"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical"
Today through Dec. 20
Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.
From $35, Kimmelcenter.org
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the beloved Claymation classic, this stage musical stays true to the bulbous yet dainty proportions and technicolors of the mid-century original. Featuring expressive costumes and detailed puppets, this engaging story will be as magical live as it is on the screen.
"The Book of Mormon"
Through Dec. 27
Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St.
From $67, Telecharge.com
The highly lauded musical by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone is back in Philly for the holidays. Since 2011, the show has won a cascade of awards, including a Grammy and multiple Tonys. This sarcastic take on the earnestness of religion is somehow still celebratory of the culture it skewers, making it fun for Christmas devotees and Grinches alike.
"DTF: Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour"
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.
Comedian Darryl Charles and sexpert Dr. Timaree present a sex ed/comedy/game show at legendary restaurant Franky Bradley’s, which earlier this year reopened after a nearly 30-year hiatus. The spot retains the original’s all-welcoming vibe of quirk and bawdiness, hosting DJs, parties and burlesque performers. Tommy Pope and Katelyn Regan will join the show.
Sunday, 8 p.m.
TLA, 334 South St.
Originally from Philly, L.A. comedian Clint Coley has made a huge name for himself, winning accolades like first place at the Apollo’s amateur night, a headlining spot in a Netflix special and the title “Prince of Comedy,” bestowed by the “King of Comedy,” D. L. Hughley. Coley’s style is part hype man, part bombastic sarcasm.