Holiday Performances in Long Beach
When thinking of the holidays, it’s easy to go right to the gift-giving, feast-eating or light-sparkling, and forget that it is also a time when we enjoy some of our most cherished art performances, whether it be music, dancing or drama. That will all be taking place in Long Beach over the next few weeks – here’s a Christmas list of great performances!
A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS, MUSICA ANGELICA
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT, LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE
THE NUTCRACKER, LONG BEACH BALLET
This is the 40th anniversary of what has come to be known as the nation’s best loved Nutcracker. Produced and performed by the Long Beach Ballet, the devotion people have for this particular production of the Tchaikovsky classic is that LB Ballet Artistic Director David Wilcox tends to pull out all the stops on the production. This year’s performance at the Long Beach Terrace Theater (300 E. Ocean Blvd.) is no different, as the production, which runs from December 16-18 and December 22-23, will feature a full orchestra, flying sleigh, a live horse, plenty of on-stage pyrotechnics and a cast of more than 200.
HOLIDAY POPS, LONG BEACH SYMPHONY
HANDEL’S MESSIAH, LONG BEACH CAMERATA SINGERS
The Camerata Singers are the choral partner not only for the Long Beach Symphony but Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra. But, on this night, it’s all about Camerata as it performs, for the 15th year, one of the great and most popular musical classics. The one-time performance takes place December 22 (7:30 p.m.) at the Beverly O’Neill Theater (300 E. Ocean Blvd.) Sing Hallelujah, it promises to be an unforgettable time!