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Christmas programs return to the Rochester Opera House

The Rochester Opera House is scheduled to present a series of holiday programming over the next several weeks. Tickets and showtimes are available at www.rochesteroperahouse.com or by calling (603) 335-1992.

Sole City Dance presents The Nutcracker (December 1 – December 4)
The Nutcracker, a holiday entertainment tradition, returns once again to the Rochester Opera House. For the 17th season, Sole City Dance will present its enchanting version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale. Featuring the mysterious toymaker Herr Drosselmeyer, Clara, and her beloved Nutcracker Prince, dancing snowflakes, battling mice, & many other fantastic and colorful characters.

A Christmas Carol (December 9 – December 23)
It isn’t the holiday season without revisiting the beloved tale of the penny-pinching and bad-tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge and the awakening of his long-forgotten festive spirit. This ghostly tale of the Past, Present, and Future is brought to life in this exciting musical adaptation. Keeping true to the original text and bringing the atmosphere of Victorian Christmas traditions to the stage, it draws upon the themes of time, family, and redemption to warm even the coldest of hearts.​ With a cavalcade of colorful Dickensian characters and a ghostly quartet of guardians, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to get you into the Christmas spirit. This new adaptation has something for everyone, both young and old.

Strafford Wind Symphony (Wednesday, December 14)
Join Strafford Wind Symphony on a toboggan ride of music for the holiday season with vocalists, narrators, slideshows, and music to delight all ages:  Christmas on Broadway, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Hanukah FestivalGo Tell It On The Mountain, and much more. This year’s narrated work is Twas the Night Before Christmas. Vocal selections will include Christmas on Broadway and A Christmas List. No program would be complete without their traditional holiday sing-along, so be ready when it’s your turn! Children under age 12 are free but do still need a ticket to enter.

Li Moncello’s Holiday Hoopla (Friday, December 30)
Your favorite pocket-sized diva Li Moncello is back, and she’s brought the best queens from around New England. Come jingle your merry with us in the last ROH Drag series performance of 2021!

The Rochester Opera House, located above City Hall at 31 Wakefield Street, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to a mission of “Arts For All”. Visit www.rochesteroperahouse.com to learn more.

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