Best Bets • 12-20-13

Posted on 19 Dec 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.20


You don’t have to dream of a ‘White Christmas’ — it’s here!

For more than 70 years, the holiday season has practically been defined by the song “White Christmas.” For more than 50, the splash film musical by that name has been equally as iconic. But if your VHS tape is chewed up or you missed the airing on cable, you can still experience all the joy and silly delights with the stage production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, featuring all the songs from the film, including “Sisters” — performed, as always, in drag.

Fair Park Music Hall
901 First Ave.
Through Dec. 29.


Friday 12.20


Chorale goes campy with final holiday concerts

The Turtle Creek Chorale opened the season recently with its DecemberSong concert of sacred and traditional holiday music. But nothing’s sacred in their latest concert, Naughty & Nice: A Very Turtle ChristmasLiza’s Wish List. If you have to ask “Who’s Liza?” you’re probably not gay enough to see this show, in which actor B.J. Cleveland portrays Judy’s daughter as she makes her wishes. Cross-dressing, camp humor, dirty little ditties … well, it’s sure to put you in a holiday cheer. And best of all, there’s still time to catch DecemberSong one last time if you prefer your Christmas with a little dignity. Some people are funny that way.

City Performance Hall,
2520 Flora St.
Naughty, Dec. 20–21 at 8 p.m.;
DecemberSong, Dec. 22 at 2:30 p.m.


Friday 12.20


It’s time again for a ‘Bur-Less-Q’ holiday ballet

There’s still time to catch Texas Ballet Theater’s classical rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, but we admit that, over the years, we’ve grown an affection for a different kind of Christmas tradition: MBS Productions’ campy The Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents a Burl-Less-Q Nutcracker! The premise — that a small-town church group accidentally hires pole-dancing strippers to perform a ballet for their congregation — is funny enough, but watching Mark-Brian Sonna’s junk flying at you compressed into Capezios … well, let’s just say you’ll want some adult eggnog to wash it down.

Stone Cottage Theatre,
15650 Addison Road, Addison.
Through Dec. 29.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 20, 2013.

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