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Matthew Quinn, Combined Artform - Los Angeles - Presents:WONDERFUL LIFE12/6/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
Back by popular demand, actor and writer Jason Lott remounts his critically acclaimed solo show WONDERFUL LIFE at Theatre Asylum in Los Angeles. The show will perform December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, and 24 in the Asylum Lab.
Long Beach Camerata Singers - Long Beach - Presents:Handel's Messiah Saturday, 12/20/2014
Celebrate the season with our thrilling performance of Handel's beloved Messiah, featuring an 80-voice choir, professional soloists and full orchestra. This inspiring holiday tradition will have you singing "Hallelujah!" A great concert to share with family and friends.
Coast City Ballet - Huntington Beach - Presents:The Nutcracker Ballet12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
Coast City Ballet proudly presents it’s 11th production of The Nutcracker Ballet, December 20 - 7:00 pm and December 21 - 2:00 pm, at Huntington Beach Historic Auditorium.
Independent Shakespeare Company - Los Angeles - Presents:A Christmas Carol With Charles Dickens12/6/2014 - 12/20/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
In what has become a holiday tradition, ISC re-creates (with a little artistic license) the experience of a public reading given by Mr. Dickens himself. The performance A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS is full of the acting pyrotechnics Dickens was famous for as the two actors conjure a magical evening full of wry humor, ghosts, romance, and redemption.
Santa Barbara Revels - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Christmas Revels: An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
A Santa Barbara Tradition for all ages, this year's The Christmas Revels will chronicle the journey of Irish emigrants to America, as they quell their anticipation by taking comfort and joy in sharing the warm and melodious music, lively dances, and engaging stories of their native country.
Join us and be Joyous!
Tuba Christmas - Anaheim - Presents:Tuba Christmas - Downtown Disney/AnaheimSaturday, 12/20/2014
What a treat! 500 tubas playing Christmas Carols in 4-part harmony and some additional surprises thrown in to get you into the holiday spirit.
South Coast Singers - Dana Point - Presents:South Coast Singers Holiday Concert: "A Season of Love and Joy" 12/20Saturday, 12/20/2014
The South Coast Singers, a dynamic choral ensemble with members from all over Orange County, present their winter concert, "A Season of Love and Joy."
California Contemporary Ballet - Glendale - Presents:The Legend of Jack Frost12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
Great for the entire family, The Legend of Jack Frost, performed by pre-professional youth supporting a principal cast of professional career dancers. Join the company of California Contemporary Ballet as they deliver a passionate performance in celebration of Winter Solstice
All American Ballet Company - Ventura - Presents:All American Ballet's The Nutcracker12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
Full-length production featuring professionals, pre-professionals and skilled emerging student dancers.
Ballet West principal dancer Haley Henderson Smith will perform the role of Sugar Plum Fairy, partnering with her husband and Ballet West soloist, Easton Smith, who will dance the role of the Prince. Ballet West is the company featured in the 2013 TV series, “Breaking Pointe.”
Parson's Nose Theater - Pasadena - Presents:Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
Parson's Nose returns with their popular Reader's Theater Series performance of the holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol".
South Bay Ballet - Torrance - Presents:South Bay Ballet's The Nutcracker12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
South Bay Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is one of the best things to do in the Southland for the holidays!
Southern California Dance Theatre - Downey - Presents:The Nutcracker - Southern California Dance Theatre12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
Looking for an affordable way to spend some quality family time together for the holidays? Well, look no further than the Southern California Dance Theatre's Nutcracker ballet which has served the community a fun, family-friendly version of this all-time favorite ballet for the past 20 years.
RCT Professional Series - Westminster - Presents:A Wonderful Life11/29/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Come join us this Holiday Season for A Wonderful Life! Tickets on sale now!
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet - San Diego - Presents:"The Nutcracker" in Balboa Park12/12/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Experience the magic of this holiday classic with the whole family!
Wayne Scott/ LifeHouse Productions - Redlands - Presents:It's A Wonderful Life!11/29/2014 - 12/30/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
The unforgettable folks of Bedford Falls come to life on stage in this toe-tapping tribute to a beloved American tale. The true spirit of Christmas touches George Bailey and all who witness his amazing encounter with a wayward angel.
Los Angeles Philharmonic - Lost Angeles - Presents:Holiday Organ Spectacular Friday, 12/19/2014
Holiday Organ Spectacular
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Friday December 19, 8:00 pm
City Ballet of Los Angeles - Los Angeles - Presents:The Nutcracker Swings12/19/2014 - 12/20/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
A jazzy twist on the holiday favorite set in 1942 Los Angeles during WWII
The Nutcracker Swings is City Ballet of L.A.’s tribute to the classic tale of the Nutcracker.
State Street Ballet - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Nutcracker at The Granada12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
State Street Ballet’s original production of The Nutcracker, performed with the students of Gustafson Dance, accompanied by Opera San Luis Obispo Orchestra, conducted by Brian Asher Alhadeff
Choreography by State Street Ballet Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson, and Ballet Masters Marina Fliagina and Gary McKenzie
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Point Loma Playhouse - San Diego - Presents:A Tuna Christmas12/5/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
"A TUNA CHRISTMAS"
9 Performances Only!
A TUNA CHRISTMAS, the hilarious show centered around Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! The town's annual Christmas Yard Display Contest, is disrupted by a mysterious "Christmas Phantom," known for vandalizing the displays, and threatens to throw the contest into turmoil.
Community Actors Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Days Before Christmas - "A Prodigal Christmas"12/5/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Community Actors Theatre proudly presents, Days Before Christmas - “A Prodigal Christmas”, a moving Christmas Play written by Bryan Archer of "The Agape Players". Every scene takes place in the back room of the Franklin General Store in a small country town. It's almost Christmas and lawyer son, Jason, has returned home to settle his father's estate. His brother Thomas is running the store.
The Music Center - Los Angeles - Presents:The Music Center Holiday Sing-AlongFriday, 12/19/2014
The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along
Friday, December 19, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Music Center Plaza
FREE, tickets required*
BrickHouse Theatre - NoHo - Presents:“Dysfunctional Family Christmas”11/21/2014 - 12/20/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
“Dysfunctional Family Christmas”, last year’s hit farce for the holiday season, returns to the BrickHouse Theatre in the NoHo Arts District. Written and directed by Paul Anthony Storiale, this lively comedy of errors puts a decidedly different spin on the standard Christmastime fare.
Tap Fever Studios - San Diego - Presents:Holiday Fever RecitalFriday, 12/19/2014
Tap Fever Presents: Holiday Fever Recital
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:A Christmas Carol12/5/2014 - 12/23/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
By popular demand, we’ve added six new shows for our holiday family favorite. Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and (of course!) Scrooge himself are on hand for the “enchantment” and “magic (that) appears as soon as the lights come up (LA Weekly).” You’ll love this heartwarming fable’s boundless good cheer—and Dickens’ heartening holiday message that we can all make a difference in the world!...
Pacific Shores Philharmonic Foundation - Ventura - Presents:Pacific Shores Philharmonic "Radiant Christmas" Concerts12/19/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Pacific Shores Philharmonic Foundation & Dr. Burns Taft, Artistic Director, present Radiant Christmas concerts Friday evening, December 19, 8 pm and Sunday, December 21, 4:30 pm, at Mission San Buenaventura, 211 E. Main Street, Ventura.
Matthew Quinn, Combined Artform - Los Angeles - Presents:THE LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL12/5/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Back by popular demand after sold-out performances in 2013 (standing room only!) these three hilarious, touching and surprisingly personal Christmas stories of holidays past by Latina comedians, SANDRA VALLS, DIANA YANEZ and MARIA RUSSELL are here again to deck the halls with guacamole! Ay! Ay! Ay!
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie BrownSaturday, 12/20/2014
Quickly becoming a Carpenter Center holiday tradition, this memorable evening of timeless and cherished Vince Guaraldi Christmas tunes will get the entire family into the holiday spirit! Special appearance by The All American Boys Chorus.
STAGEStheatre - Fullerton - Presents:It's A Wondeful Life : A Live Radio Play11/28/2014 - 12/28/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
The beloved American classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940's radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
The Gallery Theatre - Anaheim - Presents:A Gallery Family Christmas!!!11/28/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
As usual, The Gallery Theatre takes a unique look at the trappings of the holidays with parody songs and sketches!! This show has become a holiday tradition for many of our patrons. We guarantee that you'll leave the theatre with the spirit of Christmas in your heart, and a smile on your face!! (Oh, and probably shaking your head).
The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:She Loves Me11/28/2014 - 12/28/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Georg and Amalia escape the stress of the parfumerie (and each other's company) through passionate letters full of longing to anonymous pen pals - never guessing that they are writing to each other! This crown jewel of the golden age of musicals, and winner of ten Tony Awards, is the musical adaptation of the play that inspired such films as "The Shop Around the Corner" and "You've Got Mail".
Oceanside Theatre Company - Oceanside - Presents:Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol at The Brooks 12/12/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Back by popular demand! Oceanside Theatre Company enters the Holiday Season with a unique and entertaining twist on the familiar holiday tale at the historic Brooks Theatre.
Fake Radio - Los Angeles - Presents:It's a Wonderful LifeThursday, 12/18/2014
Fake Radio presents the classic radio script of this perennial holiday classic. Special guest Ray Romano will read the role of Clarence the Angel.
Chris Isaacson Presents in association with Ryan O'Connor - Hollywood - Presents:Upright Cabaret 9th Annual "A Broadway Christmas"12/17/2014 - 12/18/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
For the 9th year, Upright Cabaret combines the Best of Broadway with the Carols of Christmas.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:A Chanticleer ChristmasThursday, 12/18/2014
A Chanticleer Christmas
Walt Disney Concert Hall
About This Performance
Stunningly beautiful singing and an invigoratingly eclectic program make this evening a perennial favorite.
Festival Ballet Theatre - Irvine - Presents:Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker12/12/2014 - 12/24/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
In cities around the world, The Nutcracker has become a Christmas holiday tradition, and the holidays are not complete without seeing The Nutcracker live.
The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:A Celtic Holiday with Craic in the Stone12/9/2014 - 12/23/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Rediscover rich Celtic musical traditions throughout the night with a holiday concert of rousing pub songs, ethereal melodies, and familiar spiritual tunes, all woven together with traditional folktales. Bring the whole family and warm up by the hearth with a cup of tea, or a pint of plain, with the Chance's own Celtic band, Craic in the Stone.
First United Methodist Church of Pasadena - Pasadena - Presents:Handel's Messiah Saturday, 12/20/2014
First United Methodist Church of Pasadena presents Handel's Messiah performed by INSPIRAVI Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra, Sébastien Vallée, director.
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!11/15/2014 - 12/27/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Everyone’s favorite green meanie will return for his 17th consecutive year in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the heartwarming musical based on the classic book and animated film. James Vásquez returns to direct this beloved San Diego holiday tradition.
Coronado Playhouse - Coronado - Presents:Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem12/11/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
The perfect antidote to the holiday blues, journey with us for fast-paced musical sketch comedy that skewers the crazy side of the holidays.
A Special Holiday Cabaret Written by Phil Johnson, Rayme Sciaroni & Matt Thompson
Music and Lyrics by Rayme Sciaroni & Phil Johnson
Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:Dixie’s Tupperware Party12/9/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
“Dixie Longate (Your Tupperware Lady) is truly a gifted comedian. Can’t remember the last time we laughed so much. This show is hysterical and not to be missed! It is one of our FEATURED events. GO” – Performing Arts LIVE
South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:A Christmas Carol - South Coast Repertory11/28/2014 - 12/27/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Directed by John-David Keller
Adapted by Jerry Patch
The 35th Annual Production
San Diego Musical Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Irving Berlin's White Christmas12/11/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
San Diego Musical Theatre announces the final production of their 2014 season, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, December 11-21, 2014 (press opening on Friday, December 12) at the North Park Theatre.
Shen Yun Performing Arts - Hollywood - Presents:Shen Yun 2015 - The Arts Connect Heaven & Earth - Dolby Theatre1/22/2015 - 1/25/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 1/22/2015)
A Gift from Heaven
Art was primarily a means to explore the connection between humankind and the higher universe. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture.
LA Opera - Los Angeles - Presents:Florencia en el Amazonas 11/22/2014 - 12/20/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
A steamboat passage through the fabled rainforest becomes a mystical voyage of discovery, each passenger harboring secret hopes of what the trip will bring. Among them, a famous prima donna hopes to recapture the great love of her life. Reality and fantasy intertwine as the dangerous splendors of the Amazon test the travelers’ preconceptions of their hopes and dreams.
Los Angeles Ballet - Redondo Beach - Presents:Los Angeles Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'12/27/2014 - 12/28/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/27/2014)
The essential holiday tradition continues. Join Clara and her beloved Nutcracker as she travels to the Land of Snow, and to the Palace of the Dolls where all of her favorite doll companions come to life.
Spreckels Organ Society - San Diego - Presents:Spreckels Organ Holiday Concerts11/23/2014 - 1/1/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 12/21/2014)
FREE CONCERTS at Spreckels Organ Pavillion in Balboa Park
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:Handel: Messiah12/17/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 12/21/2014)
Simply one of the greatest choral works of all time, Handel’s Messiah, as sung by the LA Master Chorale under the joyful baton of Music Director Grant Gershon, returns to Disney Hall for two performances. Composed in a mere 24 days, Messiah continues to be the composer’s most popular work and may well be the most performed classical work of all time.
Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:A Christmas Carol - The Original Holiday Classic11/28/2014 - 12/28/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Adapted by Sean Murray
Original Music by Billy Thompson
Based on the story by Charles Dickens
Directed by Sean Murray
Inland Pacific Ballet - Claremont - Presents:The Nutcracker - Inland Pacific Ballet - Claremont12/13/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
A fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination. Meet the cast after the performance for photos and autographs. This is family entertainment at its best!
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:Merri-Achi ChristmasSaturday, 12/20/2014
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez
Merri-Achi Christmas comes to the McCallum Theatre in a colorful and traditional Mexican holiday celebration full of seasonal songs, dance, and festive merriment. Headlining the exciting extravaganza is one of the nation's premier ensembles, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jóse Hernàndez.
The Ballet Studio and Fine Arts Network Theatre Company - Temecula - Presents:The Nutcracker Ballet 201412/18/2014 - 12/23/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
The Ballet Studio, having starred in the award-winning feature documentary film, “The Making of The Nutcracker” at the Temecula Valley International Film Festival, brings you its version of the most-performed ballet in the world…The enchanting tale of a girl’s first love, a Magician
California Desert Chorale - Palm Desert - Presents:Mozart and Mistletoe12/17/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
California Desert Chorale Holiday Concert
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:A Celtic Holiday with Lúnasa and Karan CaseySaturday, 12/20/2014
The Emerald Isle’s widely acclaimed acoustic band brings its Celtic Holiday celebration to sunny Santa Monica.
Los Angeles Ballet - Los Angeles - Presents:Los Angeles Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' - UCLA12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills - Presents:Into the Woods 12/2/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Careful the wish you make! Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), a Baker and his Wife must cross paths in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning Into the Woods, a modern twist on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The beloved storybook characters take on startling complexity as they discover wishes come with a price.
DevraGregory - San Diego - Presents:Woman In The Mirror, A Dancer's Journey12/12/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
The true life story of professional dancer and Michael Jackson impersonator. Dev takes you on a dance filled odyssey through her life in the performing arts, her journey from a terrorized child to empowered woman to The King Of Pop.
Lamb's Players Theatre - Coronado - Presents:An American Christmas12/15/2014 - 12/28/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
An American Christmas is a holiday event unique in the nation.
Step inside the gorgeous Ballroom of the historic Hotel Del and you are back in 1914 for a memorable Christmas feast and celebration! This remarkable 3-hour evening is filled with music, dance, story, song and laughter, all woven throughout a delectable 5-course holiday meal.
Company of Angels - Los Angeles - Presents:The Hey Word!12/12/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Company of Angels'
Halo Project presents
THE HEY WORD!
Live from the Basement
Directed and Instructed by Lui Sanchez and Pat Cochran
The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER Comedy12/12/2014 - 1/25/2015 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
The Group Rep presents the hilarious farce Don’t Dress for Dinner, written by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon, directed by Drina Durazo, produced by Bert Emmett and Dan Sykes for the Group Rep. In this sequel to the ever popular Boeing-Boeing, ten years have passed and Robert and Bernard have “settled down.”
CCT - San Diego - Presents:The 21st Annual Traditions of Christmas12/19/2014 - 12/23/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
The 21st Annual Traditions of Christmas, A Musical Spectacular returns to the stage at the beautiful Don Powell Theater on SDSU’s campus. Come be a part of one of San Diego’s most beloved traditions as we celebrate 21 years of Christmas memories.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:All Mozart Walt Disney Concert Hall12/19/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Friday December 19, 11:00 am
Saturday December 20, 8:00 pm
Sunday December 21, 2:00 pm
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Holiday Sing- Along Saturday, 12/20/2014
Holiday Sing- Along
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Saturday December 20, 11:30 am
Saturday December 20, 2:30 pm
Golden State Pops Orchestra - San Pedro - Presents:Holiday POPS Spectacular!Saturday, 12/20/2014
The Golden State Pops Orchestra’s acclaimed production "Holiday POPS Spectacular” returns this year with joyous music and high spirits. Come hear unforgettable melodies from such classic films as Miracle on 34th St., It’s A Wonderful Life, Home Alone along with recent favorites, Polar Express and Elf, and let your voice be heard in our traditional “Hallelujah Chorus” sing-a-long!
INSPIRAVI Chamber Choir - Glendale - Presents:INSPIRAVI Chamber Choir Presents Handel’s MessiahSunday, 12/21/2014
Los Angeles Performance of Handel's 1741 Masterpiece!
St. Paul's Cathedral - San Diego - Presents:Christmas Lessons and CarolsSunday, 12/21/2014
The St. Paul's Girls' and Boys' choirs will sing Britten's A Ceremony of Carols and their annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
South Coast Singers - Laguna Hills - Presents:South Coast Singers Holiday Concert: "A Season of Love and Joy" 12/21Sunday, 12/21/2014
Pacific Chorale - Costa Mesa - Presents:Tis the Season12/21/2014 - 12/22/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 12/21/2014)
One of Orange County’s most beloved traditions! Bring the whole family to meet ours, and let Pacific Chorale help set the mood for your Christmas festivities with tidings of comfort and joy.
Matthew Quinn, Combined Artform - Los Angeles - Presents:The Santa Closet12/18/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
THE SANTA CLOSET
By Joe Brancato
3 SHOWS ONLY! DECEMBER 18, 19th
THE NEW YORK TIMES RAVES: "A Delightful Surprise! ...a sensitive, imaginative tale that really is about a boy’s realization that he is different. Mr. Solomon portrays an amazing range of characters, all of them beautifully."
"Hilarious...Brilliant!" -Out Magazine
"Touching and Moving."-Huffington Post
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:A Christmas Story12/5/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
SLO Little Theatre will present the holiday classic, A Christmas Story, December 5-21. Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the 1940s midwest follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas.
Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin11/11/2014 - 1/4/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
“Hershey Felder is a gifted storyteller, actor, musician and all round entertainer. IRVING BERLIN just may be his best play yet! Highly recommended, it is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
Hershey Felder brings to life the remarkable story of Irving Berlin, “America’s Composer.”
Lythgoe Family Productions & Pasadena Playhouse - Pasadena - Presents:Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight12/10/2014 - 1/4/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
This holiday season take the whole family to SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at the Pasadena Playhouse! In the style of the traditional British Family Panto, this updated holiday version of the classic fairytale SLEEPING BEAUTY will feature magic, a comedic twist, and pop hits.
Center Theater Group - Los Angeles - Presents:Angela Lansbury in 'Blithe Spirit'12/9/2014 - 1/18/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
“Angela Lansbury dances off with the show in Blithe Spirit (Tony Award® - winning role). No choreography needed. It’s a privilege to witness her at work in this most handsome production. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO! – Performing Arts LIVE
California Ballet Company - San Diego - Presents:California Ballet Company's The Nutcracker12/13/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
California Ballet's The Nutcracker leaps onto the San Diego Civic Theatre stage December 2014 with the San Diego Symphony!
Los Angeles Arts Commission - Los Angeles - Presents:55th Annual L.A. County Holiday CelebrationWednesday, 12/24/2014
The Emmy® Award-winning 55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – your L.A. tradition! Music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region celebrate the season during this free, three-hour holiday show that is perfect for the whole family.
City Ballet of San Diego - San Diego - Presents:City Ballet's: The Nutcracker12/12/2014 - 12/24/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
In December the perennial favorite holiday production of The Nutcracker, awarded the “Best Nutcracker” in San Diego by the Tommy Awards, has been expanded to offer twelve public performances with accompaniment by The City Ballet Orchestra conducted by John Nettles. Again this year The City Ballet Orchestra and Choir will offer Handel’s Messiah as a sing-along.
Nederlander - Hollywood - Presents:Wicked12/10/2014 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Variety calls WICKED "a cultural phenomenon!" Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times).
" A Wickedly talented cast. A true spectacle! It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!" - Performing Arts LIVE
Center Theatre Group - Culver City - Presents:Luna Gale11/23/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
“LUNA GALE is a remarkable play at all levels. Playwright Rebecca Gilman’s dialog in this complex, provocative and sometimes shocking play is powerful and brilliant. Caroline (Mary Beth Fisher) is a standout in this outstanding and impassioned ensemble, they all are superb. The direction, revolving set, lighting and costumes are all exemplary as well. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!" - PAL
Paul Storiale & Fulton Entertainment - NoHo - Presents:The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever!12/5/2014 - 12/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Written by Joe Marshall, co-directed by Paul Storiale and Bree Pavey, will have its much anticipated return to LA.
What critics have said about The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever!
“It’s THE PRODUCERS with a little I LOVE LUCY slapstick…” – LA TIMES
"GO" - LA WEEKLY
"The funniest play in town." - StageScene LA
The Rubicon Theatre Company - Ventura - Presents:A Tuna Christmas12/6/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
The perfect sidesplitting comedy for the holiday season, A Tuna Christmas takes audiences to the “third-smallest” town in Texas during the most hectic time of year.
Temecula Presents - Temecula - Presents:Dixieland at the Merc: A Timeless ChristmasFriday, 12/19/2014
Timeless: The Music You Remember is proud to bring you a holiday show to remember - “A Timeless Christmas” for December's Dixieland at the Merc.
Stage Door Repertory Theatre - Anaheim - Presents:Winter Wonderettes12/5/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
The Wonderettes are back! Featuring great 60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,”
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:The Santaland Diaries12/12/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
SLO Little Theatre presents the second in a series of late-night comedy shows and a very special holiday treat: a remarkable one-man show based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display. Adapted by Joe Mantello, this cult classic riffs on Sedaris’ truly odd encounters with his fellow man during the height of the holiday crunch.
Spacious Vision Song Project - Pasadena - Presents:Spacious Vision "Carols Rare and Bright"Sunday, 12/21/2014
The concert will offer rarely performed seasonal songs and carols of Benjamin Britten, Joaquin Rodrigo, Ralph Vaughn Williams, jazz musician Alfred Burt, and others.
Lamb's Players Theatre - Coronado - Presents:Festival of Christmas - Northern Lights12/3/2014 - 12/28/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
"A tradition that's different every year"
This year we bring back one of the company’s favorite FESTIVAL scripts, “Northern Lights,” last produced 10 years ago. This is FESTIVAL playwright Kerry Meads' most personal story, centered around a Minnesota family in 1962.
Coachella Valley Symphony - Rancho Mirage - Presents:Holiday MagicSaturday, 12/20/2014
Seats in all sections are still available for the Coachella Valley Symphony’s festive Holiday Magic concert, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center, Rancho Mirage High School, 31001 Rattler Road.
Circle Circle dot dot - San Diego - Presents:"Naughty" with Circle Circle dot dot 12/5/2014 - 12/20/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Just in time for the holidays, Circle Circle dot dot is pleased to present a series of short plays inspired by contemporary stories of Christmas revelry. "Naughty" will feature original premiere scripts by local playwrights featuring hilarious tales that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Naughty is our late-night selection for those that like the dirty side of the season.
Theatre of NOTE - Hollywood - Presents:Possum Carcass12/4/2014 - 1/10/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL continues to inspire, bewitch and speak to playwrights, directors, and actors all over the world almost a hundred and twenty years after it was first performed. Taking his cue from the Russian master, David Bucci’s POSSUM CARCASS uses The Seagull as a jumping off point but creates something wholly and uniquely his own.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Arturo Sandoval and his L.A. All-Star Big Band Christmas Tuesday, 12/23/2014
Arturo Sandoval and his L.A. All-Star Big Band Christmas
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Tuesday December 23, 8:00 om
ARK productions - Laguna Beach - Presents:The 8 Reindeer Monolgues12/4/2014 - 12/18/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Get the baby sitter booked because after last year’s rip roaring success Ava Burton & Mark Miller are back in The 8 Reindeer Monologues. Don’t miss this hilarious yet dark and not for children production.
Breakdown Services and Performing Arts Live.com - Originating from Los Angeles - Presents:State of the Arts Radio Series4/3/2014 - 12/18/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Presented by Breakdown Services and sponsored in part by Performing Arts Live for its fourth, critically acclaimed broadcast year, State of the Arts is hosted by Los Angeles theatre professionals Michael Sterling & Paul Stroili whose astute, entertaining, and slightly irreverent personalities have made them internet sensations!