Robert’s Picks: Performing Arts for the Holidays


Annapolis Opera presents Arias & Encores at Calvary United Methodist Church. Dec 3, 3 p.m. A mix of favorite arias and duets from opera and musical theater performed by some of Annapolis Opera’s favorite female singers. For tickets:

Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Nov 25 thru Dec 31. Adapted by Sally Boyett and Directed by Donald Hicken. Ticket website for ALL events:

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series, Nov 17 and 18, 8 p.m. Works of Beethoven, Tamberg, Barber and Schubert, featuring Christopher Sala, trumpet. Tickets:

The Nutcracker at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Dec 9, 7 p.m.; Dec 10, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Dec 16, 7 p.m.; Dec 17, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. You are invited to the most famous Christmas Party of all time as you attend The Nutcracker, where dreams, the charm of Christmas and the wonder of a childhood magically merge. Tickets:

Compass Rose Theater presents Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee. Oct 27 thru Nov 26. The real-life Scopes “monkey” trial is brilliantly examined in this slightly fictionalized award-winning play. Tickets:

Compass Rose Theater presents Fiddler on the Roof, book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Dec 15 thru Jan 28. A giant of American musical theater that originally ran for more that 3,200 performances on Broadway. Talk about tradition! Tickets:

A Celebration of Christmas. One Night Only! Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Dec 8, 8 p.m.“Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,” a very big choir—the Annapolis Chorale—are the hallmark of this longest running holiday event in the area! J. Ernest Green, The Annapolis Chorale and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra take to the stage for this annual holiday favorite. Tickets:


Special thanks to the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. To learn more about upcoming performing arts event, visit


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Vol. 8, No. 6 2017