“A Very Die Hard Christmas,” Blue Barn Theatre, 1106 S. 10th St., Friday through Dec. 22. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. 6 p.m. this Sunday (Dec. 1), 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Additional shows: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 seniors available at Educator, military and BLUCrew tickets available through the box office. Information: or 402-345-1576.

“Elf,” Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St., Friday through Dec. 22. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. this Saturday (Dec. 2) and Dec. 8, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $27 main floor, $22 balcony. Reservations are required and tickets are limited. Information: or 402-345-4849.


“Street Corner Stories,” Brigit St. Brigit Theatre, opens Dec. 6. Information: or 402-502-4910.

“In-Laws, Outlaws and Other People (That Should Be Shot),” Lofte Community Theatre, opens Dec. 7. Information: or 402-234-2553.

“Jesus Christ Superstar,” Omaha Performing Arts Broadway Series, opens Dec. 10. Information: or 402-345-0606.


A Christmas Carol,” Omaha Community Playhouse Hawks Mainstage, 6915 Cass St., through Dec. 23. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning in December and Monday, Dec. 23. Exception: No performance on Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving). Tickets: $40-$50 adults, $26-$30 students, with prices varying by performance. Information: or 402-553-0800.

“Orlando,” University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Theatre, Weber Fine Arts Building, 6001 Dodge St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 5-7. Tickets: $16 general admission, UNO students free with MavCard. Information: or 402-554-7529.

“Yesterday and Today,” Omaha Community Playhouse Howard Drew Theatre, 6915 Cass St., through Dec. 31. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. this Sunday (Dec. 1), 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Additional shows 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets: Start at $40 and vary by performance. Information: or 402-553-0800.

Betsie covers a little bit of everything for The World-Herald's Living section, including theater, religion and anything else that might need attention. Phone: 402-444-1267.

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