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Miracle on 34 th Street

NOVEMBER 26 – 27 AND DECEMBER 3 – 4 @ 7:30 PM NOVEMBER 28 AND DECEMBER 5 @ 2 PM GRAND OPERA HOUSE ( 135 W 8 TH ST ) Based upon the beloved motion picture of the same name , Miracle on 34 th Street brings the Christmas spirit to the Grand Opera House on Nov . 26 and 27 and Dec . 3 and 4 at 7:30 p . m . and Nov . 28 and Dec . 5 at 2 p . m .
By chance , Kris Kringle , an old man in a retirement home , gets a job working as Santa for Macy ’ s . Kris unleashes waves of good will which gets him in a bit of trouble and ultimately ending up in a
court competency hearing . He claims to be the real Santa Claus , but can he convince the doubters , including a little girl longing to find something to believe in ?
Tickets are $ 23 for adults and $ 15 for children under 18 . Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office , by calling 563-588-1305 , or at TheGrandOperaHouse . com . •

Branson on the Road — Christmas Style

SATURDAY , NOVEMBER 27 @ 2 PM OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER ( 1215 E PLATT ST , MAQUOKETA , IA ) Start the season off right with Branson On The Road — Christmas Style at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa , IA on Saturday , Nov . 27 at 2 p . m .
As more and more traditions slip away , here is a Christmas show that will warm your heart with music and memories . You ’ ll sing along to Christmas classics , tap your toes to bluegrass- and rockabillystyle holiday songs , and laugh yourself silly with family-friendly comedy . This is
a Christmas show for everyone !
Branson On The Road — Christmas Style is the holiday show from the popular touring group Branson On The Road direct from the live music capital of the world , Branson , MO . Branson On The Road are regular performers on the national television show , “ Midwest Country ” on the RFD-TV network seen in over 100 million homes .
Tickets are $ 22 in advance or $ 25 at the door for adults and $ 13 in advance or $ 15 at the door for students . Tickets can be purchased at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office , by calling 563-652-9815 , or at OnwardFineArtsCenter . com . •

Snowbiz

A GRINCH-DEFYING COOL YULE THURSDAY , DECEMBER 2 @ NOON AND 6 PM HOTEL JULIEN DUBUQUE GRANDE BALLROOM ( 200 MAIN ST ) The Mistletones ® and Hotel Julien Dubuque join holiday forces and present an all-new SNOWBIZ ®: A Grinch- Defying Cool Yule with shows at noon and 6 p . m . at Hotel Julien Dubuque , Thursday , Dec . 2 . Both shows are presented dinner-theatre style .
SNOWBIZ ® features outstanding vocals , a live jazz band , and scrumptious holiday food and drink . The Mistletones ®, coming off of their 2019 Dubuque Award Program ’ s win for the Best of Dubuque Award in the Exhibit category , continue to delight audiences with their now 12 th staged version of SNOWBIZ ®.
Dubuque native and vocalist Cathy Goodman founded the Mistletones ® in 2007 and is joined by singers Abby Foley , Tori Richter , Ross Martin , and Mark Oppedahl . The band features Terry Dillon , Piano ; Dave Richter , Bass ; Masa Iwasaki , Drums ; Larry Busch and Gary Kirst on trumpet ; Marty Busch , trombone ; and Ken Kilian , sax .
The noon performance is $ 55 and evening is $ 65 and includes a complimentary cup of cheer , dinner , and dessert . For tickets or more information , visit mistletones . biz . SNOW- BIZ ® room rates are also available through Hotel Julien Dubuque . •

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular

DECEMBER 3 – 4 , 9 – 11 , AND 16 – 18 @ 7:30 PM DECEMBER 5 , 11 – 12 , AND 19 @ 2 PM BELL TOWER THEATER ( 2728 ASBURY RD ) Laugh your way through the holidays with The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular at the Bell Tower Theater Dec . 3 – 19 .
Christmas is only three weeks away , and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular … but they ’ re having trouble focusing because there ’ s a criminal on the loose — someone has stolen
the baby Jesus from the nativity scene . The fun doesn ’ t let up until the hilarious climax , which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season . Early Bird performances on Dec . 3 and 4 are $ 11 , and all other performances are $ 22 . Dec . 9 and 16 are Girls Night Out ; all audience members get a free glass of wine . For more information and to purchase tickets , call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater . net . •
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