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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA--

Langston Hughes' musical Black Nativity runs through Dec. 21 at The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre in San Francisco. Poetry, narration, and gospel music tell the story of the birth of Christ. $25-32. www.lgtsf.org or (415) 474-8800...

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA--Cameron Mackintosh's revival of Oliver runs at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood Dec. 2-7. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. $30-95. www.kodaktheatre.com or (323) 308-6363...

EMBODI Entertainment Company presents Sunshine for A Midnight Weary Dec 4-6 and Dec. 11-13 at the Split. Id Theatre in the Complex. Nine dissimilar characters' present lives grappling with dreams deferred, violence, racism, poverty, and suicide are presented by Los Angeles' first exclusively black female repertory. Thu.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 4 p.m. $15-20. (818) 754-2559...

The Stella Adler Theatre performs A Thousand Paper Cranes Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. This is the true story of Sadako Sasaki, a girl suffering from radiation poisoning in Hiroshima, and her belief that by folding a thousand paper cranes she will be healed. Free. (323) 465-4446...

The Cerritos Center performs Scrooge the Musical Dec. 5 at 8 p.m., Dec. 6 at 2 & 8 p.m., and Dec 7 at 2 p.m. $25-55. www.cerritoscenter.com or (800) 300-4345...

The Goethe Institute Los Angeles presents Patrick Suesskind's The Double Bass starring Louis Fantasia in a one-man play Dec. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. $5. (323) 525-3388...

OCC Repertory Company Stage stages its annual holiday show for children, An Old Fashioned Melodrama and Ice Cream Social, Dec 6-7 and 12-14. Fri.-Sun. 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. $5-8. (714) 432-5880...

Speaking of Stories' presents its holiday show at the Lobero Theatre Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Santa Barbara. Emmy award?winner Jay Thomas (Cheers, Murphy Brown) reads Ron Carlson's "The H Street Sledding Record," Jon Koos reads Trosclair's "Cajun Night Before Christmas," and Tony Miratti reads Jean Shepherd's "In God We Trust" made famous by A Christmas Story. $30. (805) 963-0761...

The American Cinematheque screens Tim Burton's Big Fish Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m., followed by a discussion with Burton. The film stars Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor in a fabled relationship about father and son. $6-9. www.egyptiantheatre.com or (323) 466-3456...

Sierra Repertory Theatre in Sonora presents Songs of the Season Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. The show combines Broadway tunes with holiday songs in sneak preview of the company's 2004 holiday season. The show will preview Cats, Grease, Annie Get Your Gun, Cinderella, and the Buddy Holly Story. Following the show is an artists' reception with desserts and champagne. Proceeds will benefit the theatre. $25. (209) 532-3120...

A Noise Within presents A Wilde Holiday: Fairy Tales by Oscar Wilde Dec. 12-21 at Glendale's Masonic Temple Building. The show combines Wilde's "The Selfish Giant," "The Happy Prince," and "The Star Child" with poetry by Lewis Carroll and Christina Rossetti and music by Laura Carpman, four-time Emmy award winner. Fri-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. Extra performance Dec 20, 2 p.m. $26-40. Also, A Noise Within hosts A Victorian Tea Holiday Event Dec. 21, 3:30-6:30 p.m. The event includes an evening tea with meats, pies, fruits, teas, and hot spiced cider. Celebrity guests will read their favorite classic holiday tales, 4:30-5:30 p.m. $35-45. (818) 240-0910 x 1.

--Emily Pauker

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