Paul Haley stars in “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” Photo courtesy of Theater at Monmouth

‘Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol’
7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St., Monmouth, $37, $32 seniors, $23 seniors.
Theater at Monmouth puts a feather in its 53rd season with Tom Mula’s humorous but still poignant interpretation of “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” Marley is doomed to spend eternity with an evil sprite named Bogie. In order to liberate his own soul, Marley must redeem the one of his sinister boss, Scrooge, and thus begins a voyage of laughter, fear, renewal, friendship and redemption. Theater at Monmouth’s Paul Haley portrays all the characters, including Christmas Past and Present, Cratchit and Fezziwig, along with the story’s narrator.

Vicki Summers in “Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale.” Photo courtesy of Saco River Theatre

‘Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale’
7:30 p.m. Friday. Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills, $15.
For one night only, you can catch a one-woman show about the life of Bella Indianer, who survived the Russian pogroms (massacres) in what is now modern-day Ukraine and eventually came to America, where she married and raised a family. Vicki Summers is Indianer’s granddaughter, and she portrays all the characters in “Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale.” The story is one of courage, resiliency, love and even humor, and its mission is to shine a light on the Jewish American’s immigrant experience, while also inspiring viewers to document their own family histories.

The North Pole Express. Photo courtesy of Boothbay Railway Village Museum.

The North Pole Express
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Dec. 18. Boothbay Railway Village Museum, 586 Wiscasset Road (Route 27), Boothbay, $21, 2 and under free.
Thrill every kid and young-hearted person in your life with a ride on The North Pole Express at Boothbay Railway Village. The fun begins with writing a letter to Santa before climbing onto the 1904 train where you’ll ride through a scenic forest and historic village. Your destination is the North Pole, where Santa will be waiting and kids will be gifted a keepsake. After the ride, the merriment continues at the village, where you can visit Spruce Point Chapel for a storybook reading, see the ’40s-era vintage holiday display in the Harrington House Barn and go on a elf hunt with prizes on the line.

See ‘Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon’ in Brunswick. Blueee77/

‘Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon’
7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 5 to 7. Regal Brunswick, 19 Gurnet Road, Brunswick, $12.50.
He’s been gone for nearly two decades, but country singer Johnny Cash’s legacy is eternal. Here’s a chance to see the man in black on the big screen in the new documentary “Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon.” The film takes a deep dive into his life with never-before-heard conversations with Cash and interviews with musicians like Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd and Tim McGraw. Depression and addiction brought Cash to a dark, lonely place until he placed his faith in the divine. See it all in Brunswick.

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