The Week In Arts for Dec. 16

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A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, DEC. 16

  • THE NUTCRACKER—A TALE FROM THE BAYOU: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. Performance by The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. $20-$42. (225) 766-8379. $20-$42.
  • ’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $15. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $25. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • THROUGH THICK OR THIN: 2 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Performance of the original play by Trina Tapo. $10. (337) 291-1122 or http://www.citedesarts.org.
  • COVINGTON NATIVE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT: 2 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $8. (985) 893-1671.
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 2 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Southern Rep production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” features John “Spud” McConnell as Ebenezer Scrooge. Call (504) 522-6545 or visit http://www.southernrep.com for reservations.
  • THE PECAN CRACKER: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. New Orleans Christmas musical based on “The Nutcracker.” $17-$20. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • TITANIC AND THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE: 2 p.m., Lupin Theatre, Tulane University, New Orleans. Promethean Theatre Co. presents a double feature of the Christopher Durang short pieces. $20, general admission; $15, students and seniors. (504) 865-5106.
  • THE NUTCRACKER SUITE: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans. More than 200 students from the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and the New Orleans Ballet Association Center for Dance will perform “The Nutcracker Suite.” Tickets to the performance are $5 per person and can be obtained by calling the NOBA Box Office at (504) 522-0996; in person at 935 Gravier St., Suite 800, until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14; or at the door one hour before showtime. Christmas Concert: 2:15 p.m., Highland Coffees, 3350 Highland Road. Local musicians will perform songs from the Christmas album, A Baton Rouge Acoustic Christmas. Free.
  • CHRISTMAS IN SHOWFLAKE COUNTY: 3 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 544 Government St. Presented by the Music Ministry along with the Children’s Ministry. (225)343-8421.
  • A CHRISTMAS STORY: 3 p.m., Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Performance by the Iberia Performing Arts League. http://iberiaperformingartsleague-com.doodlekit.com/home.
  • ONE NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 47094 Randall Road, Hammond. http://www.onenightinbethlehem.com or (985) 386-0366.
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND: 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond. Directed by Anysia Manthos, and performed by LCTA drama students. Admission is free with donations appreciated. Call (985) 634-6732 or write louisianatheater@gmail.com or visit http://www.lcta.biz.
  • SCROOGE IN ROUGE: 6 p.m., Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulous St., New Orleans. Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman, Yvette Hargis and Jefferson Turner reprise their British Music Hall romp in which a cast of three attempts to stage Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” (504) 488-1460.
  • SWEENEY TODD: 8 p.m., Allways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Helen Gillet and Ratty Scurvics star in the Sondheim musical about a murderous barber. $25.

MONDAY, DEC. 17

  • ROMEO AND JULIET: 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., NOMA Great Hall, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. $24, general admission; $12, NOMA members; $12, students. http://noma.org.

TUESDAY, DEC. 18

  • ROMEO AND JULIET: 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., NOMA Great Hall, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. $24, general admission; $12, NOMA members; $12, students. http://noma.org.
  • MARY POPPINS: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19

  • DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY’S MUSIC FESTIVAL: 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. (800) 745-3000.
  • OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET: 7 p.m., Puccini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Performance by the New Orleans Opera Association. Free. (504) 648-2331.
  • NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS HOLIDAY CONCERT: 7 p.m., NOCCA’s campus, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Students will perform jazz pieces with some holiday favorites. Free. (504) 940-2854.
  • HOLIDAY FILMS AT MANSHIP: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Today’s film: Holiday Inn. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • MARY POPPINS: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

THURSDAY, DEC. 20

  • HOLIDAY FILMS AT MANSHIP: 10:30 a.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Today’s film: Polar Express. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • FAMLY DAY: noon, LSU Museum of Art, fifth floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayettte St. See the museum’s holiday exhibition, Trains, Planes and Automobiles.
  • DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY’S MUSIC FESTIVAL: 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 South River Road. (800) 745-3000.
  • A GIFT FOR LYMAN BOURKE: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. One-man holiday show by Jamie Wax. $29, adults; $26, seniors; $25, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • CAROL, A BROKEN CHAIN: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. A modern retelling of the Dickens classic. Parental guidance recommended. Caroler and special events in the lobby. $12-$17. (337) 223-7060, ext. 244.
  • MARY POPPINS: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 21

  • A GIFT FOR LYMAN BOURKE: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. One-man holiday show by Jamie Wax. $29, adults; $26, seniors; $25, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • HOLIDAY MIX: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Annual holiday production by the Cangelosi Dance Project. $15-$30. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • MARY POPPINS: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 22

  • HOLIDAY MIX: 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Annual holiday production by the Cangelosi Dance Project. $15-$30. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • MARY POPPINS: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • A GIFT FOR LYMAN BOURKE: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. One-man holiday show by Jamie Wax. $29, adults; $26, seniors; $25, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

News Features staff