Theater buffs, take note: This week is your last chance to see three area productions, and your chance to get tickets to several new shows.
A Baltimore teen who loves to dance becomes a local celebrity in “Hairspray .” Nov. 21 through Jan. 29. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $62-$86.
In “Dr. Dolittle,” a soldier during World War I writes letters to his son describing a doctor who can talk to animals and makes peace among warring animals in Africa. Nov. 23 through Jan. 8. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. www.imaginationstage.org. $10-$22.
A mouse whose house was skipped by Santa last Christmas goes on an adventure with an elf and a girl in “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Nov. 18 through Jan. 2. Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. www.adventuretheatre.org. $17.
Ford’s Theatre presents the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, “A Christmas Carol.” Nov. 18 through Dec. 31. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. www.fordstheatre.org. $46-$75.
In “Equivocation,” William Shakespeare and his troupe attempt to find a balance between art and politics in 1605 London. Nov. 18 through Jan. 1. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org. $55-$100.