“A CHRISTMAS STORY,” Dec. 7-8, Muskogee Little Theatre, Cincinnati and D streets. Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest of the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Information: www.muskogeelittletheatre.com and click on Auditions or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The production is sponsored by Armstrong Bank and presented with the assistance of the Oklahoma Arts Council.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENTS “DRALION,” Dec. 12-16, BOK Center, Tulsa. Tickets: $37, $57, $77, $97 and $147. Information: www.bokcenter.com or (866) 726-5287.
“TWELVE ANGRY PEOPLE,” 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 6 p.m. Dec. 15, Muskogee High School cafeteria. The MHRT/Drama Club is presenting the performance. The Dec. 15 performance is a dinner theater, which will be catered by Gino’s. Dinner show tickets are $15 and must be ordered 24 hours in advance. Dec. 14 tickets and show-only tickets for Dec. 15 are $5. Information: (918) 348-8653.
“THE NUTCRACKER” through Dec. 23, Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Expect a more traditional story line complete with new children dances, the traditional opening of the presents under the Christmas tree and, in Act Two, a traditional yet revisited and re-choreographed appearance by famed Mother Ginger! All performances include live music provided by Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Tickets start at $20 and may be purchased by calling (918) 749-6006 or by visiting www.tulsaballet.org.