As the first Christmas nears, who among the animals can lead Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem? Fearsome Lion and graceful Unicorn are the top contenders. It certainly won’t be Donkey, whose only humble gift is a small but sturdy back. With the birth of a very special king on the horizon, Donkey soon discovers that miracles can happen anywhere! $49 to $79. On stage at the Kennedy Center, Dec. 14 to 16. kennedy-center.org.