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Friday Morning Roundup

SEASON ANNOUNCEMENTS: Circle Theatre has announced the lineup for its 2013 season. God of Carnage, seen last season at the Dallas Theater Center, kicks things off Jan. 24. It leads a group of five plays that have all debuted in the last few years. … Artes de la Rosa also has released its 2013 season. The buzziest title is probably the regional premiere of In the Heights, which toured through the AT&T Performing Arts Center last spring.

LOCAL MUSIC BITS: Preston Jones highlights four albums by locals out this month. (dfw.com) … Meanwhile, Anthony Mariani counts down the 12 best 817 songs of 2012. Congratulations, Hannah Barbarians. (fwweekly.com) … And while we’re making lists, DC9 at Night has a group of five local rappers worth keeping an ear out for. (DC9 at Night)

THE TINY TIMS: For its A Christmas Carol, Dallas Theater Center has picked a pair of girls to alternate in the role of Tiny Tim.¬†Amelia Brown, 8, and her friend¬†Bella Ehring, 7, auditioned over the summer and are each making their professional debuts. They talk to dallasnews.com about what they enjoy most about playing the part (hint – there’s a famous line involved).