Monday, September 28, 2015

Spirited Shows



As always, the Scottsdale area delivers a jam-packed holiday event lineup that will get you and your family in the spirit in no time.

  • Holiday Pops (The Phoenix Symphony): Enjoy this festive concert of seasonal favorites and the ever-popular Holiday sing-a-long as the tradition soars to new and angelic heights this year. The Desert Bells Bell Choir and The Phoenix Girls Chorus take their place among over 200 artists in a performance guaranteed to deliver the holiday spirit. Dec. 4 – 6, 2015
  • Frances Smith Cohen’s Snow Queen (Herberger Theater Center): Come to downtown Phoenix for an enchanting evening and magical retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen masterpiece. Set to music by Sergei Prokofiev, this holiday event is great for families, as little ones will find themselves charmed by vivid costumes and a dazzling light show. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 5 – 20, 2015.
  • The TEN Tenors: Home for the Holidays (Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts): Home for the Holidays is a magical experience for the whole family that will dazzle, delight and captivate audiences. Join Australia’s rock starts of the opera as they amaze and enthrall with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. With soaring versions of “Joy to the World”, “Sleight Ride,” “Amazing Grace,” “Feliz Navidad” and many more, Home for the Holidays is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the season. Dec. 10 – 11, 2015
  • Sister’s Christmas Catechism (Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts): This hilarious take on the classic story of the Nativity will get you in a joyous spirit this holiday season. Sister, the tart-tongued, ruler-wielding nun, asks her students to help solve the greatest Christmas caper ever – who swiped the gold that those three wise men gave to Baby Jesus? Using the latest forensic technology and her uncanny ability to detect guilt, Sister creates an unforgettable living Nativity with her students to expose the culprit. Catch this performance once and you’re likely to make it a holiday tradition for years to come. Dec. 11 – 20, 2015
  • The Nutcracker (The Phoenix Symphony): Ballet Arizona presents the Nutcracker at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix. Dancing toys, mischievous mice and sparkling snowflakes dance to Tchaikovsky’s unmistakable holiday score. This timeless holiday tradition comes to life with over 150 performers illuminating the stage in hundreds of intricate costumes. Dec. 11 – 27, 2015.
  • Spirit of the Season (Herberger Theater Center): Enjoy seasonal songs that will touch your soul and warm your heart. Jeffrey Hattrick and Nicole Pesce return to the Herberger stage for their annual holiday season music concert. This musical medley featuring everything from jazz to classical will get you ready to celebrate the magic of the holidays. December 15, 2015
  • An Irish Christmas in America (Musical Instrument Museum): This family-friendly performance of Irish ballads, holiday classics, lively fiddle tunes and thrilling Irish dancing at the Musical Instrument Museum will leave your toes tapping with the spirit of the season. Dec. 16-17, 2015
  • Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: (Comerica Theatre) Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must see event this holiday season! This showstopper takes center stage with 40 world class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and supersized Matrushka dolls! Dec. 16, 2015.
  • A Merri-Achi Christmas (Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts): The original rhythms, fresh sounds and inspiring ideas of Jóse Hernàndez and Sol de Mexico have energized the world of mariachi for more than 30 years. This special performance includes treasured holiday favorites and selections from the mariachi songbook. Hernàndez’ organic, irreverent renditions have become instant classics. Don’t miss what the Los Angeles Times calls ‘a show-stopping performance.’ Dec. 18, 2015

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona |

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