Plan early because some shows take place in November.
Imagine 200 beautiful costumes, 9 larger-than-life puppets and amazing ballet dancers performing the beautiful holiday classic. VIP tickets will score you a CD, book, tote bag and poster. Order tickets early.
Dates: Nov 16-17, 2012
Where: SMU's McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Lane, Suite 101, Dallas, TX 75205. 214-768-3139.
When:Friday, November 23 - Saturday, December 8, 2012
Tickets: $19.95 - $125.00
Verizon Theatre, 1001 NextStage Dr., Grand Prairie, TX 75050. 972-854-5111
George Bailey famously learns that "no man is a failure who has friends" in It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Inspired by the classic holiday film, this holiday treat brings the spirit of the season to life live on stage right before your eyes (and ears). Performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience, five actors play the dozens of characters as well as produce the sound effects bringing to life the town of Bedford Falls. Let your imagination build the scene and see the story anew with this nostalgic and spirit-lifting tale.
When: November 24 through December 16, 2012.
Addison Theatre Center, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001 (at Addison Rd & Addison Circle).
Box Office: 972-450-6232
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Dates: Casa Mañana Theatre, November 24 - December 23, 2012
Casa Mañana, 3101 West Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107. 817-332-2272.
5. Nov 24-25: "Home for the Holidays"
Home for the Holidays is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Conductor Ron Spigelman, the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale, Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir, Presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Dates: Saturday, 11/24/2012 8 p.m. Saturday, 11/24/2012 2 p.m., Sunday, 11/25/2012 7 p.m., Sunday, 11/25/2012 2 p.m.
The FWSO's annual holiday pops, with favorite Christmas carols, a bell choir, a family sing-along, a cameo by Santa, and snow in Bass Hall. The four performances are 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. (Note: There is no Friday performance, due to Fort Worth's Parade of Lights. Friday Pops subscribers will receive Sunday-night tickets).
Christmas Celebration is an unforgettable performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the Christmas Celebration Children's Choir. Santa might even make a surprise visit. Knock out some holiday shopping in the DSO Store. Dine at Opus in the West Lobby or enjoy a fabulous buffet of worldwide cuisine at Allegro in the East Lobby. (Call 214-670-3721 for dinner reservations).
Dates: December 2-18, 2011. Note: The December 2 show is already sold out.
Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201.
8. Dec 7-23: The Nutcracker / The Nutty NutcrackerLet Texas Ballet Theater's all-new production of The Nutcracker become the dazzling star that tops your family's holiday tree! From the moments the lights dim, you will be transported to a magical place filled with waltzing snowflakes, a flying carpet, a glittering swan sleigh, mischievous mice, adorable children and breathtaking dancing! This brand-new production of the classic holiday tale is visually stunning, with brilliant costumes and lavishly detailed sets that will excite audiences anew. Dec 7-23, 2012.
For the PG-13-plus audience that would like to add extra "Nutty" spice to their holidays, TBT will also present The Nutty Nutcracker, the hilarious spoof of the original production. The Nutty Nutcracker will be performed one night only, on December 21 at 8 p.m. Bass Performance Hall.
Think vintage style. Think Judy Garland. The Turtle Creek Chorale will be presenting their own holiday special - A Very Turtle Christmas. Sometimes you need a little break from family, tradition, and all the “ho ho ho” of the holidays - and they know how to deliver. The 225-men group delivers song, dance and special surprise guests, Turtle style. Order tickets early and don't miss this show.
Dates: December 20, 21 and 22, 2012 at 8 p.m. and December 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: City Performance Hall