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Broadway Nights, Christmas events, concerts offered for entertainment in the four states Dec. 10 to 16

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Ozark Festival Orchestra with the Crowder College Community Choir and the Aurora High School Concert Choir gave the first performance of their Christmas concert, "Nine Lessons and Carols," last Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church. Music Director Ken Meisinger, shown at center, turned to lead the audience in singing "O Come, All Ye Faithful." The concert will be repeated at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. Community leaders will read scripture telling the Christmas story. Donations will be accepted to help cover costs. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]
This week in Monett: Broadway Nights of Friday will offer extended hours shopping and Christmas activities downtown. Christmas caroling will provide holiday cheer.

At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Amy and Kristy will sing a variety of music at 7 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, Santa Claus will visit from 2 to 6 p.m. On Dec. 16, Anna Arnaud will provide piano music at 6:30 p.m.

The Monett Christmas parade will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, heading west from Eighth Street on Broadway.

A Christmas Gift Gallery will be set up by area merchants at the corner of Fifth and Broadway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The Ozark Festival Orchestra presents its Christmas concert with the Crowder College Community Choir and the Aurora High School Concert Choir at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central. Donations will be accepted.

The Pierce City Christmas parade is at 6 p.m. on Saturday downtown.

The Pierce City community choir will present a Christmas program at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Congregational Church, Washington and Walnut.

This week in Springfield: The 33rd annual Live Nativity Pageant runs through Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Shows are at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

At Evangel University, "The Christmas Fountain" will be offered by the Evangel drama department on Friday in Barnett Theatre, 1111 N. Glenstone Ave.

"Mooseltoe," a Christmas play for children, will be held at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $15 for adults.

The EU Film "The Christmas Fountain" will receive its premiere showing at 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday at Barnett Fine Arts Auditorium on the Evangel University campus.

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will perform its holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the O'Reilly Family Event Center, 900 N. Center.

The seventh annual Memorial Illumination Driving Tour at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at the park near Republic.

The second annual Oark Empire Antique Tractor Pull and Farm Toy Show will be held Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, opening at 10 a.m.

The Springfield Christmas parade is at 1 p.m. Saturday downtown.

The Missouri State University Bands will present their free Sounds of the Season concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Glendale Christian Church, 2110 S. Blackman Road.

Final performances of the Springfield Contemporary Theatre production of the musical "The Secret Garden" will be Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Shows are at the fourth floor Vandivort Center Theatre, 305 E. Walnut.

Springfield Little Theatre's production of "Miracle on 34th Street" runs to Sunday. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

The Springfield Playhouse production of "Frosty, The Christmas Snowman Carol" will be given at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Skinny Improv Theatre, 301 Park Central East.

At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., performing will be We Are Like The Spider, Do-It To-It and Kids & Chemicals on Friday; Troy, Assembly Line Gods, VideoVamp and Super String Theory on Saturday.

"Beacon in the Night," a Christmas play by Ron Boutwell, runs through Dec. 18 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark.

At the Rock House, 41 High St. in Reeds Spring, Michael Supe Granda performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, the King's Singers, the internationally known British acappella ensemble, performs at 8 p.m. Friday in Baum Walker Hall. Tickets are $25 to $45. Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue has shows at 6 and 9 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $23 to $33. "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)," a comedy Christmas play from the TheatreSquared trio will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, plus more shows for the next two weekends in the Nadine Baum Studios. A touring production of the musical "Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein" opens Dec. 14 and runs to Dec. 19 with nightly shows and weekend matinees.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Big Uns, Shuletown and Kory Montgomery on Friday; Justin Moore on Saturday; Cadillac Jackson on Sunday; Soulfly and Straightline Stitch on Dec. 14.

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville, has garden scale trains running on Saturdays and Sundays through December.

The Gravette Community Choir will offer its Christmas program at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Assembly of God, Highway. 72 West in Gravette.

At Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, the Youth Choir and Chorale will offer their Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band and Ozark Mountains British Brass Band perform a holiday concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The eighth annual Christmas Ball starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel ballroom as a benefit for the Eureka Springs Museum.

The Yuletide Madrigal Feast will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church parish hall on Passion Play Road in Eureka Springs. Reservations are needed and can be made at 479-253-2222.

The Alliance of Better Bed and Breakfasts in Eureka Springs offers an annual Sweet Treats Tour, with goodies offered at eight bed and breakfasts from 1 to 6 p.m. Cost is $20, limited to 250 participants. Call 888-624-6787. A candlelight tour is offered Saturday evening at the Queen Anne Mansion.

This week in Joplin: DickensFest runs nightly through Sunday in the Murphysburg district, between Third and Fourth streets.

Recording artist Jim Brickman performs his 15th annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St.

Saxophonist Javon Jackson appears in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Ozark Christian College chapel. Tickets are $10.

The Missouri Southern State University Percussion Ensemble will present its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Taylor Performing Arts Center on the MSSU campus.

On Saturday, the 1020 holiday loft tour runs 1 to 5 p.m. in downtown Joplin. Tickets are $15, available from the Joplin Chamber of Commerce office.

The holiday open house at the Spiva Center for the Arts runs 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Third and Wall streets.

The MSSU Choral Society offers its Christmas concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at First Community Church, 15th and Connecticut.

Heartland Opera Theatre presents "A Beautiful Christmas" concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in Corley Auditorium on the MSSU campus. Tickets are $20.

A live production of "It's A Wonderful Life" runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 on Sunday at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1318 W. 26th. Shows continue next weekend.

The Stone's Throw Theatre in Carthage continues "Miracle on 34th Street" for the final weekend with shows at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon on Sunday at 796 S. Stone Dr. Ticket information is at 417-358-9665.

The annual Christmas lights tour continue nightly at the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix church grounds in Carthage.

In Neosho, the Crowder College Children's Theatre presents "Mr. Scrooge's Christmas" at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Crowder campus.

The holiday open house is offered at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the George Washington Carver National Monument.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing are blues-rock band Oreo Blue on Friday, Beer and Chicken Band playing country and rhythm and blues band Pearl, both on Saturday.

This week in Miami, Okla.: John D. Hale performs on Friday at Buffalo Run Casino.

"Big Band Christmas" will be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E 2nd. St., Tulsa Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again for the next two weekends. Tickets are $15 to $65. The American Theatre Company's version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday and again next weekend in the John H. Williams Theatre.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra plays at 8 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver.

Comedian Bill Maher performs at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $53.50 to $74.50.

At the Hard Rock Casino, 770 W. Cherokee in Catoosa, Glen Campbell, Joe Worrell and Chad Lee perform on Friday. Infinity, Thomas Martinez and Cami play Saturday.

At ExpoSquare, 4145 E. 21st. St., the Tulsa Farm Show runs Friday and Saturday at the QuikTrip Center. The American Finals Rodeo runs Friday and Saturday in the livestock complex.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Dutch Newman, Johnny Quest, the Phantom and the Skeptics play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. Jazz vocalist Sachal Vasandani performs at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Lady D and Darcs Gates play at the Gem Theatre, 1615 E. 18th St. The University of Missouri Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. at White Hall, 4949 Cherry. The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra presents "A Big Band Christmas" at 8 p.m. at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St.

On Saturday, Rick Springfield and Drew 6 play at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. R&B artist Keith Sweat performs at the Municipal Auditorium, 13th and Central at 7 p.m. Techno music master Adam Jay, Galactic Soul Tribe and Andrew Boie play at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, where a comic convention is also being held in the Conspiracy Room. Local bands also play in a club wars finale at the Uptown. Jazz Disciples and Glenn North play at the Gem Theater. Jim Brickman performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence.

The Kansas City Symphony Chamber Players offer traditional Christmas carols from around the world at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Visitation Catholic Church, 5141 Main. Tickets are $25.

On Sunday, Foxy by Proxy, Hearts of Darkness and an Fashion show will be at the Beaumont Club. The Kansas City Chorale and Friends offers a holiday concert at 2 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W. 75th St.

Final performances of "Distracted," a play about a boy with ADD, runs through Sunday at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main.

"Plaid Tidings," a Christmas concert by the Plaids quartet, is offered through Dec. 26 at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd in Crown Center.

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: the Musical" runs through Dec. 31 at the Coterie Theatre, Grand and Pershing in Crown Center.

On Dec. 14, 4Troops plays at the Midland Theatre. "A Robert Shaw Christmas" is offered by the Kansas City Chorale at 7:30 p.m. at Rolling Hills presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall in Overland Park, Kan.

Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" presented by the Kansas City Repertory Theatre runs through Dec. 26 at the Spencer Theatre on the University of Missouri campus, 4949 Cherry St.

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

This week in Columbia: Final performances of "Meet Me in St. Louis" at Stephens College are Friday and Saturday in the Macklanburg Playhouse.

The Stephens College senior dance concert runs through Sunday in the Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave.

The Columbia Civic Orchestra and the Columbia Chorale combine to present a sing-along on Handel's "Messiah" on Saturday at the Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St. on Saturday.

A touring production of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented on Dec. 13 in Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus by the Nebraska Theatre Caravan. Tickets are $20 to $32.

This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Ozzy Osbourne performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave. Kathy Mattea offers her Christmas concert at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.

A touring production of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" runs through Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.

The Ambassadors of Harmony offer a Yule concert at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.

Union Avenue Opera present's Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors at 8 p.m. on Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at Union Avenue and Delmar. Tickets are $25 to $47.

St. Louis Repertory Theater's production of the comedy "Over the Tavern" runs through Dec. 26 at the Loretto Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.

The play "Slasher" runs through Dec. 18 at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand.

On Dec. 16, Kenny G. brings his holiday show to the Family Arena in St. Charles at 7 p.m. The St. Louis Symphony and the In UNISON Chorus present "A Gospel Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.

At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are the City of Takers, Nova Wild, Drew Mantia and Fat Tramp Food Stamp on Friday; Will Downing on Saturday; Chevelle, Finger Eleven, Hail the Villain on Sunday; Sick Puppies, Alter Bridge and Bad City on Dec. 13; My Chemical Romance and Middle Class Rut on Dec. 14; and Cake on Dec. 15.

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