Holiday Concerts & Entertainment
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There is something inherently theatrical about the holiday season. Maybe that explains the numerous entertainment options that appear this time of year. The stages of Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa., are as full as Christmas stockings with shows and concerts, some hilarious and some humbling.
Embrace the holiday spirit by grabbing a set of tickets (a pair for a December date night; a handful for an outing of family fun) from among the following plentiful suggestions.
Holiday Concerts and Entertainment in Montgomery County, Pa.:
- December isn't complete without a heavy rotation of holiday-themed films, but why settle for them on the small screen? The Colonial Theatre's classic Sunday matinees get a yuletide overlay for the month of December, with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation closing out the month on Decemeber 28.
- The People's Light & Theater Company holiday tradition of broad comedy and slapstick silliness continues with Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon: A Musical Panto. This farce - a little bit King Arthur, a dash of merry music and lot of tomfoolery - runs until January 11.
- Improv has become a hot trend in on-stage entertainment, as audiences watch talented performers spin hilarity out of mundane topics and everyday situations. The holidays - with their hectic pace, huge expectations and busy schedules - provide a wealth of opportunity for humor when placed in the right hands. Take a look at what the pros at Act II Playhouse make out of the Christmas crunch with Making Spirits Bright (A Comedy Cabaret), which opens December 9 and runs through December 28. Along with the on-the-spot holiday riffs is a program of song, dance and original comedy.