The theaters are full of wonderful holiday classics this month but if you're in the mood for something different there's still plenty to see. Here are a few ideas for December theater-goers, no toy soldiers or mistletoe in sight.
Olga: A Farewell Concert at Aurora Theatre Through December 23
Last year actor/singer Beth Wilmurt and her band first presented this cabaret-in-development, in which she quasi-inhabits the persona of Anton Chekhov’s Olga, from his play “Three Sisters.” Now Wilmurt returns to the Aurora with the new iteration of the piece. See details.
Southern Lights at Z Space Through December 22
It’s east Texas in July in local playwright Lee Brady’s revival of her 1993 play about “shattered love” between the daughter and adopted son of a country music legend (think Hank Williams or Johnny Cash). Learn more.
Avenue Q at New Conservatory Theatre Center Through January 6
Everyone's favorite foul mouthed puppets are back at NCTC for the sixth anniversary of the Tony Award-winning Avenue Q. This "smash hit" (Bay Area Reporter) won over critics and audiences alike in its previous engagements at NCTC, being declared "a local tradition" by San Francisco Travel. Learn more.