Music, Dance and Theatre can help you get into the spirit of the Holidays
Christmas and all the other holidays this time of years can be overwhelming. So if you’re finding yourself stressed out by all the demands of holiday shopping and family obligations, you should take some time out to enjoy the season with music and performance.
Music has a way of reaching our hearts during this busy season — unlike the way rushing around shopping malls purchasing gifts can sometimes leave you feeling a little bit empty. Live performance is a memorable way to share the gift of your time with family and friends, and it’s also a good way to get out and meet some new acquaintances with shared interests — and manage stress!
We bet you’ll find that some of the music and theatre holiday celebrations listed below will do wonders to lift your spirits during this holiday season:
- A Christmas Carol at Alley Theatre
- Djembe and the Forest of Christmas Forgotten at Ensemble Theatre
- Handel’s Messiah at Houston Symphony
- Houston Children’s Chorus Holiday Pops Concert at The Grand (Galveston)
- Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch at House of Blues
- The Lost Christmas Eve by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- The Nutcracker at Houston Ballet:
- The White Christmas Album 2 at Music Box Theater
- Yuletide Nights: Spirits of Holidays Past at MFHA Bayou Bend
Manage Stress: Do you need some more laughter at this time of year?
If you need something on the lighter side of things to help you manage stress and get through Christmas, we understand! Here are a couple of more irreverent suggestions to lift your spirits during the holiday season.
The Alley Theatre presents The Santaland Diaries, a play adapted from a monologue by the irreverent writer and humorist David Sedaris. Todd Waite reprises his role as the ‘put upon’ department store Christmas elf.
Our second suggestion is The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical presented by Stages Repertory Theater at just south of Allen Parkway at Waugh. This lively musical will chase away any wintertime blue! It’s playing Wednesdays through Sundays now through December 29.
You might also want to check out these productions as well:
A.D. Players presents Gold, Frankincense, Christmas Tree Ornaments and Myrrh
Theatre Under The Stars presents Elf – The Musical.