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Wichita stages: Holiday theater preview 2014

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze features 30 performers from 12 countries wearing 300 glittering costumes and cavorting amid giant candy canes, 30-foot toy soldiers and mountains of brightly-wrapped gifts. Courtesy photo

Cirque Dreams Holidaze features 30 performers from 12 countries wearing 300 glittering costumes and cavorting amid giant candy canes, 30-foot toy soldiers and mountains of brightly-wrapped gifts. Courtesy photo

BY BOB CURTRIGHT

Eagle correspondent

November 07, 2014 04:38 PM

Are you wishing for a Christmas with “Plaid Tidings” all around?

Or are you ready for Scrooge confronting the ghost of Bob Marley – yes, the reggae idol – instead of his greedy, ghostly partner Jacob Marley in “A Christmas Carol”?

Or, how about celebrating the season with a pair of singing, dancing ice fishermen from Wisconsin, a rambunctious Gingerbread Man or even Sherlock Holmes?

The stages of Wichita’s theaters are more than ready to oblige with 13 live shows during the next seven weeks or so that feature shows ranging om holiday-themed Broadway musicals to original musical-comedy revues to dazzling international circus acts to outrageous melodrama spoofs to annual visits with favorites like “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” and “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.”

This holiday season also brings the grand opening of the new Roxy’s Downtown…