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Laura Vitanza and Cynthia Eyster as villagers and Hal Cohen as Shmerel the beggar in Acorn Productions’ “The Wandering Beggar,” which opens Friday and continues through Dec. 18 at the Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook. The play, an adaptation by local playwright Howard Rosenfield of a 1931 Yiddish book by Solomon Simon, features a collection of vignettes in which the title character must deal with dishonest servants and greedy kings. 854-0065; acorn-productions.org
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Marva Pittman is among the stars of “Broadway at Good Theater,” running Thursday through Dec. 4 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland. The show features leading man Kevin Earley, who appeared in “Les Miserables,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and other shows on Broadway. The large cast also includes Kelly Caufield, Lynne McGhee, Stephen Underwood, David Goulet, Grace Bradford, Joe Bearor, Marc Brann, Todd Daley, Marie Dittmer, Deirdre Fulton, Meredith Lamothe, Jen Means, Erik Moody, Taylor Palmer, Amy Roche and Benjamin Row.
Courtesy of Good Theater
North Pole Express train rides, steam-heated with story-telling and Santa Claus, Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay, $10. railwayvillage.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 10.
Season of Light holiday show, history and astronomy of the solstice, New Year's, Hannukkah and Christmas, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-$6. 7 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 4.
Holiday Open House, Yarmouth Historical Society. 846-6259. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Handel's "Rodelinda," Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $23-$26, $18 for students. 935-9232. 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
MERI Holidays, family party for children of all ages, Marine Environmental Research Institute, Blue Hill, free. 374-2135. 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4.
"Polar Air Mail Express" and holiday concert, Santa arrives via airplane, demo of Polar Air Mail Express and music from Mid-Coast Community Band, Owls Head Transportation Museum, free. ohtm.org. Dec. 4.
Sit with Santa, for dogs and their companions, Planet Dog Company Store, Portland, $10. planetdog.com. 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4.
Maine Red Claws, NB Development League affiliate of the Celtics, Bobcats and 76ers, Portland Exposition Building, Portland, $6 to $30. 210-6655. nba.com/dleague. Vs. Springfield, 7 p.m. Saturday; vs. Fort Wayne, 5 p.m. Dec. 4.
"My Mother's Clothes Are Not My Mother," one-woman play by Elizabeth Peavey, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12-$15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. today.
Everyman Repertory Theatre presents "God of Carnage," a comedy of manners, without the manners, Camden Opera House, $20, $10 students and children. everymanrep.org. 2 p.m. today.
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," the classic Edward Albee drama, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $15, $12 seniors and students. acorn-productions.org. 2 p.m. today.
"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12, $8 seniors and students. 642-3743. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 4.
"Meet Me in St. Louis," Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 2:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4.
David Sedaris' "Santaland Diaries," hilarious one-man show, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $20, $17 students. portlandstage.org. 2:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Through Dec. 18.
American Irish Repertory Ensemble presents "A Celtic Christmas," holiday celebration of performance, song and dance, Lucid Stage, Portland, $18-$22, under 12 $12. 799-5327. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Through Dec. 11
"Broadway at Good Theater," Broadway hits and holiday favorites, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $25-$30. 885-5883. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 4.
Portland Playback Improv Theater, "Holidays from Heaven and Hell," Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $5. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 Friday.
"The Eight: Reindeer Monologues," funny, bawdy comedy for adults, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $8. thewaldo.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $12, $10 seniors and students. sanfordmainestage.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Through Dec. 9.
"The Wandering Beggar," celebrates Jewish culture and early Eastern Europen Jewish communities, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $15, $12 students and seniors. 854-0065. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Through Dec. 18.
Freeport Players presents "WFCP's Home Time Radio Hour 2011," live band with original jingles and comedy, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10 advance, $15 door. fcponline.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 4.
Karen Montanaro's "Tanzpiel," one-woman mime and dance concert, Waldo Theater, Waldoboro, $12, $8 seniors and students. 832-6060. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Dylan Thomas' "Under Milkwood," story of a day in the life of a Welsh fishing village, benefits the Peaks Island Community Food Pantry, Brackett Memorial Church, Peaks Island, cash or food donation. 766-2735. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
"A Holiday Visit with Ida," one-woman show with Susan Poulin, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $15. 774-7200. 2 p.m. Dec. 4.