SFGNites: a Holiday Tradition

Miami City Ballet presents “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker,” tonight through Dec. 22 at the Arsht Center in Miami and Dec. 27 – 29 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. This holiday tradition, set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score and Balanchine’s masterful choreography, transports audiences to a magical and very colorful winter land of toy soldiers and sugar plum fairies. Performance dates and tickets at MiamiCityBallet.org.

Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?

Thursday, Dec. 12

Theater

In a small English town, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom? Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” playing through Dec. 19 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 Indiantown Rd. in Jupiter is a hilarious whodunit mystery structured as a show within a show. Tickets start at $62 at JupiterTheatre.org.

Friday, Dec. 13

Theater

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriting team behind “Dear Evan Hansen” and “La La Land,” adapted the classic 1983 holiday film “Christmas Story” into a Broadway musical. Slow Burn Theatre Co. presents the regional premiere through Dec. 29 at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. The local production promises a triple-dog-dare of a good time this season. Tickets start at $49 at BrowardCenter.org.

A Holiday Tradition

Friday, Dec. 13

Miami City Ballet presents “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker,” tonight through Dec. 22 at the Arsht Center in Miami and Dec. 27 – 29 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. This holiday tradition, set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score and Balanchine’s masterful choreography, transports audiences to a magical and very colorful winter land of toy soldiers and sugar plum fairies. Performance dates and tickets at MiamiCityBallet.org.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Concert

Grammy Award-winning country singer LeAnn Rimes will bring her “You and Me and Christmas” tour to the Pavilion at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek tonight at 8 p.m. This is Rimes’ seventh annual Christmas tour and she will be performing holiday favorites, career hits and songs from her new Hallmark TV movie, “It’s Christmas, Eve,” soundtrack. Tickets start at $40 at SeminoleCoconutCreekCasino.com.

Sunday, Dec. 15

Theater

The Golden Gays NYC and Empire Stage present “Thank Yule for Being a Friend, a Golden Girls Holiday Musical Adventure,” Dec. 11 – 22. In an unexpected Dickensian twist, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose must visit their past, present and future to save Christmas (and find Sophia)…just in time for turkey lurkey! Empire Stage is located at 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $22 at EmpireStage.com.

Monday, Dec. 16

Television

Stuck inside this Monday evening? Tune in to “Holidays with the Houghs” tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC. “Dancing with the Stars” pros and Emmy Award-winning choreographers Derek and Julianne Hough put their friendly sibling rivalry on full display as they compete in putting their own spin on holiday classics, share family holiday traditions and create new ones. Check local listings for channels and show times.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Celebrity

Grab a Christmas cocktail and join Bravo’s infamous celebrity “Real Housewives” for the ultimate girls—and gays—night out: an intimate evening of festive seasonal memories shared by  Dolores Catania (New Jersey), Ramona Singer (New York) and Kelly Dodd (Orange County) tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $37 at ParkerPlayhouse.com. 


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