December San Diego Theater Preview

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Good Morning San Diego’s Theater Contributer Joey Landwehr previews shows going on around the holiday season.

LAMB’S FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS
Lamb’s Players Theatre
Through December 30
“Keep your nose to the grindstone, and your eyes on the sky” says Van, the wise old soul in a hip young neighborhood that has dubbed him “Father Christmas.” All around him are searching for a match made in heaven or the perfect gig, but Van will let you know if you’re looking in the wrong places. It’s a joyous production filled with new music and fresh arrangements of traditional carols that are sure to add sparkle to your Christmas season!
• Now in its 41st Year! LAMB’S FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS is a San Diego Holiday Tradition that’s different every December. A original play filled with terrific music of the Season.
• This year’s script by Kerry Meads is “Reaching for the Stars.”

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS
Broadway/San Diego – The Civic Theatre Downtown
Saturday, December 29
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created this unique show. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album. Their recordings have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy the top spots on Billboard seasonal charts every year. The concert offers dazzling multimedia effects and is a real crowd pleaser for all ages.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Cygnet Theatre in Old Town
Through December 30
A Christmas Carol returns to Cygnet Theatre for its fifth season of cheer. And while it’s quickly become a tried and true holiday favorite, each year it’s kept fresh and new. This year patrons will enjoy a new musical sequences, new cast members, along with a fun (and furry) surprise community partner! Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Sean Murray with original score by Billy Thompson, this production is a re-imagined take on the original holiday classic featuring lively music, unique puppets and live sound effects.
• In the spirit of giving they’ll be holding a pre-show blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank on Dec. 28 from 1:30 – 7 pm! All donors will receive a complimentary voucher good for one show at Cygnet in Season 16! (Shows include Marie & Rosetta, Angels in America, Pride and Prejudice)

ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Through December 30
A dramatic musical theatrical experience, ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE has enjoyed great success all over the United States including a successful run off-Broadway. The show is based on a true story of Patsy’s friendship with a fan, Louise Seger, who continued a correspondence with Cline to the end of her life. The musical play includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy”, “I Fall to Pieces”, “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight.” Treat yourself to the play that will leave you humming these memorable song.

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