1. "Cabaret" is Next Stage’s alternative to traditional holiday theatrical presentations. "Cabaret" is a haunting musical about life, love, the search for identity, and the desire for a place to belong. The production will be presented at the Alley Stage Theatre on Marietta Square through Dec. 31. Learn more here.
2. The Sanders Family Christmas at the Strand Theatre will run Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 27-30, 2012. The holiday show has the sunny-voiced Sanders Family back just before the beginning of World War II. They're quirky, saintly and delightfully melodic as they interpret everybody's favorite bluegrass gospel music.
3. The Jagged Stones NYE Concert, a Rolling Stones tribute band, will be presented Monday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. at the Strand Theatre.