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 Actors' Summit presents 'Guys on Ice'
Actors' Summit Theater
Wednesday, November 25th - Sunday, December 20th

Guys on Ice is a typical, hysterical day in the life of Marvin and Lloyd. They are fishing buddies and home-grown philosophers who share a fishing hut. With musical numbers like, 'The Wishing Hole,' 'Ode to a Snowmobile Suit,' and 'Fish is the Miracle Food,' Guys on Ice is a laugh out loud gem of a musical with a 'Half-time' show!

Nov. 25 - Dec. 20, Actors' Summit Theater, Greystone Hall, Akron, 330-374-7568

 Cleveland Orchestra presents Symphonie Fantastique
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th

In his 'Fantasy Symphony,' the young Berlioz bared his soul in music — torturing himself with the extreme passion he had once felt for his beloved. Through visions of dreams, opium-induced nightmares, and tender musical kisses, this masterpiece includes a riveting 'March to the Scaffold.'

November 27 - 29, Severance Hall, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-231-1111

 Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens presents Deck the Hall
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Friday, November 27th - Saturday, January 2nd

One of Ohio’s largest and most spectacular holiday traditions. The estate is illuminated inside and out with over 800,000 lights and the historic Manor House is decorated and inspired by the theme of 'Home for the Holidays.' DAZZLE is a fantastic outdoor light show animated to new music each year.

Nov. 27, 2015 - Jan. 2, 2016 (select nights), Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, 330-836-5533

 Great Lakes Theater presents 'A Christmas Carol'
Great Lakes Theater
At PlayhouseSquare
Saturday, November 28th - Wednesday, December 23rd

Open your heart to Charles Dickens’ classic tale of one man’s ultimate redemption. One of northeast Ohio’s favorite holiday traditions, A Christmas Carol is a perfect gift of theater for children and adults of all ages. Celebrate the season with the ones you love.

November 28 - December 23, Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Ave, Cleveland. 216-241-6000

 Cleveland Pops presents 'Happy Holidays!'
Cleveland POPS Orchestra
At Palace Theatre, Cleveland
Sunday, November 29th

Let the merry bells, and horns, and strings, and flutes, and drums of the Cleveland POPS Orchestra bring a sparkle of magic to the most wonderful season of all. The POPS Chorus and guest artists will add to the festivities, as will the fun activities in the Connor Palace Lobby. Adorable, adoptable pets from local rescue shelters, along with a visit from jolly old Santa Claus, add to this beloved annual Sunday Matinee Yuletide Celebration.

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 2:00 pm, Connor Palace Theatr, 1615 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, 216-241-6000

 Cleveland Chamber Music Society presents Jupiter Quartet
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
At Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights
Tuesday, December 1st

The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (older sister of Meg), and cellist Daniel McDonough (husband of Meg, brother-in-law of Liz). As they enter their thirteenth year of making music together, the members of this tightly-knit ensemble have firmly established their quartet as an important voice in the world of chamber music. In addition to their performing career, the Jupiters are the String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where they maintain private studios as well as responsibility for running the chamber music program. Jupiter Quartet is performing in collaboration with the CIM Chamber Music Festival.

December 1, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Plymouth Church, Shaker Heights, 216-291-2777

 Performing Artists Series: Golden Dragon Acrobats
Stocker Arts Center
Tuesday, December 1st

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.

Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30pm, Stocker Arts Center, Elyria 1-800-995-LCCC

 Handel's Messiah
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Thursday, December 3rd - Saturday, December 5th

In his time, Handel was a music superstar, and at Messiah’s premiere in 1742, the concert hall was so packed that the hall's management pleaded with ladies to wear dresses "without Hoops" in order to make "Room for more company." Now a beloved musical tradition of the holiday season, Handel’s glorious celebration of the life of Christ rings with joy and conviction, and still awes listeners 250 years after the composer's death.

December 3rd - 5th, Severance Hall, Cleveland, 216-231-1111

 Weathervane Playhouse presents 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Thursday, December 3rd - Saturday, December 19th

Six mid-pubescent kids vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime! While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, these eclectic tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming 'ding' of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Winner of numerous awards — including the Tony Award for best book of a musical — this giddy and charming musical celebrates the trials and tribulations of adolescence while reminding us that, deep down inside, everyone is a winner!

Dec 3rd - 19th, Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, 330-836-2626

 First Friday Canton: Home for the Holidays
Arts in Stark
At Downtown Canton
Friday, December 4th

First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events and always a few surprises for adults and children. It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores and restaurants. First Friday begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art @ 5:30, followed by the full-out event downtown from 6-10 p.m. Rain or shine. First Friday happens every month – year ’round!

Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Canton Art District, downtown Canton, (330) 452-4096

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