The Shepherds Play: Nativity play from medieval times features music, song and humor, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Honolulu Waldorf School. Admission is free. Information: 377-5471.
Inspecting Carol: Delightfully deranged Christmas tale about a naive actor and the theater company that thinks he is a spy for the National Endowment for the Arts. Repeats 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 22 at Manoa Valley Theatre. Admission $23 to $25; discounts available. Information: 988-6131.
peregriNasyon: The stories of two brothers unfold against the Filipino odyssey in the New World and the struggle for nationhood in the old country. Chris B. Millados epic features Martin Romualdez, Mark Allen Malalis and Liberty Lemmo. Repeats 8 p.m. daily through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at Kumu Kahua Theatre. Admission on Thursdays $12 general, $10 students; other days, $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. Information: 536-4441.
Pippin: Rock musical follows Charlemagnes son on a search for fulfillment. Cast includes Bryan Black, Suky Von and Thomas Whalen. Presented by Tri-School Ensemble Theatre Company. Repeats 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Mililani High School cafeteria. Admission $7 adults, $5 students. Information: 621-7559.
Scrooge: Frank DeLima stars in Hawaiis musical take on the Dickens classic. Dion Donahue plays the three Ghosts of Christmas. Directed by Jim Hutchison, choreography by Marcelo Pacleb and musical direction by Emmett G. Yoshioka. Repeats 6:30 p.m. today, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 20 and 22 at Diamond Head Theatre. Admission $10 to $40. Information: 734-0274.
The Nutcracker: Hawaii State Ballet performance, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Mamiya Theatre, St. Louis High School. Maile Galacgac and Jennifer Rowe alternate the role of Clara, and Dennis Casar plays Drosselmeyer. Directed by John Landovsky. Repeats 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 22. Tickets $14, $18 and $22 general; $10, $14 and $18 seniors and children. Call 947-2755.
Fall Dance Concert 96: Presented by Mid-Pacific School of the Arts, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Bakken Auditorium, Mid-Pacific Institute. Choreography by Lisa Jay, Nanette Ledet, Yukie Shiroma and others. Admission $5 general, $3 students and seniors. Call 973-5071.
Yes, But Is It Art?: Students present an improvisational performance art piece of music, dance and visual art, 8 p.m. Friday, Leeward Community College Theatre. Donation $1. Call 455-0381.
Dance recitals: NorthWest Dance students perform 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Kahala Mall and 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ala Moana Centerstage. Lisa Tuttle teaches tap, jazz and ballet to students 3 and older. New classes begin in January at Calvary By The Sea Lutheran Church, Aina Haina. Call 946-0357.
Nutcracker Ballet: Hawaii Ballet Theatre performance, 2 p.m. Saturday, Leeward Community College Theatre. Repeats 8 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 and 22. Admission $18 general, $15 children, seniors and military. Information: 422-9772.
STOMP: Eight-member percussion group performs at Hawaii Theatre through Dec. 29. Shows are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays; no performances Dec. 24 and 25. Special hours: 8 p.m. Dec. 23, and 5 and 9 p.m. Dec. 26 and 28. Tickets $25, $29.50 and $39.50 weekdays; $31.50, $35 and $45 weekends. Call 528-0506.
Talent Stage Finals: Twenty finalists compete for prizes in the fifth annual show, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Hilton Hawaiian Village Dome. With the Show Kidz and Melissa Short. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets $10; tables $100. Call 949-4321 ext. 77784. Benefits the Hawaii Food Bank.
Vocal training: Kumu Kahua presents a class with Clare Davidson, a voice coach and actress from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts whose students include Sting, Dudley Moore and Stephen Rea.
Davidson will focus on speaking skills 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Dec. 20 at St. Francis School in Manoa. No experience on stage or screen is necessary. Costs $150. Send a check to: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St., Honolulu 96813. Or call 536-4222.