When: Nov. 11 through Dec. 24, both evening and matinee performances available
Where: Alliance Theatre. 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4600, alliancetheatre.org.
Tickets: $25-$130, depending on date, time and seat
Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
The Atlanta Shakespeare Co. has presented J. Tony Brown’s original adaptation at the tavern for more than 20 years. This year’s production is directed by Laura J. Cole, and the tavern setting with only 200 seats makes it an intimate experience. Food and drinks are also available before each show.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays (unless otherwise noted); Dec. 2-23
Where: Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.com.
Tickets: $26-$46, depending on the date, time and your seat
If you’ve seen the holiday classic so many times you know even Bob Cratchit’s lines by heart, you might want to head over to Dad’s Garage for “Invasion: Christmas Carol,” a hilarious twist on the timeless tale. Each night, the show is “invaded” by a surprise character — even the cast doesn’t know who it will be! The actors must continue their performance while incorporating the “guest” into the story. Past invaders have included Ursula the Sea Witch, Ted Lasso and Thanos.
When: 2 p.m. matinees and 8 p.m. evenings, Dec. 1-30, with preview shows Nov. 24, 25 and 30.
Where: Dad’s Garage. 569 Ezzard St., Atlanta. 404-523-3141, dadsgarage.com.
Tickets: $18-$56, depending on date, time and your seat