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Christmas activities, concerts, plays planned in the four-states Nov. 19-25

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Central Methodist University Choir will be performing Friday, NoV. 19, at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1100 N. Central, in Monett. The Central Methodist University Choir, originally the A Cappella Choir, was organized by Professor Luther T. Spayde in the fall of 1932 when 55 students. The choir made its first performing trip that fall and continues the tradition today with a fall tour. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Claude R. Westfall.
This week in Monett: The Central Methodist University Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, 1100 N. Central. Christmas and contemporary selections, most sung without accompaniment, will be presented.

The Monett High School drama department presents the period comedy spoof "Bullshot Crummond" at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium, Fifth and Bond. Tickets are $5 for adults.

At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Romantic Antix plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

At Denali Dreams, 318 E. Broadway, the Mozark Artists Guild opens its winter show on Friday.

The Purdy High School choir presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the elementary school gym. Adult admission is $5.

A "meet the aretist" reception for painter Emily Saltsgaver, whose work is on display through November at Keen Bean Coffee Roasters, 1031 S. Market in Mt. Vernon will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Keen Bean.

This week in Springfield: At the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, the Springfield Symphony will offer a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday Tickets are $15 to $30. The Missouri State University choirs and orchestra will give its Holiday Celebration Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The Bob and Tom Comedy All Stars Tour will offer a show at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $32.50.

The Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the musical "The Secret Garden" with performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday and again for the next two weekends. Shows are at the fourth floor Vandivort Center Theatre, 305 E. Walnut.

The 25th annual Festival of Trees will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis.

At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., Chance Ray, the Good Sinners, Long Dirt Road and Cole Porter play on

Friday.

At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, Ron Boutwell's "Beacon in the Night: A Christmas Story" runs Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. through Dec. 18. Tickets are at 417-581-9192.

This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, "Monty Python's Spamalot" will be given by a touring company at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $59 to $73.

At the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas Tuba Euphonium Ensemble will give a concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday. The Boston Mountain Brassworks, a faculty brass quintet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 22.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Full House, Red Ambition, Randall Shreve, Christmas Fuller Project and Best Colony on Friday; Voom Kinetic and Six Hung Sprung on Saturday; the Punch Brothers and Chris Thile of Nickel Creek on Sunday; Memphis Pencils and Where's Lawrence on Nov. 23.

At Goodfolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, Candy Lee and the Sweets performs at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $12. A Texas Style Fiddle Workshop is offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday for $20.

Arts Live Theater, focusing on theater for children, presents "Willy Wonka" in a live production in the University of Arkansas Ballroom through Sunday. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults.

"Swing-to-Sing," a tribute to jazz and blues greats, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St. Tickets are $20.

In Eureka Springs, the Pine Mountain Theater on Highway 62 is running "A Season of Celebration" Christmas show through Dec. 11. The Christmas show at the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down on Highway 62 also runs through Dec. 11. The Christmas story in lights runs through Dec. 31 on the grounds of the Passion Play nightly beginning at 5 p.m.

A public ceremony to unveil the new Turtle Moon Labyrinth, a seven-circuit labyrinth with sacred crystals placed in two lines by Kiesha Crowther of the Sioux/Salish tribe, will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday in the Sky Ridge cabin resort in Eureka Springs West. The labyrinth will be open year round sunrise to sunset.

This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State College, the Jazz Combo will give its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 22 in Corley Auditorium at Webster Hall.

A crafts show to benefit the Children's Miracle Network will be held fro 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St.

In Carthage, the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main in the square, will have live bluegrass music at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Performing will be the Granny Chicks and the Millers. Tickets are $5.

The Rodgers and Hart musical "Babes in Toyland" will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Webb City High School, 621 N. Madison.

In Neosho, actor Fritz Klein's one-man show "An Evening with Mr. Lincoln" will be presented at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Crowder College campus.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are Retrorockerz on Friday, Solid Gold and Earl and Them on Saturday.

This week in Miami, Okla.: A high school production of the musical "Sugar," based on the film "Some Like It Hot," will be presented on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main. Tickets are $9.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the Broadway musical "Wicked" runs through Nov. 28 in the Chapman Music Hall. Tim Blake Nelson's drama about a mysterious ex-convict, his new-found religion and his rural Oklahoma girlfriend, "Eye of God," will be performed at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. The Prazak Quartet will perform string quartets by Beethoven (Opus. 132), Martinu and Frantisek Mica at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the John H. Williams Theatre.

At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, "Barney Live in Concert: Birthday Bash" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $17 to $52. Brad Paisley performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday with Darius Rucker and Justin Moore. Tickets are $25 to $59.75.

At the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Jumpsuit Love performs Friday. Bret Michaels plays on Saturday.

This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Rev. Horton Heat and Split Lip Rayfield on Friday; Forever the Sickest Kids, I See Stars, Runner Runner and Chasing Eminence on Nov. 24.

The Oral Roberts University Dance Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis.

This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes perform at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Sprint Center. Tribute bands play the music of Kiss and Poison at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Yefim Bronfman perform sonata by Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Jazz Disciples and Langston and the Prototype play at the Gem Theatre, 1615 E. 18th St. The University of Kansas Dance Company and the KU Symphony Orchestra perform at the Lied Center on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence.

On Saturday, Lady Antebellum and David Nail play at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main. Atreyu, Bless the Fall, Chiodos, Architects and Endless Hallway play at the Beaumont Club. Pianist Alessio Bax performs at 7 p.m. at the Folly Theatre. The Logan Richardson Quartet plays at the Gem Theatre. A holiday event to benefit the Actors Theatre will be given at 6:30 p.m. at the National World War I Museum at 100 W. 26th St.

The Kansas City Symphony plays the rarely heard Piano Concerto by Samuel Barber and Berlioz's "Harold in Italy" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theater, 1029 Central, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Yardley Hall on the Johnson County Community College campus in Overland Park, Kan.

Poulenc's opera "Dialogues of the Carmelites" will be presented by the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at White Hall on the KU campus, 4949 Cherry.

"Distracted," a play about a boy with ADD, opens Nov. 23 and runs through Dec. 12 at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main.

Clifford Odets' play "Awake and Sing" will be presented through Dec. 5 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main.

The Paul Mesner Puppets present "The Best Pet Ever" at noon Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and again next weekend at the Mesner Studio, 1006 E. Linwood Blvd.

Lydia Diamond's play "Harriet Jacobs" about a real slave girl in America runs through Sunday at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut.

The annual celebration "Christmas in Song" opens Friday and runs through Dec. 26 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.

On Nov. 22, the Canadian Tenors perform at the Midland Theatre. Lester "Duck" Warner plays at the Gem Theatre.

On Nov. 24, the Misfits, Juicehead, Der Todesking and 3PAC play at the Beaumont Club. Jackyl, DMC and the Nigel Dupree Band play at the Midland Theatre.

On Nov. 25, the Schwag plays at the Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway, at 8 p.m.

This week in Columbia:Final performances of the comical murder mystery "Art of Murder by the Columbia Entertainment Company at 1800 Nelwood Dr. are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

This week in St. Louis: On Friday, the Macy's Holiday Festival of Lights in Kiener Plaza downtown turns on Christmas lights at 6:30 p.m. to start the Christmas season. Fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy play Celtic, dance and song selections at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. The comic string trio Pluck performs at 8 p.m. at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus. John McLaughlin and the Fourth Dimension performs at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.

On Saturday, comedian Martin Short performs at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

On Sunday, Al Caldwell performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

The St. Louis Symphony with music director David Robertson plays Prokofiev's music from "Alexander Nevsky" plus "Three Sacred Choruses" and Symphony #1 by Stravinsky at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.

On Nov. 23, the Genesis Jazz Project performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Phoebe Claggett and Preston Clarke perform at 8 p.m. at the Shelton Concert Hall.

Christmas lighting displays open Friday at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Eureka and the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows near Collinsville, Ill.

The Washington University theater department presents "Curse of the Starving Class" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the Edison Theatre on the WU campus.

Final performances of the touring Broadway revival production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" will be 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.

Eugene O'Neill's "A Long Day's Journey Into Night" continues at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand.

At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are Deny the Gravity, So Much Closer, the Makeshift Gentlemen and the Morleys on Friday; Wolf Parade on Saturday; Jake's Leg, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops on Nov. 24.

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