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Critic’s Picks: Dickens at Stadium, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse and Lakewood Playhouse

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Dec. 7, 2012 at 5:25 am with No Comments »
November 30, 2012 11:27 am

Stadium District Dickens Fest

This Saturday you can revel in everything Victorian as the Dickens Fest returns to Tacoma’s Stadium District. Expect horse-and-carriage rides, a costume contest (that includes yourself!), a beard contest and performances on two stages that include magic and puppet shows, singers, storytellers, youth actors in “A Christmas Carol,” instrumentalists and spoken word artists.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8; Ball 6-9:30 p.m. Free. King’s Stage, 218 St. Helens Ave; Queen’s Stage, Titus Will showroom, 633 Division Ave, Tacoma. dickensfestival.net

Tacoma Little Theatre’s “Miracle” on North I Street

Tacoma Little Theatre’s holiday offering is “Miracle on 34th Street,” based on the novel by Valentine Davies about a Macy’s Santa who’s too good at his job. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23. $14.50-$24.50. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com

Hear “The Sound of Music” at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Over at Tacoma Musical Playhouse the hills come alive with the sound of “The Sound of Music,” that beloved tale of a musical family fleeing the Nazis while singing favorites like “Edelweiss.” 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15. $20-$29. TMP, 7116 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-565-6867, tmp.org

Lakewood Playhouse does “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

Back by popular demand, the comedy about what mayhem can happen when you cast the world’s most inventively awful kids in your church pageant is a great-value family show. 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and Christmas Eve from Dec. 13-24. $15 all tickets. Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd, Lakewood. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org


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