"A Christmas Line' Dec. 21 and 22

DownStage Centre presents "A Christmas Line: A Musical Theater Parody and Christmas Extravaganza" on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21 and 22 at the Exeter High School Auditorium. The show is the inaugural production of DownStage Center, the company Joe Meallo and Rachel Neubauer launched shortly after the demise of Patrick Dorow Productions where they both were employed. The Friday show is at 8 p.m.; Saturday show is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 and available at www.downstagecentre.org.

'A Christmas Carol' at the Ring

'A Christmas Carol' continues at The Players' Ring in Portsmouth this weekend. It's the classic holiday story of the hardened miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. The man who wants for nothing receives the rarest of Christmas gifts when the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future take him on an overnight journey to see who he truly is, and who he is to become if he continues on his selfish path. Showtimes are 8 p.m., Friday, Dec.. 21; 3 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22; and 3 and 7 p.https://go.evvnt.com/317916-0. A Christmas m. on Sunday, Dec. 23. Tickets are $18 and available at playersring.org or by calling 436-8123, or emailing playersringnh@gmail.com.

'A Wonderful Life' through Dec. 30

New Hampshire Theatre Project presents "It's A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play" through Dec. 30 at the West End Studio Theatre. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., West End Studio Theatre is located at 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $26 to $30. Reserve a spot by calling 431-6644 or emailing reservations@nhtheatreproject.org.

Holiday Jamboree Dec. 21

Say Darling and the Soggy Po Boys will present a Holiday Jamboree from 8 to 11 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21 at 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $17 to $20 and are available at www.3sarts.org. For more information, go to www.3sarts.org or EventBrite.

'Charlie Brown Christmas' Dec. 21 to 23

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" will be presented live onstage at The Star Theatre, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery this weekend. Showtimes are Friday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets cost $15. For more information, call 207-439-3800 or email thenley@kitterycommunitycenter.org.

'Saving Santa Claus' Dec. 22 and 23

Upside Arts will present the musical play "Saving Santa Claus" at 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 22, and Sunday, Dec. 23 at the Star Theatre, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. Tickets are $10 to $15 at the door. For more information, email upsideartsllc@gmail.com.

'La Traviata' Dec. 22

The Music Hall presents the opera "La Traviata" at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, broadcast live from The Met in NYC at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $29 and $15 and are available at www.themusichall.org.

Get Cozy with the PSO Dec. 22

The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) ‘Get Cozy’ chamber music series gets festive at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, with “Brassy Baroque Christmas” and PSO Brass Quintet at South Church. The PSO Brass Quintet will play an uplifting and audience-pleasing concert consisting of holiday favorites mixed with glorious Baroque selection. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and children under 12 are free. Seating is limited and at-the-door tickets are not guaranteed to be available. Additional performance details and tickets are available at www.portsmouthsymphony.org.