
SATURDAY, DEC. 13
JIM GAFFIGAN. 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $40-$60. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.
BILLY WAYNE DAVIS. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 to $50. ComixatFoxwoods.com
FRIDAY, DEC. 19
BURLESQUE-A-PADES PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS SHIMMY. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Featuring Angie Pontani, Albert Cadabra, The Maine Attraction, Helen Pontani, The Snowflake Dancers, plus special guests Dot Mitzvah and Kiki Soiree. A stage show inspired by the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $22 to $29. 41BridgeStreet.com
NOW thru DEC. 20
‘RECKLESS.’ Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. It’s about a woman whose life in the suburbs is shattered when her husband tells her on Christmas Eve, he has put a contract on her life. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. General admission is $20, seniors/ students $15. Pay what you can night is Dec. 13. HITW.org
NOW thru DEC. 14
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. LandmarkCommunityTheatre.org. (860) 283-6250.
NOW thru DEC. 21
‘ALTAR BOZ.’ Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. PlayhouseonPark, (860) 523-5900 ext. 10.
NOW thru JAN. 17
‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.’ Performed by Connecticut Cabaret Theatre. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., Berlin. $30. Bring your own food or drink. (860) 829-1248. email@example.com