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Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
“A Christmas Carol
“A Christmas Carol,” with book and lyrics by Keith Ferguson and music by Bruce Greer; Nov. 29 through Dec. 24, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freefalltheatre.com.
Performances are Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets prices vary depending upon performance time.
Holiday Classics, Sunday, Dec. 21, 3 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children age 11 and younger. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The featured film will be “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
“Holiday Party of One,” by Alison Burns, Dec. 5-23, at New Stage Theatre & Conservatory, 11650 131st St. N., Largo. Performances are Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 3 p.m.
“She Loves Me,” by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joe Masteroff; Dec. 4-21, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org.
Performances are generally Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets for nonmusicals are $21 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets for musicals are $26 for adults and $15 for students.
ST. PETERSBURG – The inaugural St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts, a two-day art festival, is set Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20-21 at Straub Park.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission and parking are free.
The event is co-sponsored by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and the city of St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts showcases the exquisite handmade and original artwork of local, regional and national artisans.
The show will feature art from works in such mediums as painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics and woodworking.
Trace Adkins presents the Christmas Show, Sunday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50.75. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
Adkins’ The Christmas Show 2014 Tour is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his “Celtic Christmas” album, “The King’s Gift.” The show combines fireside story-telling with performances of classic carols.
Adkins’ historical and humorous narration, loving delivery of time-honored Christmas classics and the lush instrumentation make for a truly special holiday event. Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits (“You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House” and “Just Fishin’”) to the top of the charts and sold more than 10 million albums, cumulatively.
The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, and American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million as the winner of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” In recent years, Adkins has performed seven USO Tours.
“A Christmas Carol,” Monday, Dec. 22, 2 and 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $38. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
A cherished tradition, this is the longest-running production of “A Christmas Carol” in the United States. In this beloved Dickens classic, ghosts of Christmases past, present and future guide Scrooge on a journey of redemption as he discovers the spirit of Christmas and a new life filled with joy and love.