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Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol12/7/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/12/2018)
Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife) brings new life to the greatest ghost story ever told. While the heart of A Christmas Carol is evergreen, Mays' fresh perspective on Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the rest will create a wildly theatrical and original experience.
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Looking for Christmas11/11/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/12/2018)
A world premiere American musical about family, loyalty, and the magic of Christmas from country music legend Clint Black, inspired by his 1995 chart-topping holiday album. Amid the commotion of the holidays, Staff Sergeant Mike Randolf returns from Afghanistan and home to his family.
San Luis Obispo RepertoryTheatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:A Christmas Story11/30/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/12/2018)
SLO REP presents A CHRISTMAS STORY, the holiday classic about young Ralphie Parker and his quest for a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun. Back by popular demand for the fifth year in a row, A CHRISTMAS STORY runs Nov. 30-Dec. 23, Wednesdays-Sundays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet - San Diego - Presents:"The Nutcracker" in Balboa Park12/12/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/12/2018)
Take an extraordinary journey to the magical Land of the Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince at the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. Witness an epic battle between toy soldiers and mice before being whisked away to an enchanting land of falling snow, waltzing flowers, and the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Center Theater Group - Los Angeles - Presents:Come From Away11/27/2018 - 1/6/2019 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/12/2018)
This New York Times Critics' Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
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Angel City Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:Angel City Chorale Holiday Concert 25th Anniversary CelebrationWednesday, 12/12/2018
Don’t miss traditional holiday favorites, including Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear and more, wrapped in stunning arrangements with festive orchestral accompaniment.
LA Opera - Los Angeles - Presents:Hansel and Gretel11/17/2018 - 12/15/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/12/2018)
An enchanting classic filled with holiday magic.
The beloved fairy take becomes grand opera with 12-foot-tall creatures, fantastical sets, elaborate special effects and an epic score conducted by James Conlon. This entrancing, dreamlike production will transport you to a magical world of wonder and surprise.
Hollywood Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Wicked11/28/2018 - 1/27/2019 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/12/2018)
WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent.
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:Canadian Brass: Christmas Time Is HereWednesday, 12/12/2018
A formidable force in the world of chamber music, this quintet has been heralded as the “Kings of Brass.” Canadian Brass rings in the holiday season with a program of festive classics and brass standards. With impeccable musicianship, theatrical flair, and heartwarming humor, Canadian Brass is a favorite of audiences across the globe.
Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:A Christmas Carol11/28/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/12/2018)
Cygnet’s holiday smash hit is back for its fifth season! Bring the family back to enjoy the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption. This re-imagined, fully staged production features original new music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects.
The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:A Charlie Brown Christmas 12/7/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/13/2018)
Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new stage adaptation! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a present the whole family can enjoy!
Coronado Playhouse - Coronado - Presents:Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat11/16/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/13/2018)
The ultimate story of parental favoritism & sibling rivalry!
One of the most enduring musicals of the last 50 years, Joseph is the irresistible family show about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:National Geographic Live: Into the Arctic Kingdom12/13/2018 - 12/14/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/13/2018)
Florian Schulz, Photographer
Despite the Arctic’s reputation as a barren wasteland, award-winning photographer Florian Schulz discovered a vibrant ecosystem—including playful polar bears, mysterious musk ox and a herd of thousands of caribou—over the course of 34 months in the High Arctic.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Mehta's Brahms Symphony No. 112/13/2018 - 12/14/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/13/2018)
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Zubin Mehta launches his Brahms Cycle with the rich, roiling waves of power that are the First Piano Concerto and First Symphony.
Joining in is enduring Philharmonic friend and pianistic dynamo Yefim Bronfman.
Vanguard University Theatre Department - Costa Mesa - Presents:ACTC's Christmas Cabaret12/13/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/13/2018)
After you see the world premiere of Once Upon a Christmas Time, come back to get a second dose of Christmas spirit with ACTC’s brand new variety style cabaret. With a different program each year, it is sure to invite, delight, and excite.
This song and dance show will highlight sacred and popular Christmas folk tunes with six of the most talented professionals in Orange County!
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Women's Choir & Men's ChorusThursday, 12/13/2018
Robert Istad and Christopher Peterson, conductors
HBAPA /Academy for the Performing Arts - Huntington Beach - Presents:"Sounds of the Season 2018"12/13/2018 - 12/14/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/13/2018)
HO! HO! HO! Plan to spend a little time away from the modern-day holiday grind as the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts (APA) Orchestra Department presents their annual celebration of winter holiday cheer!
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 11/1/2018 - 12/29/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/12/2018)
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 21st incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “Santa for a Day,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and “Welcome, Christmas (Fah Who Doraze),” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays
Inland Pacific Ballet - Riverside - Presents:The Nutty Nutcracker - Inland Pacific Ballet in RiversideFriday, 12/14/2018
A hilarious send up of everyone’s favorite holiday ballet, The Nutty Nutcracker features a zany storyline loosely based on the traditional Nutcracker.
Christ Cathedral Concerts - Garden Grove - Presents:Christmas at the Cathedral 2018Friday, 12/14/2018
Celebrate the season with the choirs and orchestra of Christ Cathedral. An annual event that always sells-out.
CAP UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce12/14/2018 - 12/15/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/14/2018)
The incomparable Taylor Mac returns to Los Angeles to share a little holiday sass. He’ll reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate with his own brand of magic.
Musco Center - Orange - Presents:Michael FeinsteinFriday, 12/14/2018
“Mr. Feinstein is all things to all people: host, singer, pianist, raconteur, comic and all-around entertainer.” – The New York Times
His Musco Center appearance will include pop standards along with a selection of holiday favorites.
Musco Center - Orange - Presents:A Southern California ChristmasFriday, 12/14/2018
Join us for the second annual tradition as more than 150 performers from across Southern California – musicians, singers, dancers – bring you a holiday spectacular packed full of your favorite carols.
American Ballet Theatre - Costa Mesa - Presents:The Nutcracker - American Ballet Theatre12/14/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/14/2018)
As the lights dim and Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score fills the air, young Clara enters a dreamlike journey amid magical toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes and a glittering Christmas tree!
Ballet Repertory Theatre - Huntington Beach - Presents:Ballet Repertory Theatre's Nutcracker12/8/2018 - 12/24/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/14/2018)
Enjoy Ballet Repertory Theatre’s cherished 42-year-old tradition of bringing beloved holiday music to life with nearly 300 performers in dazzling costumes.
Pasadena Symphony - Pasadena - Presents:Holiday CandlelightSaturday, 12/15/2018
Top the holiday season and enjoy fully reserved seating arrangements in the architecturally exquisite and acoustically sonorous All Saints Church.
Whittier College - Whittier - Presents:Navidad en Whittier with Danza Floricanto/USASaturday, 12/15/2018
Celebrate the season as one of the top Folklorico companies in the United States brings the traditional dances of a Mexican Christmas to the stage of the Shannon Center.
Celebre la temporada mientras una de las mejores compañias de folklorico trae los bailes tradicionales de Navidad mexicana al escenario del Shannon Center.
Redlands Symphony Orchestra - Redlands - Presents:A Christmas Carol: The ConcertSaturday, 12/15/2018
Feel your holiday spirits rise with the spectacle of our full orchestra, the Inland Master Chorale, and a cast of singing actors. Be inspired by Scrooge’s timeless transformation as we bring Dickens’ classic to life through engaging songs and enchanting music- including the Emmy nominated song, “No Trouble.”
Brentwood Presbyterian Church - Los Angeles - Presents:Six Days to Bethlehem12/9/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
In “Six Days to Bethlehem,” a new Christmas musical, Mary and Joseph journey with Joseph's cousins, Keshet and Leah, and their daughters. Keshet struggles with the promise of God’s word compared to the harsh reality of the world. Finally, at the manger, Keshet finds God's promise fulfilled in the newborn child.
Pasadena Conservatory of Music - Pasadena - Presents:Holiday Sing and Play-AlongSunday, 12/16/2018
PCM’s Adult Studies Department welcomes singers and musicians of all skill levels to join us for our festive holiday sing & play-along!
Bring your holiday spirit, friends, ukulele, recorder, or just your voice!
Scott Lehmduhl, Artistic Director - Pasadena - Presents:Christmas is ComingSunday, 12/16/2018
Pasadena Pro Musica presents a wonderful Christmas concert under the artistic direction of Scott Lehmkuhl featuring the Oratorio de Noel by Camille Saint-Saens.
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:Handel's Messiah | Los Angeles Master ChoraleSunday, 12/16/2018
Conducted by Grant Gershon
The perennially popular Handel’s Messiah jubilantly conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and sung by the Los Angeles Master Chorale is a Christmastime concert experience not to be missed.
LC Master Chorale - Torrance - Presents:"The Most Classic Holiday Music Ever"Sunday, 12/16/2018
Renowned Metropolitan Opera tenor, Aaron Blake, joins the chorale for a delightful evening of classic holiday favorites including Robert Shaw's "Many Moods of Christmas" with orchestra.
Inland Pacific Ballet - Riverside - Presents:The Nutcracker - Inland Pacific Ballet - Riverside12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/15/2018)
Discover the joy of the holiday season with family and friends at southern California's most spectacular production of The Nutcracker. This traditional holiday ballet features dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage.
UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday ShowSunday, 12/16/2018
One year to the originally scheduled date, we’re thrilled to welcome back this roof-raising music event! Six-time Grammy Award-winners The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform hidden gospel gems along with holiday standards and original songs.
Third@First Concert Series - Pasadena - Presents:Christmas Joy ConcertSaturday, 12/15/2018
Enjoy a variety of holiday music performed by choirs of all ages, handbells, the Modern Brass Quintet, piano and pipe organ at this free annual event.
Featured will be an arrangement of favorite carols, A CHRISTMAS GARLAND, by Bay Area composer Conrad Susa. The church’s Chancel Choir will be joined by brass, percussion and the church’s majestic pipe organ for this medley.
Master Chorale of Saddleback Valley - Mission Viejo - Presents:Christmas With The Master Chorale of Saddleback ValleySunday, 12/16/2018
Charles Stephenson, Artistic Director
Adam Bravo, Piano Accompanist
Featuring: The Master Chorale of Saddleback Valley singing music of the holiday season.
Instrumental Accompaniment provided by members of the Community Youth Orchestra, Gene Wie Conductor.
Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles - Glendale - Presents:Holiday Spectacular: Calling All Angels12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/15/2018)
We are back with our annual tradition the LA Times calls, “Supremely magical!” GMCLA’s Holiday Spectacular is themed “Calling All Angels” this year.
Prepare for choral classics like “Silent Night,” emotional ballads like “Angel Down,” and fun tunes like, “Dear Santa, Bring Me a Man.”
Los Angeles Children's Chorus - Pasadena - Presents:Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Annual Winter Concert12/9/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Presents Annual Winter Concert, “Winter Wonderland: Sounds of The Season,” First Stand-Alone Program Led by New Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz
Multi-Media Holiday Program Includes Eclectic Array of Festival Carols,Seasonal Songs from Venezuela and Winter-Themed Works by Bach, Kodály, Elgar, Verdi, Saint-Saëns and Others
Performing Arts Workshop - Oceanside - Presents:The Nutcracker presented by Performing Arts Workshop12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/15/2018)
Performing Arts Workshop and PAW Studio Company present the family friendly holiday classic, The Nutcracker.
This year features guest artists Preston Swovelin, and Ryan Walker courtesy of San Diego Ballet.
OB Theatre Company - San Diego - Presents:Scrooge in Rouge11/30/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/13/2018)
This quick-change, cross-dressing version of the Charles Dickens classic is set in a Victorian music hall. The Royal Music Hall Twenty-Member Variety Players are beset with a widespread case of food poisoning. This leaves only three surviving members to soldier on through a performance of A Christmas Carol. The undaunted trio gamely face missed cues, ill-fitting costumes, and solving the problem o
Center Theatre Group - Culver City - Presents:Dixie's Tupperware Party11/28/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/12/2018)
"I was laughing too hard to breathe!" - Los Angeles Times
This hilarious off-Broadway smash returns to Los Angeles, featuring Dixie Longate, the fast-talking, gum chewing, ginger-haired Alabama gal who is bringing your grandma’s Tupperware party out of the living and into the 21st century.
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:The Year to Come12/4/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/12/2018)
Rising playwright Lindsey Ferrentino introduces us to a distinctly American family whose evolution mirrors the turbulence of the 21st century.
Rogue Machine Theatre - Venice - Presents:Oppenheimer10/26/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/15/2018)
It’s 1939, in Berkeley, California, theoretical physicists recognize the horrendous potential of this new science: a weapon that draws its power from the very building blocks of the universe. Ambitious and charismatic, J. Robert Oppenheimer finds himself uniquely placed to spearhead the largest scientific undertaking in all of human history, the Manhattan Project and the atomic bomb.
The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:Jane Austen's EMMA: The Musical11/23/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/13/2018)
Jane Austen’s enduring love story is brought to life as a romantic-comedy musical.
We invite you to fall in love again with one of Jane Austen’s most adored characters, featuring an intelligent and buoyant score from Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre).
The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:A Carol Christmas11/16/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/14/2018)
The Group Rep presents a new musical version of the immortal Charles Dickens classic set in America today, book by Doug Haverty, Music/Lyrics by Bruce Kimmel, directed by Bruce Kimmel, orchestrations by Richard Allen, and choreography by Kay Cole, produced by Gina Yates and Kevin Hoffman.
The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Cost of Living10/17/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/14/2018)
The West Coast premiere of Martyna Majoks gripping and surprisingly funny play, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize.
Achingly human, and surprisingly funny! The Fountain Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of Cost of Living, the 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Martyna Majok.
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:Steambath10/20/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/14/2018)
Comedian/actor Paul Rodriguez stars in a revival of Bruce Jay Friedman's razor-sharp comedy at Odyssey Theatre.
What if God turned out to be a Puerto Rican steam bath attendant, assisted by a butler named Gottlieb?
State Street Ballet - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Nutcracker - State Street Ballet12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/15/2018)
State Street Ballet brings this annual favorite to the grandeur of The Granada Theatre. Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra and the talented students of Gustafson Dance join State Street Ballet’s professional dancers in this celebration of the magic of the holiday season. Three performances only!
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:Festival of Carols | Los Angeles Master Chorale12/8/2018 - 12/15/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/15/2018)
The Los Angeles Master Chorale's annual selection of treasured carols and holiday songs.
Conducted by Grant Gershon
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:A Christmas Cactus11/16/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/14/2018)
"A Christmas Cactus" is merry mystery that mashes Dickens and Doyle in a charming holiday tale where goodwill and justice triumph.
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels - Los Angeles - Presents:Organ Recital at the Cathedral - Free5/9/2018 - 12/26/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/12/2018)
Experience organists from around the Archdiocese, as they play on the Cathedral's acclaimed forty-two ton organ, which has the power to make the Cathedral vibrate, enabling the assembly to not only hear the music, but also feel it, making the experience all the more powerful, emotionally, as well as physically.
Check Cathedral website to confirm performances
Spreckels Organ Society - San Diego - Presents:Spreckels Organ Concerts12/7/2018 - 1/27/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/14/2018)
The Spreckels Organ is located in the heart of San Diego’s Balboa Park.
The Spreckels Organ Society and San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez present 8 opportunities to hear the world's largest outdoor musical instrument in the month of December, including a special evening concert, a Christmas Carol Sing-along, and a New Year's Day concert.
Pasadena Master Chorale - Pasadena - Presents:A Mother's ChristmasSaturday, 12/15/2018
Pasadena Master Chorale presents “A Mother’s Christmas” - a seasonal program of holiday music by women composers including Ave Maria by Brown Freshman/Westridge grad Katherine Beggs and an arrangement of Angels We Have Heard on High by PMC member/composer Jen Wang
Long Beach Chorale & Chamber Orchestra - Long Beach - Presents:Saint-Saëns: Christmas Oratorio12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/15/2018)
Long Beach Chorale & Chamber Orchestra Presents Saint-Saëns: Christmas Oratorio
Welcome the season with a program of holiday cheer highlighted by Camille Saint-Saëns delectable Oratorio de Noël, composed in 1858 and beloved ever since!
We’ll be joined by strings, harp, organ, and a quintet of stellar soloists for this holiday favorite, plus plenty more musical cheer.