Arts Calendar

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Akron Symphony

Music Director Christopher Wilkins leads the Akron Symphony’s Home for the Holidays concert at E. J. Thomas Hall on Friday evening, December 13th.  The Orchestra will be joined by the Akron Symphony Chorus, the Akron Youth Symphony, the CVCA Royal Ringers and tenor Daniel Doty.  330-535-8131 

Apollo's Fire

Julian Wachner is the Guest Conductor of Apollo’s Fire for five performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio from Wednesday, December 11th, through Sunday, December 15th. There’s also a short form matinee version on Saturday afternoon, December 14th. 216-320-0012  

Arts Renaissance Tremont

Cleveland’s Burning River Brass will return for a holiday tradition as part of the Arts Renaissance Tremont concert series at Pilgrim Congregational Church.  There’ll be two performances, on Sunday and Monday evenings, December 15th and 16th

Beck Center

In Lakewood, Beck Center has Shrek:  The Musical, based on the animated film of that title.  It’s running December 6th through January 5th

CityMusic Cleveland

The next series of concerts by City Music Cleveland will be led by Guest Conductor Stefan Willich.  The program, called Fire and Ice, will feature appropriate music by Falla, Haydn, Mozart and Humperdinck.  There are performances in four different venues from Thursday, December 12th through Sunday, December 15th.  

Cleveland Ballet

Cleveland Ballet’s holiday tradition, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, is at the Hanna Theater in Playhouse Square for a dozen performances from December 5th through the 15th.  216-241-6000  

Cleveland Orchestra

At Severance Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra begins its series of Holiday concerts with a dozen performances by the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and guest choruses as well on Friday, December 13th.  The concerts continue through December 22nd.  There’ll also be a showing of the film It’s a Wonder Life, with the Orchestra performing the music live on Thursday, December 12th.    216-231-1111  

Cleveland Philharmonic

The Cleveland Philharmonic will be joined by Choral Arts Cleveland and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra Chorus for two performances of its holiday program on Saturday evening, December 14th at Cleveland State’s Waetjen Auditorium, and on Sunday afternoon, December 15th, at Westlake Performing Arts Center in Rocky River.  

Dobama Theater

Dobama Theater continues to celebrate its 60th season with the play with music The Old Man and the Old Moon, opening December 6th and running through January 5th

Great Lakes Theater

Great Lakes Theater’s holiday tradition, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, is on stage in the Mimi Ohio Theater in Playhouse Square from November 29th through December 22nd

Karamu House

Black Nativity Reimagined is a new version of the classic by Langston Hughes.  It’s at Karamu House December 5th through 29th.   216-795-7077  

Mean Girls

The national tour of the musical comedy Mean Girls will be at the Connor Theater in Playhouse Square December 3rd through 22nd.  216-241—6000  

North Coast Men's Chorus

The North Coast Men’s Chorus will give two performances of its Holiday Packages program on Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening, December 14th and 15th, at the Maltz Performing Arts Center in University Circle.  216-368-6062  

North Pointe Ballet

North Pointe Ballet will perform Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker on two weekends – December 13th through 15th, at the Lorain Palace Theater, and on the 20th through 22nd, at the Magnificat Performing Arts Center.  

Symphony West

Victoria Marra conducts Symphony West’s Christmas Joy concert on Friday evening, December 13th, at the Church of Saint Clarence on Lorain Road in North Olmsted. 

Teatro Publico de Cleveland

Teatro Publico de Cleveland and Cleveland Public Theater present A Xmas Cuento Remix, a Latino culture and modern music-infused take on Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas Carol December 5th through 21st in the James Levin Theater.  216-631-2727 extension 501  

Theater in the Circle

Theater in the Circle will present the stage adaptation, with original music and lyrics, of the holiday favorite It’s a Wonderful Life.  There’ll be performances December 12th through 15th at Judson Manor in University Circle. 

Weathervane Playhouse

Weathervane Playhouse in Akron will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the Founders Theater November 26th through December 22nd.  330-836-2626  

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