New England has some of the best entertainers and theaters in the country, so it’s always a treat to attend a live performance with a date or with your family or friends. Make a plan to experience a live performance to celebrate the holiday season and start the New Year out right. Here are five great options from which you can choose.
The Snow Queen (Maine)
If you have fans of Disney’s “Frozen” in your family (and who doesn’t), treat them to a special holiday surprise with tickets to “The Snow Queen,” which tells the same classic Hans Christen Andersen tale from which “Frozen” is based. This performance is sure to put you in the holiday spirit as you take a mystical journey with Gerta, the Snow Queen herself and a variety of magical creatures that they meet along the way. It is being held at the MainStage Theater in Portland, Dec. 5–24. Find out more by visiting http://www.portlandstage.org/show/the-snow-queen/.
“The Supernaturalists” starring Criss Angel (Connecticut)
On Dec. 16–20, “The Supernaturalists” starring Criss Angel is taking the stage at Foxwoods Resort and Casino. This show features nine incredible magicians that have revolutionized performance magic and were chosen by Criss Angel himself for this all-star cast. Come see the amazing feats they perform in this mind-bending show by planning your trip at http://thesupernaturalists.com/tour.
Flynn Center Show Choirs Winter Extravaganza (Vermont)
Head to the Flynn Center in Burlington, Dec. 17–18 for the Show Choirs Winter Extravaganza, a performance your whole family will love. The Flynn Center’s Show Choirs are performing troupes of more than 80 of Vermont’s most talented young actors, singers and dancers. They perform a variety of beloved songs, as well as scenes from iconic musicals and Broadway performances. See what they are performing this year by finding more information at http://www.flynntix.org/flynnspace/flynn-center-show-choirs-winter-extravaganza/Details?perfNo=12958&perfCodePrefix=FAM16W.
TUBACHRISTMAS (New Hampshire)
If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate the season, head to Colebrook, on Dec. 19 for TUBACHRISTMAS. This concert held at the Trinity United Methodist Church is a fun and festive holiday performance that gives traditional carols a new twist by playing them only on baritones, tubas and euphonium horns. This is part of a syndicated musical program created by the Harvey Phillips Foundation that takes place across the country during this time of year. Learn more at http://www.visitnh.gov/what-to-do/events/358455/12-19-2015/1-00pm/tubachristmas.
Boston Ballet: “The Nutcracker” (Massachusetts)
The Boston Ballet is one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world, and its performance of “The Nutcracker” with choreography by Mikko Nissinen is sure to delight everyone who attends, even the most discerning ballet aficionados. The Boston Ballet strives to make each year’s performance a special event with its own unique charm, and nothing is more festive than the musical score by Tchaikovsky. Therefore, even if you’ve seen it previously, make plans to watch this delightful show again this year. It is running through Dec. 31 at the Boston Opera House. Learn more at http://www.bostonballet.org/nutcracker/.
Spend some quality time with your friends or family this season by treating them to a night of fun at one of these great live performances across New England.
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.