Charlotte Symphony: ‘Messiah’
Wed 12.18 7:30 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19.50-$69.50. www.charlottesymphony.org.
Oratorio Singers of Charlotte join the orchestra to celebrate the holiday season with this choral masterwork. Scott Allen Jarrett conducts.
Fri 12.20 7 p.m. (also 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 21). Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $35-$45. 704-372-1000.
Caroline Calouche & Co. presents this modern twist on the classic “Nutcracker” ballet in which Clara breaks her ankle but goes on to have sweet dreams.
The Colors of Christmas
Fri 12.20 8 p.m. (also Dec. 21). Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $54.50-$99.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Peabo Bryson, CeCe Winans, Melissa Manchester and 2003 “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard perform their hits, as well as holiday favorites.
Fri 12.20 9 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $10-$12. 704-942-7997.
Two Charlotte-based rock bands join forces. With One Another and Replicas.
Christmas in the City
Sat 12.21 8 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St. $15 ($8 for seniors and students). Advance tickets: email email@example.com; higher at the door.
Annual holiday concert by Charlotte choral ensemble Renaissance.
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