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Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
Christmas shows, concerts, theater Dec. 6-12 from Fayetteville to Kansas City, Tulsa to St. LouisTOP PICKS
1. The Ozark Festival Orchestra will present its Christmas concert of secular and sacred music of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. A sing-along section of favorite carols will be included.
2. Perennial holiday favorite, Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" is presented by Springfield Ballet at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 through next weekend at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut; by Kansas City Ballet's at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway in Kansas City; and by the Moscow Ballet at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market St. in St. Louis.
3. Dickens "A Christmas Carol" is presented in a stage version in many locations. You can see performances this weekend in the Studio Theater in the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville (continuing for the next three weekends); through Sunday at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main in Miami, Okla. by the Miami Little Theater; at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St. (through the next two weekends); and through Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand in St. Louis.
SPRINGFIELD: Evangel University presents its 30th annual Christmas concert at 7:45 p.m. on Friday in the Spence Chapel Auditorium.
The Missouri State University Hibernotes vocal ensemble plays its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the MSU Plaster Student Union Theater.
Nine bands perform the music of John Lennon at the Imagine 2013 tribute concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East.
The MSU Community Band performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Glendale Christian Church, 2110 S Blackman Rd.
The clarinet, piano and violin trio MiXt performs classical and contemporary music at 7:30 p.m. on Dec.10 at the Hammons Hall for th Performing Arts.
BOLIVAR: Nashville musician Ben Rector performs a free concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Pike Auditorium at Southwest Baptist University.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson, the Aaron Diehl jazz quartet performs at 7 and 9 p.m. on Saturday in the Starr Theater. Mariachi Los Camperos performs its Fiesta Navidad at 8 p.m. on Saturday in Baum Walker Hall. Ronnie Milsap performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
At the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center, he UA Symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The UA Opera Theater performs at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 11
The University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum vocal ensemble performs "A Child's Christmas in Wales" at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Central United Methodist Church, 6 W. Dickson.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, Samantha Fish and Lucero play Friday, Mountain Sprout and Dirtfoot play Saturday.
EUREKA SPRINGS, ARK.: Native American flute specialist John Two-Hawks presents his annual concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Auditorium, 36 S. Main.
JOPLIN: The Missouri Southern State University Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Jazz Unlimited perform at 7:30 p.m. at the First Community Church, 2007 E. 15th St.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the Scott Keaton Band plays blues on Friday. The Nace Brothers perform on Saturday.
CARTHAGE: Live bluegrass music at the Woodshed, located in Cherry's Art Emporium, 311 S. Main, features Red Bridge at 7:15 p.m. on Friday.
TULSA, OKLA.: On Dec. 12, TobyMac and contemporary Christian musicians Brandon Heath, Mandisa, Jamie Grace, Colton Dixon, Chris August, and newcomers Capital King play at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: Pittsburg State University bands perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine.
PSU musicians perform music from Purcell to Mozart and holiday music at the 45th Timmons Chapel Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the PSU campus, 635 E. Ford Ave.
KANSAS CITY: Drake performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.
At the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main, Hunter Hayes and Ashley Monroe perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Five acts perform an acoustic Christmas show at 7:30 pm. on Dec. 11.
At the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway, the annual TubaChristmas celebration is held at noon on Friday. The Kansas City Symphony, choir and soloists perform Handel's "Messiah" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in Helzberg Hall. Singer/songwriter Kelly Hunt performs with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10.
The Heartland Men's Chorus performs its concert of holiday favorites at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
At the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino, Blue October plays at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Stone Temple Pilots and Chester Bennington perform at 8 p.m. on Dec. 12.
The Kansas City Conservatory of Music choirs perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 416 W. 12th St.
COLUMBIA: The St. Louis Symphony performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.
ST. LOUIS: The St. Louis Symphony with chorus and soloists perform J.S. Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
At the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus, "Jazz for the Holidays" is presented by UMSL musicians at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Michael Bolton performs at 8 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the River City Casino.
Drake performs at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark.
SPRINGFIELD: At the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Conrad Susa's one-act opera "The Wise Women" is presented by Springfield Regional Opera at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday at Big Momma's Coffee Shop, 217 E. Commercial, and 4 p.m. on Saturday at The First Baptist Church, 525 South Ave.
Barbara Robinson's "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Landers Theatre.
OZARK: Shellie Flotz's play, "Keeping Watch," runs through Dec. 21 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel.
ROGERS, ARK.: The Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. Second St., Becky Mode's comedy "Fully Committed" is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday and again next weekend.
JOPLIN: Joplin Little Theater presents "Miracle on 34th Street" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at 3009 W. First St.
CARTHAGE: Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre presents Jessie Jones' comedy "Christmas Belles" through Sunday and again next weekend.
NEOSHO: Crowder College presents "Huck Finn" at 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Elsie Plaster Community Center.
TULSA, OKLA.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., the world premiere of Cody Daile's play, "Tulsa! A Radio Christmas Spectacular," continues at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
KANSAS CITY: "Disney's Beauty and the Beast is presented Dec.10-15 at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St.
The Coterie Theatre presents "The Wiz" through Jan. 5 at Grand Center, Grand at Pershing Road.
ST. LOUIS: A stage version of C.S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters" is presented at 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.
Repertory Theater of St. Louis presents Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," opening on Dec. 4 and running through Dec. 29 at the Loretto Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.
The Washington University Dance Theatre presents the show "Shifting Limits" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Edison Theatre on the university campus.
Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is presented at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Jewish Community Center.
SPRINGFIELD: Drury University presents its Christmas vespers program at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday in the Stone Chapel.
An RK Gun Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.: A sing-along version of "The Sound of Music" film is presented at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Walton Arts Center.
CARTHAGE: The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association 21st annual Fall Collectibles Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at Memorial Hall, 407 S. Garrison, opening at 9 a.m. both days.
TULSA, OKLA.: The Grand American Arms Show is held Saturday and Sunday at River Spirit Expo at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.
PITTSBURG, KAN.; The fifth annual Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine.
SPRINGFIELD: The Winterfest Visual and Performing Arts Festival runs through Sunday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Live holiday music by local choirs and instrumental groups will be performed around displays of visual arts for sale.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.: The University of Arkansas choral ensembles perform Winterfest at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the First United Presbyterian Church, 695 E. Calvin St.