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This week, theatres are easing their way into the transitional season, leaving behind fall’s Thanksgiving shows and preparing a slew of winter holiday programs. There’s still time to celebrate Thanksgiving week with You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown musical, which plays now until Nov. 28 at Winston- Salem’s new Hanesbrands Theatre at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The production is presented by DC’s No Rules Theatre Company and was a part of Winston-Salem’s annual event 6 Days in November. Don’t miss actor Chris French’s role as Snoopy, as he skillfully convinces audiences that he is a dog rather than a human.

Award-winning Elvis tribute artist Stephen Freeman will ease audiences into the holiday spirit with Christmas with Elvis, a special Christmas show at the Barn Dinner Theatre playing now until Dec. 4. His sincere tribute to the King will astonish the whole family. Many dates have been booked months in advance, so make your reservation early.

Next week will kick-off with a traditional A Christmas Carol production by North Carolina Shakespeare Festival at High Point Theatre. They will present Dickens’ play Dec. 3-Dec. 19. As the play is a holiday tradition, tickets can sell out early, so plan ahead and don’t miss out on Scrooge’s miraculous journey with the three ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

And you certainly wouldn’t want to miss out on the Raleigh Ringers, ”an internationally acclaimed community hand-bell choir based in Raleigh.”

They’ll be performing at the Carolina Theatre Dec. 5 as part of Greensboro’s Downtown in December.

Also coming up is David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries, presented at Triad Stage UpStage Cabaret Dec. 7-23. Buy tickets early if you want to enjoy this elfgone-bad’s wickedly hilarious complaints about the chaos of Christmas shopping.

More joyous productions will be coming next week as we’re hurled into the season to be merry.

For more information on the above events flip to our theater venue listing for box office numbers and websites.

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