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Theater events
For the week of Nov. 18-24
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This week

"The Escape Triad," Gainesville. Gainesville High School Drama Department. 7:30 p.m. today, Gainesville High School Performing Arts Center (The Ware House), 830 Century Place, Gainesville. $5. Tickets sold on performance dates, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the GHS front lobby, or reserved by e-mail at ghstheatre@bellsouth.net.

"Steel Magnolias," Demorest. Piedmont College Theatre. Today-Sunday, Black Box Theatre, Swanson Center for Performing Arts & Education, Piedmont College, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. $10 general admission; $5 students and seniors; free for Piedmont faculty, staff and students. 706-778-3000, ext. 1355.

Upcoming

"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," Cumming. Next Stage Theatre Company. Based on the screenplay of "Miracle on 34th Street." Nov. 26-Dec. 18, Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students; $12.50 for Thursday performances. 770-781-9178.

"Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker," Atlanta. Nov. 27-Dec. 26, The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta.

"Funny Girl," Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-3, The Ware House, Gainesville High School, 830 Century Place, Gainesville. $5. 770-536-4441.

"The Nutcracker," Gainesville. Gainesville Ballet. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. 770-532-4241.

The Holly Christmas Show, Dahlonega. The Holly's version of "A Christmas Carol." Dec. 3-6, 10-13 and 17-20, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3759.

"A Tuna Christmas," Elberton. Encore Productions. Dec. 3-10: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Elbert Theatre, 203 Elbert St., Elberton. 706-283-1049.

"It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," Flowery Branch. Radio-style sound effects, "cigarette girls" selling concessions and local company "on-air" commercials. Fifth Row Center Theater. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11, 3 p.m. Dec. 12; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18, The Springs Church, 6553 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. $8 children, students and seniors; $10 adults. 678-357-7359 or info@fifthrowcenter.com.

Ongoing

Tuesday Night (Mystery) Club, Alto. Murder mystery. 6 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, St. Thomas Anglican Church, 1636 Mud Creek Road, Alto. 706-754-8165.

"OVO," Atlanta. Cirque du Soleil. Through Dec. 19: 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1 and 5 p.m. Sundays. No performance Nov. 30. Atlantic Station, 171 17th St. NW, Atlanta. $35-$230. 800-450-1480.

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