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November 9, 2009

From crystal to classical concerts, CW's Kimball Theatre hums during the 2009 holiday season

From crystal to classical, Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre hosts a variety of concerts this holiday season.

During Crystal Carols, Dean Shostak, master of glass instruments, performs holiday favorites on the glass armonica, invented by Benjamin Franklin, as well as other new and antique crystal instruments from around the world. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 25, 27, 28, Dec. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23-24, 26-30, Jan. 1-2. Tickets are $8. In Dean Shostak’s Crystal Christmas, vocal and instrumental performers join Dean in a special holiday concert on glass armonica, crystal handbells and many other instruments. 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Tickets are $12.

A Kilted Christmas, featuring Coyote Run takes you on a holiday visit to the imagined seaside town of Inis Veil where holiday celebrations are under way. This show has it all: music, storytelling, dance, powerful melodies and killer harmonies. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27-29. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, and $14 for children under 12.

Anthony Lee Wood presents Home for the Holidays features an eight-piece world-class band, world-class dancers and entertainers performing holiday classics made popular by Andy Williams, Neil Diamond, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Elvis! The stage will come alive with favorite holiday characters, including Santa, Frosty the Snowman and the Grinch. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Dec. 23. All seats $20.

The Williamsburg Players’ Holiday Cabaret features an evening of music, fun and frolic at 8 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 4 and 11. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $17 for students, seniors and military. The Williamsburg Symphonia Holiday Concert presents “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” featuring popular Christmas classics for the whole family. The concert held at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 is $20, and the concert held at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 is $25.

A Big Band Christmas features Duke Ellington’s arrangement of “The Nutcracker Suite” and other holiday favorites from bands such as the Count Basie and Glenn Miller orchestras. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets are $18 for general admission and students and seniors $15.

Students from the Institute for Dance, company members of the Williamsburg Ballet Theatre and performers and artists from our local community both young and old bring the melodies of the classics to life during Christmas in Williamsburg: A Magical Night on Duke of Gloucester Street. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. Tickets are $20 for adults $20 and $17 for seniors/students.

The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble presents a concert of seasonal music 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children under 19 are free.

Celebrate the Season: Don Irwin in Concert is one of the must-see concerts on the Williamsburg calendar. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. All seats $22.

The Kimball Theatre offers the holiday film classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22. This heartwarming film is being shown as a gift to the community and to benefit Family Focus and the Grove Christian Outreach Center. Sponsored by Old Dominion Homes LLC of Williamsburg and Middle Peninsula Insurance and Financial Services. The event is free but voluntary donations will be accepted. Tickets are required.

A Clean Comedy Christmas brings the joy of the season to the Kimball Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. Headliner comics Teresa Roberts Logan, Dan McGowan and Donna East, and singer Nicole Belanus will appear. All seats $20.

The Kimball Theatre, located in downtown Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, is owned and operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. The Kimball Theatre box office is open 3:30-7:15 p.m. For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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