Performance listings for Dec. 18

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SATURDAY, DEC. 19

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‘NUTCRACKER AT THE PALACE.’ 4 p.m. Woodbury Ballet. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $48, $38, $28. PalaceTheaterCT.org

SUNDAY, DEC. 27

OTHER

26TH ANNUAL KWANZAA CELEBRATION. Held by the Queen Ann Nzinga Center. 4 to 7 p.m. Kwanzaa, observed each winter, encourages the traditional values of family, community, responsibility, commerce, and celebration. Open to people of all ages, races, cultures, and faiths. This year, Kwanzaa will be celebrated in the context of a musical entitled, “A Change in Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles) High School.” Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. $15, general admission. $10, seniors and youth. QANC.org, gancinc@gmail.com

NOW thru DEC. 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

NOW thru DEC. 20

OTHER

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

NOW thru DEC. 27

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‘CHRISTMAS COOKIES: THE MUSICAL.’ Fridays, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 and 26 at 5:30 p.m. When a little bakery is in trouble, it’s a child’s letter to Santa that brings to life three gingerbread girls who sing their way, girl-group style, to the bakery’s success. New musical by Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg. Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. $18, online. $20 at the door. www.Pantochino.com

NOW thru DEC. 20

OTHER

BALLET THEATER COMPANY PRODUCTION OF ‘THE NUTCRACKER.’ Features local dancers Angellina Cirello of Southington, Emma and Anna Erickson of Plantsville, and Margot Paul of Berlin (whose mother works in Plainville). Directed by Roman Baca. Hoffman Auditorium, University of St. Joseph, West Hartford. DanceBTC.org, (860) 570-0440.

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.

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