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Theater events
For the week of Dec. 9-15
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This week

The Holly Christmas Show, Dahlonega. "Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical," Friday-Monday and Dec. 17-20, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3759.

"A Tuna Christmas," Elberton. Encore Productions. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday, Elbert Theatre, 203 Elbert St., Elberton. 706-283-1049.

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," Demorest. 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Habersham Community Theater, 1370 Washington St., Clarkesville. 770-778-3000, ext. 1152.

"Beauty and the Beast," Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Chestatee High School, 3005 Sardis Road, Gainesville.

"Steel Magnolias," Dawsonville. Friday and Saturday. Dawson County Middle School Theater. $8 for students, $10 for seniors and DCAC members, $12 for adults. 706-216-2787,


"Arsenic and Old Lace," Dahlonega. January 28-30, Feb. 3-6 and 10-13, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3759.


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.

"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," Cumming. Next Stage Theatre Company. Based on the screenplay of "Miracle on 34th Street." Through 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. Through Dec. 26, The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta.

"OVO," Atlanta. Cirque du Soleil. Through Jan. 2: 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1 and 5 p.m. Sundays. Check the OVO website for holiday times. Atlantic Station, 171 17th St. NW, Atlanta. $35-$230. 800-450-1480.

"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. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; 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