Theater and special events

Theater

Regional

ALLEN THEATRE, PlayhouseSquare, 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Cleveland Play House – ”A Christmas Story,” through Dec. 23, $25-$110. www.playhousesquare.org or call 216-241-6000.

BENEDUM CENTER, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh: “A Christmas Story, The Musical,” 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, $31-$77. 412-456-6666.

THE CABARET AT THEATRE SQUARE, 655 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh: ”The Toxic Avenger,” through Dec. 18. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $42.75-$54.75. 412-456-6666 or www.CLOcabaret.com

CHAGRIN VALLEY LITTLE THEATRE, 40 River St., Chagrin Falls: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Dec. 17 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 4 and 18, $20 adults and $16 students and senior citizens; “Visiting Mr. Green,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4, River Street Playhouse, $12. 440-247-8955.

OHIO THEATRE, Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Great Lakes Theater — “A Christmas Carol,” Saturday through Dec. 23, $28-$75. www.playhousesquare.org or call 216-241-6000.

Special Events

Local

B&O STATION, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association Whistle Blow, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

EASTWOOD MALL, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles: Festival of Trees, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 18; Holiday Story Time with Mrs. Claus, 11 a.m. Wednesday through Dec. 21. 330-652-6980.

METROPARKS FARM, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield: Santa’s Winter Barn, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 330-533-7572.

MILL CREEK METROPARKS, Youngstown: Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; , call 330-740-7107 for reservations; Volunteer-led Recreational Hike, 9 a.m. Wednesday, meet at golf course overflow parking lot. 330-702-3000.

Regional

PLAYHOUSE SQUARE, 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Holidazzle, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, free. www.playhousesquare.org

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