The Carrollton Center for the Arts has something for everyone this holiday season!
By Taylor Jones
For nearly two decades, the Carrollton Center for the Arts has lived by their mission of providing a diversity of quality fine arts programming for Carroll County, doing so by supporting local artists, providing education and workshops, and by displaying entertaining productions throughout the year. This Holiday season, the Carrollton Center for the Arts has four productions in store that will get you in the spirit. The Christmas season begins with a three-day performance of The Nutcracker Ballet. A new twist on a classic story, the production directed by ballet coordinator Jurijs Safonovs will feature local dancers in addition to professional dancers, who will star in principal roles. Catch The Nutcracker Ballet November 16 & 17 at 7 PM eastern time, with a Sunday matinée on November 18 at 2 PM eastern. Duane Sohl’s production of In-Laws, Outlaws, and Others (who should be shot) hits the stage two weeks later, November 30-December 2. According to carrolltonarts.com, this play will “leave the audience in stitches” due to humorous dialogue, outrageous characters, and a heartfelt message. Get your tickets now and get ready to enjoy In-Laws, Outlaws, and Others (who should be shot) November 30 and December 1 at 7:30 PM eastern, and December 2’s show at 2 PM eastern. As the calendar inches closer to Christmas, the Carrollton Center for the Arts will feature two Christmas concerts featuring artists from the local area. The Community Chorus’ traditional Christmas in Carrollton concert is set for Friday December 7 at 7:30 PM eastern, and Saturday December 8 at 4 PM eastern. In what has become a Christmas tradition for Carrollton for nearly 40 years, the Community Chorus will perform your favorite Christmas tunes to get you in the spirit of the season. The Carrollton Symphony Orchestra will take the stage December 13 and 14 at 7:30 PM eastern on both nights. Hear the sounds of Tchaikovsky, Irving Berlin, and many others. CSO conductor Terry Lowery also takes requests during the performances, and will perform them on the piano. For a full list of productions, classes, and workshops that are held at the Carrollton Center for the Arts, visit their website carrolltonarts.org, or reach them by phone at 770-838-1083.