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Through Dec. 24, Lyric’s Plaza Theatre
The classics never go out of style – and while Lyric Theatre’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol” is filled with stunning sets, sparkling costumes and plenty of ear-pleasing musical numbers, it also preserves the quality that has helped Dickens’ tale stand the test of years: the message that we all have the capacity to become kinder, more thoughtful, better human beings, merely by wanting to. Bless us, every one.
Dec. 2 & 9, Santa Fe Depot
Warmly welcoming musical performances: in. The Norman Depot is combating the season’s chill with a double dose of its intimate Winter Wind concert series this month. Luxuriate in the breathtakingly beautiful voice of southern rock singer Rebecca Loebe Dec. 2, then come back Dec. 9 for the infectious folk strumming of longtime troubadour (and Winter Wind veteran) Johnsmith.
Off He Goes
Dec. 6, Hudiburg Theatre
Bitter complaints about the government and various idiosyncracies of modern American life aren’t exactly uncommon here in 2018 … but this is hardly Lewis Black’s first rodeo. An unparalleled master of the savagely caustic escalating rant, Black’s return to Rose State means a fresh opportunity for audiences to experience the humorous catharsis of excellent points made at elevated volume.
Dec. 14-23, OKC Civic Center
Once upon a time, a young girl received a wondrous toy and accompanied it on an enchanted adventure. The story isn’t really the point, though; what makes The Nutcracker truly magical is Tchaikovsky’s ethereal score (performed here by the OKC Philharmonic) and the exquisite art of dance executed by the OKC Ballet, in director Robert Mills’ signature staging of an all-time great aesthetic creation. Come make some memories.