December 11th – 18th

    The Velveteen Rabbit, A Puppet Musical

    Bootless Artworks is proud to present the North American premier of this musical adaptation by Australian composer, Simon Chan. Filled with beautifully lush orchestration, Bootless puts its own twist on the work and creates an interactive puppet musical for all ages. Arden Gild Hall, December 11th @ 7:30 PM, December 12th @ 12:30 PM & 7:30PM.

    Celebrate Kwanzaa!

    Did you know that Kwanzaa is an African American cultural holiday derived from harvest celebrations practiced in sub-Saharan Africa? Come with the family and learn of Kwanzaa’s creation, songs and how it developed into a holiday that is currently observed by millions. Woodlawn Library, Saturday, December 12, 2pm.

    Carols in Color

    “Carols in Color” is a holiday dance musical that re-tells the gospel according to St. Matthew through contemporary music, exuberant dance and powerful narration. Conceived and choreographed by E. Leon Evans II, adapted and re-staged by Shawn Lamere Williams, Artistic Director and Dr. Sheila A. Ward, Executive Director, “Carols in Color” brings audiences to their feet! Grand Opera House, Sunday December 13th @ 4:00 PM.

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    Santa’s Workshop

    Take your picture with Santa! Join in a Sing-Along with Mrs. Claus! Enjoy a delicious snack! Also, participate in “hands on” arts activities such as holiday ornament making, etc. Space is limited so sign up soon! Smyrna Opera House, Saturday, December 12, 10:00 a.m.


    This timeless story, with script and lyrics by Ken Skresz and music by Doug Yetter, takes the audience through the streets of 1850 London where Ebenezer Scrooge learns lessons of generosity through his interactions with ghosts, relatives and a young boy with a crutch, Tiny Tim Crachit. Become a part of this holiday tradition at the Schwartz Center. Thursday, December 17 through Friday, December 18.

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