Dec. 1-20
The Winter’s Tale,
Company artist director A.J. Allegra directs the production of William Shakespeare’s haunting play. The NOLA Project, NOMA’s Great Hall, 1 Collins Diboll Circle. Information, NOLAProject.com

Dec. 4-22
The Bluest Eye
The theatrical adaptation of the Toni Morrison novel explores the effects a legacy of racism in a small Ohio town has taken on a community, a family and an innocent girl. Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com

Dec. 1-6
Newsies
The Tony-winning musical is based on a cult favorite Disney musical. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

Dec. 4-13
Sister Act
The Tony-nominated musical is based on the 1992 comedy. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie, 885-2000, JPAS.org

Dec. 4-13
Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas
Rivertown presents the children’s production based on the “Fancy Nancy” picture book series. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com

Dec. 4-20
The Amazing Acro-Cats Meowy Catmas
The touring Acro-Cats do “tricks” and “play” music in this popular annual Christmas show. The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., CircusCats.com

Dec. 9
The Nutcracker Suite
The New Orleans Ballet Association presents the production featuring 200 local participants of NOBA’s programs for youth and senior citizens. Performances are at 3 and 6 p.m. New Orleans Ballet Association, Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 522-0996, NOBAdance.com

Dec. 10-13
Christmas Concerto
The Marigny Opera Ballet performs the full-length production set to music by Arcangelo Corelli and other Baroque masters and choreographed by Maritza Mercado-Narcisse, Nikki Hefko and Donna Crump. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., 948-9998, MarignyOperaHouse.Org

Dec. 12-13
Orpheum Holiday Spectacular
Guests of the orchestra’s holiday concert include New Orleans Children's Chorus Choir, Archdiocese of New Orleans Mass Gospel Choir, the 610 Stompers, Roots of Music, Alexis Marceaux and conductor Ron Spigelman.Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, LPOMusic.com

Dec. 18-19
The Nutcracker
Marking the first dance performance at the Orpheum since its reopening, the New Orleans Ballet Theatre stages a production of the ballet. New Orleans Ballet Theatre, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 210-0222, NewOrleansBalletTheatre.com

Dec. 19-20
The Nutcracker
The JPAS Symphony Orchestra backs the annual performance of the ballet. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie, 885-2000, JPAS.org

Dec. 26
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
The touring company of world-class Russian dancers comes to the Saenger. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

Dec. 29
Beauty and the Beast
The long-running Broadway musical based on the Disney animated film comes to the Saenger. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com