When A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant opened in Los Angeles in 2003, upset members of the church threatened legal action against the production. But you know what they say: Haters gonna hate. Critics have raved about the musical for a decade. Now you can see it staged by Las Vegas’ own Table 8 Productions Dec. 4-20 at Art Square Theatre. Table8LV.com.
THE WORLD’S A STAGE
SparkNotes are good, but the best way to wrap your mind around Shakespeare is to see his works live. Cozy up to the Nevada Conservatory Theatre’s presentation of As You Like It Dec. 5-14 at UNLV’s Black Box Theatre. UNLV.edu/PAC.
MUSIC TO YOUR EARS
Wanna give back and receive this holiday season? Trade a new, unwrapped toy for a pass to the 11th annual Toys for Tickets All-Star Jam at Club Madrid in Sunset Station on Dec. 7. Donations are accepted at Findlay Honda Northwest. Headliners include country music hit makers Big & Rich, David Nail and the Swon Brothers. 955theBull.com.
In case you hadn’t heard, NFR has saddled up again. For those who want to appreciate the spirit of the rodeo without inhaling any hoof dust, there’s the Art of the American Cowboy Exhibit at South Point Dec. 7-14. All kinds of equine-inspired artworks will be on display and available for purchase. ArtoftheAmericanCowboy.com.