On Stage this week

"Annie": Everybody's favorite redhead returns for the holidays. 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Dec. 23 and Dec. 30. Pay-what-you-can performances 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and Dec. 28. Tickets: $40 Fridays-Saturdays, $35 Thursdays/Sundays; $22 senior citizens, students, military; $15 children under 18. Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper. Call 901-726-4656. playhouseonthesquare.org.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas": Come join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang as they search for the true meaning of Christmas. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; final show 2 p.m. Sunday. Historic Ruffin Theater, 113 W. Pleasant Ave., Covington, Tenn. Call 901-290-TAC5 (8225). ruffintheater.org.

"A Christmas Carol": 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23. Tickets $28 ($23 season members), $15 students, $10 children under 12. Additional performances: 3 p.m. Dec. 15 and Dec. 22; 7 p.m. Dec. 16, Dec. 18-19. Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Ext. Call 901-682-8323. theatrememphis.org.

"A Christmas Carol with John Kevin Jones": Solo performance by Jones, presented by Voices of the South. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. Tickets $20. Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar. Call 901-726-0800.

"Glory Stories": Voices of the South presents this solo theatrical performance written and performed by Geoffrey Wood. Opening show 7:30 p.m. Thursday; final performance 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Tickets $10. TheatreSouth, 1000 S. Cooper. Call 901-726-0800. voicesofthesouth.org.

"Holiday Judgment": Presented by Bluff City Tri-Art Theatre Company. Shows are 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; final performance 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20 ($15 students, senior citizens age 60-plus and military with ID), $12.50 for groups of 10 or more paid in advance. TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe. Call 901-946-6140.

"If Scrooge Was a Brother": Musical puts an urban spin on "A Christmas Carol." 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23. Tickets $15-$25. Hattiloo Theatre, 656 Marshall. Call 901-525-0009. hattilootheatre.org.

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play": Tennessee Shakespeare Company presentation. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closing performance 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of show. Dixon Gallery and Gardens Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park. 901-759-0604. tnshakespeare.org.

"Jersey Boys": The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Shows: 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; final show 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Not recommended for children under age 12. Tickets $28.50-$135. Orpheum, 203 S. Main. Call 901-525-3000. orpheum-memphis.com or ticketmaster.com.

"The Magical Land of the Sweets": Act 11 of the Nutcracker, presented by Elizabeth Anne Brown's Performing Arts of Germantown. Nancy Shainberg Kline, ballet mistress, stages/choreographs the performance. 5 p.m. Saturday. Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School, 60 Perkins Ext. Call 901-754-0024.

Playhouse 51's Christmas Gifts: Performances of O'Henry's "Gift of the Magi" and Charles Tazwell's "The Littlest Angel." 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets $12 ($10 for senior citizens, students, military); group rates available. Arrive 15 minutes before curtain to ensure proper seating. Harvell Civic Center, 8077 Wilkinsville Road, Millington. Call 901-872-7170. playhouse51.com.

"Prison Stories VI": A performance of new work, presented by Voices of the South, and written by women currently serving time in the Shelby County prison system. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets $20. Theatre South, 1000 S. Cooper. Call 901-726-0800.

"The Santaland Diaries": Based on the outlandish and true chronicles of David Sedaris' experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy's Santaland display. Not recommended for children. Shows 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23. Tickets $35 Fridays-Saturdays, $30 Thursdays and Sundays; $22 for senior citizens, students and military. Special late-night show 10 p.m. Dec. 21. The Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper. Call 901-726-4656. playhouseonthesquare.org.

" 'Twas the Night Before Christmas": The tale of a mouse whose house gets missed by Santa. 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, and 7 p.m. Dec. 21. Play runs through Dec. 30. Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper. Call 901-726-4656.

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