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Long Beach Camerata Singers - Long Beach - Presents:
Handel's Messiah

Sunday, 12/4/2016

Light up your holidays with a chamber version of Handel's magnificent Messiah featuring professional soloists and baroque instrumentation. An annual tradition for many years, reviewers have referred to past performances as "Thrilling," describing the sound as "Lovely, Well-balanced and Colorful."

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Orange County Women's Chorus - Newport Beach - Presents:
The Orange County Women's Chorus - Newport Beach

Sunday, 12/4/2016

Music, holidays, and children go together, and our December program is all about the children we know, the children we love, the children we once were, and the children who need us. Hear the Vesperae pro Festo Sancti Innocentium by Michael Haydn (Franz Joseph's younger brother!), performed with chamber orchestra, as well as works by Kirke Mechem, Ysaye Barnwell, John Tavener,Cecile Chaminade &more

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Hollywood Master Chorale - West Hollywood - Presents:
Anticipate!

Sunday, 12/4/2016

Hollywood Master Chorale presents “Anticipate!” holiday concert Concert will feature Morten Lauridsen’s masterwork, Lux Aeterna, as well as a collection of smaller festive works, including two works by LA composers: Michelle Green Willner’s Sim Shalom and Steve Rothstein’s Hah-nay-rote Hallelu

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Coeurage Theatre Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
Urinetown: The Musical

11/4/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Three-time Tony Award-winner "Urinetown: The Musical" is presented by Coeurage, LA's 'PAY WHAT YOU WANT' theatre company. Directed by Kari Hayter with musical direction by Gregory Nabours.

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Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Bakersfield Mist

11/16/2016 - 12/12/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Stephen Sachs smash comedy Inspired by true events, an unemployed, foul-mouthed, ex-bartender living in a rundown California trailer park believes the painting she bought in a thrift store for $3 is really an undiscovered masterpiece worth millions.

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CSUN Department of Theatre - Northridge - Presents:
As You Like It

11/18/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Shakespeare’s comedy that places the banished Rosalind in the forest of Arden where she encounters some memorable characters and perhaps, true love. A play full of disguises, mishaps and some of Shakespeare’s most famous lines. By William Shakespeare Directed by Melissa Chalsma

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Sebastian Munoz - North Hollywood - Presents:
A Telenovela Christmas Carol

12/2/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

A classic cast of Spanish Telenovela characters find themselves living out one of the greatest classic Christmas stories of all time when Archway Theatre welcomes Force of Nature Productions original world premiere of "A Telenovela Christmas Carol".

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Latino Theater Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Latina Christmas Special

11/19/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Bursting with laughs, music, and escandalo (scandal!)! You thought your holidays with the family were dramatic? Wait until you hear these touching and hilarious Christmas stories of holidays past from three first-generation Latinas: Texas-born, Mexican American Sandra Valls, Miami-born, Cuban-American Diana Yanez and Maria Russell.

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The Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:
Edward Albee's The Play About The Baby

9/16/2016 - 12/10/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

In this rarely produced dark comedy by one of America’s greatest playwrights, a young couple who are madly in love with each other, have a child - the perfect family - that is, until a mysterious older couple steal the baby. Through a series of mind games and manipulations, they call into question both couples' sense of reality and fiction, joy and sorrow.

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Rogue Machine Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!

11/12/2016 - 12/12/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Rogue Machine (“Best Production” - three seasons - Ovation, and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards) presents the World Premiere of THE SUPER VARIETY MATCH BONUS ROUND! by Deb Hiett. “A sure-shot writer … bold new voice,” wrote the Village Voice about Deb Hiett’s play Words in a Certain Order, at NYC’s Dixon Place. Multi-award winner Cameron Watson directs.

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Angel City Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:
Bring on the Joy

12/3/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Angel City Chorale will jump-start the season in style with Bring on the Joy, the choir’s 23rd annual set of holiday concerts and sing-alongs during the first weekend in December. The festive evenings will bring together Los Angeles-area singers/instrumentalists with a tapestry of seasonal favorites featuring musical textures from diverse traditions.

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San Diego Musical Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play

12/1/2016 - 12/23/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Based on the 1947 Lux Radio Hour The heartwarming holiday classic retold in the tradition of a live 1940’s era radio broadcast. When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court.

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
A Very Special Holiday Special

11/11/2016 - 12/17/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

A Very Special Holiday Special by Mark Harvey Levine, directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth – one short holiday gem after another, opens Nov 11

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The Found Theatre - Long Beach - Presents:
Merry Mid-Century

12/2/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

A Found Theatre Tribute To 1950s TV Christmas Specials Feeling stressed out over the holidays? Having anxiety over the color of the Starbucks seasonal cup? Can't decide whether to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" Relax...we're here to make America merry again with one of those warm and schmaltzy 1950s TV Christmas specials, featuring the shining stars of the day.

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San Diego Theatres - San Diego - Presents:
‘A Snow White Christmas’

12/2/2016 - 12/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

An updated version of the classic tale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, “A Snow White Christmas” features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni) and contemporary music from Katy Perry’s “Firework” to Huey Lewis and the News’ “Power of Love” to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and more.

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Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:
36th Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Sunday, 12/18/2016

With orchestra and soloists on stage, join the Los Angeles Master Chorale for this annual holiday tradition!

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Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles - Glendale - Presents:
Holiday Spectacular: Cool Yule

12/15/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 12/15/2016)

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles is preparing to take you on a snow covered sleigh ride through your favorite holiday classics, traditional carols, pop and a few surprises. Come for the lumberjacks, stay for the fruitcakes - this concert has everything you need to truly feel the holiday spirit!

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OperaArts and Steinway Society - Palm Desert - Presents:
For the Children

Sunday, 12/11/2016

Our annual collaborative fundraiser with the Steinway Society to help support music programs for the children. Reception with appetizers, no-host bar, classical piano, sit-down dinner, and Opera/operetta show.

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California Desert Chorale - Palm Desert - Presents:
Starlight and Bells

12/11/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 12/11/2016)

Starlight and Bells, California Desert Chorale’s December concert for 2016, offers a wonderful variety of familiar Christmas carols in rich arrangements, all centered on a theme of brilliantly shining stars and joyously resounding bells. There will also be a bit of holiday humor, a dash of Gospel style and some classic Christmas tunes from Broadway shows.

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Desert Symphony - Palm Desert - Presents:
Oh What A Night!

Thursday, 12/8/2016

Back by popular demand, this exciting musical tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons has sold-out at every performance with the DESERT SYMPHONY as well as performing to sold-out audiences worldwide. You’ll hear…Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You…

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Sierra Madre Playhouse - Sierra Madre - Presents:
An Evening With Groucho

Sunday, 12/4/2016

Frank Ferrante stars as Groucho Marx. Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity.

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Pacific Symphony - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Handel's Glorious Messiah

Sunday, 12/4/2016

A beloved holiday tradition, Handel’s celebrated oratorio—with its blazing trumpets, thundering timpani and spectacular “Hallelujah!” chorus—provides a moment during the busy season to experience reflection, renewal and joy.

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Le Salon de Musiques - Los Angeles - Presents:
Le Salon de Musiques Chamber Music Series Concert #3

Sunday, 12/4/2016

- A. DVORAK: Piano Trio n.4 in E minor "Dumky" - A. DVORAK: "Waldesruhe" for Cello & Piano - J. SUK: "Elegy" Op 23 for Violin, Cello & Piano - B. SMETANA: Piano Trio in G minor Op 15 Erik ARVINDER, Violin, Robert de MAINE, Cello Adam NEIMAN, Piano

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
Chapman Guitar Ensemble

Sunday, 12/4/2016

Under the direction of Jeff Cogan, the award-winning Classical Guitar Program at Chapman University has flourished since 1982. Guitar majors benefit by interacting with world class visiting performers and instructors who help to mold these developing young artists into polished musicians ready to meet the challenges of a career in music.

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San Diego Symphony - San Diego - Presents:
Vienna Boys Choir

Sunday, 12/4/2016

The internationally-renowned, charming young choristers from a centuries-old singing tradition return to the Jacobs Music Center for one night only. Expect heart-warming choral classics from the heart of the European tradition plus more than a touch of holiday cheer! *San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear.

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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Amelie, A New Musical

12/4/2016 - 1/15/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 12/4/2016)

Direct from her award-winning run in Hamilton on Broadway, Phillipa Soo is featured in Center Theatre Group’s pre-Broadway production of Amélie, A New Musical.

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La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:
Miss You Like Hell

10/25/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

New Musical MISS YOU LIKE HELL When a whip-smart, deeply imaginative teenager agrees to take a road trip with her free-spirited Latina mother, neither can imagine where it will take them. Chance encounters with a medley of characters along the way brings them closer to understanding what sets them apart — and what connects them forever.

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Cuesta College - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
Cuesta Choirs Present: Gloria

12/2/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Gloria! features the festive Vivaldi Gloria, performed by the combined choirs of Cuesta College. And Cuesta Voce will be giving a sneak preview of their New Orleans jazz set, as they prepare for their January tour to the City of Jazz. Hear your favorite Holiday songs: gospel, vocal jazz, and choral. Featuring Voce, the Cuesta Chamber Singers, and the Concert Choir.

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Dream Orchestra - Redondo Beach - Presents:
"Christmas Dream" Concert

Saturday, 12/3/2016

Conducted by Artistic Director Daniel Suk, the Dream Orchestra presents its “Christmas Dreams” concert with special guests singers VOX, Soprano Golda Berkman and Violinist Xika Huang. Joyful music and yummy goodies make the holidays extra special and The Dream Orchestra brings both with its Christmas Dream concert.

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The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music @ Cal State Long Beach - Long Beach - Presents:
Winter Festival Concert

12/3/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

More than 200 singers ring in the holidays with favorite carols, songs, and classical works in Long Beach’s greatest Winter extravaganza. Set in the historic sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, this traditional concert has thrilled audiences for over five decades!

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Theatre School @ North Coast Rep - Solana Beach - Presents:
A Christmas Carol – The Musical in Concert

12/2/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

A Benefit for The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’s most well known story. Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty And The Beast and The Little Mermaid) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once On This Island) partner to make this delightful show the perfect way to kick o the holidays with the entire family!

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Colburn School - Los Angeles - Presents:
Follow Me

Saturday, 12/3/2016

Yehuda Gilad, Music Director and Conductor Anthony Trionfo, flute WEBER Overture to Der Freischütz, J. 277 SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 JOHN CORIGLIANO Pied Piper Fantasy for Flute and Orchestra

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The Wallis - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Merrily We Roll Along

11/23/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden. "It's a first-class production with an outstanding cast. GO!" - Performing Arts LIVE

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Broadway/San Diego - San Diego - Presents:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

11/29/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including best Musical Revival, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take San Diego by storm with what Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!”

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UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Winds of Ariston

12/1/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

By Patrick Hurley, Directed by Casey Kringlen From Ancient Greece to present-day New York City, one man soars across time and space as untold gay histories collide with one another. Weathering the tragic winds of yesterday, he finally arrives on the cusp of a better tomorrow. Part of The New Play Festival 2016.

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Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:
Icebergs

11/8/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

The Geffen Playhouse presents the World Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. A smart, new comedy written by Alena Smith (Showtime’s The Affair, HBO’s The Newsroom) and directed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney, the cast of ICEBERGS features Nate Corddry, Rebecca Henderson, Jennifer Mudge, Lucas Near Verbrugghe and Keith Powell.

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Old Globe Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

11/5/2016 - 12/26/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. America’s favorite holiday fable returns for its 19th joyous year, and we’ve added a week! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash.

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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:
MAMMA MIA!

12/2/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.

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Arts Alive SDSU - San Diego - Presents:
Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert

12/1/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

An explosive, psychedelic concert collaboration between the Schools of Theatre, Television, and Film and Music and Dance. Audiences who loved SDSU’s 2014 production of Les Misérables in Concert will rave about this large-scale, spectacular performance. Directed by Stephen Brotebeck.

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Pacific Symphony - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Strauss' Vienna

12/1/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

This tribute to the charming Viennese waltz—featuring music by Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss—is sure to sweep you off your feet!

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LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:
Dudamel & Russian Masters

12/1/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

ARTISTS Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Daniil Trifonov, piano PROGRAM Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 (c. 39 minutes) Prokofiev: Scythian Suite (c. 20 minutes) Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy (c. 22 minutes)

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La Habra United Methodist Church - La Habra - Presents:
The Art of the Carol

Sunday, 12/4/2016

The Ensoma Creative, consisting of talented singers from around the southland, joined by special guest soloist, Maria Del Pilar, will start the Christmas season in joyful sound. Begin your celebrations with the joyous sounds of familiar and beloved Christmas carols.

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Inland Pacific Ballet - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:
The Nutcracker- Inland Pacific Ballet

11/26/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Toy soldiers, life¬sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination.

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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Beauty Queen of Leenane

11/9/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

A darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative, aging mother, whose interference in Maureen's first and potentially last loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific.

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Coronado Playhouse - Coronado - Presents:
A Chorus Line

11/4/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Coronado Playhouse presents the nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line. A Chorus Line celebrates some of the hardest working people in American Musical Theatre, gifted dancers, singers and actors, who passionately pursue their desire to perform.

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LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:
Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker

11/26/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

ARTISTS Los Angeles Philharmonic PROGRAM Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE The holidays wouldn’t be complete without one of the most popular ballets of the season. Sugarplum fairies will dazzle audiences as Tchaikovsky’s timeless score is played by our wonderful orchestra.

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Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
Our Class

12/1/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Our Class tells the story of a group of Polish and Jewish classmates beginning in 1925, first examining the atrocities they suffer as war breaks out in their town and anti-Semitism erupts in a series of rapes, murders, and instances of torture. As we follow the few survivors throughout the remainder of their lives, they attempt to reckon with the past, trying to make sense of senseless events.

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Men Alive - The Orange County Gay Men's Chorus - Irvine - Presents:
MenAlive Concert – Christmas Vacation

12/2/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Christmas Music with a theatrical twist. Nominated for Best Musical in Best of OC 2016!

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San Diego Musical Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Irving Berlin's White Christmas

11/25/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features a score of Irving Berlin classics, spectacular production numbers and of course, snow!

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The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
UCLA Contempo Flux

Saturday, 12/3/2016

Chamber music from the 20th and 21st centuries, performed by student members of Contempo Flux Gloria Cheng, director

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
The Drowsy Chaperone

11/19/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Winner of five Tony Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is a joyous send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song-and-dance number after another. Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar Directed by Sarah Ripper Musical Direction by Mitchell Hanlon Choreography by William F. Lett

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Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
New Slate

12/1/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Enjoy the first UCI Department of Dance concert of the season, New Slate, an exciting program featuring the diverse talents of graduate student choreographers. The program includes original works and promises something for every dance enthusiast.

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Diversionary Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
The Mystery of Love and Sex

11/25/2016 - 12/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

By Bathsheba Doran As Charlotte and Jonny tumble into their twenties confronting the mysteries of their own bodies and desires, Charlotte’s parents face their own perceptions about love and happiness.

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Spotlight 29 Casino - Coachella - Presents:
Spotlight Showroom

11/19/2016 - 2/18/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Spotlight 29 Casino provides the premier entertainment experience in the Coachella Valley and is home to the 2,200 seat Spotlight Showroom which has featured headliners such as Bruno Mars, Mark Anthony, Pitbull, Dave Chapelle, Montgomery Gentry and more, plus a Free Tribute Concert Series where guests can see a Tribute to their favorite acts for free.

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San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
A Christmas Story - SLO

12/3/2016 - 12/23/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

SLO Little Theatre presents its fourth annual A CHRISTMAS STORY, the beloved holiday tale of Ralphie Parker’s high expectations for a BB gun for Christmas, running December 3- 23, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm.

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Palm Canyon Theatre - Palm Springs - Presents:
Palm Canyon Theatre

7/8/2016 - 7/16/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Meet Me in St Louis Dec 2, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016 Meet Me In St. Louis is a rare treasure and is based on the heartwarming movie. Join the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is...

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San Gabriel Valley Repertory Theatre - Arcadia - Presents:
"A Christmas Caper"

12/2/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

San Gabriel Valley Repertory Theatre presents the dinner-theatre melodrama “A Christmas Caper” You’ll cheer for the hero, sigh over the heroine, and let the villain know how you really feel when San Gabriel Valley Repertory Theatre’s (SGVRT) Dining Dramatically melodrama dinner theatre presents “A Christmas Caper.”

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Wayne Scott/ LifeHouse Productions - Redlands - Presents:
It's A Wonderful Life!

12/3/2016 - 12/23/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

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.

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Santa Monica Playhouse - Santa Monica - Presents:
The SantaLand Diaries

12/1/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

David Sedaris’s modern holiday classic “The SantaLand Diaries” for mature elves and others NY Times raves "A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy's. Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle!" NY Newsday hails it as "a sardonic, merrily subversive tale—just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed!"

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Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse - Woodland Hills - Presents:
Best of Hard Candy Christmas!

12/3/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Our 5th and final festival of short plays and music celebrating the ups and downs of the most wonderful time of the year brings back all your favorites!

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Palomar Performing Arts - San Marcos - Presents:
Facing Our Truth

12/2/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, The New Black Fest commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write ten-minute plays on the topic of Trayvon Martin, race and/or privilege. The purpose is to incite serious discussion in our collective communities around these urgent issues.

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The Manor Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Big Love

12/2/2016 - 12/10/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

The play centers around a group of fifty brides who flee from Greece to Italy—by sea, in a boat, rough passage—in order to escape a forced marriage to their fifty cousins. The show is incredibly physical, a movement piece of sorts, and a majority of the performers have background in dance and/or gymnastics.

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Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:
Festival of Carols

12/3/2016 - 12/10/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

A holiday blend of both classical and popular carols, sung to perfection by the LA Master Chorale, including favorites like White Christmas, Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming and much more.

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A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:
A Christmas Carol - A Noise Within

12/2/2016 - 12/23/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

“Fantastical stagecraft […] GO!” – LA Weekly Bursting with family-friendly holiday merriment, ANW’s beloved tradition returns for another round of boundless good cheer. Celebrate the season with Dickens’ timeless tale of forgiveness, change, and the life-changing power of kindness to our fellow man.

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La Mer Consort - Manhattan Beach - Presents:
Renaissance Concert Music for the Holidays

Sunday, 12/4/2016

La Mer Consort will be presenting a Renaissance Concert "Music for the Holidays ", featuring Machaut, Bach, Telemann and others. The ensemble performs on authentic instruments and in costume. Instruments will include recorders, flute, violin, krumhorn, and percussion.

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Theatre Unleashed - North Hollywood - Presents:
It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play

11/30/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 12/4/2016)

The classic, heart-warming holiday tale of love, devotion and purpose as you’ve never seen it before!

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Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation - Yorba Linda - Presents:
Nixon Library Family Concert Series

7/10/2016 - 1/8/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 12/4/2016)

FREE FAMILY CONCERT SERIES Free concerts are held Sundays, except when otherwise noted, and are open to the public.

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Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation - Torrance - Presents:
New Orleans Christmas with Jeff Bordes and Friends

Sunday, 12/4/2016

Back by popular demand -- A New Orleans Christmas with Jeff Bordes and Friends is a heartwarming holiday show mixing the spirit of Christmas with the soul of New Orleans. The whole family will love the lively arrangements of seasonal favorites led by jazz trumpeter Jeff Bordes. The show will feature special guests and will leave you dancing the Second Line in the aisles!

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Kids On Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:
Fall Play Festival presents Pinocchio and Mary Poppins

12/4/2016 - 12/14/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 12/4/2016)

Join us as Kids On Stage actors perform their adaptations of "Pinocchio" and "Mary Poppins."

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Friends of Sundays Live & LACMA - Los Angeles - Presents:
Sundays Live

7/10/2016 - 1/29/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 12/4/2016)

Sundays Live presents FREE weekly classical chamber music concerts and recitals by premier professional artists from Southern California and around the world. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public at 6:00PM on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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American Pacific Ballet Company - Fullerton - Presents:
Nutcracker

12/3/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

American Pacific Ballet Company's 2016 Nutcracker, featuring State Street Ballet's Kate Kadow and San Francisco Ballet's Taras Domitro as the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier.

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University of Redlands School of Music - Redlands - Presents:
Feast of Lights

12/2/2016 - 12/5/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

The Feast of Lights is a service of worship celebrating - in spoken word, tableaux, song and orchestral offering - the birth of Jesus Christ. At the service’s conclusion, the traditional Ceremony of Candles, adapted from an ancient rite, symbolizes the spreading of the light of Christ’s message by the twelve apostles throughout the world.

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
Instrumental Chamber Music-Winds/Brass

Saturday, 12/3/2016

Under the direction of Christopher J. Nicholas, the Instrumental Chamber Music concerts feature students from the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in woodwind quintets, quartets, trios and brass ensembles.

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
Fall Dance Concert

12/2/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

This year, the Fall Dance Concert is premiering six new, innovative pieces showcasing the extraordinary talents of the dance majors. The concert features repertory by guest artist Ido Tadmor, Israel’s Dance Ambassador and former member of Batsheva Dance Company. Get ready for an evening of challenging and imaginative dance in many moods and styles.

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Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge - Presents:
The Hot Sardines HOLIDAY STOMP

Saturday, 12/17/2016

New York’s acclaimed ambassadors of swing will deliver a white hot Christmas that will make your office party seem downright dull.

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LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:
Handel’s Messiah

12/15/2016 - 12/17/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 12/15/2016)

ARTISTS Los Angeles Philharmonic Bernard Labadie, conductor Karina Gauvin, soprano Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano Allan Clayton, tenor Matthew Brook, bass-baritone La Chapelle de Québec, chorus PROGRAM Handel: Messiah (c. 120 minutes)

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Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge - Presents:
Danú, A Christmas Gathering: Féile Na Nollag

Sunday, 12/11/2016

Hailing from Counties Waterford, Cork, Dublin and Donegal in Ireland, this is the real McCoy! Some fancy fiddlin' and steppin' will warm up the holidays.

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Cal Poly Music Department - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
Cal Poly Choirs' 'A Christmas Celebration'

Saturday, 12/3/2016

Event will be music Professor Thomas Davies' 34th and final holiday concert. PolyPhonics, the University Singers and the Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble will perform holiday favorites and new works under the direction of music Professor Thomas Davies at the popular yearly event. The Cal Poly Brass Ensemble, conducted by Christopher J. Woodruff, will add to the festive performances.

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L.A. Dance Project - Los Angeles - Presents:
L.A. Dance Project at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

12/9/2016 - 12/10/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/9/2016)

The world-renowned, Benjamin Millepied-led ensemble who have been selling out shows under our great proscenium since the very beginning. Ace is thrilled to host the Project's triumphant return to The Theatre this December 9–10, with a pair of immersive evenings set to feature the world premiere of Homecoming — a new Millepied-choreographed piece accompanied in person by Rufus Wainwright.

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San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
The Santaland Diaries

12/9/2016 - 12/17/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/9/2016)

SLO Little Theatre presents David Sedaris’ THE SANTALAND DIARIES, a one-man comedy of the exploits of Crumpet the Elf at Macy’s, runs Fridays December 9 and 16 at 9:30 pm, Saturdays, December 10 and 17 at 9:30 pm, and Sunday, December 11 at 7:00 pm.

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The Music Guild - Los Angeles (Brentwood) - Presents:
Rossetti Piano Quartet 12/5

Monday, 12/5/2016

Beethoven: Piano Quartet in C Major, No. 3 Faure: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15 Dvorák: Piano Quartet in E Flat, Op. 87

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UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television - Los Angeles - Presents:
Our Country's Good

11/30/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Set in the midst of the colonization of Australia, "Our Country's Good" examines issues of power, class, and whether or not those who are incarcerated deserve humane treatment.

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Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
33rd Annual Vocal Competition

Sunday, 12/4/2016

Talented young singers compete for over $40,000 in prizes The Competition offers talented young singers an opportunity to perform before an enthusiastic audience and win valuable scholarships.

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St. Mary of the Angels Anglo-Catholic Church - Hollywood - Presents:
"Angels We Have Heard ... "

Sunday, 12/4/2016

Lessons and Carols Music by the Schola Cantorum and guests. Dr. Kathleen Moon, organist / choirmaster

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Spreckels Organ Society - San Diego - Presents:
Spreckels Organ Society - Upcoming Events!

7/10/2016 - 1/29/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 12/4/2016)

The Spreckels Organ is located in the heart of San Diego’s Balboa Park. Concerts are held every Sunday at 2 p.m. (for one hour) and on Monday evenings in summer (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.). No tickets are issued to concerts, because all concerts are free and open to the public. See below for Holiday events!

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Ballet Etudes - Huntington Beach - Presents:
The Nutcracker

12/3/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Bring the entire family to celebrate the beauty and pageantry of the holidays when Ballet Etudes presents its annual production of the beloved ballet, The Nutcracker, for five performances on Dec. 3 & 5, and Dec. 10 & 11, at Huntington Beach High School Auditorium.

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage

12/1/2016 - 12/10/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

Drama: In this brilliantly crafted portrait of turn-of-the-last-century New York, Nottage gives us a story about desire and common sense, of pleasure and pain, of resilience and fragility, and above all the unlikely triumph of the human spirit. True to its title, Intimate Apparel presents a story that is both delicate and eloquent.

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Palos Verdes Symphonic Band - Rancho Palos Verdes - Presents:
Wonder and Joy

Sunday, 12/4/2016

Concert band music for the winter holidays Featured guest soloist is James Miller, trombone, of the LA Philharmonic. The band will also present a variety of traditional Christmas, holiday, and Hanukkah favorites, including Morton Lauridson's beautiful O Magnum Mysterium.

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Palomar Performing Arts - San Marcos - Presents:
A Ceremony of Carols

Saturday, 12/3/2016

Palomar Chorale/Palomar Chamber Singers Director John Russell makes his Palomar Performing Arts debut with Benjamin Britten’s well-known and beloved setting, Ceremony of Carols as well as American composer Conrad Susa’s sublime Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest.

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Pantages Theatre - Hollywood - Presents:
Irving Berlin's White Christmas

11/29/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)

This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! The timeless movie “White Christmas” is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process.

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