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Priority list includes acrobats, jazz, and Griswolds

December 15, 2015

“Cirque Dreams Holidaze”

I’m among those who grumble when a non-Broadway show is presented as part of the Broadway in Indianapolis season. But I’m also someone who can appreciate jaw-dropping acrobatics, good clowning, and over-the-stop staging. Here’s hoping for all three from this touring production.

Dec. 15-20 Murat Theatre  Details

“Songs of the Season”

Pianist Gary Walters honchos a musical evening in which Rob Steven Stolen, Shannon Forsell, George Benn and Wendy Reed join up with musicians Tomas Brinkley and Kenny Phelps. Warning: The performance may include some audience participation.

Dec. 20  The Jazz Kitchen  Details

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

The Artcraft gives you the opportunity to spend the holidays with the Griswolds as it revives the 1989 not-quite classic starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. The real pleasure here, though, is the neighborhood feel, the pre-show events and prizes, and, of course, the popcorn.

Dec. 18-20 Artcraft Theatre Details

Also through Dec. 25

Indianapolis School of Ballet’s dances “The Nutcracker” Dec. 18-21 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

The Indianapolis Children’s Choir offers holiday concerts Dec. 18-19 at St. Luke’s.

Keith & Kristyn Getty bring “An Irish Christmas” to Clowes Hall Dec. 15.

Genesis Theatre Company stages Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” Dec. 18-20 at Hedbeck Theatre.

Jim Brickman mellows out the Palladium Dec. 17.

“Holiday Cheers,” Dec. 17 at Conner Prairie offers adults-only revelry in Prairietown. Plus craft beer.

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