Performance listings for Dec. 4

FRIDAY, DEC. 4
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ROBERT IRVINE LIVE. 8 p.m Acclaimed chef, restauranteur, and Food Network host, facing physical and culinary challenges chosen at random by audience. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $158, $48, $38, $28.(203) 346-2000. www.PalaceTheaterCT.org

DEC. 4-20
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‘WHITE CHRISTMAS.’ Performed by Connecticut Theatre Company. Featuring songs by Irving Berlin. Lead is played by Peter Bailey of Bristol. Cast also includes Erin Frechette, Tamarra Martin, and Kristi Yurko of Bristol and Steffon Sampson of Southington. Repertory Theatre, 23 Norden St., New Britain. ConnecticutTheatreCompany. org. $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and students. ConnecticutTheatreCompany.org

DEC. 4-20
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‘PASSING STRANGE.’ Soulful rock musical. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. $32.50, $42.50. (860) 523-5900, ext. 10. PlayhouseonPark.org

SATURDAY, DEC. 5
BRISTOL
THE 12TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOWCASE OF STARS, ‘A REASON FOR HOPE.’ 7 p.m. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol.

THURSDAY, DEC. 10
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‘TWAS A GIRLS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL.’ 7:30 p.m. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $45. (203) 346-2000. www.PalaceTheaterCT.org

NOW thru DEC. 27
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‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL- A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS.’ Weeknight and evening performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and select weekday matinees at 2 p.m. Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford. HartfordStage.org, (860) 527-5151.

NOW thru DEC. 23
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‘CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS.’ Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. $55, $40, student rush, $15. (860) 527-7838.

NOW to DEC. 5
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‘LYSISTRATA’ BY ARISTOPHANES. 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. Cast includes Lisa Ives of Bristol. Hole in the Wall Theater, Main Street, New Britain. $20, general admission. $15 for students and seniors. Nov. 27 is pay-what-you-can. Hitw.org