Instead of seeing A Christmas Carol performed every way possible this holiday season, take a chance on a slightly different holiday show with FELICE RAMADAN: A HOLIDAY VAUDEVILLE. Geoffrey Brown gives life to the comatose theater genre of vaudeville by directing a variety of entertaining segments. Dreidel magic, radio theater, tales of a Moldavian circus, mime, and the often illegal game of thimblerig are just some of the wacky antics by Dancing Monkey Cabaret, Atlanta Radio Theater Company and more. Through Dec. 20. $15-$20. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. Academy Theatre, 119 Center St., Avondale Estates. 404-474-8332. www.academytheatre.org.