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DFW Holiday Concerts and Shows

Tis the Season for Plays, Musicals, Comedies, Concerts and Festive Fun


The best way to get into the holiday spirit in DFW is to dress to impress and check out DFW's fantastic holiday events. Here are some festive plays, concerts, musicals and shows that offer something for everyone. Here you will find everything from where to see the traditional "Nutcracker" to the Christmas Spectacular by the Rockettes. My sure-fire bet for a great time is the Turtle Creek Chorale's My Favorite Things.

Plan early because some shows take place in November.

1. Nov 15-17: Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Imagine 200 beautiful costumes, 9 larger-than-life puppets and amazing ballet dancers performing the beautiful holiday classic. Tickets start at $28. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. For VIP and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000.

Dates: In 2013, Friday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 17 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Where: SMU's McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Lane, Suite 101, Dallas, TX 75205. 214-768-3139.

2. Nov 19-24: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Musical"

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Musical. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX. 817-212-4200.

3. Nov. 22 - Dec. 24: "A Christmas Carol"

Don't miss "A Christmas Carol." Don't miss Scrooge, ghosts and Tiny Tim. God bless us every one. The Wylie Theater. November 22 to December 24, 2013. Tickets are $15. Supplementary preshow workshops available for as little as $2 per student. Be sure to ask about free teacher and chaperone tickets! To purchase tickets, please contact the AT&T Performing Arts Center Box Office at 214-880-0202 or studentmatinees@attpac.org.

4. Nov 29 - Dec 15: "Frosty the Snowman"

Frosty the Snowman is back in a new musical adventure to melt your entire family’s hearts! Based on the classic tale enjoyed by millions around the world, this show is sure to put a smile on your face and get the entire family in the holiday spirit! Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this classic holiday tradition in a new, musical way!

Dates: Casa Mañana Theatre, November 20 - December 15, 2013


Casa Mañana, 3101 West Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107. 817-332-2272.

5. Nov 29 - Dec 22: “Ebenezer Scrooge”

Opening on November 29th, The Pocket Sandwich Theatre presents, for the 32nd consecutive holiday season, “Ebenezer Scrooge”, a musical based on Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol.” Written by Joe Dickinson and Laurie Tirmenstein and to be directed by Richard S. Blake, this heartwarming show opens on the 33rd anniversary of the theater, which was founded in 1980 by Mr. Dickinson and Rodney Dobbs.

“Ebenezer Scrooge” is a tale of love and redemption, guaranteed to put you and yours in the spirit of the holidays. After opening, the show will run Thursdays through Sundays through December 22. A holiday tradition for many of our loyal patrons, reservations are recommended early for this very popular show. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; 7 p.m. on Sundays.

In addition, there will be added performances on December 18 at 8 p.m. as well as matinee performances on Sundays, December 8, 15 and 22 at 1 p.m. Food and beverage service is available one and a half-hours before show time. Tickets are $10 Thursday; $18.00 Friday; $20.00 Saturday; and $12.00 Sunday through December 6. From December 11 through 22 all tickets are $20.00. There is a two-dollar discount for senior citizens and children 12 and under any night.

The Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, #119, Dallas, Texas 75206. 214-821-1860.

6. Nov 30 - Dec 1: "Home for the Holidays"

You better watch out, you better not cry; Home for the Holidays is coming to town. The FWSO's annual holiday Pops is back. Enjoy your favorite holiday songs performed by the orchestra, an audience sing-along, and even snow in Bass Hall. Note: there is no Friday night show due to Fort Worth's Parade of Lights. Friday Pops subscribers will receive tickets to a Saturday matinee performance.

Dates: Nov 30 and Dec 1, 2013.

7. Dec 5: How the Edge Stole Christmas

Well it's not your typical Christmas show but 102.1 The Edge presents How the Edge Stole Christmas with Stone Temple Pilots, Blue October, Panic at the Disco and more at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. As of December 5, 2013.

8. Dec 6-8: Christmas Celebration by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Christmas Celebration: DSO Pops Series. December 6-8, 2013. Joshua Habermann, conductor Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Chorus: Joshua Habermann, director. Christmas Celebration Children's Choir, Monica Awbrey, director.

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201.

9. Dec 9-10: Michael W. Smith with the DSO

December 9-10, 2013 Michael W. Smith with the DSO. Holidays at the DSO

10. Dec. 11: Christmas at the Meyerson

"Christmas at the Meyerson," Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 8 p.m. - Meyerson Symphony Center.

Mix one Silent Night, a few Chestnuts Roasting, lots of brass, three sing-along songs, and a partridge in a pear tree. Top them off with one heck of a Sleigh Ride, and you’ve got the Dallas Wind Symphony’s recipe for a great holiday concert. It’s Christmas! At the Meyerson!

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