Angela Landsbury graces the stage in "Blithe Spirit" at the Ahmanson, someone made "Too Many Tamales" at Plaza de la Raza Theatre, and Rogue Artists Ensemble presents a pair of puppet-powered family shows.
Blithe Spirit Five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury stars as psychic medium Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's classic farce. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Sun., 6:30 p.m.; Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends Jan. 18. $25-$115. (213) 972-4400.
Suitcase Full of Lies! Nicole Parker's solo comedy about a 1970s sitcom star. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Sun., 8 p.m. $20. (323) 669-1550.
10 Days Before Christmas and the Night Before Hanukkah Holiday cabaret with Lee Lessack, Susannah Mars and Richard Weidlich. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Mon., 8 p.m. $22.50. (323) 669-1550.
Sharon McNight: Twisted Xmas The Tony nominee performs. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Mon., 8 p.m. $15-$35. (323) 669-1550.
Upright Cabaret's 9th Annual A Broadway Christmas Show tunes and holiday favorites; hosted by Bruce Vilanch. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Wed.-Thu., 8:30 p.m. $25, $30. (866) 468-3399.
SHINE True-life tales about forgiveness. YWCA Santa Monica/Westside, 2019 14th St., Santa Monica. Thu., 7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. (310) 452-2321.
Into the Weiss Broadway veteran Sasha Weiss performs. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Thu., 8 p.m. $15-$35. (323) 669-1550.
It's a Wonderful Life Fake Radio presents the Frank Capra classic as a radio play. Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd. Center for Inquiry West, Hollywood. Thu., 8 p.m. $20. (800) 838-3006.
The Santa Closet St. Nick gets caught up in the debate over LGBT rights in Jeffrey Solomon's solo show; for ages 14 and up. Asylum Lab, 1076 N. Lillian Way, L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 5 p.m. $12. (323) 962-1632.
Too Many Tamales Family-friendly holiday tale, with separate presentations in Spanish and English. Plaza de la Raza Theatre, 3540 N. Mission Road, L.A. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat.-next Sun., noon, 3 and 6 p.m.; ends Dec. 23. $15, $17. (213) 437-0500.
A Rockin' Rockwell Family Christmas Family-friendly holiday cabaret. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Dec. 27. $15-$35. (323) 669-1550.
The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone/Zen Shorts Rogue Artists Ensemble presents two family-friendly puppet shows based on award-winning children's books. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., L.A. Sat.-next Sun., 2 and 4 p.m. $10 per show; $15 for both. (213) 596-9468.
A Christmas Carol Parson's Nose presents a staged reading of the Dickens classic; for ages 12 and up. Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Sat., 7 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m. Pay what you will. (626) 403-7667.