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Arizona Science Center, December 1- December 31
Arizona Science Center, December 1- December 31

December 6 – 15

Mamma Mia!

The ultimate feel-good show combines ABBA’s greatest hits – including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper” and “Take a Chance on Me” – with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. The play is presented by Greasepaint Youtheatre. F-Sa, 7 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $20. Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. Second St., Scottsdale, greasepaint.org, 480-949-7529.

Stagebrush Theatre, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

greasepaint.org

December 7 – 29

Ella Enchanted: The Musical

A princess who is given the “gift” of obedience at birth must defeat an evil stepmother, a hungry ogre and this troublesome curse to find her own voice and live happily ever after. A twist on the fairy tale classic Cinderella, the musical adventure is staged by Childsplay. Sa, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m. Tickets start at $12.  Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix,  childsplayaz.org, 480-921-5700.

Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

herbergertheater.org

December 14

Holiday Shopping (FREE)

Children can shop for friends, family and even pets, choosing from a variety of items for all ages and interests, and everything is only $2. Santa’s elves provide free gift wrap, and Santa is on hand for the perfect photo op. Arrive early as supplies are limited. 10 a.m.-noon. Foothills Recreation and Aquatic Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr., Glendale, glendaleaz.com/parksandrec, 623-930-2820.

Foothills Recreation and Aquatic Center, Glendale, AZ

glendaleaz.com/parksandrec

December 15

Disney Junior Holiday Party!

This interactive show features favorite Disney Junior characters – including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Vampirina, and Bingo and Rolly from Puppy Dog Pals – performing live on stage to Disney Junior hits and other holiday classics, plus an appearance by characters from the new animated series T.O.T.S. and a visit from Santa Claus. 3 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, 85003

comericatheatre.com

December 26 – January 12

Puppet Theater

The Princess, The Unicorn and The Smelly Foot Troll is a musical show with plenty of singing, sparkles and smelly foot hilarity. W-F (except Christmas Day), 10 a.m.; Sa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $12, adults; $8, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, azuppets.org, 602-262-2050.

Great Arizona Puppet Theater, Phoenix, AZ, 85003

azpuppets.org

December 26

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts characters in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas as the Peanuts TV special comes to life on stage. The show culminates with a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the cast for traditional holiday tunes and carols. 4 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, 85003

comericatheatre.com

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