A Christmas Carol
A creative retelling of the holiday classic, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13-14, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2 and 8 p.m. $65. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.
The Irish Tenors
Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan share holiday favorites in their “Christmas Spectacular,” Thursday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. $29.50-$69.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
Eric Bogosian’s drama about a group of aimless twenty-somethings, presented by Nassau Community College’s Department of Theatre and Dance, Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 13-15, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. $9, $7 seniors Nassau Community College’s Mainstage Theatre, Garden City. 572-7676.
Comedy-thriller involving a seemingly mild-mannered philosophy professor who is driven to murder to protect his reputation and career, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16, 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 musical homage to the Great White Way, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16, 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 Chorale and Chamber Choir
David Fryling directs the ensembles in an eclectic choral program, Friday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. $10, $8 seniors andstudents. Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Ave., Garden City. 463-6644.
Pat Cooper and Tony Danza
The comedian is joined by Tony Dana for an evening of standup, involving an Italian Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. $49.50-$69.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
The Off-Broadway comedy about the lives and friendships of three Texas cheerleaders, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. $20 $17 seniors and students Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.
The Chorale presents “A Winter Festival,” Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Program includes Christmas and Hanukkah favorites. $8 in advance, $10 at door. Merle Avenue School, 145 Merle Ave., Oceanside. 764-2787.
Adelphi Dance Showcase
Department of Dance students perform their own original choreography, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Reservations suggested. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu.
Trans Siberian Orchestra’s The Lost Christmas Eve
The progressive rockers present their acclaimed rock opera, Saturday, Dec. 15, 3 and 8 p.m. $37.50-$77. Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Cellist Lionel Cottet and pianist Louis Schwizgebel in concert, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra performs its annual holiday conconcert, with the Mineola Choral Society, Sunday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. Program includes classics and traditional Christmas favorites. Free admission; donation of an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots is requested. Chaminade High School, 340 Jackson Ave., Mineola. 565-0646.