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December 19th – 26th: Mediterranean Holiday, The Nutcracker and White Christmas sing-along

 Piffaro, The Renaissance Band (photo/ courtesy piffaro.org)

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band (photo/ courtesy piffaro.org)

From concerts and movies to special events for the whole family, there is always something to see and do in Delaware.  Here are some of our picks.   

New Castle County

121814nutcrackerThe Nutcracker, December 19th & 20th

Mid-Atlantic Ballet is pleased to present the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Delighting our hometown audience for years, Mid-Atlantic Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker is one of the most beloved performances of the year. Your family will be delighted with the show’s holiday party, dancing dolls, and the gift of a Nutcracker to a little girl named Clara. Witness a daring battle between mice and soldiers, whirling snowflakes, and a fantastical journey to the Lands of the Sweets, where Clara is honored by the Sugar Plum Fairy with a celebration of dances. Mitchell Hall (University of Delaware).

 

121814italyMediterranean Holiday Joyous seasonal music from 16th century Naples, December 21st

Piffaro’s annual holiday concert takes listeners back in time to the 16th century kingdom of Naples. Piffaro’s program will mirror the variety of music enjoyed by these Renaissance revelers: Spanish and Italian, contemplative and rowdy, divine and earthy. The musicians, all experts in period wind instruments, will also introduce local audiences to a distinctive sound that evokes “Christmas” to Neapolitan ears like no other. Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew, Wilmington.

 

121814soundmusicSing-a-Long-a Sound of Music, December 26th

The smash-hit musical show that has been all around the world returns to World Cafe Live! Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along. Then of course there is the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills. So get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for the perfect night out. World Cafe Live at the Queen. 

 Kent County

121814whitexmasHoliday Movie & Sing-Along: White Christmas, December 22nd

Sing along to the now-classic Irving Berlin holiday favorites woven into the film White Christmas, a heartwarming tale of two nightclub entertainers (Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye) who team up with a singing-sister act (Rosemary Clooney & Vera-Ellen) to rescue Bob and Phil’s WWII commanding officer, General Waverly (Dean Jagger) from dire financial straits. The four-some bail him out with a big musical show, enlisting the aid of the their army buddies. (NR, 120 minutes). Kent County Public Library

 

121814cloudsChristmas in the Clouds, December 23rd

Set in a Utah ski resort run by a Native American tribe, It’s not exactly a four-star spot with employee’s children playing in the lobby and the vegetarian chef warning diners off the entrees by telling them the pet names he’s given to the animals they’re eating. When Ray learns a representative from a travel guide is coming to evaluate the lodge, he mistakenly assumes it is an attractive new guest and showers her with attention. Meanwhile, the actual travel inspector experiences the resort at its worst. Runs 1:34. Rated PG for mild sexual content and some language. Dover Public Library.

   

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