By Heather Crivellone
One of things I love the most about our wonderful city, is that we have so many opportunities to expose our children to the performing arts. Between community theaters, art galleries, 2nd Saturday art walks and such, there is no excuse to not have our children exposed to the wonderful world of art.
This month, with the holidays upon us we have a wide selection of festive plays and musicals to put us in the holiday spirit. I have compiled a list of some local shows that you can enjoy with (or without) your kids. These are sure to put a smile on your face, a “jingle in your step” and definitely put you in the mood for some holiday cheer!
B Street Theater, located at 2711 B St in Sacramento is showing the classic “A Christmas Carol” through December 27. $15-20.
Consumnes River College Performing Arts Center at 8401 Center Parkway in Sacramento, will be showing “The Gingerbread Man” December 4-12. $10-$12
Sacramento Community Center Theater at 13 & L Streets in Downtown Sacramento, will be showing a light- hearted, silly version of The Nutty Nutcracker on December 11. $19-$75 And of course, the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” will also be performed December 12-22. Tickets for this popular show are $19-90.
Holiday Tapestry 2015: A Winter Celebration is a favorite among children of all ages, showcasing international dancing and celebrations from around the world. Showing at Hiram Johnson High School, 6879 14th Avenue, Sacramento. December 4-5. $18
Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, 241 Vernon Street in Roseville is showing “A Charlie Brown Christmas” December 5-19 $10
At Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 Engle Road in Carmichael, they will be showing the musical hit “Scrooge” December 4- 23. $15 December 5-19, they will also be showing a more kid-friendly show “The Christmas Catastrophe”. $7
This is a short list of what is playing around town. As you can see, we have something for everyone and every price range. So do something different with your kids…turn off the TV version of “Rudolph” and introduce your children to the world of live theater… it will be a Christmas gift they won’t forget!