A Christmas Story: Houston premiere of the 2012 Broadway musical based on the popular 1983 movie about little Ralphie's Christmas with his family in 1940s Indiana - and Ralphie's obsession with getting a "Red Ryder Carbine action" BB gun. Opens Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 20; Theatre Under The Stars at Hobby Center, 800 Bagby; $30-$125; 713-558-8887, tuts.com.
A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas: Charles Dickens' seasonal classic chronicling a miser's miraculous reformation returns to the Alley. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; schedule varies through Dec. 28; Alley Theatre, 615 Texas; $20-$95; 713-220-5700, alleytheatre...
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