The holiday season is officially here and no amount of complaining will hold back the rush of pageantry, music and lights, so we all best accept the fact we need to get our shopping complete so we can sit back and enjoy with a cold mug of heavily spiked eggnog.
One thing you may wish to scratch off your holiday list are your theater plans for the season. Last minute hopes of grabbing a great seat to the nutcracker goes unrewarded, leaving the family restless and wanting.
We present your holiday music list below. If you have additions for us, please direct them our way.
The Nutcracker: This version has been adapted for the puppet stage. Tchaikovsky’s holiday masterpiece magically brought to life with dazzling puppetry and stunning special effects. Dallas Children’s Theater’s Rosewood Center for Family Arts: Robyn Flatt Studio Theater.
The Nutcracker: Bring in the Holiday season with Ben Stevenson’s critically-acclaimed production of The Nutcracker at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: TSO will rock your winter season, performing the timeless classic “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” in its entirety, followed by excerpts from the upcoming Rock Theater installment “Gutter Ballet and The New York Blues Express”.
The Arts District Chorale: A Magical Journey, Sacred Gift. A new star appears in the night sky. A single point on an inky-black canvas, drawing every eye, somehow signaling a wondrous event.
Madeline’s Christmas: C’est Madeline! She’s back! The famous and precocious little sweetheart returns to picturesque Paris for another merry magic carpet ride this holiday season. Joyeux Noël and Bonne Année!
Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Christmas Celebration at the Morton H. Myerson in the Dallas Arts District.
Fiesta Navidad:The Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano will perform Fiesta Navidad with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The Los Angeles-based ensemble presents beloved Mexican and American holiday songs, as well as an audience sing-along.
A Christmas Carol: At Fair Park Music Hall. Charles Dickens’ classic tale brings the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned Christmas to the Fox with this inspiring story and heartwarming treat for the whole family.
A Peter White Christmas: House of Blues. Saxophonist/Singer/Songwriter Mindi Abair has not only set sonic trends, but has broken all the boundaries as she continues to define the less traditional future of jazz.
Christmas at the Big D Opry: Christmas at the Big D Opry” will take place at Gilley’s Dallas on Thursday December 8. The show will feature a mixture of traditional and contemporary country and Christmas music. Headliners include Grammy Award winner Bryan White, Curb Records recording artist Star DeAzlan, Classic singer Lauren Jelencovich, Dallas’s own Aubree Anna and WT Greer and Dion Pride.
Dallas Wind Symphony’s Christmas: An evening of peace, hope and joy, this Dallas Wind Symphony tradition is a fun and festive way to enjoy the spirit of the season with the family. It’s a perfect way to entertain out of town guests.
A Merry Little Christmas Show with Ricki Derek: In the tradition of the classic Christmas shows we used to all gather round the TV for, Ricki Derek takes us on a holiday journey of great songs and good times. Featuring a full big band with strings and a few special guests.
Ebenezer Scrooge: The Pocket Sandwich Theatre presents for the 30th consecutive holiday season, “Ebenezer Scrooge”, a musical based on Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol.” “Scrooge” is a tale of love and redemption, guaranteed to put you and yours in the spirit of the holidays.
Carols & Candlelight: The Orpheus Presents their popular Christmas concert will feature new and familiar carols and motets from the past five centuries, a procession amidst flickering candles, and the best carol sing-along in town.