Friday 12.01 — Sunday 12.17
Regional premiere of a cross-dressing comedy from Uptown Players
Life doesn’t always go the way you expect. Like, when you’re an Elvis impersonator, you don’t think that means you’re basically a drag queen. But that’s the discovery Casey, a struggling singer in the Florida Panhandle, begins to realize. The Legend of Georgia McBride is a play with music, and that music is sung by Kyle Igneczi, who previously gender-bended in the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It isn’t even Christmas, and Uptown Players is already into its second show of the 2017–18 season! Directed by Bruce R. Coleman.
DEETS: Kalita Humphreys Theater,
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Tuesday 12.05 — Sunday 12.17
The Grinch sneaks into the Winspear
Not everyone wants Christmas to arrive — some are downright grinches about it. The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Broadway Series ends its 2017 shows with a stage musical adaptation of the timelessly funny and heartwarming story of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! All your favorite characters, from Max the dog to Cindy Lou Hoo will be on hand to stop this travesty of smallheartedness.
DEETS: Winspear Opera House,
2403 Flora St.
Thursday 12.07 — Sunday 12.10
TCC gets into the holiday spirit with Snowflakes Christmas concert
Snowflakes get a bad rap since last year’s election. But at the Turtle Creek Chorale, they embrace snowflakes — because nothing sets the tone for a Christmas concert quite so well. For the company’s annual concert, they pull out all the stops, with beautiful music and lots of campy holiday cheers, including performances by vocalist Jodi C. Wright and a set by the Houston Chamber Ringers. Everyone — even a snowflake — is welcome!
DEETS: Moody Performance Hall,
2520 Flora St.