Local Entertainment and Events Dec. 6-13
1. Monett’s annual Christmas parade will run at 11 a.m. in downtown Monett. Running around 50 minutes, this annual holiday event has floats, bands, marching units, antique vehicles, Santa and fun surprises, offering a great opportunity to shop afterwards and visit the Monett Museum at Fifth and Broadway for hot chocolate.
2. The Irish band Keltic Knot performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. With virtuoso fiddle, guitar, percussion and singing, this song was a big hit last year and the return engagement is much anticipated. The PAC is located off E.Cleveland Avenue west of Price Cutter.
3. The 28th annual “Imagine” concert tribute to John Lennon is planned for 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East in Springfield. Performers will include 83 Skidoo, Big Beat club, the Creek Rocks, the Hurricanes, JM Buttermilk, Papa Green Shoes, Pete & Dave, Salt and the Shandies.
SPRINGFIELD: The Springfield Symphony presents a “Christmas at the Movies” concert, with selections from “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Polar Express,” “Home Alone” and more at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
At the Complex, 307 Park Central East, Eve 6, Somme and Party Nails perform at 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Drury University presents its Christmas Vespers concert at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday in the Stone Chapel. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 417-873-7296.
Gospel performers present “The Roadshow Christmas” with Matthew West, Matt Maher, Building 429, Plumb, Josh Wilson and Leanna Crawford at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the JQ Hammons Arena.
Contemporary Christian vocalist Lauren Daigle offers a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
At the Krave Music Emporium, 1614 S. Glenstone, the Missouri Jazz Orchestra plays Dec. 11.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: One of the great vocal ensembles, the King’s Singers, performs at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 495 W. Dickson.
At George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, playing this week are Koe Wentzel and Chris Colton on Friday, and Todd Snider on Sunday.
At the Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 453 N. Garland, the Schola Cantorum choir gives its holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
SPRINGDALE, Ark.: Arts Center of the Ozarks Chorale gives its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at 214 S. Main.
The Will Bush Violin Studio gives a holiday concert at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave.
FORT SMITH: Mannheim Steamroller presents its Christmas concert at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St.
JOPLIN: The Missouri Southern State University Choral Society gives a Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Church, 2423 W. 26th St.
The Ten Tenors perform at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 at Joplin High School, 2104 S. Indiana Ave.
STOCKTON: The Missouri State University Chorus offers a holiday concert at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday at the United Methodist Church, 708 Hwy. 32.
MIAMI, Okla.: Stoney LaRue plays at 8 p.m. Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
Country music legend Gene Watson and his Farewell Party Band performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.
TULSA, Okla.: At the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, Chris Isaak perform a holiday concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The Temptations perform at 8 p.m. on Dec. 13.
At the River Spirit Events Center, 8330 Riverside Parkway, Mannheim Steamroller performs at 8 p.m on Saturday. Little Big Town and Devin Dawson perform at 8 p.m. on Dec. 13.
Sheridan Road offers a Christmas cabaret at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the Westby Pavilion at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, gospel performers present “The Roadshow Christmas” at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Country musicians Cody Johnson, Easton Corbin, Jon Wolfe and Jacob Bryant perform at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
The Gaither Christmas Homecoming concert with the Gaither Vocal Band and many other Christian artists is offered at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.
At Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Koe Wentzel and the Read Southall Band on Saturday; Tyler Childers and Town Mountain on Dec. 11; White Chapel, Chelsea Gin, Oceano and Slaughter to Prevail on Dec. 13.
At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, In this Moment and additional guests will give their “Nutrocker” concert at 8 p.m. on Dec. 10.
At the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd., acoustic artist Marc Broussard gives a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. on Friday.
KANSAS CITY: Justin Timberlake performs at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.
At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, Martina McBride offers a Christmas concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Thom Yorke and Oliver Coates play at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Steel Panthers and Wilson play at 8 p.m. on Dec. 11. Snails, Svdden Death and Hekler play at 8 p.m. on Dec. 13.
At the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., the Bach Collegium Japan performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Jim Brickman gives a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Opera superstar Joyce Didonato gives a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, with piano accompaniment by the new Metropolitan Opera music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
At the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway, the KC Symphony and chorus perform Handel’s “Messiah” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Pianist and composer George Winston performs at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12.
At the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry, the KC Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony plays works by Percy Grainger, Schwanter and more at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The Graduate Fellowship Wind Quintet plays at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The annual Tuba Christmas concert, open to all tuba players, is offered at noon on Friday at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St.
The Heartland Men’s Chorus gives its Christmas concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.
At the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, the KU Symphonic Band and University Band play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The Canadian Brass give a concert of holiday classics at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
COLUMBIA: The Missouri Symphony Conservatory plays Christmas carols from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Commerce Bank, 901 E. Broadway, and from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.
Handel's “Messiah” is presented by the Memorial Baptist Church Choir and a string orchestra at 7 p.m. Sunday at 1634 Paris Rd.
The Stephens College Showcase Ensembles, the Velvetones and A Class Act Musical and Theatre Troupe, present a concert of jazz and musical theater selections at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Senior Hall on Waugh Street.
ST. LOUIS: At the Stifel Theater, 1400 Market, an acoustic Christmas concert with Carlton Anderson, Danielle Bradbery, Rodney Atkins, Maren Morris and a guest at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Thom Yorke plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Jason Mraz and Toca Rivera play at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra plays at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
The St. Louis Symphony presents Handel's “Messiah” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar. The orchestra's series of New Music concerts expands to two performances at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12 at the Pulitzer Center, 3716 Washington Blvd., featuring Thorvaldsdottir's “In the Light of Air.”
The Ambassadors of Harmony give their Christmas concert at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Ave., Alarm Will Sound plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sierra Hull at 8 p.m. on Friday, the North County Big Band and City of Music All-Star Chorus at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Chamber Music Society of St. Louis with a concert of movie music at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10, and Rick Thum and friends at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12.
Song stylist Craig Pomranz performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Kranzberg Arts Center Theater, 501 N. Grand.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, playing this week are
A Night in Margaritaville and the Landsharks on Thursday; San Holo, Chet Porter, Taska Black and BeauDamian on Friday; the Revivalists and Mt. Joy on Saturday; Steel Panther and Wilson on Sunday; Dru Hill, Silk and Troop on Dec. 13.
At Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar, Caamp and Savannah Conley play Saturday.
Luisa Marshall leads a Tina Turner tribute concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Florissant Civic Center, 1 Eagan Dr.
Classical guitarist Jerome Mouffe performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Rd.
Justin Timberlake perform at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
SPRINGFIELD: “A Christmas Story: the Musical,” from the songwriting team of “La La Land,” is presented by Springfield Little Theater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut.
Matthew Lopez’s musical “The Legend of Georgia McBride” has shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, with more shows next weekend at the Springfield Contemporary Theater, Pershing and Robberson Ave.
OZARK: Ron Boutwell’s play “Christmas House 2” runs through Dec. 15 at the the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: “On Your Feet: the Emilio and Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical” runs at 1:30 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 E. Dickson.
Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s play “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-13, with more shows through Dec. 30 at Theatre Squared, 505 W. Spring St.
SPRINGDALE, Ark.: Northwest Arkansas Audio Theater presents an radio play version of Frank Capra’s film “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, with more shows next weekend Arts Center of the Ozarks.
JOPLIN: Joplin Little Theater presents “A Swingin’ Little Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 3009 W. First St.
TULSA, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, a stage version of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows for the next two weekends at the John H. Williams Theatre. A “school edition” of the musical “Les Misérables” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows next weekend, in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Tulsa Ballet presents its original version of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” set in 1920s Paris, at 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows for the next two weekends, in the Chapman Music Hall.
“Sesame Street Live: Make Your Magic” is presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Pavilion at Expo Square, 4145 21st St.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla.: At the Bartlesville Community Center, the Art of Motion Dancers give a holiday performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
NEVADA: Community Council on the Performing Arts presents a radio play version of Frank Capra’s film “It’s A Wonderful Life” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, with more shows next weekend, at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main St.
KANSAS CITY: The Kansas City Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. on Dec. 12 (for sensory deprived audiences), 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, with more shows running through Dec. 23 at the Kauffman Center.
The Coterie Theater at Crown Center, Grand and Pershing Road, presents “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: the Musical,” running through Dec. 30.
Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. Tenth St., offers its traditional show of Christmas in song, opening Friday and running through Dec. 23.
Sarah Delappe’s play “The Wolves” runs through Dec. 30 at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main.
Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” is presented by the KC Repertory Theater through Dec. 30 at the Spencer Theater at the Olson Performing Arts Center at 4949 Cherry.
Darren Canady’s play “Black Butterflies” is presented at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
ARROW ROCK: The Lyceum Theater gives its fifth annual presentation of Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. dec. 12, 2 p.m. Dec. 13, with more shows through Dec. 23.
COLUMBIA: Joe DiPietro's play “Clever Little Lies” will be performed by Talking Horse Productions at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 with more shows through next weekend at 210 St. James St.
The rock musical “Leader of the Pack” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents “The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)” at noon on Dec. 12 at the Missouri Theatre.
ST. LOUIS: At the Stifel Theater, a stage version of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is offered at 7 p.m. on Thursday. “Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas: the Musical” is offered at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13, with more shows through next weekend.
At the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand, a stage version of Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” runs Thursday through Sunday. A touring production of the musical “Les Misérables” opens Dec. 11 and runs through next weekend.
Repertory Theater presents “A Christmas Story” at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12, 8 p.m. Dec. 13, and more shows through Dec. 23 at the Loretto Hilton Center at Webster University at Webster Groves.
“Of Human Kindness,” an evening of 11 short plays about the holidays, is offered at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and again next weekend at the Kranzberg Arts Center's Black Mirror Theater, 501 N. Grand.
At the Westport Plaza Playhouse, I-270 at Paige, Church Basement Ladies present “Away in the Basement,” a Christmas musical, through Jan. 6.
“Wonderland: Alice's Rock and Roll Adventure” runs through Dec. 30 at the Grandel Theater, Grand and Grandel Place across from Powell Hall.
Paul Rudnick's “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” runs Thursday through Dec. 22 at the Stray Dog Theater at Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Ave.
Topher Payne's play “Perfect Arrangement” is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, and again next weekend at the Marcelle, 3310 Samuel Shepard Dr.
MONETT: The Monett Chamber of Commerce's light show Festival of Lights runs nightly through the month at South Park, Highways 37 and 60.
PIERCE CITY: The annual Christmas parade is at 5:30 p.m., running west on Commercial Street from the east end of town.
AURORA: The annual Christmas parade is at 2 p.m., ending downtown in the square.
SPRINGFIELD: At the Gillioz Theatre, comedian Michael Jr. performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
The Springfield Christmas parade runs at 2 p.m. on Saturday downtown.
TULSA, Okla.: Comic Jo Koy performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the River Spirit Events Center.
KANSAS CITY: Comic Lewis Black performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Midland Theater.
At the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, the annual Hooligan Holiday with the dance band Hepcat is offered at 8 p.m. on Saturday. “627 Stomp: a Gatsby Christmas” is offered with a live swing band, chorus girls and dancing is offered at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Encore Room.
ST. LOUIS: The Harlem Globetrotters perform at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave.