Friday 12.21

Turtle Creek Chorale camps up Christmas
Earlier this month, the Turtle Creek Chorale touched audiences with their Comfort & Joy concert of sentimental holidays faves … but that was so first half of December 2012 — we’re well beyond that now, what with the Mayans being wrong and all. Naughty & Nice: A Very Turtle Christmas is the camptastic sequel to C&J, presented in the style of vintage TV specials … why, they’ll even have Liza hosting (in the personage of B.J. Cleveland). You have three more chances to get into the spirit before Christmas Eve!

DEETS: City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Dec. 21–22 at 8 p.m., Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. $39–$54.


Monday 12.24

COH holds slate of Christmas Eve services
You think the holidays are busy as a shopper or traveler? That’s nothing compared to being a preacher. The staff of the Cathdral of Hope — the Rev. Jo Hudson, the Rev. Alex De La Torre and Minister Todd Scroggins — will be busy during the five services offered at the COH on Christmas Eve, from a noon “Shoppers’” service to a mass in Spanish and three evening chances to worship.

DEETS: Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. “Shoppers’ services” at noon (Interfaith Peace Chapel), Congregacion Mass En Espanol at 7 p.m. (in Interfaith Peace Chapel), traditional services (“Expecting the Unexpected”) at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; “Silent Night Chistmas: What Child Is This” at 11 p.m.


Thursday 12.27

‘Forbidden Broadway’ gets naughty for Santa
Some things are forbidden … and some just ought to be. Forbidden Broadway has been around for decades, spoofing the recent season of theater on the Great White Way. This touring production arrives right at the end of the year, leaving plenty of room to poke fun at all the outrageous and delightful theater experiences of 2012.

DEETS: Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. Dec. 27–30. $40–$45. 214-880-0202.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 21, 2012.