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LA Philharmonic - Los Angeles - Presents:A Chanticleer ChristmasTuesday, 12/17/2019
The beloved singers return with their vaunted Christmas program.
About This Performance
The much-celebrated, Grammy®-winning, 12-man chorus makes its return for a classic program of a cappella choral music, presented with stunning clarity, precision, and excellence.
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale - Torrance - Presents:"Home for the Holidays"Sunday, 12/15/2019
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale, in its 71st season, performs selections from CPE Bach's "Magnificat" with chamber orchestra. Holiday favorites, gorgeous 21st century arrangements of familiar tunes, and a traditional carol sing-along round out this festive program.
American Youth Symphony at Laemmle Live - Santa Monica - Presents:American Youth Symphony at Laemmle LiveSunday, 12/15/2019
AYS Brass Ensemble
The Laemmle Monica Film Center transforms into a salon-style venue for the award-winning Laemmle’s Live series. AYS returns this season to share classical and holiday melodies performed by the new AYS Brass Ensemble.
LA Opera - Los Angeles - Presents:The Magic Flute11/16/2019 - 12/15/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 12/15/2019)
True love is never easy. Especially when there's a giant, angry spider. And she's your mom...
A dazzling celebration of love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports you into an enchanted world where good battles the forces of darkness.
Symphony of the Vines - Atascadero - Presents:Holiday Brass Concert in AtascaderoSunday, 12/15/2019
Add brass and class to your holiday season with Symphony of the Vines Brass Quintet! The holidays sparkle more brightly with brass, and this concert is sure to create lasting memories. The program combines original compositions for brass with holiday favorites by some of Hollywood’s greatest arrangers and composers.
Lake Avenue Church - Pasadena - Presents:Messiah Sing-AlongSunday, 12/15/2019
Enjoy singing or listening to Handel's Messiah led by orchestra, soloists and choir.
Southern California's largest free sing-along Messiah celebrates its 24th year, with professional soloists and orchestra.
Hollywood Pantages Theatre - Hollywood - Presents:Disney's Frozen12/4/2019 - 2/2/2020 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
From the producers of The Lion King and Aladdin, FROZEN, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, will celebrate its North American tour opening at the Pantages Theatre December 4, 2019 through February 2, 2020.
Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake12/3/2019 - 1/5/2020 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Collecting over 30 international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tonys® on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary 'Swan Lake' for our times.
Desert Rose Productions Inc. - Rancho Mirage - Presents:Christmas with The Crawfords11/29/2019 - 12/22/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
It’s Christmas Eve at Joan Crawford’s Brentwood mansion and Joan, Christina, and Christopher are awaiting the arrival of Hedda Hopper for a very special live radio broadcast! Unfortunately for Joan, she’s about to receive a houseful of celebrity guests, most of whom are on their way to a big bash at Gary Cooper’s house next door.
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!11/3/2019 - 12/29/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash.
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based on the classic Dr. Seuss book.
Ensemble Theatre Comapany - Santa Barbara - Presents:It's a Wonderful Life12/5/2019 - 12/22/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
An Uplifting Holiday Story
Jimmy Stewart meets The 39 Steps in this zany and touching adaptation of the beloved classic American holiday story. Set in the fictional town of Bedford Falls in the 1940s and presented as a live radio play, It’s a Wonderful Life is perfect for the entire family.
Festival Ballet Theatre - Irvine - Presents:Festival Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker 12/7/2019 - 12/24/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Festival Ballet Theatre’s family-friendly production is the full-length traditional rendition of the Nutcracker ballet. It features superb colorful scenery and dazzling costumes, Tchaikovsky's iconic score, world renowned guest artists from the world's best ballet companies and talented dancers from across Orange and Los Angeles counties.
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show 11/23/2019 - 12/29/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
San Diego has a new show for its Christmas stocking with this fast, funny, and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. All the traditional elements of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol are intact—including the iconic ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future—but with a comic local twist!
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:Cambodian Rock Band11/12/2019 - 12/15/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Dubbed “fierce, gorgeous and heartwarming” by the Los Angeles Times, this epic play/rock concert thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history thirty years after her father fled Cambodia.
San Diego Symphony - San Diego - Presents:Noel Noel12/14/2019 - 12/22/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/14/2019)
Let holiday cheer bring you and your loved ones near at our annual “Noel Noel” holiday concert for the whole family.
Ted Sperling, conductor
Betsy Wolfe, vocalist
San Diego Master Chorale
San Diego Children's Choir
City Ballet of San Diego - San Diego - Presents:"The Nutcracker" - City Ballet of San Diego12/6/2019 - 12/22/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Feel the magic of the holidays at a performance of City Ballet of San Diego’s award-winning production of The Nutcracker. As you come into the grand lobby of the historic Spreckels Theater, you will be charmed by a chorus of carolers bringing you the joyful songs of the season.
Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra - Long Beach - Presents:Candlelight Carols12/14/2019 - 12/15/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/14/2019)
Join Long Beach Chorale for our annual holiday program featuring beloved Christmas carols that will brighten your season! We’ll be joined by organist David York, for this concert featuring favorite works by John Rutter, traditional carols, and new contemporary music as well. Don't miss this popular holiday tradition!
Glendale Community College - Glendale - Presents:Faculty/Alumni Dance Concert12/13/2019 - 12/15/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
The annual Glendale Community College Faculty/Alumni Dance Production will be held over three days with four performances.
Dancers in the show include students enrolled in the GCC Jazz Performance Skills, Dance Production and other dance classes. The choreography is by faculty, alumni and guests.
Santa Monica Symphony - Santa Monica - Presents:Mahler's 5th Symphony - Santa Monica Symphony Saturday, 12/14/2019
Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra
Guido Lamell, Music Director and Conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in D Major
Preconcert lecture at 6:30pm will be given by Russell Steinberg
Independent Shakespeare Co. - Los Angeles - Presents:A Christmas Carol with Charles Dickens12/5/2019 - 12/29/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
From Independent Shakespeare Co. (presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival)
This December, join us as the ISC Studio transforms into a cozy Victorian drawing room and we welcome Mr. Dickens himself to our stage.
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:Festival of Carols with Eric Whitacre 12/7/2019 - 12/14/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/14/2019)
Herald the arrival of the holidays with our annual selection of treasured carols and songs, plus a special treat: the world premiere of The Gift of the Magi, a setting of O. Henry’s charming tale of love and giving, by Swan Artist-in-Residence Eric Whitacre.
Eric Whitacre, conductor
100 voices, organ
LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE and LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO - Laguna Beach - Presents:Peter Pan And Tinker Bell: A Pirates’ Christmas 12/4/2019 - 12/29/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Peter Pan And Tinker Bell: A Pirates’ Christmas is a singing, swashbuckling adventure performed in the high-flying style of a British holiday Panto. Take off on a wild quest with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan as they try to put a stop to the plot of some dastardly pirates who plan to kidnap Peter as a present to Captain Hook.
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:The Storm Large Holiday OrdealSaturday, 12/14/2019
What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with Storm Large? Storm will love you, leave you, delight you and abuse you with a wicked charm and stunning vocals that will have you begging for more.
OB Playhouse & Theatre Company - San Diego - Presents:Scrooge in Rouge 201912/6/2019 - 12/22/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
This quick-change, cross-dressing version of the Charles Dickens classic is set in a Victorian music hall.The undaunted trio gamely face missed cues, ill-fitting costumes, and solving the problem of having no one to play Tiny Tim. Done in the style of British Music Hall, SCROOGE IN ROUGE abounds in bad puns, bawdy malapropisms, naughty double-entendres, and witt.
Kirsten Oakley - Oxnard - Presents:The Nutcracker - Footworks Youth Ballet 12/14/2019 - 12/15/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/14/2019)
FOOTWORKS YOUTH BALLET presents two full-length performances of the Christmas classical ballet THE NUTCRACKER, performed with The Footworks Community Orchestra and singers from the Carpe Diem Chorus.
Musical Theatre West - Long Beach - Presents:"Irving Berlin's White Christmas"12/6/2019 - 12/15/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
"Irving Berlin's White Christmas" brings the beloved movie musical to the stage, filled with show-stopping s dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy, and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs, including “Blue Skies,” “Easter Parade,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” Heat Wave,” and “White Christmas.”
Desert Winds Freedom Band - Palm Springs - Presents:Sounds of the HolidaysSaturday, 12/14/2019
The Desert Winds Freedom Band presents their 2019 Holiday Concert featuring classic holiday music. Keisha D and Charles Herrera will be guest vocalists.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker12/13/2019 - 12/22/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Treat your family to a magical holiday tradition as American Ballet Theatre performs its acclaimed production of The Nutcracker!
“This Nutcracker is cracking good!” raved the New York Post when American Ballet Theatre premiered this delectable holiday favorite.
UC Riverside Music Department - Riverside - Presents:Holiday Carillon RecitalSaturday, 12/14/2019
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
UCR Department of Music
David Christensen, University Carillonneur
Ring in the season with traditional holiday music both sacred and popular, on UCR’s magnificent 48-bell carillon.
December 14, 2019
Saturday, 3:00 P.M.
Free and open to the public
The Ballet Studio - Temecula - Presents:The Nutcracker Ballet - The Ballet Studio12/13/2019 - 12/23/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
The Ballet Studio offers their renowned version of the most-performed ballet in the world. This enchanting tale of a girl’s first love, a Rat King, a Nutcracker, and a Prince, is set to Tchaikovsky's classic score. Experience the magic in Clara-Marie’s journey of joy, fear, her first love and with that… excitement, trepidation and fantasy!
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Deck the Hall at Cal State Fullerton!12/14/2019 - 12/15/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/14/2019)
The performance features carols and holiday favorites plus familiar sing-alongs. Deck the Hall at Cal State Fullerton! is a holiday tradition you and your family will cherish!
with the University Symphony Orchestra, University Singers, CSUF Concert Choir, Women's Chorus and Titan Men's Chorus
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Fall Dance Theatre 12/5/2019 - 12/15/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Storytelling at its Best, Told Through Dynamic and Expressive Dance
Choreographers and dancers illuminate our dreams, desires, loves, and losses. Experience the stirring complexity of dance as it captures our humanity and brings joy through movement.
USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:Sounds of the Season: A Scholarship Gala for USC Thornton studentsSaturday, 12/14/2019
Celebrate the holidays in style with our annual gala concert, featuring 250 singers and instrumentalists ringing in the season with carols and songs, in support of scholarships for USC Thornton's most talented students.
Loft Ensemble - North Hollywood - Presents:The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever!11/29/2019 - 12/22/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Sixteen actors play nearly 30 characters in a holiday spectacular that will put you in a festive mood! A play-within-a-play, this fast-paced comedy follows a small, LGBTQ+ community theatre as it struggles to pull together its annual holiday pageant.
Pasadena Symphony Association - Pasadena - Presents:Holiday CandlelightSaturday, 12/14/2019
This, Pasadena’s most sought-after holiday concert, sells out quickly. Top off your holiday season and enjoy fully reserved seating arrangements in the architecturally exquisite and acoustically sonorous All Saints Church, Pasadena’s equivalent of a classic European cathedral.
American Contemporary Ballet - Los Angeles - Presents:The Nutcracker Suite - American Contemporary Ballet 10/29/2019 - 12/24/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
With the only immersive staging of The Nutcracker Suite, American Contemporary Ballet opens a magical door in the city to a mysterious holiday dream world.
Set inside a virtual holiday snow globe, ACB's 'Nutcracker' is inspired by ETA Hoffman's original tale and danced to live music from Tchaikovsky's beautiful score. The ballet's one-hour run time makes it a great choice for families.
RCT Musical Theater Productions - Westminster - Presents:Cinderella12/1/2019 - 12/15/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/14/2019)
A timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, and Carousel.
Shannon Center - Whittier - Presents:Navidad en Whittier with Danza Floricanto/USASaturday, 12/14/2019
Celebrate the season as one of the top Folklorico companies in the United States brings the traditional dances of a Mexican Christmas to the stage of the Shannon Center.
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:39th Annual Messiah Sing-Along | Los Angeles Master ChoraleWednesday, 12/18/2019
Our popular do-it-yourself version of Handel’s Messiah, where the audience is the chorus. This will be the 39th annual Messiah Sing-Along and is sure to pack the house. Bring your own score or purchase one in the lobby. Hallelujah!
Grant Gershon, conductor
Chamber orchestra, soloists, audience is the chorus
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:O Magnum Mysterium | Los Angeles Master ChoraleSunday, 12/15/2019
A classic from the moment the Los Angeles Master Chorale premiered it 25 years ago, Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium is performed around the world. A responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas, the piece is a fixture of holiday programs and is presented here alongside Victoria’s 16th-century version. Also on the program: the West Coast premiere of The Faire Starre.
Laguna Playhouse - Laguna Beach - Presents:The Skivvies: I Touch My Elf12/16/2019 - 12/17/2019 (next performance: Monday, 12/16/2019)
Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce its annual holiday sensation returns and chestnuts will be roasting on an open fire with THE SKIVVIES: I TOUCH MY ELF.
Ho, Ho, Ho, you don’t want to miss this show!
Jacarandamusic - Santa Monica - Presents:Organic IISunday, 12/15/2019
Former organist of All Saints Pasadena, James Walker celebrates advent with Adeste Fidelisin a Prelude by Charles Ives, Ten Christmas Chorale Preludes of Bach, Partita by Hugo Distler and Sleeper’s Prayer, Jacaranda’s 2016 co-commission for treble voice and organ by David Lang.
Salastina - Santa Monica - Presents:Sounds Festive: The Four Seasons x 2 - Santa MonicaSunday, 12/15/2019
Pairing Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons with hommages from four of our favorite local composers.
Hear Vivaldi's masterpiece alongside the premieres of the "LA Seasons" it inspired in composers Jeremy Cavaterra, Derrick Spiva, Sakari Dixon Vanderveer, and Philip White.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County - Costa Mesa - Presents:Duke Ellington's NutcrackerSunday, 12/15/2019
Jazz up your holidays with Duke Ellington’s dazzling reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, performed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra!
TCHAIKOVSKY (arr. Strayhorn & Ellington): The Nutcracker Suite
Additional works to be announced
Friends of Sundays Live & LACMA - Los Angeles - Presents:Sundays Live10/20/2019 - 6/28/2020 (next performance: Sunday, 12/15/2019)
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
This program takes place off-site at St. James' in-the-City | 3903 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles - Glendale - Presents:GMCLA's Holiday Spectacular12/21/2019 - 12/22/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/21/2019)
Experience the joy of the season as Jenny Wong, GMCLA’s interim Artistic Director and Associate Conductor of the LA Master Chorale, leads GMCLA in choral classics, timeless Christmas carols, a medley of hits from the beloved film Love Actually, Broadway bonanzas, and Mariah Carey’s anthem – it’s all you’ll want for Christmas.
USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:JazzReach ConcertSunday, 12/15/2019
Young student jazz ensembles from the Los Angeles community perform as part of the USC Thornton Community Engagement Programs, funded in part by the USC Good Neighbors Campaign.
The Coronado Playhouse - Coronado - Presents:Mamma Mia 11/8/2019 - 12/15/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Coronado Playhouse ends its 73rd season with the award-winning, high-energy production of Mamma Mia!, opening Friday, November 8 and playing through Sunday, December 15, 2019. Fall in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show.
Spreckels Organ Society - San Diego - Presents:Spreckels Organ Concerts6/23/2019 - 12/29/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 12/15/2019)
The Spreckels Organ is located in the heart of San Diego’s Balboa Park.
All concerts on the Spreckels Organ are free to the public in accordance with the original Deed of Gift by John and Adolph Spreckels.
Concerts are held very Sunday at 2 p.m. for one hour (rain or shine)
Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Between Riverside and Crazy11/22/2019 - 1/26/2020 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
The L.A. premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Stephen Adly Guirgis, the wildly original author of Broadway’s The Motherf*cker with the Hat, Jesus Hopped the A Train and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation - Yorba Linda - Presents:Nixon Library Family Concert Series11/10/2019 - 1/26/2020 (next performance: Sunday, 12/15/2019)
FREE FAMILY CONCERT SERIES
Free concerts are held Sundays, except when otherwise noted, and are open to the public.
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:La Vie En Rose11/2/2019 - 12/14/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/14/2019)
Celebrated soprano Julia Migenes returns to the Odyssey Theatre with an evening of French chansons.
Santa Barbara Festival Ballet - Santa Barbara - Presents:Nutcracker at the Arlington12/14/2019 - 12/15/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/14/2019)
Santa Barbara Festival Ballet is proud to present its 45th Nutcracker performance held at the Arlington Theatre on December 14 at 2:30pm & 7pm and December 15 at 2:30pm. Recognized as a Santa Barbara holiday tradition for decades, Santa Barbara Festival Ballet's Nutcracker at the Arlington is one of the longest running productions performed with a live orchestra on the West Coast.
Morgan-Wixson Theatre - Santa Monica - Presents:Legally Blonde Jr.11/9/2019 - 12/14/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/14/2019)
Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit, and sass, leaving both the cast and audience seeing pink!
Circle X Theatre Co. - Los Angeles - Presents:punkplay11/14/2019 - 12/21/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Mickey and Duck are two teenage boys trying to make sense of the world in the mess of 80s America. Through the music and culture of punk rock, they patch together a precarious identity, skating (literally) between the demands of an increasingly strict subculture and an authentic desire to break free from convention.
Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:Andy Warhol’s Tomato12/7/2019 - 12/15/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/14/2019)
"CRITIC'S CHOICE" - LA Times EXTENDED!
It’s 1946 in Pittsburgh. An 18-year-old Andy Warhol finds himself in the basement of a working class bar.
The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:The Man Who Came to Dinner12/6/2019 - 1/12/2020 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
The Group Rep presents Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s beloved farce THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, directed by Bruce Kimmel, produced by Doug Haverty. A few weeks before Christmas in small town USA, a famously outlandish NYC radio personality is invited to dine at the house of the well-to-do local factory owner.
Crown City Theatre Company - North Hollywood - Presents:The Legend of Georgia McBride11/22/2019 - 2/9/2020 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Written by Matthew Lopez.
Directed and Choreographed by Michael J. Marchak.
Presented by Crown City Theatre Company.
A clever comedy wrapped in sequins, The Legend of Georgia McBride features show stopping drag numbers with music ranging from Kesha to Judy Garland.
Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre - Ventura - Presents:Plaid Tidings 12/11/2019 - 12/29/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Plaid Tidings is a heavenly holiday hit. It tells the story of a lovable, nerdy “guy group” from the 50s and 60s ( in the style of the Four Lads, The Four Freshman and The Crew Cuts) who were struck down in the prime of life and are now sent back to Earth to perform the big holiday concert they never got to perform in life.
San Luis Obispo RepertoryTheatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:A Christmas Story12/7/2019 - 12/22/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
Back by popular demand, the San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre is proud to present the family holiday classic A CHRISTMAS STORY. Based on the popular 1983 motion picture, and written for the stage by Philip Grecian, A CHRISTMAS STORY is a festive and fun-filled holiday extravaganza.
East West Players - Los Angeles - Presents:Sugar Plum Fairy12/12/2019 - 12/22/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
NPR star Sandra Tsing Loh takes a bite out of The Nutcracker in her hilarious holiday show at East West Players!
Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:A Christmas Carol - Cygnet - Old Town Theatre11/27/2019 - 12/29/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/13/2019)
This imaginative production features original music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects. Step into a Victorian Christmas card for a unique storytelling experience that is sure to delight the entire family!