Holiday Magic in Greensboro
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From the fairy tale inspired Snow Queen at Triad Stage to Nutcracker, Festival of Lights, and more visit Greensboro, the heart of North Carolina’s arts scene.
Snow Queen by Preston Lane with original music by Laurelyn Dossett
December 1 – 22
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adaped by Preston Lane
December 10 – 22
Hanesbrand Theatre, Winston-Salem
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello
December 5 – 21
Upstage Cabaret, Triad Stage
For all shows contact (866) 579-8499 or www.triadstage.org
Duke Chorale Christmas Concert
Duke University Chapel, Durham
Dec. 3, 7 to 9 p.m.
Seasonal music on the carillon and for organ. This concert features seasonal selections by the Duke Chorale as well as traditional carols for the entire audience to sing and stories and special treats for the children. Admission is one non-perishable food item for needy families in Durham.
Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 and 8 p.m.
Harrison Auditorium, NC A&T University, Greensboro
Join the Visual and Performing Arts Department for the annual holiday play, Black Nativity by Langston Hughes. The gospel musical chronicles the birth of Christ, using vibrant songs and dance of praise and worship. For tickets contact (336) 334-7749.
Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8
Friday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec. 15
This holiday favorite features the Greensboro Symphony under the direction of Dmitry Sitkovetsky performed at the historic Carolina Theatre. Tickets range from $15 to $45. Contact (335) 333-2605 or the Greensboro Ballet at (336) 333-7480.
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 to 8, UNC Memorial Hall
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 to 15, Durham Performing Arts Center
Friday, Dec. 20 to Sunday, Dec. 29, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
You’ve never seen The Nutcracker like this. Toys spring to life. Children appear out of thin air. Dancers float high above the stage. This spectacular production—with lavish scenery, live orchestra and more than 100 performers—is your family’s chance to experience the classic story and jaw-dropping illusions for yourselves. Directed by Robert Weiss. http://www.carolinaballet.com/
National Black Repertory Company
Black Nativity, written by Langston Hughes
Friday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 15
This is an electrifying rendition of the Christmas story told with an infusion of gospel music, dance and spoken word. The Director and Choreographer is Broadway veteran, Mabel Robinson. Music Director is Tony Gillion. The cast includes actors and the best talent from the Triad and surrounding area. For more information visit: http://www.nbtf.org/.
North Carolina Stage Company
Jacob Marley’s Christmas CarolWednesday, Dec. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 29
The journey of Jacob Marley’s heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge’s soul—and in the process, save his own. This irreverent, funny, and ultimately, deeply moving story retells Dickens’ classic with warmth and infectious zest. Tickets (828) 239-0263 or http://www.ncstage.org/
Temple Theatre, Sanford
Thursday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 22
Thursdays, 2 and 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
The Christmas sequel to Forever Plaid the performance features Christmas standards that have been “Plaid-erized” by Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky, who have returned to earth for the performance. Fun for the whole family. http://templeshows.com/