"Letters to S.A.N.T.A."

Howard Community College's Student Alumni Arts will present a holiday musical, "Letters to S.A.N.T.A." The story chronicles a year in the life of elves, reindeer and the extended Claus family, while asking the question: Does Santa Claus still exist? The original musical was developed and written by the 27-member cast and a team of writers. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 17. Theatre Outback, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $15; $12 for seniors and groups; $10 for students. For reservations, call 410-772-4900, Ext. 0. For more information, call 410-772-4515 or visit www.howardcc.edu/studentarts.

Teen Performers

Youths 13 to 18 will have the opportunity to perform original works of poetry, comedy or music at Coffeehouse Expressions, held by the Columbia Association's Teen Advisory Committee. The performance will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Sign up by Saturday. Columbia Teen Center, Oakland Mills Village Center, 5853 Robert Oliver Pl., Columbia. Free. For more information or to sign up, call 410-715-5523.

Mrs. Stewart (Nenita Lechido), far right, and elves help Mrs. Claus (Selene Christenson), who just heard that Santa is missing. Miss Dolly Holiday (Lindsay Hall) and Mrs. Claus in "Letters to S.A.N.T.A."