Holiday events: Onstage

David Bellmer and his son, Shaun Bellmer, reprise their roles as Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim in The Augusta Players' A Christmas Carol on Dec. 8-9.

AIKEN CIVIC BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 8-9, Etherredge Center at USC Aiken; $20 adults, $15 seniors and children; Etherredge Center box office (803) 641-3305; information, (803) 648-5771 or


CHRISTMAS BELLES: 8 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 14-15; 3 p.m. Dec. 9, 16, William Miller Bouknight Theatre, 405 Main St., Edgefield, S.C.; Edgefield County Theatre Co.; (803) 637-3833, edgefieldcountytheatre

THE AUGUSTA PLAYERS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; $17-$43; (706) 826-4707,

BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; international cast; rediscover the magic of the season; $45, $50, $55;

MISCONCEPTION: THE LOST GOSPEL OF CHRISTMAS: Original musical comedy by Mark Swanson 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 13-15, Le Chat Nor, 304 Eighth St.; $30; (706) 722-3322,

CUTNO DANCE CENTER: HOLIDAY CHEER: NUTCRACKER IN THE CITY: Noon Saturday, Dec. 15, Augusta Preparatory Day School Hull Fine Arts Center, 285 Flowing Wells Road; $15 advance, $18 at door; (706) 364-3442,

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