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From dance to theatre, the Center and its resident companies have been working like elves to ensure there’s no one left out of the holidays.
For those who have actually said “Bah Humbug.”
If you are counting down the clock until Groundhog Day is here and the holidays are no more, we’ve got just the show to change your outlook. The Dallas Theater Center’s A Christmas Carol re-tells the familiar story of Ebenezer Scrooge… but doesn’t pull any punches. It’s gritty, literary, political and uplifting, with plenty of surprises in store. Year after year, the critics are gaga over this reinterpretation, which will satisfy the holiday lovers and haters alike with its rich characters, relevant messages and beautiful visuals. You can catch the show November 25 – December 26, 2015 in the Wyly Theatre. Buy your tickets here.
For the Unapologetic Christmas Lover
Reliant Lights Your Holidays is something straight out of your childhood imagination. The entire campus of the AT&T Performing Arts Center is lit up by 550,000 lights that make it glow with holiday magic. The family-friendly event features a diverse lineup, presented by the David M. Crowley Foundation, including The Polyphonic Spree, bringing their celebrated holiday set list, Bubba Hernandez (of Brave Combo fame) y Los Super Vatos and even a special holiday performance by the cast of Jersey Boys. Best of all, it’s free to the public. Mark your calendars for December 5 and get all the event details here.
For the believer in Christmas magic.
The Dallas Opera will feature Mark Adamo’s world premiere of Becoming Santa Claus, an original and inventive gem that will take patrons half a world away to experience elves, royal palaces and Christmas kings. This imaginative opera will speak to anyone who delights in the suspension of reality and relishes the opportunity to visit far-away lands. You can catch this exciting new show December 4 – December 12 in the Winspear Opera House. Reserve your seat today.
For those who want to rock around the Christmas tree.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre will return with another installment of their “Black on Black” series, but this year they’ve given it a holiday makeover. The renowned company says, “It all takes place in the creative space of DBDT’s Studio where the audience will get an insightful view of the works.” Before and after the show, there will be cocktails, light bites and even a party to round out the evening. Take your Christmas out of the chair and onto the dance floor December 11 or 12. Get your tickets here.