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Comedian Jay Phillips, whose resume includes parts in "Semi-Pro" featuring Will Ferrell, "Baby Mama" with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and a reoccurring role on NBC's "Kath and Kim," brings his show to Coconut Grove. 8:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Additional performances Dec. 26 and 27. Improv Comedy Club, 3390 Mary St., suite 182, Coconut Grove. $16.05 plus a two-drink minimum per person. Details: (305) 441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com.
A holiday musical take on the poem that inspired its title, "Another Night Before Christmas" examines the indulgence of the holiday season through the experiences of a dispirited social worker destined to celebrate another lonely Christmas in her New York apartment. Plans change on her way home Christmas Eve when she stumbles upon a homeless man claiming to be "someone special in her life." 8 p.m. Actors' Playhouse at Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Ends Dec. 27. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Presented in the intimate setting at GableStage, political drama "Farragut North" follows a press secretary's rise and entrance into the world of dirty, backroom politics amidst a tight presidential primary race. The Off-Broadway show is a tale of loyalty, lust for power and the personal costs of achieving it. 8 p.m. Additional performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Ends Jan. 24. $37.50-$42.50. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
"Parked," a play by local artist Vanessa Garcia, is performed by Nicole Garcia and Ozzie Rodriguez. The performance follows two architects, Luke and Lorena, childhood friends who find themselves stuck with the daunting task of designing a park where every architecture venture attempted in the past has failed. As they reach their 48-hour deadline, the pair begins to find out untold secrets about the other and come to question whether their bond will be broken in the midst of the challenging design task. 7 p.m. Just the Funny Theatre, 3119 Coral Way, Miami. $15. Details: (305) 450-9931 or www.thekrane.com.
Two comedy shows hosted by Benji Brown with comedians from Black Entertainment Television and HBO's Def Comedy Jam appear in the Improv Comedy Club's comedy jam. 10 p.m. Improv Comedy Club, 3390 Mary St., suite 182, Coconut Grove. $12.50 plus a two-drink minimum per person. Details: (305) 441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com.