How are you ringing in 2008? With some ridiculously unachievable and unfun resolutions involving The Zone diet and wheat germ? You do that every year. Why not try something new and different? Like theater. Like theater with cross-dressing and thick Texas accents. At 8 p.m. Wednesday make your yuletide gay and see the award-winning Broadway production, A Tuna Christmas, starring the original Tony-nominated cast of Joe Sears and Jaston Williams (who play a cast of at least 20 different characters in this production, requiring time-bending wardrobe changes and a variety of fake mustaches and accents), at The Eisemann Center's Hill Performance Hall, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson (did you just groan when you figured out this show is playing in Richardson? That's rude. Richardson's totally cool. They've got more McMansions and Segways per capita than any other pretend city in Texas, so you can just shut your groaning mouth). From Christmas yard display contests to chain-smoking carolers, this sequel to Greater Tuna is packed with Patsy Cline, pantyhose and perfectly Texan holiday cheer. Can't make it Wednesday because that's the night your Kelly Pickleraholics Anonymous group meets? It's cool. The show also runs at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets will cost you somewhere between $15 and $50, depending on how close you want to get to the costume changes. Call 972-744-4650 or visit eisemanncenter.com.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2 & 8 p.m.; Wed., Jan. 2; Thu., Jan. 3, 8 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 4, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 6, 2 & 7 p.m., 2007