You’ll recognize a few things in “An Improvised Christmas Carol,” returning for more holiday spontaneity Dec. 6 to 16 at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St., Hartford. There’s still a miser named Scrooge, but his occupation changes from show to show, as do the performing styles assumed by the ghosts who torment him. All told, audience suggestions are responsible for three dozen separate details at each performance. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and a family-friendly show is 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18, $10 children. 860-578-4TEA, seateaimprov.com.
They Mom So Hard
When comedians Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley became mothers, their careers took a hard turn. They turned the joys and tribulations of parenthood into #IMOMSOHARD, a series of viral videos that has morphed into live comedy tours. Hensley and Smedley, sans children, will be at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, with their “IMOMSOHARD Mom’s Night Out Round 2” show Dec. 7. Tickets are $39.75-$49.75. 800-FOXWOODS, foxwoods.com.
And To All A Good Night
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus performs its annual holiday show Dec. 7, 8, 9 at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. The celebrated 60-voice chorus presents an evening of songs of peace and goodwill toward all, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and some very tipsy elves. Dec. 7 and 8 at 8 p.m., Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $45. hartfordgaymenschorus.com
Leslie Odom Jr.
Leslie Odom Jr. began an impressive career with a Broadway debut in “Rent” at just 17 but is best known for originating the role of Aaron Burr in “Hamilton,” winning the 2016 Tony Award for best leading actor in a musical. Odom performs holiday tunes, classics and Broadway hits when he stops in Hartford for a concert with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at the Bushnell on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $45 to $103 at bushnell.org/leslieodomjr and 860-987-5900.
Festival of Trees & Traditions
The Wadsworth Atheneum’s annual fundraiser show of Christmas trees and wreaths ends Dec. 9. The event features holiday trees decorated by community members, artists and organizations displayed in the museum galleries. Trees and wreaths are for sale with proceeds museum programs. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Surcharge of $3 added to regular museum admission during festival, bringing admission to $18, $15 seniors, $8 students, 17 and younger and Hartford residents $3. thewadsworth.org.
Two of the season’s “Nutcracker” performances on the same days: The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory, with cameo roles performed by Torrington School of Ballet students, dances its version at the Bushnell in Hartford on Dec. 8 and 9 at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets $38 to $60. nutmegconservatory.org/nutcracker
The Eastern Connecticut Ballet (pictured) performs its version of the holiday ballet Dec. 8 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State St. in New London. Tickets are $17 to $52. gardearts.org.
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