Photos: Tivoli Theatre Foundation’s Inaugural Gala – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Photos: Tivoli Theatre Foundation’s Inaugural Gala – Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Tivoli Theatre hosted its inaugural gala featuring Alison Krauss. This first-ever event helped support the Tivoli Theatre Foundation and its work to restore and promote our historic venues.

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La Mama readies for rebuild after raising $3.1M – ArtsHub

La Mama readies for rebuild after raising $3.1M – ArtsHub

Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries, the Hon Martin Foley MP, joined the La Mama team in Carlton on Thursday (22 November) to mark the beginning of the theatre’s rebuild.

The ‘turning of the sod’ ceremony was held 18 months after a fire, caused by an electrical fault, gutted the heritage theatre.

The rebuild was made possible by a partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and philanthropic groups, as well as an outpouring of support from Australia’s arts community.

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The Labor Government contributed $1 million to kickstart the fundraising campaign, which was matched by a philanthropic alliance comprising Gandel Philanthropy, John T Reid Charitable Trusts, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund and a fifth anonymous donor.

Read: Philanthropists contribute $1m to rebuild La Mama

Additional funds were raised by the community with individual donations raising more than $215,000.

Minister Foley said the fundraising efforts to save La Mama showed how much the theatre is cherished.

‘Over the last 18 months we’ve seen just how beloved La Mama is by the community – the unprecedented philanthropic alliance, the generosity of so many donors and our government’s contribution all reflect that,’ he said.

Despite initial concerns, reports earlier this month that La Mama Theatre was once again ablaze were proved false after a fire broke out at a restaurant on University Street, directly behind the theatre.

‘It’s been a tough few years for the La Mama team but today we look to the future, to seeing the theatre rise from the ashes and to the exciting next stage of La Mama’s history,’ Foley concluded.

The importance of La Mama and its place in the Australian arts ecology was highlighted by actor, singer, television presenter and Artistic Director of Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Julia Zemiro.

‘Often in your career you can feel stalled. La Mama allowed me to put on a show with my ideas in a supported and encouraging way.’

Julia Zemiro

‘Often in your career you can feel stalled. La Mama allowed me to put on a show with my ideas in a supported and encouraging way. Making your own work is vital and La Mama is one of the few places in this country where you can put on a piece of work and have people turn up to watch it. It’s also a whole community of performance – and that’s pretty wonderful to be around,’ she told ArtsHub.

Zemiro also reflected on the importance of the rebuilding campaign, saying: ‘We often see important and interesting buildings knocked down for real estate. There’s no thought about wanting to preserve the culture of a place and time. La Mama to me was always a place to visit and walk by and think about all that came before. So when the building caught fire, all that history was disappearing. We love to visit artistically significant building and places in Europe and we have one right here. So the rebuild is important to restore and revitalise all that beautiful history as well as charging into the future,’ she said. 

A new purpose-built building

The design for the Faraday Street site will see the heritage theatre rise from the ashes with the replication of unique features like the internal staircase, fireplace and trapdoor.

A new purpose-built building will nestle in front of the rebuilt theatre to complement the main site, delivering a much-needed rehearsal space and facilities for artists and staff. It will also be fully accessible.

The project will also improve accessibility and amenity across the whole site, and considers environmental impact with solar panels, a water tank and double glazing.

The team behind the project includes lead architect and former La Mama staff member Meg White and construction firm Cottee Parker.

La Mama’s Faraday Street theatre is expected to reopen in 2021.The existing La Mama Courthouse Theatre, around the corner in Drummond St, Carlton, continues to operate as usual.

https://performing.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/performing-arts/staff-writer/la-mama-readies-for-rebuild-after-raising-31m-259287

Holiday theater, dance, music and other performances light up North Texas stages this winter – The Dallas Morning News

Holiday theater, dance, music and other performances light up North Texas stages this winter – The Dallas Morning News

Mix things up this holiday season with a wide variety of performing arts options. Sometimes you might want a Nutcracker with graceful dancers and fantastic costumes, other times you might want a silly version of the classic with a pop culture twist. You could belt out your favorite songs at a singalong or be transported by the swell of an orchestra. Whichever you prefer, we hope it’s the perfect blend of merry and bright.

Prices are for adult general admission and are subject to change; check websites or call for the latest information.

DALLAS BACH SOCIETY: BACH AND GERMAN BAROQUE COMPOSERS The group performs Advent music from the German tradition, with traditional German caroling after the concert.

Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 6121 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas. $25-$50. dallasbach.org.

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR: CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA The choir performs Christmas melodies.

Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $40-$115. mydso.com.

FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra present seasonal favorites performed by the orchestra along with the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir, Fort Worth Kantorei and Lone Star Youth Chorus of Fort Worth.

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth. $33-$106. fwsymphony.org.

CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS: FALL INTO WINTER: REFLECTIONS ON THE SEASON The chorus performs seasonal classics and traditional carols. An octet from Orpheus Chamber Singers performs interludes.

Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $10-$45. thechildrenschorus.org.

SINGAPORE SLINGERS CHRISTMAS Matt Tolentino and the Singapore Slingers present their annual holiday celebration featuring Christmas-inspired songs of the 1920s and ’30s.

Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. $26. pocketsandwich.com.

VOCAL MAJORITY: BELIEVE: A POLAR EXPRESS CHRISTMAS The men’s chorus, with 100-plus members, presents its 2019 Christmas show.

Dec. 5-8 at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. $18-$58. vocalmajority.com.

DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: CHRISTMAS POPS! The beloved tradition returns with Christmas classics, sing-along carols, the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, Dallas Symphony Chorus and the Meyerson decked out in her holiday finest.

Dec. 6-15 at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $43-$175. mydso.com.

FORT WORTH CHORALE CHRISTMAS CONCERT The chorus and the Colleyville Heritage High School Chamber Choir perform familiar carols in new arrangements and Stephen Paulus’ Three Nativity Carols. Tickets are $15 at fortworthchorale.org.

St. Vincent’s Cathedral: Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at 1300 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford.

Keller United Methodist Church: Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at 1025 Johnson Road, Keller.

Robert Carr Chapel: Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at 2855 S. University Drive, Fort Worth.

VERDIGRIS ENSEMBLE: ’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS The choral group is intertwining the 1823 poem ’Twas the Night Before Christmas — originally known as A Visit From St. Nicholas — with familiar Christmas songs and a couple of world premieres. Tickets are $10-$25 at verdigrismusic.org.

Royal Lane Baptist Church: Dec. 6 and 8 at 7 p.m. at 6707 Royal Lane, Dallas.

Northridge Presbyterian Church: Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at 6920 Bob-O-Link Drive, Dallas.

MESQUITE COMMUNITY BAND: A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION The band presents its winter concert.

Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite. Free. Limited capacity; call 972-216-6444 to reserve seats.

HOLIDAY CLASSICS WITH THE PLANO CIVIC CHORUS The Richardson Symphony Orchestra performs seasonal favorites with the Plano Civic Chorus.

Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. $20-$80. richardsonsymphony.org.

TOWER ARTS CONCERT: CHRISTMAS AT HIGHLAND PARK Alan Raines conducts the Highland Park United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the annual holiday performance.

Dec. 8 at 2:30 and 6 p.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. $20. hpumc.org.

ORCHESTRA OF NEW SPAIN: CHRISTMAS AT OUR REDEEMER The annual Baroque Christmas concert incorporates the orchestra’s research into the undiscovered music of Spain and the New World, including villancicos — Christmas carols — that filled cathedrals and village churches throughout Hispanic America.

Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4729 S. Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie. Free. orchestraofnewspain.org.

THE WOMEN’S CHORUS OF DALLAS: CHILLIN’ FOR THE HOLIDAYS The chorus presents favorite holiday tunes and new songs.

Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $20-$35. thewomenschorusofdallas.com.

IRVING SYMPHONIC BAND: HOLIDAY IN SOUND The band marches into the holidays with the sounds of the season in a concert that also features the Dallas Brass Band.

Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. $12. irvingartscenter.com.

TOWER ARTS CONCERT: A VOCES8 CHRISTMAS The British vocal ensemble presents a holiday concert.

Dec. 13-14 at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. $40-$45. hpumc.org.

TURTLE CREEK CHORALE: 40 YEARS OF FA LA LA The men’s chorus presents a holiday concert of new pieces and classics celebrating its 40th anniversary. Chloe Agnew of Celtic Woman joins the chorus.

Dec. 13-15 at Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $35-$85. turtlecreekchorale.com.

THE CONTEMPORARY CHORALE: CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHORALE The concert includes contemporary holiday songs accompanied by pianist Crysta Jones, staged by choreographer Becky Fudge.

Dec. 14 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson. $20. thecontemporarychorale.org.

IRVING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS The Christmas concert features Dallas-based soprano Haley Sicking and the Irving Chorale. The performance includes traditional carols and holiday favorites.

Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. $36.50-$43.50. irvingsymphony.com.

A ST. ANDREW CHRISTMAS: POPS! St. Andrew United Methodist Church choirs, British vocal ensemble Voces8, organist Jonathan Gregoire and a full orchestra present the 11th annual holiday program featuring favorite Christmas songs and carols.

Dec. 15 at 4 and 7 p.m. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano. $15-$30. standrewumc.org.

TUBACHRISTMAS Tuba and euphonium players bundle up and break out the big brass for these fun outdoor concerts. Each show is free for spectators; if you’re a tuba or euphonium player, check tubachristmas.com for info and registration fees for joining in. Spectator admission is free.

Allen: Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Village Green at Watters Creek, 970 Garden Park Drive.

Denton: Dec. 21 at noon at the University of North Texas Library Mall, 1506 W. Highland St.

Fort Worth: Dec. 23 at noon outside Texas Christian University’s Jarvis Hall, 2820 S. University Drive.

Dallas: Dec. 24 at noon at Thanks-Giving Square, 1627 Pacific Ave.

DALLAS WINDS: CHRISTMAS AT THE MEYERSON The group rings in the holidays with Yuletide favorites at this family-friendly concert.

Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $34-$60. dallaswinds.org.

FIESTA NAVIDAD! The Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos performs a concert of Mexican- and Latin-inspired Christmas songs alongside the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $32-$97. mydso.com.

’TIS THE SEASON FOR A JAZZY CHRISTMAS! Plano Civic Chorus performs holiday favorites with the Imperial Brass Big Band. Tickets are $30 at planocivicchorus.org.

Lovers Lane United Methodist Church: Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church: Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano.

HOLIDAY MAGIC The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas perform holiday songs and singalongs.

Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $20-$40. gdyo.org.

DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: ORGAN AND BRASS CHRISTMAS The DSO brass and percussion sections present the annual concert featuring the Lay Family Concert Organ.

Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $32-$97. mydso.com.

FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SOUNDS OF THE SEASON The orchestra celebrates with a family-friendly concert featuring popular holiday music. Tickets are $25 at fwsymphony.org.

White’s Chapel United Methodist Church: Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake.

Arborlawn United Methodist Church: Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at 5001 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth.

NICHOLAS NEWTON HOLIDAY CONCERT Symphony Arlington, Garland Symphony Orchestra and Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, with bass-baritone Nicholas Newton, present an annual singalong with music by Locatelli, Torke and Capps as well as holiday favorites.

Arlington: Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St. $15-$45. symphonyarlington.org.

Garland: Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Patty Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. $17.50-$37.50. garlandsymphony.org.

Las Colinas: Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. $16.50-$46.50. lascolinassymphony.org.

FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HOLIDAY SWING WITH BYRON STRIPLING The orchestra performs seasonal tunes with the trumpeter and vocalist.

Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $44-$88. fwsymphony.org.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS The Plano Symphony Orchestra and the Turtle Creek Chorale present a holiday concert. Tickets run $20.25-$49.25 at planosymphony.org.

Frisco High School: Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. at 6401 Parkwood Blvd., Frisco.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church: Dec. 22 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano.

DALLAS BACH SOCIETY: MESSIAH SING-ALONG The audience sings along in this annual Dallas Bach Society tradition, which also features the Dallas Bach Orchestra and vocal soloists.

Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 6121 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas. $25-$50. dallasbach.org.

DALLAS BACH SOCIETY: HANDEL’S MESSIAH The annual performance of Handel’s famous work features soprano Melanie Mendel, alto Daniel Bubeck, tenor Scot Cameron and bass David Grogan.

Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$100. dallasbach.org.

DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: NEW YEAR’S EVE Hear Strauss waltzes and take part in a Champagne toast to the new year.

Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $39-$125. mydso.com.

NEW YEAR’S EVE: A GERSHWIN CELEBRATION The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents a program of Gershwin’s greatest hits, including “Rhapsody in Blue” and “An American in Paris.”

Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth. $44-$99. fwsymphony.org.

DANCING AND DESSERTS: NYE WITH THE SINGAPORE SLINGERS Hop in the way-back machine and dance the night away with the hottest popular music from 1895 to 1935. Tickets include dessert and a Champagne toast.

Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. at the Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St., Dallas. $35-55. prekindle.com.

BALLET FRONTIER OF TEXAS The 11th annual production of the holiday classic features Dallas native Kathryn Boren from American Ballet Theatre as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Nov. 22-24 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $35-$45. balletfrontier.org.

BALLET NORTH TEXAS Professional dancers and students perform to Tchaikovsky’s score. The Nov. 24 performance is sensory-friendly. Tickets run $20-$46.50 at balletnorthtexas.org.

Moody Performance Hall: Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m. at 2520 Flora St., Dallas.

Jamie Foxx Performing Arts Center: Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at 400 Poetry Road, Terrell.

MOMENTUM DANCE CO. The troupe performs the holiday favorite, choreographed by artistic director Jacquelyn Ralls Forcher, with new costumes.

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. $25. momentumdancecompany.org.

CHAMBERLAIN BALLET This year’s production features New York City Ballet principal dancers Tiler Peck and Tyler Angle as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. $15-$60. chamberlainballet.org.

TEXAS BALLET THEATER This lavish production is a local holiday tradition. Tickets run $25-$125 at texasballettheater.org.

Winspear Opera House: Nov. 29-Dec. 8 at 2403 Flora St., Dallas.

Bass Hall: Dec. 13-29 at 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth.

DALLAS BALLET COMPANY The company presents its 33rd annual performance. Expect elaborate sets and scenery.

Dec. 6-15 at Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St., Garland. $25. dallasballetcompany.org.

BALLET ENSEMBLE OF TEXAS The ballet company presents the holiday classic.

Dec. 7-8 at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. $28.50. balletensembleoftexas.org.

ROYALE BALLET DANCE ACADEMY The academy presents its 15th anniversary production featuring academy students and ballet stars Dusty Button as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Jonathan Batista as the Cavalier.

Dec. 7-8 at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. $30-$35. eisemanncenter.com.

DALLAS REPERTOIRE BALLET The annual production of the family classic features more than 130 dancers from the Allen-based Academy of Dance Arts, the official school of Dallas Repertoire Ballet.

Dec. 13-15 at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. $22-$52. danceada.com.

THE FESTIVAL BALLET OF NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Guest artists Marta Petkova and Nikola Hadjitanev will dance the leading roles in the company’s annual production of the holiday classic.

Dec. 14-15 at Margo Jones Performance Hall at Texas Woman’s University, 1100 Oakland St., Denton. $20-$40. festivalballet.net.

AVANT CHAMBER BALLET The ballet presents Paul Mejia’s classic full-length production for the first time featuring a live orchestra conducted by Brad Cawyer with Tchaikovsky’s score.

Dec. 20-22 at Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $20-$50. avantchamberballet.org.

TUZER BALLET The ballet presents its 35th annual production of the holiday ballet featuring two principal dancers from the Boston Ballet, Seo Hye Han and John Lam.

Dec. 21-22 at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. $15-$60. tuzerballet.com.

ALLEN CIVIC BALLET Clara’s magical journey gets live musical accompaniment from the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Dec. 21-22 at the Allen ISD Performing Arts Center, 300 Rivercrest Blvd., Allen. $15. allencivicballet.org.

COLLIN COUNTY BALLET THEATRE Cuban ballet stars Adiarys Almeida and Taras Domitro return as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Sugar Plum Cavalier in the Richardson production, set to live music from the Plano Symphony Orchestra. The Frisco performance does not feature a live orchestra. Tickets are available at collincountyballettheatre.com.

Centennial High School: Dec. 21 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at 6901 Coit Road, Frisco. $25-$35.

Eisemann Center: Dec. 23-24 at 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. $27-$87.

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER The remixed and reimagined version of the classic story is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s music. The show is performed by a cast of a dozen dancers, a DJ, a violinist and master of ceremonies Kurtis Blow.

Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie. $35-$70.25. theatregp.com.

ROCKEFELLER CHRISTMAS AT THE MAJESTIC The Dallas Conservatory and Park Cities Studios present the 11th annual Radio City-style show with jazz dancing, tap dancing, singing and Act II of The Nutcracker.

Dec. 8 at 1 and 4:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St., Dallas. $25-$75. thedallasconservatory.org.

DALLAS BLACK DANCE ACADEMY: ESPRESSO NUTCRACKER The academy presents its second annual jazz-inspired holiday show, which includes excerpts of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite album.

Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre,1925 Elm St., Dallas. $22.50-$32.50. dbdt.com.

BALLET CONCERTO: A HOLIDAY SPECIAL Pieces include “Winterwonderland,” “A Flamenco Hannukah,” “The Christmas Grump” and “O Holy Night.”

Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $35. balletconcerto.com.

TEXAS BALLET THEATER: THE NUTTY NUTCRACKER A nod to the crazy and zany, this parody will keep you laughing. Not recommended for children under 13.

Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. at Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth. $60-$130. texasballettheater.org.

KRAKATUK: A NUTCRACKER PREQUEL The Youth Ballet of Texas presents the tale of mice, kings and the young man destined to become an enchanted toy Nutcracker.

Dec. 21-22 at McKinney North High School, 2550 Wilmeth Road, McKinney. $18. youthballetoftexas.org.

HOORAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS Theatre Arlington’s musical has a TV holiday special theme and features singing, dancing and special stars.

Nov. 22-Dec. 15 at Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $28. theatrearlington.org.

ELF: THE MUSICAL Artisan Center Theater presents the holiday story of Buddy, the human raised by elves who sets off on a colorful adventure to find his birth father in the wild world of New York City.

Nov. 22-Dec. 21 at Artisan Center Theater, 444 E. Pipeline Road, Hurst. $26-$28. www.artisanct.com.

IF SCROOGE WAS A BROTHER Jubilee Theatre presents a musical revue by Ekundayo Bandele. In this spin on Dickens’ Christmas Carol, the ghosts and characters are icons of black culture performing holiday songs with a modern twist.

Nov. 22-Dec. 22 at Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. $28-$35. jubileetheatre.org.

JACK FROST Casa Mañana presents a holiday adventure narrated by Santa Claus. Jack is living the perfect life, spending his days making ice sculptures and hanging with his friends in the Frozen Kingdom. One day tragedy strikes, and Jack and his friends are banished from the kingdom by his evil uncle — who wants to destroy the world with a new ice age. Can a band of snowy misfits help Jack find his destiny and restore order to the kingdom?

Nov. 22-Dec. 23 at Casa Mañana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $19-$39. casamanana.org.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL The Dallas Theater Center presents Dickens’ holiday favorite.

Nov. 22-Dec. 29 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $12.50-$95. dallastheatercenter.org.

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Dallas Children’s Theater presents a holiday show featuring stories from children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Dream Snow.

Nov. 23-Dec. 29 at at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman St., Dallas. $23-$30. dct.org.

EBENEZER SCROOGE Pocket Sandwich Theatre presents its 38th annual production of this musical adaptation of Dickens’ Christmas Carol.

Nov. 29-Dec. 23 at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. $17.50-$34.50. pocketsandwich.com.

THE SANTALAND DIARIES Repertory Company Theatre kicks off the holiday season with David Sedaris’ holiday play, directed by Michelle Levall and starring Jordan Tomenga as Crumpet the Elf. The play features a soundtrack of holiday tunes and makes fun of everything we love and hate about the holidays.

Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Repertory Company Theatre, 770 N. Coit Road, Richardson. $28. rcttheatre.com.

BLACK NATIVITY Bishop Arts Theatre Center presents the holiday gospel celebration. Spoken word, song, music, dance and theater combine in Langston Hughes’ retelling of the Nativity story.

Dec. 5-22 at Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St., Dallas. $12-$30. bishopartstheatre.org.

DOT Soul Rep Theatre Company presents a regional premiere of a play about Christmas in a West Philadelphia neighborhood. As Dotty struggles to hold on to her memory due to Alzheimer’s, her grown children must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves.

Dec. 5-22 at the South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas. $15-$22.50. soulrep.org.

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SCROOGE UNHINGED Rooftop Productions presents a parody of Pocket Sandwich Theatre’s main stage show, Ebenezer Scrooge. Rated R.

Dec. 6-14 at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. $15. pocketsandwich.com.

NUNCRACKERS A-MEN! Uptown Players opens its 2019-20 season with Dan Goggin’s Nunsense Christmas musical.

Dec. 6-15 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas. $30-$50. uptownplayers.org.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE This touring show brings to life Charles Schulz’s classic Emmy and Peabody award-winning animated television special. The Peanuts gang — Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Patty, Schroeder, Sally and Snoopy — is back in this all-new adaptation.

Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. $29.95-$49.95. Ages 2 and older need a ticket. livenation.com.

A CHRISTMAS STORY OhLook Performing Arts Center presents a musical based on the 1983 movie that focuses on one boy’s obsessive goal to receive a BB gun for Christmas.

Dec. 13-22 at OhLook Performing Arts Center, 1631 W. Northwest Highway, Grapevine. $18. ohlookperform.com.

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Family Entertainment series presents the stage production based on the animated television special.

Dec. 15 at 1 and 5 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $25-$80. attpac.org.

CIRQUE HOLIDAYS WaterTower Theatre, in partnership with Lone Star Circus, presents a show featuring international stars alongside local circus talent.

Dec. 5-22 at WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison. $41. watertowertheatre.org.

DISNEY JUNIOR HOLIDAY PARTY! The touring show features favorite Disney Junior songs, holiday classics and Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie. $19-$55. theatregp.com.

HAVE YOURSELF A BROADWAY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas presents holiday songs made famous by Broadway shows and movie musicals including How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Elf. The evening concludes with a holiday singalong, an auction and raffles.

Dec. 12-14 at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. $30. irvingartscenter.com.

GOLD, FRANKINCENSE AND CREDIT CARD DEBT: A DECEMBER SKETCH COMEDY SHOW Bootstraps Comedy Theatre and Theatre Three present a sketch show with local comedians.

Dec. 13-28 at Theatre Three’s Theatre Too, 2800 Routh St., Dallas. $20. theatre3dallas.com.

AN EVENING WITH CHEVY CHASE Laugh along with a 30th anniversary screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, followed by questions and answers with actor Chevy Chase.

Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. $34.45-$74.45. musicfactory.com.

A DRAG QUEEN CHRISTMAS Contestants from VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race present The Naughty Tour.

Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas. $22.50-$37.50. livenation.com.

Find more seasonal fun at dallasnews.com/holidays.

Debbie Fleck and Manny Mendoza contributed to this report.

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La Mama readies for rebuild after raising $1.3M – ArtsHub

La Mama readies for rebuild after raising $1.3M – ArtsHub

Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries, the Hon Martin Foley MP, joined the La Mama team in Carlton on Thursday (22 November) to mark the beginning of the theatre’s rebuild.

The ‘turning of the sod’ ceremony was held 18 months after a fire, caused by an electrical fault, gutted the heritage theatre.

The rebuild was made possible by a partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and philanthropic groups, as well as an outpouring of support from Australia’s arts community.

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The Labor Government contributed $1 million to kickstart the fundraising campaign, which was matched by a philanthropic alliance comprising Gandel Philanthropy, John T Reid Charitable Trusts, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund and a fifth anonymous donor.

Read: Philanthropists contribute $1m to rebuild La Mama

Additional funds were raised by the community with individual donations raising more than $215,000.

Minister Foley said the fundraising efforts to save La Mama showed how much the theatre is cherished.

‘Over the last 18 months we’ve seen just how beloved La Mama is by the community – the unprecedented philanthropic alliance, the generosity of so many donors and our government’s contribution all reflect that,’ he said.

Despite initial concerns, reports earlier this month that La Mama Theatre was once again ablaze were proved false after a fire broke out at a restaurant on University Street, directly behind the theatre.

‘It’s been a tough few years for the La Mama team but today we look to the future, to seeing the theatre rise from the ashes and to the exciting next stage of La Mama’s history,’ Foley concluded.

The importance of La Mama and its place in the Australian arts ecology was highlighted by actor, singer, television presenter and Artistic Director of Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Julia Zemiro.

‘Often in your career you can feel stalled. La Mama allowed me to put on a show with my ideas in a supported and encouraging way.’

Julia Zemiro

‘Often in your career you can feel stalled. La Mama allowed me to put on a show with my ideas in a supported and encouraging way. Making your own work is vital and La Mama is one of the few places in this country where you can put on a piece of work and have people turn up to watch it. It’s also a whole community of performance – and that’s pretty wonderful to be around,’ she told ArtsHub.

Zemiro also reflected on the importance of the rebuilding campaign, saying: ‘We often see important and interesting buildings knocked down for real estate. There’s no thought about wanting to preserve the culture of a place and time. La Mama to me was always a place to visit and walk by and think about all that came before. So when the building caught fire, all that history was disappearing. We love to visit artistically significant building and places in Europe and we have one right here. So the rebuild is important to restore and revitalise all that beautiful history as well as charging into the future,’ she said. 

A new purpose-built building

The design for the Faraday Street site will see the heritage theatre rise from the ashes with the replication of unique features like the internal staircase, fireplace and trapdoor.

A new purpose-built building will nestle in front of the rebuilt theatre to complement the main site, delivering a much-needed rehearsal space and facilities for artists and staff. It will also be fully accessible.

The project will also improve accessibility and amenity across the whole site, and considers environmental impact with solar panels, a water tank and double glazing.

The team behind the project includes lead architect and former La Mama staff member Meg White and construction firm Cottee Parker.

La Mama’s Faraday Street theatre is expected to reopen in 2021.The existing La Mama Courthouse Theatre, around the corner in Drummond St, Carlton, continues to operate as usual.

https://performing.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/performing-arts/staff-writer/la-mama-readies-for-rebuild-after-raising-13m-259287

Theater Previews – 11/21/19 – – KUSI

Theater Previews – 11/21/19 – – KUSI

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – KUSI Theater Guru Joey Landwehr stopped by once again for another Theater Preview!

HOLD THESE TRUTHS
San Diego Repertory Theatre (Lyceum Theatre – Downtown)
Through December 8
Shocked by the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and driven by fear and prejudice, America shipped its own citizens of Japanese ancestry off to internment camps for forced detention. Hold These Truths tells the inspiring true story of American hero Gordon Hirabayashi, a young man who defied an unjust order. Join Gordon on a 50-year quest to avenge an injustice to his community, restore his faith in the U.S. Constitution and reconcile America’s greatness with its shortcomings.
• Hold These Truths has played to sold-out audiences all over the country and features a tour-de-force performance by stage and screen actor Ryun Yu, who plays Gordon and 37 other characters.
• You may recognize Ryun Yu from some of his work on FINAL FANTASY VII, THE BROTHERS SOLOMON, and the television series: FULLER HOUSE, CASTLE, BONES, GOOD LUCK CHARLIE and many more.
• “Surprisingly humorous and openhearted.” – The Seattle Times
• Tickets: www.sdrep.org or 619-544-1000

AAKASH ODEDRA COMPANY: RISING
San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (UTC)
Tuesday, December 3 @ 8:00pm (ONE NIGHT ONLY!)
One of the most exciting young contemporary dancers and choreographers in the U.K., the electrifying Aakash Odedra takes the stage in the captivating solo “Rising” with choreography from many globally acclaimed international artists. In “Rising,” Odedra draws on his background in all of the classical Indian dance disciplines of Kathak and Bharatanatyam while remaining intrinsically contemporary in style and concept. Exploring different processes and aesthetics in the pieces created for “Rising,” Odedra highlights different aspects of himself to create a new personal language: lyrical and graceful, brutal and raw, edgy and animalistic.
• Aakash Odedra has put together a company of dancers to support and enhance his work that ascends what one knows about dance.
• ” ‘Rising’ reveals an exceptionally agile dancer who, it appears, has no trouble slipping between styles, effortlessly multilingual.” -The New York Times
• Tickets: www.sdcjc.org or 858-362-1348

C’EST LA VIE: ORIGINALS COLLECTION 2019
Clairemont Act One (Clairemont)
November 22 – 30
Clairemont Act One, One of San Diego’s newest and up-coming theatres presents a special collection of original play shorts by local California playwrights.
• Swipe Left by Tom Misuraca – Swipe left to say no, Swipe right to say yes. All on your phone? Doesn’t this seem rather cold?
• CounterPlay by Jeanne Becijos – I will if you will is not just for childhood. Watch these old ladies stake out the neighborhood!
• Working Things Out by John Palmer – No pain, no gain..……you gotta sweat for it!
• The Waiting Room by Char Sivertson – An existentialist, after-life comedy. The Waiting Room is where people go after death. The actors and audience have some decisions to make!
• Noir Man by Ken Levine – Modern day Bogie and Bacall spar over Philip Marlowe.
• God’s Coffee Shop by Janet S. Tiger – When one door closes, another opens. Right?
• The Dentist by Ken Radomski – (Adapted from a Commedia Dell’ Arte Scenario by Flaminio Scala) Rotting teeth? Terrible breath? The Dentist will see you now!
• Tickets: clairemontactone.org

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
New Village Arts (Carlsbad)
November 16 – December 22
The majestically mysterious, fabulously wealthy, heartbreakingly lonely Victorian Phileas Fogg has determined, with mathematical precision, that the world can be circumnavigated in 80 days. On this belief, he has wagered his entire fortune. Will bandits, a herd of buffalo, an act of chivalry, an unreliable but ever faithful valet, and an unrelenting inspector from Scotland Yard keep him from his impossible task? Follow Fogg and his unforgettable companions aboard steamships, locomotives, and pachyderms as they learn about love, themselves, and a world that they never anticipated. Directed by Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner. With original pirate rock ‘n roll music by The Shantyannes.
• “Not a minute is wasted in this new, family friendly adaptation of Jules Verne’s 1873 classic. Bursting with imagination, this exuberant whistle-stop tour through Verne is a lot of fun and a trip worth making.” –The Stage
• New Village Arts is a wonderful space in beautiful downtown Carlsbad. Go early, go shopping in the great shops along the way and get a bite at some really great restaurants in the charming downtown area.
• Tickets: newvillagearts.org or (760) 433-3245

https://www.kusi.com/theater-previews-11-21-19/

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