Winner of seven Tony awards, story of Depression-era orphan is replayed at Miracle Theater's Actor's Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 4. Tickets $27-$100. Details: (305) 444-9293.
'TIMES LIKE THESE'
John O'Keefe's drama "Times Like These" runs through Saturday. Presentations 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. At New Theater, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 443-5909, or www.new-theater.org.
'A CHRISTMAS CAROL'
Dickens' timeless classic presented by New Community Players and Celebration Arts at 7 p.m., Old Cutler Presbyterian Church, 14401 Old Cutler Road. Through Friday. $10. Details: (305) 238-8121.
'THE SNOW QUEEN'
The magic of puppetry and dance of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" comes to the Amaturo Theater in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The larger-than-life Hudson Vagabond Puppets tell the story of a young girl that enlists the aid of a wise reindeer, a crow, and a robber on a journey to the Snow Queen's palace to rescue her friend. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Admission $5. Details: (954) 462-0222.
"The Nutcracker: Men in Tights (and Other Fairy Tales)" presents the South Beach Gay Men's Chorus in its first appearance at downtown Miami's historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. The show's first act blends classic holiday songs from around the world with witty monologues and snappy vignettes-modern fairy tales. The second act adapts Tchaikovsky's ballet classic, "The Nutcracker," taking the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy and all the other familiar characters on a slightly different journey. $18-$25 VIP for Saturday performance $45, includes pre-show cocktail reception. Details: (305) 604-8787 or www.sobegaychorus.org.
'WHAT THE BUTLER SAW'
Play by Joe Orton opens 8 p.m., GableStage at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Tickets $35. Runs through Jan. 11. Special New Year's Eve performance (proceeds to benefit educational programming at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 followed by a champagne supper, $100 per person). Details: (305) 446-1116.