This weekend December 20th-22nd, 2019
Published Tuesday 12/17/2019 10:08AM
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December 20, 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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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 course A Christmas Carol.
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December 21st, 2019
Dixie's Never Wear
a Tube Top...
Put on your cowboy boots and stroll into one of Dixie’s favorite honkytonks and get ready to enjoy the incomparable Ms. Longate---as she shares her hysterical life-lessons learned after a hard night of drinking. What do a jeweled crown, a cardboard cutout of Julie Andrews and a box of moon pies have in common? Spend the night with Dixie and find out! For the last 11 years, theatre-goers and critics around the globe have hailed “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” as a non-stop laughter hit----so it’s no . . .
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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.
Jones Hall for
the Performing Arts
Friday 12/20/2019 8:00 PM
Saturday 12/21/2019 8:00 PM
Sunday 12/22/2019 2:30 PM
This Christmas, be moved by Handel’s ever-glorious setting of the greatest story ever told. The Houston Symphony, chorus and guest soloists join forces to fill Jones Hall with joyous refrains and exultant arias, including the powerful “Hallelujah” Chorus. Its their annual performance of Handel's Messiah at Jones Hall this weekend. December 20-22, 2019.
Handel's Messiah is performed worldwide throughout the holiday season. The English composer created this seasonal oration around 1730 and it has been celebrated ever since. Handel is know for composing Italian opera. But by the early 1730s public taste for Italian opera was beginning to fade. Messiah was his sixth work in this genre.
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Trans Siberian Orchestra
The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group will once again bring their highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2019 back to Houston. Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” More info at www.toyotacenter.com
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3pm & 8pm
1510 Polk St, Houston, TX
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