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From Classic to Quirky – Upcoming Holiday Concerts and Shows

Posted by Carten Cordell / Monday, December 10th, 2012

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A Broadway Christmas Carol
Nov. 25 – Dec. 23 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat., 3 and 7 p.m. Sun.
MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria, 703-548-9044
A comedic cross between the classic Charles Dickens story and song parodies of favorite Broadway show tunes. A Broadway Christmas Carol is the show to go for a laugh until you cry.

Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday Show
Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m.
3701 Mount Vernon Ave.  Alexandria, (703) 549-7500
Bill Kirchens is on tour performing all over the Northeast, and now he’s coming to the Birchmere in Alexandria. As a singer and songwriter Kirchen’s has been nominated for a Grammy during his 40 year career.

Good For The Jews
Dec. 24, 7 p.m.
Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave E. Vienna, 703-255-1566
Jewish music for people who don’t like Jewish music. No songs about dreidels, and no Israeli folk-dancing. Good For The Jews have performed sold-out shows throughout the U.S. and in Europe, and have appeared on NBC’s “The Today Show” and on NPR. Their Christmas Eve shows at Jammin Java are an annual DC area tradition – kind of like Mannheim Steamroller, but without the awful music.

A Christmas Carol
Nov. 30 – Dec. 16, Weeknights: 8 p.m., Weekends: 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, (703) 683-0496
Ring in the holiday season with a return of the classic by Charles Dickens. For the less comedic and more classic show visit the Little Theatre of Alexandria to see, Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts. Complete with special effects, Victorian carols, and Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol is a must for the entire family.

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season
Dec. 21, 8 p.m.
Hylton Center, 10960 George Mason Circle Manassas
With Anthony Maiello as the conductor, the American Festival Pops Orchestra comes home for the holidays with a joyful performance of beloved Christmas carols, holiday tunes, and seasonal melodies that will warm the hearts and lift the spirits of young and old. This orchestra features the finest musicians in the greater D.C. area in this evening of traditional holiday music complete with an audience sing-along!

Rocknoceros Holiday Sing-along
Dec. 22, 8 p.m.
Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave E. Vienna, 703-255-1566
Rocknoceros are kid-friendly performers with sing-along songs, consisting of three guys: Coach Cotton, Williebob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie. Get in the Holiday Mood: Come back for a sixth year of fun holiday songs and Rockno classics. Sing with the band!

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