This week’s best bets: Dec. 10-16, 2015

What to see? What to do? It’s really up to you and what makes your holiday sing. If we planned your weekend, it’d start with 7 Stages’ Home Brew and include Aurora’s “Christmas Canteen,” “Frog and Toad” at Synchronicity; and the one-of-a-kind Libby Whittemore at Actor’s Express.

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

“King Lear.” “A Trip to Bountiful.” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” These are plays you don’t do unless you have your leads locked in. So, for her “Cuckoo,” the Alliance Theatre’s Susan V. Booth locked in Neal A. Ghant and Tess Malis Kincaid and surrounded them with many of the city’s best character actors.

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This week's best bets: Dec. 18

If all you want for Christmas is a good holiday show, you’re in luck. Atop our wish list: “Lyle the Crocodile” at Synchronicity Theatre, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at the Center for Puppetry Arts and “The 12 Dates of Christmas,” in its last weekend, at Aurora Theatre.

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