This week in Springfield: Springfield Little Theatre's production of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" opens Friday and runs through Dec. 9. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
The Springfield Contemporary Theater opens "Avenue Q" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Vandivort Center Theater, 315 N. Walnut. Shows run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday through Dec. 9.
On Nov. 27, song stylist Aaron Lewis with Randy Montana performs at 8 p.m. at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East. Missouri State University Jazz Bands perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The Gatlin Brothers and Debbie Boone perform at 8 p.m. at the Mansion Theater in Branson.
On Nov. 28, The Missouri State University Chinese Music Ensemble performs at 9:40 a.m. in the Plaster Student Union Theater on the MSU campus.
On Nov. 29, Chris Isaak performs at 8 p.m. at the Gillioz Theatre. The 47th annual Elizabethan Christmas Dinner is offered at 7 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union Ballroom, with more dinners on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Serenading begins at 6:15. The Drury University Wind Symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. at Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury campus.
The Missouri State University production of Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" opens at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 in Craig Hall.
At the Outland Ballroom, 324 South Ave., performing this week are Hurt, Smile Empty Soul, the Leopard, Hollow Point Heroes and Enduval on Friday; Austin Terry, Zach Caddy, The Collective and Black Bonnet Ballyhoo in a fundraiser for Harmony House on Saturday; Rev. Horton Heat, Honky suckle and Onward on Nov. 27; and Stevie Stone Momentum and PWIN Homecoming on Nov. 29.
At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, Ron Boutwell's "The Carol Singer" has shows at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, with additional shows on weekends through Dec. 15.
This week in northwest Ark.: At George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, performing this week are Isayah's Allstarts, Paper Jamband and Boom Kinetic on Friday; Boom Kinetic on Saturday; and Keller Williams on Nov. 29.
At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson, "All is Calm," a program about Christmas at the front in World War I featuring the vocal music ensemble Cantus and Theater Latté Da is presented at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, the Southern Jazz Orchestra presents its Swingin' Holiday Show at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall.
The 65th annual Membership Show opens Saturday at the Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall, and runs through Jan. 6, 2013.
In Carthage, lights at Mother Co-Redemptrix Vietnamese Catholic Church open on Nov. 22 and will be shown evenings through Dec. 31. This year's display is one mile long, half the distance as in the past.
The Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage will have the Calvary Quartet perform at 5:30 p.m. on Friday; and the C5 Choirs at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are the Dropouts on Friday; the Nace Brothers and Morgan Ganem and Sownds on Saturday; a tribute concert by Almost Kiss on Nov. 29.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, country musician Kristen Kelly performs at 8 p.m. on Friday.
At Northeast Oklahoma University, a production of the children's theater show "The Fisherman and his Wife" runs Nov. 29 and 30 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Hard Rock Casino, 777 W. Cherokee in Catoosa, country music legend Kenny Rogers performs on Friday. Rock musician Steve Winwood plays on Saturday. The Irish Tenors perform on Nov. 29.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St., Jean Shepherd's "A Christmas Story" opens at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 and runs through Dec. 1 in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 W. Main, playing this week are Jason Boland and the Stragglers plus Turnpike Troubadours on Friday; Saving Abel and Texas Hippie Coalition with Aranda, Sweatin Bullets and Firstryke on Saturday.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Pittsburg State University Jazz Concert and Southeast Kansas District II Jazz Ensemble concert is presented at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Aaron Lewis and Randy Montana perform at 8 p.m. at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. Josh thompson, Ashley Ray and Stony Hogg play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.
On Saturday, the Thunder from Down Under plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
On Sunday, local bands are featured in a battle of the bands at the Beaumont Club.
At the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., the Batman Live tour show has performances at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Kansas City Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony #6, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1 with pianist Lisa De La Salle, and "En Saga" by Sibelius at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway.
On Nov. 28, Megadeth and KYNG perform at 8 p.m. at the Midland Theater.
On Nov. 29, Coheed and Cambria play with the Dear Hunter and Three at 7:30 p.m. at the Midland Theater. The Faceless, Revocation, the Haarp Machine, Sicadis, Conflict and Aerodyne Flex play at the Beaumont Club. The University of Missouri Kansas City Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet plays works of Ibert, Danzi and Berio at 7:30 p.m. at Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes.
The Nunsense Christmas musical "Nuncrackers" runs through Dec. 23 at the American Heartland Theater at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd.
Robert Schenkkan's "The Kentucky Cycle" runs through Dec. 2 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main.
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol" opens Friday and runs through Dec. 26 at the Spencer Theater, 4949 Cherry St.
"The Presidents," a musical of U.S. history in patter songs, runs through Dec. 21 at the Coterie Theater at Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road.
This week in Columbia: The Moscow Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" will be presented at 7 p.m. on Nov. 27 in Jesse Auditorium on the University of Missouri campus.
Missouri Contemporary Ballet will give a recital at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at its studios, 110 Orr St., Suite 102.
A.R. Gurney's play "The Dining Room" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 with shows through the next two weekends at the Berlin Theatre, 210 N. Tenth St.
This week in St. Louis: A show of 150 paintings and studies by Federico Barocci runs through Jan. 20, 2013 at the St. Louis Art Museum.
On Friday, the annual holiday concert is offered at noon at the Old Courthouse downtown to kick off the holidays.
On Saturday, Cinematic Titanic presents a tribute concert to Aerosmith at 7 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
The St. Louis Symphony plays Beethoven's Violin Concerto with soloist Gil Shaham, Haydn's Symphony #104 and Johann Strauss' "Tales From The Vienna Woods at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
The Blue Man Group performs through Dec. 2 at the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand.
|The St. Louis Repertory Theater presents Larry Shue's comic play "The Foreigner" with shows Nov. 28 to Dec. 23 at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.|
At the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus, MU students give a chamber music concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 and a piano concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28.
On Nov. 29, the Gaither Christmas Homecoming is presented at 7 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are the Urge, Gravity Kills and Various Hands on Friday; CAVO, Shaman's harvest, Rains and Addictive Behavior on Saturday; and Asking Alexandria and As I Lay Dying on Nov. 29.