A Christmas Carol
Now thru December 29, 2019
Houston’s seasonal favorite returns! A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas is a family-friendly re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits who visit him on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Carol instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season.
Those who have studied Charles Dickens say this about the British novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator and social commentator who wrote such beloved classic novels as Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations and of coursed A Christmas Carol.
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Houston Symphony Pops
Very Merry Pops
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and there’s no better way to celebrate! Former Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski returns, joining Symphony and Chorus for a sparkling concert filled with all the merry sounds of the season. Hear a host of festive favorites, including the Houston Symphony commission Glad Tidings, a musical and narrative telling of the Christmas story packed with classic carols like What Child is This?, Silent Night and Joy to the World. Tickets at 713.224.7575 or www.houstonsymphony.org
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8pm
615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX
Il Divo in Concert
Revention Music Center
Initially, all they shared was their passion for their music, together with a certain curiosity at having been recruited into the quartet. But when they sang together, something exceptional happened. Their crossover of the classical and the popular, the multiple languages, the crescendo the operatic brings to much-loved hits and their refusal to be intimidated by the preconceptions of what was high-brow and what was commercial – all stirred a longing in audiences. Around the world, a record buying public – who had long been dismissed as not quite discerning enough for opera, yet who had embraced the Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli – welcomed the depths and textures and the thrilling sensuality the four very different voices of Il Divo created together. More information at 713.230.1600 or www.livenation.com and www.reventionmusiccenter.com
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7pm
520 Texas Street, Houston, TX
Elf -The Musical
thru December 22nd, 2019
Elf tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby. Unaware of his heritage, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth of his past. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help the Big Apple remember the true meaning of Christmas. Gather your family and friends to share in this magical holiday event, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Now thru 12/29/2019
Every year this holiday ballet classic comes alive in the Bayou City via the Houston Ballet. But how did this Nutcracker tale begin?
This seasonal performance will run through December 29, 2019
"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" is a story written in 1816 by German author E. T. A. Hoffmann, the story is about the young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas toy, a Nutcracker that comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. It was in 1892, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov turned Alexandre Dumas père's adaptation of the story into the ballet The Nutcracker.
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