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The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall delights audiences this month with 6 exceptional shows.

Presented by Van Wezel November 28, 2018

Do you ever feel like expectations for the holidays are getting out of hand? Or on another note, maybe your family has fallen into the same old humdrum routine? While there’s nothing wrong with tradition, maybe it’s time to add a new twist to your gatherings this season. 

But we know, it can be hard to come up with ways to keep everyone entertained, especially when you’ve got a multigenerational group on your hands. Going to a performance is the perfect way to get everyone out of the house, have tons of fun, and create a meaningful lasting memory together. And in a city like this, there’s no shortage of options.

Queue, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. They are raising the curtain on more holiday shows than ever before and here are six not to miss:

Brian Wilson's The Christmas Album Live

  • Wow your in-laws with tickets to see Brian Wilson’s The Christmas Album Live December 11. They’re sure to be star-struck seeing the Beach Boys founder performing both favorite and original holiday tunes. 

A Christmas Carol

  • Experience one of the most beloved Christmas stories ever, A Christmas Carol, live on December 16. You’ll be dazzled by the Broadway-style scenery and costumes from the touring Nebraska Theatre Caravan. 

The Sound of Music

  • Keep it classic with an all-time family favorite, The Sound of Music, delighting audiences with all of its musical charm on December 19 and 20.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

On Your Feet!

  • And if you have a group who likes energetic, feel-good stories, On Your Feet! is a must-see. This Broadway hit, based on the lives of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, will have you humming their top-40 hits all the way into 2019. 'Turn the Beat Around' with this family-friendly show Dec 26-30.

Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert

Grab those tickets now and surprise your nearest and dearest with some holiday magic. Visiting friends and family will be super impressed by the arts scene in Sarasota and talk about it for years to come, making you the star!