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 A Christmas Carol Discount/Preview Night
Great Lakes Theater
At Ohio Theatre
Saturday, November 29th

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.

Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, (216)-241-6000

 Great Lakes Theater Presents A Christmas Carol
Great Lakes Theater
At Ohio Theatre
Saturday, November 29th - Tuesday, 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.

Nov. 29 - Dec. 23, Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, (216)-241-6000

 Juilliard Quartet
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
At Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights
Tuesday, December 2nd

Since its inception in 1946, the Juilliard String Quartet has made manifest the credo of founders Robert Mann and William Schuman to "play new works as if they were established masterpieces, and established masterpieces as if they were new." They have performed over 500 works including the premieres of more than 60 pieces by American composers.

Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Plymouth Church, 2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights, Juilliard Quartet

 Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas Vespers
Apollo's Fire
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Wednesday, December 3rd - Sunday, December 7th

The groundbreaking program from Jeannette Sorrell and Sylvain Bergeron, now a beloved holiday tradition! Mystical Scottish Gregorian chant mixes with ancient pagan carols, joyous dances and fiddle tunes. A colorful band of bagpipes, flute, strings and Celtic harp joins the exquisite Apollo's Singers.

Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Dec. 3: Cartwright Hall, Kent State University, 650 Hilltop Drive
Kent (WKSU member discount); Dec. 7: Cleveland Masonic Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland. (216) 320-0012

 Symphonic Metamorphosis
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Thursday, December 4th - Saturday, December 6th

Originally conceived as a ballet, Symphonic Metamorphosis was withdrawn from the project by Hindemith when he learned that the costumes were to be designed by Salvador Dali, whose work he detested. Fortunately, Hindemith went on to compose this imaginative, colorful, and dramatic orchestral showpiece. Here, the work is paired with Beethoven’s first two symphonies.

Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 6 at 8 p.m., Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, (216)-231-1111

 Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant
Cleveland Public Theatre
At Gordon Square Theatre
Thursday, December 4th - Sunday, December 21st

One of CPT's most popular holiday entertainments is back! Hailed as "a deliciously demented feast for the holidays" by The Plain Dealer, this hilarious musical performance features cabaret performance, comedy, dancing, game-show competitions, and more... all served up alongside a full five course meal. "Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant" is an eclectic, bizarro and delightful night at the theatre that will have you laughing well into 2015.

Dec. 4 - Dec. 21, Gordon Square Theatre, Cleveland, (216)-631-2727 extension 501

 Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Thursday, December 4th - Saturday, December 20th

Tired of performing A Christmas Carol for the umpteenth time, four actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — throwing in various Christmas traditions and carols from around the world — in this madcap romp through the holiday season!

Dec. 4 - Dec. 20, Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Ln, Akron, (330)-836-2626

 The Legacy of Ferdinand Brader
Canton Museum of Art
Thursday, December 4th - Sunday, March 15th

Travel Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio in the unique 19th century drawings of folk artist Ferdinand Brader, whose meticulous works featured family farms and businesses — many still in existence today.

Dec. 4, 2014 - March 15, 2015, Canton Museum of Art, 1001 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702, (330)-453-7666

 A Christmas Carol
Magical Theatre Company
Friday, December 5th - Sunday, December 21st

Back by popular demand, this traditional - yet very inventive - telling of the holiday classic is one of the most captivating versions that you’re likely to ever see on stage. Clever staging and live music sweeten the story of Scrooge’s redemption, and will leave everyone with the Spirit of Christmas in their hearts!

Dec. 5 - Dec. 21, Magical Theatre Company, 565 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, (330) 848-3708.

 A Christmas Carol 2014
Players Guild Theatre
At Player's Guild Theatre
Friday, December 5th - Sunday, December 21st

Canton’s beloved and spectacular holiday tradition as only the Players Guild can bring you! Dickens’ ghostly story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the emotional journey towards his redemption is told through soul-stirring melodies and a soaring score. Elaborate sets and lavish costumes will transport you back to Victorian London as Dickens’ tale fills you with the spirit of Christmas.

Dec. 5 - Dec. 21, Player's Guild Theatre, 1001 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702, (330)-453-7617

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