A Christmas Carol: Three spirits school a major-league asshole on the spirit of the season. In previews, opens Dec. 11 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fed Drive in Solana Beach. $25-$30. www.northcoastrep.org.
The Santaland Diaries: An out-of-work actor decides to become a Macy's elf so's he can pay the holiday bills. Opens Dec. 9 at New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State St. in Carlsbad. $20. www.newvillagearts.org.
Bonnie and Clyde: The iconic bank robbers are at it again, this time in a musical. Through Dec. 20 at La Jolla Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. $43-$78. www.lajollaplayhouse.org.
Christmas on the Edge: Two crazy entrepreneurs and their friends hatch an idea to save a flagging little recording studio. Produced by Lamb's Players Theatre, it runs through Dec. 27 at the Ione and Paul Harter Stage, 1142 Orange Ave. in Coronado. $22-$58. www.lambsplayers.org.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: A stinky-faced spoilsport almost ruins the holidays for Whoville. Through Dec. 31 at The Old Globe Theatre mainstage, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. $20-$59. www.oldglobe.org.
It's a Wonderful Life: The story of George Bailey and Clarence the Angel is brought to life as a 1940s radio play. Produced by Cygnet Theatre, it runs through Dec. 27 at the Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. in Old Town. $17-$49. www.cygnettheatre.com.
Reindeer Monologues: A scandal erupts at the North Pole when Santa's reindeer accuse the boss of sexual harassment. Through Dec. 20 at Compass Theatre, 3704 Ave. in Hillcrest. $17-$20. www.compasstheatre.com.
The New Century: A Jewish matron, a flamboyant aging homosexual and a Midwestern craftswoman collide in this bill of short one-acts. Through Jan. 2 at Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. in University Heights. $29-$33. www.diversionary.org. See our review on this page.
The Seafarer: The Devil is drunk on early Christmas morning, barely able to stay on course with his evil purposes. Produced by San Diego Repertory Theatre, it runs through Dec. 13 at The Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown. $34-$47. www.sdrep.org.
Welcome to Ramallah: A pleasant conversation among two Jewish-American sisters and their Palestinian friends leads to a series of revelations that touch all of them. Through Dec. 20 at Compass Theatre, 3704 Sixth Ave. in Hillcrest. $15. www.compasstheatre.com.