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From the ‘Nutcracker’ to ‘Les Mis,’ check out these December performances

By David ArkinDecember 5, 2023April 30th, 2024No Comments

From the ‘Nutcracker’ to ‘Les Mis,’ check out these December performances


Fort Worth Opera First Presbyterian Church, 1000 Penn St., Fort Worth, 817-731-0726, fpcfw.org

Ring in the holiday season with the Fort Worth Opera at “Wintersong: A Musical Holiday Celebration & Sing-a-long.” The free community concert will feature Christmas songs, carols, opera classics, and holiday favorites performed by the opera’s Lesley Resident and Studio Artists. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Dec. 15


Music Hall at Fair Park 909 1st Ave., Dallas, 214-691-7200, broadwaydallas.org

“Les Misérables,” one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history, is coming to the Music Hall at Dallas’ Fair Park. This particular staging has been called “Les Mis for the 21st Century” by the Huffington Post and “one of the greatest musicals ever created” by the Chicago Tribune. The score includes songs like “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Master of the House,” and “One Day More.” “Les Misérables” takes place in 19th-century France and tells a story of broken dreams, unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster. Dec. 20-31


White’s Chapel Methodist Church 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake, 817-665-6000, fwsymphony.org

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the APEX Arts League for the annual “Sounds of the Season” concert. White’s Chapel Methodist Church in Southlake will serve as the host for this magical holiday celebration. Familiar holiday songs including “Sleigh Ride,” selections from the “Nutcracker Suite,” and a “Holly Jolly” sing-along will engage audiences of all ages. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online or by calling the FWSO Box Office. Dec. 19


Bass Performance Hall 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-212-4280, texasballettheater.org

The “Nutcracker” is returning to Bass Performance Hall. Texas Ballet Theater will tell the beloved story of how Clara dreams about the Nutcracker prince defeating the Mouse King. Experience the magic and joy of the holiday season while joining Clara and the Nutcracker on their adventure in the Land of Sweets. Dec. 8-24


Stage West Theatre 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-784-9378, stagewest.orgClare, a stylish teen living in medieval Italy, spends her days trying to keep up with the latest fashion and town gossip. When a man named Francis starts ranting in the streets, Clare’s life starts changing. Her family does not understand what is happening, but Clare can’t stay away from the new world Francis has unveiled. “Poor Clare” shares St. Clare of Assisi’s story with a funny, modern spin. Nov. 30-Dec.17