A Christmas Carol
A creative retelling of the holiday classic, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6-7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. $65. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.
Adelphi Jazz Ensemble
The student ensemble presents a spirited holiday concert, Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. Program includes Latin, swing, bebop, fusion, and funk. $15. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu.
Comedy-thriller involving a seemingly mild-mannered philosophy professor who is driven to murder to protect his reputation and career, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. $20 Friday and Sunday, $25 Saturday. Arena Players, Vanderbilt Museum Carriage House Theater, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 293-0674 or www.arenaplayers.org.
The county music star in her holiday concert, “The Joy of Christmas,” Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $29.50-$69.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
Season of Light Holiday Concert
Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner with Kim and Reggie Harris celebrate the season, Friday, Dec. 7, 8:30 p.m.(open mic at 7:30 p.m.). $20, $22 atdoor. Garden Stage at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau, 223 Stewart Ave.,Garden City. 248-8891 or www.gardenstage.com.
The Off-Broadway comedy about the lives and friendships of three Texas cheerleaders, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. $20 $17 seniors and students Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.
The musical homage to the Great White Way, Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m. 25, $23 seniors, $18 students, $14 youths 12 and under; $28 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.
Hofstra Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
A festive holiday concert, Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. $10, $8 seniors and students. Hofstra University, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, California Ave., South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstra.edu/music.
Holiday Doo Wop
Classic oldies are revisited, Saturday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. With The Duprees, Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners, The Happenings, The Legendary Teenagers, Emil Stucchio & The Classics, The Devotions, and more. $39.50-$59.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
Mandolin player Avi Avital, harpist Sivan Magen and guitarist Nadav Len in concert, Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. $20-$35. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 678-5000 ext. 7715 or www.madisontheatreny.org.
Adelphi Chorus and Vocal Ensemble
The student ensembles perform festival choral music for Christmas and Hanukkah, Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. $15. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu.
The singer-songwriter performs “Season of Holidays,” Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Program includes nostalgic favorites, contemporary songs and original compositions. Tickets required. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.
United Choral Society
The chorus presents their annual holiday concert, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.