Kathy Feininger’s A Broadway Christmas Carol runs at Alexandria’s MetroStage November 18 through December 19. The show combines the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge with a number of comically rewritten show tunes. Tickets ($45 to $50) at metrostage.org.
December 3 through 12, the Little Theatre of Alexandria presents A Christmas Carol, adapted by Donna Ferragut and directed by Jennifer Lyman. In an alternative take on the tale, the theater is also running Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge November 26 through December 18, with the heroine reinvented as a stressed-out housewife. Tickets ($15) at thelittletheatre.com.
December 4 at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, the Turtle Island Quartet—featuring Cyrus Chestnut and Mike Marshall—performs holiday favorites along with classic jazz. Tickets ($22 to $44) at cfa.gmu.edu.
Wolf Trap’s annual Holiday Sing-A-Long returns December 5 featuring local choirs and “the President’s Own” United States Marine Band performing Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs. Free. For more information, go to wolftrap.org.
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison, the Austin-based alt-country husband-and-wife duo—she grew up in the Washington area—stop by the Birchmere with their holiday show December 12. Tickets ($29.50) at ticketmaster.com.
The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse celebrates the holidays December 12 with an all-day Christmas Movie Festival. Features include A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Tickets ($8) at arlingtondrafthouse.com.
Aaron Neville, one of the grandfathers of R&B and soul, comes to the Birchmere with his quintet for a holiday show December 15. Tickets ($49.50) at ticketmaster.com.
Also at the Birchmere is “The John Waters Xmas Show” on December 16. The alternative show features songs such as “Here Comes Fatty Claus” and “Santa Claus Is a Black Man.” Tickets ($45) at ticketmaster.com.
The Alexandria Singers present their 2010 Holiday Pops Concert, “Yule School Reunion,” at Bethany Lutheran Church December 17 and 18. Free. For more information, visit alexandriasingers.com.
The Vienna Boys Choir, a 500-year-old choral institution, performs a holiday concert at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts December 18 and 19. Tickets ($24 to $48) at cfa.gmu.edu.
December 19, the Colonial Ringers Handbell Ensemble perform—in costume—at the Lyceum in Alexandria, performing holiday favorites on a set of Whitechapel bells. Free. For more information, visit virginia.org.
Holiday Happenings: Concerts and Shows
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