I Hate the Holidays Cabaret celebrates all the moments we most want to disassociate from the merrier memories. The group's sketch-comedy/cabaret revue rocks its way through original and borrowed tunes, including Phoenix Artistic Director Ilich Guardiola's ditty about running into old friends at Best Buy. "I was trying to hide the fact that I was getting this CD - from a boy band [for myself]," he says. Other numbers warn of the downsides of Christmas. In "Surabaya-Santa," from the musical Songs for a New World, Mrs. Claus gives Santa the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately treatment. 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh. For information, call 281-221-1878 or visit www.phoenixinctheatrecompany.com. $10.
Mon., Dec. 21; Tue., Dec. 22, 2009