One of Atlanta’s best-loved venues is getting ready to deck the halls and set the stage for a lineup filled with holiday cheer. We’ve spotlighted four of their can’t-miss holiday events. ‘Tis the season to be wowed and make memories.
November 26: The Hip Hop Nutcracker
From the Fox Theatre:
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, sets out on a third national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of sugarplums into 1980s Brooklyn. The Hip Hop Nutcracker celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the Brooklyn based theatrical hip-hop dance company Decadancetheatre. It was adapted to contemporary New York City by Mike Fitelson, executive director of United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo as well as an on-stage electric violinist.
December 8-18: Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker
From the Fox:
See this version one last time before Atlanta Ballet unveils a brand-new Nutcracker in 2018!
Add some sparkle and a little dash of magic to your holiday season with an incredible adventure into a glittering world of wondrous delights. Perfect for young audience and the young at heart, Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker is a must-see this December.
December 18: Sing! An Irish Christmas
From the Fox:
Keith and Kristyn Getty return to the Fox Theatre with Sing! An Irish Christmas. As seen on Public Television, the Gettys are joined by their band of virtuoso instrumentalists fusing Celtic, Bluegrass, Americana, and classical music as well as cultural dance and the choral sounds of the holiday. Come sing along with Keith and Kristyn and their special guest friends on an evening that unites tradition and innovation in a vibrant celebration of the season!
December 19: Mighty Mo and More
From the Fox:
Follow the flurries as the Fox Theatre celebrates the season with a very special Atlanta tradition, the Annual Mighty Mo & More. Harkening back to the 1929 opening where Atlantans enjoyed the family fun as they were delighted by dancing girls, the Disney classic toon “Steamboat Willie,” performances on the Mighty Mo organ and a viewing of the film “Salute.” In honor of the historic grand opening, this year’s celebration presented by Georgia Natural Gas will include a musical prelude on the beloved Mighty Mo by Ken Double, president of the American Theatre Organ Society, followed by a special screening of “The Santa Clause” starring Tim Allen.
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Disclosure: Thank you to Fox Theatre for tickets to a few of the above-mentioned shows. We always love the holiday events at The Fox and we know you will too. This post contains affiliate links.
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