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Events for Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

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Raleigh -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM ( Fri., Dec. 6, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 22, 2019 )

Raleigh Little Theatre: Cinderella

Continue the family fun in December with RLT’s annual production of Cinderella! Add the sparkle of magic to your holiday season with this delightful blend of comedy and romance. Elegant costumes and scenery combined with outstanding singing and dancing, a few conniving step-relatives, and some resourceful fairy... Read More
Cast: Cinderella: Ryann Perkins; Prince Charming: Tim Fitch; King Darling III: Benaiah Barnes; Stepmama: Lauren Tompkins; Gertrude: M. Dennis Poole, David Jennings; Henrietta: Dr. Timothy Cherry, Greg Hill; Fairy Godmother: LoRee Wilkinson; Helpers: Hannah Smith, Rachel Ullman; Pages: Nia Johnson, Skylar Smith; Mice: Maddie... Read More

Raleigh Little Theatre (Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). -- (919) 821-3111 ,

Winston-Salem -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Holiday Concerts

Performed by Camel City Jazz Orchestra, Diana Tuffin, vocals

Swing in the season with the Camel City Jazz Orchestra, featuring vocalist Diana Tuffin, at our 8th annual holiday concert. Winston-Salem’s own big band will perform holiday classics, including new arrangements of seasonal favorites.
Adult: $25; Child under 12: $12.00; Student with ID: $12:00 (plus taxes and fees). Tickets available online for 5:30pm show and 8:00pm show.

Reynolds Theatre. -- 336-782-2169, ,
$25 - $12

Winston-Salem -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM ( Fri., Dec. 13, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 22, 2019 )

UNC School of the Arts: The Nutcracker

Performed by Sara Mearns and Russell Janzen

UNCSA’s heralded ballet has received rave reviews from critics and enthusiastic audiences alike since the reimagined production debuted in 2009 under the direction of Ethan Stiefel, former Dean of the UNCSA School of Dance and former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. Assistant Dean of Ballet Jared Redick... Read More
Mearns will become the Sugar Plum Fairy and Janzen the Cavalier Prince for two performances only: 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 and Thursday, Dec. 19.

Stevens Center. -- 336-721-1945 ,

Asheville -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Holiday Classical Guitar Concert and Dinner

Performers include guitarist Andy Jurik, Steve Newbrough, and Chris Crecelius. Also featured: guest vocalist Rachel Hansbury. Program will feature a wealth of dazzling music, including: Classics from the classical guitar repertoire (Giulio Regondi, Antonio Lauro) Refreshing modern works (José Luis Merlin, Roland... Read More
Advance tickets: $35 (includes prix fixe dinner and dessert, reserved seat). Catered dinner from 6 pm–8 pm, concert at 8 pm.

Asheville Guitar Bar. -- (407) 620–1871 ,

Charlotte -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Carolina Pro Musica: A Carolina Pro Musica Christmas

Annual holiday event with music from the 17th & 18th Centuries, readings of the season, carols for all to sing. Bob Sweeten, Max on the Bob and Sheri Show, returns to tell the Christmas story. Musicians appear in period attire. Two performances.

Saint Mary's Chapel. -- 704-334-3468 ,
$16 - $8

Charlotte -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM ( Fri., Dec. 6, 2019 - Mon., Dec. 23, 2019 )

Charlotte Ballet, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: The Nutcracker

Charlotte Ballet's Nutcracker returns with Tchaikovsky's treasured music performed live by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets available online.

Belk Theater. -- 704.372.1000 ,
$110 - $25

Greensboro -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Triad Pride Performing Arts: Queerly Joyful: Holiday Concerts

Performed by Triad Pride Performing Arts, Triad Pride Men's Chorus, Triad Pride Women's Chorus, Choral Artistic Director William Southerland

Join the Triad Pride Women's and Men's choruses as we perform our holiday concert, "Queerly Joyful". We have prepared a concert that promises a blend of your favorite holiday classics along with some new songs that are sure to give you those same feelings of holiday cheer! Come experience an evening that is guaranteed to make... Read More
$20 for adults, $10 for seniors and students 

Well-Spring Theatre. -- 336-589-6267 ,
$20 - $10

Charlotte -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM ( Sat., Dec. 7, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 )

Levine Jewish Community Center: Annie

The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.
Ages 5+. Tickets $15. Sensory-friendly and ASL-interpreted show on 12/15 at 2pm.

Gorelick Hall, Levine Jewish Community Center. ,

Durham -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Triangle Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker

TYB is performing their 25th Anniversary Season of The Nutcracker.  Dancers from Triangle Youth Ballet and the Tchaikovsky Virtuosi Orchestra present this wonderfully  family friendly holiday classic.  

Carolina Theatre of Durham. -- Tickets are available through; 919-560-3030 ,

Raleigh -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Dec. 12, 2019 - Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 )

Justice Theater Project: The Music of Black Nativity

THE MUSIC OF BLACK NATIVITY. (These musical performances are not a part of our season subscription) “For unto us, a child is born...”

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- (919) 264-7089, ,

Apex -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Triangle Brass Band, Triangle Youth Brass Bands: American Sketches

Performed by Triangle Youth J. Perry Watson Brass Band, Jesse Rackley, Artistic Director and Conductor; Triangle Youth Brass Band, Matt Edwards, Director; Triangle Youth Academy Brass Band, Robin Gorham, Director,, Dr. Larry Wells, trumpet; Dr. Timothy Altman, trumpet

The Triangle Youth Academy Brass Band (Robin Gorham) leads off the program with music of James Curnow, Elmer Bernstein and John Philip Sousa.  Dr. Wells solos with Jules Levy’s “Whirlwind Polka.”  The Triangle Youth Brass Band (Matt Edwards) features music of John Williams, Drew Fennell and Henry... Read More
Tickets for this concert ($10 Adult, $5 for Students and Seniors, plus tax and processing fees, when purchased ahead of time) are available online. Additionally, tickets can be purchased from TYBB ensemble members prior to the concert.  Day-of-show tickets,... Read More

Apex Friendship High School. --, 919-238-9108 ,
$15 - $5

Raleigh -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Dec. 5, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 22, 2019 )

Burning Coal Theatre Company: Camelot

Camelot is about King Arthur, the young King who stumbles onto the throne of England during the dark ages and attempts to make of his society a better place.  He is aided in his quest by his beloved Queen, Guinevere, the virtuous and fierce Lancelot, King Pellinore, a wild man who has spent years in the woods,... Read More
Tickets: $25.00, $20 Seniors (65+) and $15 Students, Teachers or Active Military and all Thursday evening tickets are $20.00.  Student Rush tickets at curtain (pending availability) for $5.00 at curtain. The first Sunday, December 8 at 2 pm is Pay What You Can Day. William Henry Curry, former conductor for the NC... Read More

Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School. -- 919-834-4001 ,
$25 - $15

Newton -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Dec. 13, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 )

Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts, The Green Room Community Theatre: The Nutcracker Ballet

Generations of families celebrate the Christmas season with a special trip to see The Nutcracker Ballet, spending time together and creating wonderful holiday memories. Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts (HB&PA) will help continue that tradition as it presents the much-loved classic.   
 $18 for Adults/ $16 for Seniors (60+) $14 for Students (13+) $8 for children age 12 and under Children 2 and under: free if seated on parent’s lap There are group discounts for parties of 10+.

The Old Post Office Playhouse in Historic Downtown Newton. -- More Information 828-464-6583; Tickets 828-464-6128 ,
$18 - $8

Sanford -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Dec. 5, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 22, 2019 )

Temple Theatre: Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas

Away in the Basement takes us back to 1959 and the day of the Sunday School Christmas Program. In the midst of holiday preparations and sprinklings of love in the air, the ladies in their witty, down-to-earth style are creating their own memories from Christmases past and present. Content to do things the way they have... Read More
All performances are wheelchair accessible. Hearing Loop system is available to all devices with a T-coil wireless receiver.

Temple Theatre. -- 919-744-4155 ,
$29 - $17

Chapel Hill -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Sat., Nov. 23, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 )

PlayMakers Repertory Company: Ragtime

Nominated for thirteen Tony Awards including Best Musical, this triumphant masterpiece bursts forth with show-stopping splendor and unbridled passion. Prepare to be swept away by the diverse rhythms of the turn of the 20th century as three intersecting narratives capture the rich complexity of the American experiment past,... Read More
Due to some adult situations and the recurring use of racial slurs, we encourage all patrons to use their own discretion in determining the appropriateness of the material. Please refer to this plot summary if you have any concerns.

Paul Green Theatre. -- 919-962-7529 ,

Greensboro -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Sun., Dec. 1, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 22, 2019 )

Triad Stage: It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Triad Stage celebrates the winter holiday season with Joe Landry’s adaptation of the beloved Frank Capra classic - It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. This unique retelling of the classic film employs an unusual technique in its storytelling - the audience is treated as the studio audience of a... Read More
Sunday, December 8 at 7:30 pm is our Pay-With-A- Can performance. Patrons may bring 5 cans of food or non-perishable food items in exchange for a ticket to this performance. All food donations will support Greensboro Urban Ministries food pantry programs this holiday season.  In addition, our Pay-What-You-Can... Read More

Triad Stage at The Pyrle Theater. -- 336.272.0160 ,

Asheville -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Dec. 13, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 )

Asheville Ballet: The Nutcracker

The Asheville Ballet’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition in Asheville for almost half a century. Children and adults will be charmed yet again by ballet’s greatest classic. This all-time favorite story of Clara’s magical midnight trip to the Land of Sweets is classical ballet at its best. Snow will fall... Read More

Diana Wortham Theatre at the Wortham Center. -- (828) 257-4530 ,
$50 - $15

Winston-Salem -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Nov. 29, 2019 - Tue., Dec. 24, 2019 )

Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol

Triad Stage returns for the 7th anniversary season at production of A Christmas Carol at The Hanesbrands Theatre. This adaptation is a holiday ghost story of hope and redemption for the whole family. The professional theatre company brings Dickens’ classic story to life in a dazzling production brimming with bold... Read More
The Insight Series with a noted expert who will be discussing the world of the play will be held on Sunday, December 8, immediately following the 2:00pm matinee performance.  Sensory Friendly Performance is Saturday, December 14, at 2 pm. Triad Stage is proud to offer sensory-friendly performances that contain the same... Read More

Hanesbrands Theatre. -- 336.272.0160 ,

Cary -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Concert Singers of Cary: Holiday Pops!

Performed by LEVEL 7

The evening after the Cary Christmas Parade, Holiday Pops is an annual tradition sure to get you in the holiday spirit. A fun program of favorite tunes guaranteed to get your toes tapping, with special guest artists the new vocal jazz ensemble LEVEL 7. Buy your tickets early for this show, it’s sure to be a sell out.
Tickets ($25/$22 seniors) available online. Students are always free!  

Cary Arts Center . ,
$25 - $22

Charlotte -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Dec. 6, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 )

Theatre Charlotte: A Christmas Carol

Theatre Charlotte’s holiday tradition is back for its 13th season.  It is the classic tale of hard-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by the ghost of his late partner, Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.  We once again meet such beloved characters as Fezziwig, Belle, Bob... Read More

Theatre Charlotte. -- Box office: 704-372-1000; Office: 704-376-3777 ,

Raleigh -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 22, 2019 )

A Trailer Park Christmas

Performed by Rachel Klem & Jeffrey Moore

Local filmmaker Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem team up to present this interactive, holiday entertainment.  Back for its 12th year, the Triangle’s very own A Trailer Park Christmas follows the Dodson/Hussey family at their Christmas eve holiday party. Audience are treated as guests and encounter ghosts,... Read More
$25.00 General, $23.00 Students & Seniors

Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. -- (919) 698-3870 ,
$25 - $23

Winston-Salem -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Dec. 6, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 22, 2019 )

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem: An Old Salem Christmas Carol

A passing stranger is welcomed into Salem Tavern by a cheerful group celebrating Christmas Eve. The story he tells them is magical, and yet vaguely familiar… It’s 1887, and hard times have fallen on the people of Winston and nearby Salem.  Tobacco rolling machines are replacing manual jobs and bad rains have... Read More
$25 adults, $23 students and seniors

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). -- (336) 725-4001 ,
$25 - $23

Tryon -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Tryon Fine Arts Center: Tony Grant

Tryon Fine Arts Center. -- 828-859-8322 ,
$40 - $35

Davidson -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM ( Thu., Dec. 5, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 22, 2019 )

Davidson Community Players: Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

What happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, pruney old business partner Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself and to escape... Read More
Advance Tickets: Adult - $20; Senior (65+) - $ 18; Student (under 21) - $12

Armour Street Theatre. -- (704) 892-7953 ,
$22 - $12

Raleigh -- Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM ( Fri., Dec. 13, 2019 - Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 )

North Carolina Symphony: Holiday Pops

Performed by North Carolina Symphony; Wesley Schulz, conductor, North Carolina Symphony Children’s Chorus; Jeremy Tucker, chorus director

Bigger and better than ever for 2019, this family-friendly Triangle favorite will feature the North Carolina Symphony Children’s Chorus, carolers, an audience sing-a-long, a chorus line of dancing Santas, falling snow in the concert hall, and many more surprises to make the holidays bright.  

Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. -- 919.733.2750 ,