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A Christmas Carol: “A merry Christmas for everyone!” 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 2-4, 7-8; Orlando Shakes, 812 E. Rollins St. in Orlando; $25-$60; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org

Massive Bang Growth! Collective presents Saturnalia: 8 p.m.; Dec. 2; Me Theatre (Marshall Ellis Theatre), 1300 La Quinta Drive, #3, in Orlando; $25-$35; brownpapertickets.com

Intro to Puppetry: 1 p.m.; Dec. 6; Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Middle, 1051 Major St. in The Villages; thesharon.com

Musical Hammers Concert events: 1:30 p.m.; Dec. 2; Public Library, 325 Ave. A NW in Winter Haven; mywinterhaven.com

Presidents and Their First Girls: Adults are invited to a dramatic portrayal by William and Sue Willis who’ve been working their very own theatrical firm for greater than 20 years. 2 p.m.; Dec. 2; W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora; 352-253-6180; mylakelibrary.evanced.info

Rollins Improv Gamers: Minimize To… An improv present impressed by your solutions. On this utterly made-up, one-act play lasting about 50 minutes, we’ll meet a solid of related characters and discover the ties that bind. 1 p.m.; Dec. 2; Bush Science Middle in Winter Park; go.activecalendar.com

Scrooge, The Musical: What the Dickens? 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 2-4, 8; Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave. in DeLand; $27-$32; 386-736-1500; athensdeland.com

Winter Dance Live performance: Harrison College for the Arts is proud to current the Winter Dance Live performance. Tickets: adults, $12; college students, $9. 7 p.m.; Dec. 2; Harrison College For the Arts, 750 Hollingsworth Street in Lakeland; polkarts.org

Jonny & the Puppets: Hear nice tales, watch puppet exhibits, sing songs, do zany dances and extra. 10 a.m.; Dec. 7; Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Street in Astor; mylakelibrary.evanced.info.

All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914: Opera Orlando shares a message of camaraderie, hope and peace this vacation season because it remounts its acclaimed 2019 manufacturing of “All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914.” 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 2; Polk Theatre, 139 S. Florida Ave. in Lakeland; $29-$69; 863-682-7553; operaorlando.org

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells : The Breakthrough Theatre Firm presents the Allison Gregory comedy, “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells.” Dec. 2-5; Breakthrough Theatre, 6900 Aloma Ave. in Winter Park; $12-$20; 407-920-4034; breakthroughtheatre.com

Love, Homicide & Intoxication, A Fundraising Gala: Come assist New Era Theatrical have fun the shut of its premiere season at their fundraising gala entitled “Love, Homicide & Intoxication.” 7 p.m.; Dec. 5; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive Orlando; $25-$50; newgentheatrical.org.

Phantasmagoria’s “A Christmas Carol” and “The Canterville Ghost”: Rejoice the vacations with critically acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe Phantasmagoria as they create to life not one however two whimsical classics. 8 p.m.; Dec. 2-4; Dr. Phillips Middle for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando; $20-$35; PhantasmagoriaOrlando.com

Rudolph the Crimson-Nosed Reindeer Jr.: Theatre at St. Luke’s presents a youth manufacturing of “Rudolph the Crimson-Nosed Reindeer Jr.” 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and Dec. 3; 3 p.m. Dec. 4; St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Drive in Orlando; $10; 407-876-4991; st.lukes.org

Sanford Jazz Ensemble Vacation Live performance: The entire household will take pleasure in our renditions of “White Christmas” that includes Dave Crockett on piano and “I’ll Be House for Christmas” that includes Eddie Marshall on flute. 3 p.m.; Dec. 4; Ritz Theater/Wayne Densch Performing Arts Middle, 201 S. Magnolia Ave. in Sanford; $20; 407-321-8111; ritztheatersanford.com

Afro Puerto Rican Dance Lessons: Cultural Greetings. Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda, Inc. Our lessons are in semester format and include 12 one-hour lessons. 6 p.m.; Dec. 6-7; Lucy’s Kreationz, 18 W. Bass St. in Kissimmee; orlandoatplay.com

Ballet Magnificat: Ballet Magnificat! brings an thrilling Broadway-style ballet that includes family-favorite Christmas tunes to the RP Funding Middle. 7 p.m.; Dec. 6; RP Funding Middle, 701 W. Lime St. in Lakeland; $25-$42; 863-834-8111; rpfundingcenter.com

Dance Live performance: Dec. 2-3; Lakeland; harrisonarts.com

The Nutcracker: 2 p.m.; Dec. 3; Maxwell C. King Middle for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Street in Melbourne

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Orlando Ballet with The Nutcracker: 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 3; Dr. Phillips Middle for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando

Pop Warner Nationwide Cheer and Dance Championships: Dec. 8; Orange County Conference Middle, 9800 Worldwide Drive in Orlando; $20

South Open Dancesport Championships: The South Open Dancesport Championships is celebrating its fiftieth yr and is bringing the most important celebrities of the ballroom business. 6 p.m.; Dec. 7-8; JW Marriot Grande Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Parkway in Orlando; 941-799-0800; southopenchampionships.com

Wild Dance Intensive: 12 p.m.; Dec. 3-4; RP Funding Middle, 701 W. Lime St. in Lakeland; rpfundingcenter.com

Sundown Classes: That includes Archie Hamilton with Chase West. 6 p.m.; Dec. 4; Elixir, 9 W. Washington St. in Orlando

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