Weekly Best Bets • 11.23.12

Posted on 22 Nov 2012 at 11:15pm

Holiday edition

Dallas

‘Xmas Carol’ sings for its last time at the Kalita; TBT’s ‘Nutcracker’ goes en pointe at Winspear

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It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but you can already start getting into the Christmas season. And in Dallas, that means one thing: A Christmas Carol at the Dallas Theater Center. For the final time since moving there in 2002, the annual holiday heartwarmer will be at the Kalita Humphreys in Uptown; next year, it’ll move down to the Wyly for a complete overhaul. That means it’s your last chance to see the classic staging, again with Chamblee Ferguson as Ebenezer Scrooge. Over at the Winspear, Texas Ballet Theater begins the Dallas performances of its most beloved Christmas show, Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker. It plays here for two weeks before moving to Fort Worth for the remainder of its run.

DEETS:
A Christmas Carol
Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Through Dec. 23 (in previews through Nov. 29). $15–$85.

DallasTheaterCenter.org.

The Nutcracker
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Nov. 23–Dec. 2.
TexasBalletTheater.org.

Addison

 

WaterTower broadcasts ‘Wonderful’ radio play; ‘Bur-Less-Q’ returns to Stone

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Up in North Dallas, the Addison Theatre Centre is abuzz in holiday cheer. WaterTower Theatre premieres a new Christmas tradition, a radio play version of It’s a Wonderful Life which tells the classic tale with only five actors (including B.J. Cleveland, pictured far left) portraying the entire town. Across the courtyard in the Stone Cottage Theatre, uber-gay MBS Productions revives its own yuletide tradition of The Nutcracker … and it’s nothing like TBT’s version, as a company
of strippers are inadvertently hired to dance-dance-dance,
but not to what you’d call the accepted choreography in
The Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents:
A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker!

DEETS:
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Addison Theatre Centre Cottage
15650 Addison Road.
Nov. 24–Dec. 16.

972-450-6232.
WaterTowerTheatre.org.

Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker
Stone Cottage Theatre
15650
Addison Road.
Nov. 23–Dec. 29.
BurlesqueNutcracker.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 23, 2012.

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