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Posted on 12 Dec 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.13

Christmas

 

Chorale goes traditional and campy with its holiday concerts

If it’s Decemeber in Dallas, the Turtle Creek Chorale is making their list and checking it twice — twice being the operative word here. The chorale doubles your pleasure, first with its concert of traditional holiday music, December Song, which starts Thursday in Dallas and also expands to McKinney for a day of performances. But don’t worry! If you like the campy fun of the chorale, that’s coming at the end of the week, with a separate series of concerts next weekend for Naughty & Nice: A Very Turtle Christmas — Liza’s Wish List.

DEETS:
DecemberSong, Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St. Dec. 12–13 at 8 p.m., Dec. 22 at 2:30 p.m.

McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney.
Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Naughty & Nice: A Very Turtle Christmas II: Liza’s Wish List
Dallas City Performance Hall
Dec. 19–21 at 8 p.m.
Tickets at TurtleCreek.org.

 

Friday 12.13

clown‘Santaland’ returns to WaterTower Theatre

Poor Crumpet: He’s a gay, pot-smoking, under-employed 30-something looking for a seasonal job. He finds one as a elf in Macy’s elaborate Santaland, where he meets lascivious St. Nicks, vulgar parents and flirtatious fellow elves. David Sedaris’ essay The Santaland Diaries, adapted into a play by Joe Mantello, returns to WaterTower Theatre with Garret Storms taking on
the role in this one-man show for a holiday run.

DEETS:
WaterTower Theatre,
15650 Addison Road.
Dec. 13–29.
WaterTowerTheatre.org.

 

Friday 12.13

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It’s ‘Sweater’ weather  in Lewisville for witty one-woman show

Dallas Observer theater critic Elaine Liner has been called much worse — and called people much worse — than Madame LaFarrge, but the famed knitter during the French Revolution is one name she wouldn’t reject. Indeed, she — and many other historical knitters — make up a lot of the story in Liner’s onstage debut in Dallas. Her one-woman show Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love, was a hit at this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and she opens it in Dallas for a foray in front of the footlights. It’s a funny and witty look at life from behind the needle. Attendees are encouraged to wear their most obnoxious Christmas sweaters …
and bring your own knitting!

DEETS:
MCL Grand Theatre,
110 N. Charles St., Lewisville.
Dec. 13–15. $15.
OurProductionsTheatreCo.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 13, 2013.

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