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THE 1940'S RADIO HOUR Theatre in the Square presents the play about radio broadcasts to troops overseas during Christmas '42. The Mainstage, 11 Whitlock Ave. Through Dec. 31. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 7 and 9:30, Sun. 2:30 and 7 p.m. $20-$30. 770-422-8369.
2ND BASE COMEDY TROUPE Startime Dinner Theatre presents the improvisational, musical and sketch comedy group to perform mature shows for those 18 years old and up. Audience participation is the norm. 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. Saturdays. 10:30 p.m. $5. 770-924-3220.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Alliance Theatre Co. presents Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale about Scrooge. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. Through Dec. 24. Tues.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2:30 p.m., Sun. 7:30 p.m. $16-$45. 404-733-5000.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Newnan Community Theatre Co. presents its 20th anniversary production of the Christmas classic. 24 1st Ave., Newnan. Through Dec. 16. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m. $6-$8. 770-251-NCTC.
ALICE: IN WONDERLAND OnStage Atlanta presents Deb Gerlach's and John Forman's adaptation of the fantasy classic. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. Through Dec. 30. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2:30 p.m. $18-$23. 404-733-5000.
ANTONY & CLEOPATRA The Atlanta Shakespeare Co. presents the Bard's tale of the legendary love that divided a kingdom and destroyed lives. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. Through Dec. 17. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 6:30 p.m. $10-$24.50. 404-874-5299.
BAH HOMO Funny...That Way! Theatre Co. presents Deb Flanagan Calabria's Christmas play loosely based on A Christmas Carol. The play centers on Onmyneezsir Screwed, the town miser and homophobe. Studio B, 731 Highland Ave. Through Dec. 16. 8 p.m. $10-$15. 404-893-3344.
CHRISTMAS CANTEEN Aurora Theatre presents its annual holiday musical performance. This year the show heads to the South Pacific with songs from WWII and seasonal carols. 3087-B Main St., Duluth. Through Dec. 23. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7 p.m. $17-$18. 770-476-7926.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S DRALION The big-top show combines the ancient Chinese acrobatic tradition with Cirque's avant-garde approach to circus performances. Acts include the Ballet on Lights, hoop diving, double trapeze and more. Turner Field Green Parking Lot on Hank Aaron Drive. Through Dec. 21 and Jan. 4-Jan. 14. Tues.-Wed. 8 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. 5 and 9 p.m., Sat. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sun. 1 and 5 p.m. and Dec. 19-20 at 5 and 9 p.m. $26.75-$60. 800-678-5440.
COMEDY RESPONSE UNIT The Red Chair Theatre presents the group to perform its brand of innovative improv. 662 11th St. Fri. and Sat. 9:30 p.m. $7. 404-872-HAHA.
HOLIDAY ON THIN ICE PushPush Theater presents a series of short plays offering an alternative to the usual holiday theater fare. Featured shorts include "Pig, "Turkey or Ham, "He KNOWS, "The Gift of the Magpie, "Baby, Jesus! and more. 1123 Zonolite Road. Through Dec. 23 and Dec. 25-31. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $10-$15. 404-892-7876.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE MURDER Agatha's--A Taste Of Mystery presents the comic murder mystery about an anonymous sniper who is picking off holiday shoppers at a mall. Enjoy a five-course dinner with the show. 693 Peachtree St. Through Jan. 17. Tues.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $40-$50. 404-875-4321.
I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Horizon Theatre Co. presents the musical comedy that takes on the truths and myths of contemporary relationships. 1083 Austin Ave. Through Dec. 31. Wed.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8:30 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. $16-$25. 404-584-7450.
INSPECTING CAROL Neighborhood Playhouse presents the holiday comedy about a would-be actor mistaken for an official in the National Endowment for the Arts. 430 W. Trinity Place, Decatur. Through Dec. 17. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $12-$18. 404-373-5311.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Class Act Theatre presents Mary Binaco's adaptation of the holiday classic. 6 Powder Spring St., Marietta. Through Dec. 23. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $10-$12. 770-579-3156.
JOYFUL NOISE Art Within presents Tim Slover's play, a behind-the-scenes look at the drama involved in the creation of Handel's classic choral piece, Messiah. 14th St. Playhouse, 173 14th St. Through Dec. 23. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. $18-$20. 404-733-5000.
LAUGHING MATTERS The South's longest running improv company performs new comedy shows. Come eat, drink and laugh. Second Fri. at Dave & Buster's in Gwinnett County the Steve Reynolds Boulevard exit and every Sat. at Manuel's Tavern, 602 N. Highland. 8 p.m. $7-$10. 404-874-4050.
LOOT The Actor's Express presents Joe Orton's black comedy proving that money is the root of all evil. King Plow Arts Center, 887 W. Marietta St., Suite J-107. Through Dec. 23. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $20-$25. 404-607-7469.
NUNSENSE Stage Door Players presents Dan Goggin's musical. N. DeKalb Cultural Arts Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Through Dec. 23. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. $14-$18. 770-396-1726.