- By ARLENE WINNICK
- Photo Courtesy of LA PHILHARMONIC
December is filled with so many wonderful holiday shows! Popular troupe A Noise Within presents a festive musical adaption of A Christmas Carol. Long Beach Ballet’s The Nutcracker is bigger than ever with a cast of more than 200; a full symphony orchestra, a flying sleigh, on-stage pyrotechnics and magical special effects. Sing holiday favorites accompanied by Walt Disney Concert Hall’s magnificent pipe organ and choir. The White Christmas Sing-a-long features a screening of the beloved 1954 film starring Bing Crobsy with on screen lyrics. Spend New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini at their always eclectic music and dance party. The Soraya celebrates the holidays Mexican-style with Ballet Folklorico’s Nochebeuena; The Music of Harold Arlen and his Great American Songbook or listen to the reigning diva of jazz, Dianne Reeves. Kids and parents love The Okee Dokee Brothers as they sing about a snowy journey up North. The famed Canadian Brass quintet brings their big sounds in Christmas Time is Here. All is Calm recounts an astounding moment when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together. Impro Theatre’s Jane Austen UnScripted is totally different at each performance.