Christmas season has officially begun, so the week of December 5th is filled with holiday-related entertainment. Broadway Christmas Wonderland will be running at Music Hall at Fair Park starting December 6 and continuing through the whole month of December. A delightful and enchanting production will take Christmas to a whole new level. The show celebrates the wonders of Christmas in a spectacular Broadway style with glittering costumes, heart-warming Christmas songs, and… wait for it… the highest kicking chorus girls of the season. It’s not your typical Christmas, but who wants typical these days?
If you are in the mood for warm and fuzzy feelings of the traditional Christmas, I would recommend A Christmas Carol musical at Wyly Theater and a gorgeous Nutcracker production by Texas Ballet Theater in Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. Both are spell-bounding and appropriate for all ages. There is no better opportunity to experience the joy of Christmas than seeing these performances together with the loved ones. Both shows will be running through the month of December. Don’t miss the opportunity and get your tickets ahead of time.
For those with the taste for classical music, next week also offers a couple of choices. Dallas Symphony kicked off its holiday season on December 2nd, and will be offering multiple performances of their Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops through December 18th. The annual holiday tradition is a must-see (or should I say “must-hear”) for all Dallasites big and small. The concert features Christmas classics, holiday favorites, sing-along carols and even an appearance of Santa Claus. Christmas Pops also includes the Dallas Symphony Chorus (Joshua Habermann, Director), soprano soloist Meredith Lustig and is conducted by Lawrence Loh. Being an avid lover of organ music, I would also recommend A Big Brassy Christmas Extravaganza featuring two special appearances of the DSO brass percussion at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church to perform with the mighty Lay Family Concert Organ. You can catch the shows on December 5th and December 8th.
If Christmas seems still too far for you to get into the spirit, don’t miss the opportunity to see Andrea Bocelli at the American Airlines Center. The world renowned Italian tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter will be making his single appearance in Dallas on December 10th. That’s a treat for Dallas indeed.
Among other notable events next week, I want to mention the opening of the Art and Nature in the Middle Ages exhibit in the Dallas Museum of Art that we have written about earlier, and an exquisite Jessica Lang Dance performance at the Wynspear Opera House presented by TITAS on December 9th.
As you can see, December promises to be quite busy and exciting. Plan your month in advance. There is a lot going on.