Performing Arts: December

Through December 15
Scrooge in Rouge
This cross-dressing musical take on A Christmas Carol was created by and stars Varla Jean Merman, Ricky Graham, Yvette Hargis and Jefferson Turner.

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com

4-29
Mandatory Merriment
An irreverent send-up of traditional holiday plays features six strangers stranded together at a French Quarter tavern just before Christmas.

Southern Rep Theatre, 2541 Bayou Road, 523-9857, SouthernRep.com

6-23
A Christmas Carol
Youth artists from Le Petit’s Young Conservatory Program perform Charles Dickens’ timeless Christmas classic.

Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com

6-15
Annie
Little orphan Annie searches for her parents in 1930s New York City but finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks.

Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, 731-4700, JPAS.org

7
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
The popular TV show’s cast riffs on the 1986 Jean Claude Van Damme film No Retreat, No Surrender live with original host Joel Hodgson.

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com

8
Kidz Bop World Tour 2019
Hear some of today’s biggest hits from the children of Kidz Bop.

The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

10
Disney Jr. Holiday Party
In this dazzling musical wonderland, parents and kids can dance along to their favorite Disney Jr. songs plus holiday classics.

The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

10
Hanson – Wintry Mix
The 1990s pop act famous for “Mmmbop” hits the Fillmore for one night only.

The Fillmore, 6 Canal St., 881-1555, FillmoreNOLA.com

11
Criss Angel: Raw
Magician Criss Angel treats audiences to a unique theatrical experience with sleight of hand, illusions and mentalism.

The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

13-15
Lauren Daigle: The Behold Christmas Tour
Two-time Grammy winner Lauren Daigle closes out the year with three special performances of jazz-flavored seasonal favorites in her native Louisiana.

The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

13
Cher – Here We Go Again Tour
In her first American tour in over five years, Cher will perform her greatest hits and ABBA covers from her latest album, Dancing Queen.

Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Dr., 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com

17-22
A Christmas Story: The Musical
The beloved 1983 film about a boy’s quest to get a Red Ryder BB gun is a now a musical with big laughs for audiences of all ages.

The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

19
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra: Baroque Christmas
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will play classical holiday sections like excerpts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah.

Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com

27
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
The classic tale of the Sugar Plum Fairy returns to the stage with world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, towering puppets and amazing sets in a production that will take your breath away.

The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com