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John Cain

John Cain

The spirit of the season comes alive at this festive family concert on Dec. 7, the 76th anniversary of the Northwest Indiana Symphony, and the Symphony’s last concert at the Star Plaza Theatre. With a combination of traditional favorites and new sounds, Symphony musicians and Chorus members will celebrate this most fabulous time of the year! Sing along to beloved carols and keep an eye out for visitors from the North Pole. Guest vocalist tenor Jesse Donner, the Crown Point High School Chorale and Hobart String Orchestra will perform. With more than 3,000 people in attendance at last year’s concert, this momentous final concert at the orchestra’s home since the early 1980s will be an emotional farewell. Bring your donation of any nonperishable food item to the concert to help support the Northwest Indiana Food Bank. 219/836-0525 or www.nisorchestra.org

It’s a Fabulous '50s Christmas

Since the Towle Theater’s founding in downtown Hammond in 2003, Managing Director Jeff Casey has directed “A Fabulous '50s Christmas,” now in its 15th year. This nostalgic review transports audiences back to classic holiday TV specials of yesteryear with programming that is wholesome and appropriate for the whole family. “When we came up with the idea, we just wanted something with the simple premise of recalling the days of Perry Como and Andy Williams,” Casey says. Over the years, it has not only been the songs and original vocal arrangements that have been popular with audiences, but the recreations of classic TV commercials, which never fail to make people smile. Take a sentimental holiday journey back in time, Dec. 1 through 17. 219/937-8780 or www.towletheater.org

It’s a Wonderful Life at Theatre at the Center

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Sheldon Harnick (“Fiddler on the Roof”) captures the magic of the Frank Capra holiday film. George Bailey’s Christmas Eve is transformed by an angel eager to earn his wings by showing the guiding influence one person has on so many others. Filled with the beauty of the season, Bedford Falls bursts on stage with Yuletide spirit for a musical that applauds the true meaning of Christmas. 219/836-3255 or www.theatreatthecenter.com

My Three Little Angels

The scene is French Guiana, a region where on Christmas Day the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Three convicts are employed by a family whose roof is in desperate need of maintenance. On the way from France comes an evil-minded cousin to oust the father of the family from his business and his cold-blooded nephew, who is jilting the father’s daughter for an heiress. This play became the 1955 movie “We’re No Angels.” Catch it at Footlight Players Theater in Michigan City, Dec. 1 through 10. 219/874-4035 or www.footlightplayers.org

John Cain is the executive director of South Shore Arts and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. He can be reached at (219) 836-1839, ext. 102. The opinions are the writer’s.

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