That’s not ETC’s way: In fact, the Over-the-Rhine theater typically reinvents each holiday show with new costumes, new performers and even a new song or two by composer David Kisor. These fairytales are rewritten with families in mind, offering humor — including contemporary cultural references — that appeals to all ages. In Alice, children can pick up a meaningful lesson or two about behavior and life that feel more like entertainment than morality. Through Dec. 30. Kids 12 and under get in for $16; the rest of us pay $38-$42. Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. 513-421-3555, ensemblecincinnati.org.