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The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 11/1/2018 - 12/29/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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
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!
Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles - Glendale - Presents:Holiday Spectacular: Calling All Angels12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.”
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.
Center Theater Group - Los Angeles - Presents:Come From Away11/27/2018 - 1/6/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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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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.
Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol12/7/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
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.
Inland Pacific Ballet - Riverside - Presents:The Nutcracker - Inland Pacific Ballet - Riverside12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
Vanguard University Theatre Department - Costa Mesa - Presents:ACTC's Christmas Cabaret12/13/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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!
American Ballet Theatre - Costa Mesa - Presents:The Nutcracker - American Ballet Theatre12/14/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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!
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Looking for Christmas11/11/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:Mariachi Sol de Mexico de José HernàndezSunday, 12/16/2018
Merri-Achi Christmas returns 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 José Hernàndez.
Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble - Anaheim - Presents:Joyeux NoelSunday, 12/16/2018
Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble rings in the holiday season with choral masterpieces including Poulenc's Gloria, Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio, and Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine.
Lythgoe Family Panto - Pasadena - Presents:Lythgoe Family Panto’s "The Wonderful Winter of Oz"12/15/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
This Holiday Season, fly over the rainbow with Kermit The Frog® as the Wizard of Oz and Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray) as Glinda in Lythgoe Family Panto’s THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ. December 15 - 30 at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. TIX: https://goo.gl/cKuyoz
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
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.
Ballet Repertory Theatre - Huntington Beach - Presents:Ballet Repertory Theatre's Nutcracker12/8/2018 - 12/24/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
Enjoy Ballet Repertory Theatre’s cherished 42-year-old tradition of bringing beloved holiday music to life with nearly 300 performers in dazzling costumes.
Hollywood Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Wicked11/28/2018 - 1/27/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:A Charlie Brown Christmas 12/7/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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!
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914Saturday, 12/22/2018
By Peter Rothstein
With musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 recounts an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together, sharing food and drink, playing soccer, singing carols and burying each other’s dead.
Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:A Christmas Carol11/28/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
State Street Ballet - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Nutcracker - State Street Ballet12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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!
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.
Santa Barbara Christmas Revels - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Christmas Revels: An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice12/22/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/22/2018)
The Christmas Revels Returns to the Lobero in December.
The Christmas Revels: An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice is a joyous theatrical production celebrating the spirit and strength of the Irish emigrants who came to America in the early 1900’s to build new lives in a new land.
San Luis Obispo RepertoryTheatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:A Christmas Story11/30/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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!
Inland Pacific Ballet - Claremont - Presents:The Nutty Nutcracker - Inland Pacific BalletFriday, 12/21/2018
A hilarious send up of everyone’s favorite holiday ballet, The Nutty Nutcracker features a zany storyline loosely based on the traditional Nutcracker.
Coronado Playhouse - Coronado - Presents:Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat11/16/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
Performing Arts Workshop - Oceanside - Presents:The Nutcracker presented by Performing Arts Workshop12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
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.
Fraser Entertainment Group - Los Angeles - Presents:An Evening of Classic BroadwayWednesday, 12/19/2018
Hailed as "A show that you hoped would never end" by Entertainment Today, and "Sheer Theatrical Magic" by Cabaret Scenes Magazine, Fraser Entertainment Group's hit ongoing concert series An Evening of Classic Broadway will have another December performance on 12/19 at LA's Rockwell.
Long Beach Chorale & Chamber Orchestra - Long Beach - Presents:Saint-Saëns: Christmas Oratorio12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:Messiah Sing-Along | Los Angeles Master ChoraleMonday, 12/17/2018
38th Annual Messiah Sing-Along where the audience is the chorus!
Conducted by Grant Gershon
The LA Master Chorale's popular do-it-yourself version of Handel’s "Messiah," where the audience is the chorus, returns!
This will be the 38th Annual Messiah Sing-Along and is sure to pack the house. Bring your own score or purchase one in the lobby.
Coast City Ballet - Huntington Beach - Presents:The Nutcracker Ballet12/21/2018 - 12/22/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/21/2018)
Coast City Ballet, 501 (c)(3) non-profit dance organization, proudly presents its 15th production of "The Nutcracker" at Huntington Beach Historic Theater.
Based on the original choreography by Marious Petipa and Leon Ivanov, under the direction of Clara D'Autilia, Coast City Ballet's The Nutcracker captures the enchantment and magic of this timeless holiday favorite.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County - Costa Mesa - Presents:Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra HolidayWednesday, 12/19/2018
Get in the spirit of the festive holiday season as the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra fills the concert hall with the sounds of wailing trumpets and toe-tapping rhythms in a swingin’ evening of holiday favorites and beloved standards.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Holiday Sing-AlongSaturday, 12/22/2018
Melissa Peterman, host
John Sutton, conductor
Angeles Chorale, performer
About This Performance
Walt Disney Concert Hall’s massive pipe organ, a choir, and a jazz combo lead a cheerful selection of seasonal favorites in this beloved Los Angeles holiday tradition. A jolly good time!?
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
The Music Center - Los Angeles - Presents:59th Annual L.A. County Holiday CelebrationMonday, 12/24/2018
L.A.’s largest holiday celebration is perfect for the whole family! Join this year’s co-hosts, internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán and actor Brian White (TV series Ambitions, Bronx SIU, Ray Donovan), as over 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the neighborhoods and cultures of L.A. celebrate the season. The entire 3-hr show will air live on PBS Socal,KCET.
San Diego Ballet - San Diego - Presents:The Nutcracker - San Diego Ballet12/29/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/29/2018)
San Diego Ballet presents San Diego’s favorite holiday event!
America’s favorite holiday tradition! Sugarplum Fairies, leaping cossacks, and flurries of snowflakes swirl across the Symphony Hall stage, in this magical journey through a young girl’s imagination. Featuring an international cast of over 100 colorfully costumed dancers!
Friends of Sundays Live & LACMA - Los Angeles - Presents:Sundays Live7/1/2018 - 1/27/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
Rogue Machine Theatre - Venice - Presents:Oppenheimer10/26/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation - Yorba Linda - Presents:Nixon Library Family Concert Series12/16/2018 - 7/28/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
FREE FAMILY CONCERT SERIES
Free concerts are held Sundays, except when otherwise noted, and are open to the public.
Spreckels Organ Society - San Diego - Presents:Spreckels Organ Concerts12/7/2018 - 1/27/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:A Carol Christmas11/16/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:Steambath10/20/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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?
The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Cost of Living10/17/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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.
Sierra Madre Playhouse - Sierra Madre - Presents:A Christmas Story11/23/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
Ralphie Parker and his family's most memorable Christmas. From humorist Jean Shepherd.
Our holiday hit of last Christmas season is back this year with some new cast members and more fun.
OB Theatre Company - San Diego - Presents:Scrooge in Rouge11/30/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
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
OB Theatre Company - San Diego - Presents:Elf Jr. the Musical11/23/2018 - 12/16/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh r
Rogue Machine Theatre - Venice - Presents:Finks11/10/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 12/16/2018)
A New York Times Critic’s Pick, “Finks” was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and Rogue Machine’s West Coast premiere production brings together writer Joe Gilford and director Michael Pressman, both children of the Blacklisted. Joe Gilford shares the struggle his parents, entertainers Jack Gilford and Madeline Lee Gilford, endured when they were called to testify.