Youth Performance Company gets in the holiday spirit with their production of The Elves and the Shoemaker (Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, December 3 - 20), a Grimm fairytale about a pouty Princess who threatens to cancel Christmas unless someone can make her laugh. Families will also enjoy Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (December 15 - January 3). With all of the classic songs from the Academy Award-winning film, plus a few more, this stage spectacle is an excellent holiday gift for audiences young and old.