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Critic’s Picks: “Annie” at TLT, Holiday choral concert and Festival of Carols at UPS, and Snowfest at TAM

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Dec. 3, 2010 at 6:30 am with 1 Comment »
November 29, 2010 11:31 am

“Annie” at Tacoma Little Theatre

If you want some feel-good holiday theater, you can’t go past “Annie.” The heart-warming musical by Strouse/Charnin about an eternally optimistic red-headed orphan and her cute dog has all those songs you love, like “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard-Knock Life.” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (and Christmas week) now through Dec. 24. $22-$26. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com

Holiday singing from around the world

The University of Puget Sound’s Adelphian Concert Choir will perform two holiday concerts that go beyond Western singing, exploring music from the Congo, Eastern Europe, Israel, Cuba, and elsewhere. “A Rose in Winter: Holiday Songs from the Natural World” features harp, organ and percussion, as well as readings, narration and audience sing-a-longs. Music ranges from Hugo Distler and The King’s Singers to folk music. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5. $8.50/$4.50. Kilworth Chapel, University of Puget Sound, North 18th and North Warner Streets, Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www.pugetsound.edu

Festival of Lessons and Carols at UPS

The University of Puget Sound again presents the Festival of Lessons and Carols, a vocal and prayerful concert stemming from the traditional Christmas service at King’s College, Cambridge in England. The Adelphian Concert Choir and a cappella choir Voci d’Amici will sing anthems and lead audience carols, accompanied by Jeff Orr on organ.

7 p.m. Dec. 5. Free; canned food drive. Kilworth Chapel, University of Puget Sound, North 18th and North Warner Streets, Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www.pugetsound.edu

Community snow-fest at Tacoma Art Museum

We’ve had the snow, now it’s time for the snow festival. The annual Let it Snow!  Winter Community Festival at TAM offers free admission plus some fun holiday arts events: singing from Grant school students (12:15 p.m.), the Rainier Ringers English handbell choir (1:30 p.m.), poetry reading (3 p.m) and ongoing gingerbread decoration, paper snowflake and holiday card making, family portrait taking and shopping at the Urban Craft Fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5. Free. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4259, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

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  1. Don’t miss the final presentation of Dance Theatre Northwest’s gorgeous “NUTCRACKER”, tomorrow Sunday, December 5th, 4 p.m. at Mount Tahoma Auditorium. Saturday’s programs (2) earned well deserved standing ovations for brilliant dancing, beautiful costumes and an exhibition of young talent that is dazzling.
    This is the special gem of the Tacoma area’s Christmas season.

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