Theatre

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ALICE IN WON­DER­LAND This fam­i­lyfriendly pan­tomime wants to take you down the rab­bit hole into a twisted take on a tra­di­tional story. Pond Play­house, 6 Parkhill Road, To Dec 9

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Nep­tune dishes up a se­ri­ous dose of hol­i­day cheer by trans­form­ing the iconic film about a guardian an­gel on Christmas Eve into a mu­sic-filled stage piece. Nep­tune Theatre, 1593 Ar­gyle Street, Nov 21-Dec 31

LUL­LABY: INSIDE THE HAL­I­FAX EX­PLO­SION To mark the Hal­i­fax Ex­plo­sion’s 100th an­niver­sary, Eastern Front Theatre presents this dra­matic, emo­tive ex­pe­ri­ence that ex­plores lit­tle-told sto­ries of Nova Sco­tia’s Mi’kmaq and Black com­mu­ni­ties on Dec 6, 1917. Mar­itime Mu­seum of the At­lantic, 1675 Lower Water Street, To Dec 9, 7:30pm; Through Dec 10, 2pm, $15/$20

THE NUTCRACKER Sym­phony Nova Sco­tia’s hol­i­day tra­di­tion sees Tchaikovsky’s clas­sic bal­let get the full or­ches­tral treat­ment while dancers from Hal­i­fax Dance, Mer­maid Theatre of Nova Sco­tia and Canada’s Bal­let Jör­gen sweep you up in a tale of love and courage. Re­becca Cohn Au­di­to­rium, 6101 Univer­sity Av­enue, 7:30pm; Dec 9-10, 2pm; Dec 14, 4pm; Dec 15, 7:30pm; Dec 16, 2 & 7:30pm

SEA­SONAL AFFECTIVE DRA­MAS: DOWN

THE DRAIN AND THE WAIT­ING

GENTLEWOMAN A dou­ble bill pre­mier­ing two orig­i­nal short plays, Sea­sonal Affective Dra­mas are sto­ries of art col­lid­ing with the re­al­ity of daily life. First up? Down The Drain charts a friend­ship be­tween a blue-col­lar groundskeeper and a dis­af­fected vis­ual artist. The Wait­ing Gen­tle

woman, mean­while, sees a pre­ten­tious theatre maker and poet’s mar­riage dis­solv­ing in the mid­dle of a van­ity pro­duc­tion of Much Ado About

Noth­ing. The Liv­ing Room, 2353 Agri­cola Street, Dec 13-16

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