“Inspecting Carol” Sycamore Rouge presents a comedy of errors about a man seeking an audition at a small theater who is given a lead role in a production of “A Christmas Carol.” Opening Dec. 4 with show times at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with 4 p.m. showings on Sundays, continuing through Dec. 20. $18-$22. 21 W. Old St. in Petersburg, 957-5707.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Theatre IV presents this off-beat Christmas tale about six child terrors forced into taking part in their church's annual holiday production. $17-$22. Performances begin Dec. 5 and continue through Dec. 21. For detailed ticket information call 344-8040. 114 W. Broad St.
“A Tuna Christmas” A holiday sequel to “Greater Tuna,” the inhabitants of the third smallest town in Texas do their best to prepare for the holiday season. Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, the Swift Creek Mill production has actors John Hagadorn and Richard Koch assuming the roles of over a dozen characters each. Performances continue through Jan. 10. $35. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203.
“Sander's Family Christmas” The Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern presents this sequel to its 2007 hit “Smoke on the Mountain,” through Jan. 25. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. $38. For tickets and performance times call 282-2620.
“This Wonderful Life” The Barksdale Theatre at Willow Lawn reimagines this classic Christmas tale concerning the life of Bedford Falls' George Bailey, with shows through Jan. 11. $32-$38. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.
“The Widow's Blind Date” The Firehouse Theatre presents this drama about the reunion of three former high school classmates by Israel Horovitz through Dec. 6 with shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and matinees on Nov. 16, 23, and 30 at 4 p.m. $10-$25. 1609 W. Broad St. 595-4849.