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 Heritage Series: Tina Bergmann & Bryan Thomas
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
At Happy Days Lodge
Friday, December 4th

This holiday performance features Tina Bergmann & Bryan Thomas playing American Old Time and Celtic music on hammered dulcimer and bass. Tina, a virtuoso player known for her driving energy, syncopated rhythms and fine musicality was described by Pete Seeger as 'the best hammered dulcimer player I’ve heard in my life.' Tina is joined by Bryan Thomas, an accomplished and versatile double bassist, creating a surprising and wonderful musical experience.

Friday, Dec. 4th at 8 p.m. Happy Days Lodge, Boston Township, (330) 657-2909 option 4

 Dobama presents 'Peter and The Starcatcher'
Dobama Theatre Company
At Dobama Theatre
Friday, December 4th - Sunday, January 3rd

This prequel to 'Peter Pan' introduces us to 13-year-old Molly Aster who finds herself in the company of pirates, a giant crocodile, and angry Mollusks as she and three orphan boys (one of whom happens to be unnamed) attempt to return a trunk of precious starstuff to her father. This 5-time Tony Award winning play features a dozen actors playing more than 100 unforgettable characters using talent, stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination.

December 4, 2015 - January 3, 2016, Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, (216) 932-3396

 Magical Theatre Company presents 'Cinderella'
Magical Theatre Company
Friday, December 4th - Sunday, December 20th

This holiday production has all the moments you love - the glass slipper, pumpkin coach, wicked stepsisters, Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming and more! Plus, it's the Grand Opening of the newly renovated theatre!

December 4 - 20, 565 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, 330-848-3708

 Players Guild Theatre presents 'A Christmas Carol: The Musical'
Players Guild Theatre
At Player's Guild Theatre
Friday, December 4th - Sunday, December 20th

Canton’s beloved and spectacular holiday tradition as only the Players Guild can bring you! Dickens’ ghostly story of Ebenezer Scrooge will fill you with the spirit of Christmas.

December 4th - 20th, Players Guild Theatre, Cultural Center for the Arts, Canton, (330) 453-7617

 Quire Cleveland presents 'Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds'
Quire Cleveland
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Friday, December 4th - Sunday, December 6th

Don’t miss this 'cherished Cleveland holiday tradition' in its 7th annual event — great choral singers united in presenting seasonal delights. Carols for Quire VII explores exquisite choral music for Christmas from many lands and centuries.

Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm
Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland; Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 pm, Historic St. Peter Church, Cleveland; Sunday, December 6 at 4 pm
Historic St. Peter Church, Cleveland. 216-223-8854

 Christmas in Zoar
Zoar Village
Saturday, December 5th - Sunday, December 6th

Enjoy musical entertainment, a juried craft show, historical demonstrations, a Saturday church service and tree lighting ceremony, and much more! In addition, visit Santa and take a wagon ride through town! While you are strolling around the village, stop in the Zoar Store to pick up a Zoar ornament.

Dec. 5 and 6, 2015, Historic Zoar Village, 330-874-3011

 Canton Symphony presents 'Holiday Pops'
Canton Symphony Orchestra
At Umstattd Performing Arts Hall
Sunday, December 6th

Share some special time with your family and friends! Get in the spirit of the season with our traditional family-friendly holiday pops. Make sure to bring the kids early for our FREE pre-concert activities and pictures with Santa beginning at 1:30pm. Performances by the Canton Symphony Chorus, and choruses from Northwest High School & Sandy Valley High School.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3:00pm
Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, Canton, (330) 452-2094

 Apollo's Fire presents 'Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas'
Apollo's Fire
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Wednesday, December 9th - Sunday, December 13th

Now a best-selling CD and DVD, this hit program created by Jeannette Sorrell and Sylvain Bergeron interweaves the mystical and the joyous: ancient pagan carols, Celtic fiddle tunes and dances, and a medieval Scottish Vespers service. The show returns to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the second time – but catch it here at home!

Wednesday, December 9, 7:00 pm
Christ Presbyterian Church, Canton; Saturday, December 12, 8:00 pm. First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights; Sunday, December 13, 4:00 pm
St. Noel Church, Willoughby Hills (WKSU members can receive $12 off full-price B-level tickets for this performance) 216-320-0012

 Heritage Series: Danú
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
At Happy Days Lodge
Wednesday, December 9th

Hailing from County Waterford, Kerry, Dublin and Donegal in Ireland, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

Wednesday, Dec. 9th at 8 p.m. Happy Days Lodge, Boston Township, (330) 657-2909 option 4

 Canton Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker'
Canton Ballet
At Canton Palace Theatre
Friday, December 11th - Sunday, December 13th

Welcome home New York City Ballet soloist and Canton Ballet alumnus Zachary Catazaro with his partner NYCB principal Sterling Hyltin in the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier for all FIVE performances to celebrate the special anniversary year!

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Canton Palace Theatre, Canton, (330)-455-7220

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