The Racine Theatre Guild is revisiting a tale as old as time in its production of “Beauty and the Beast,” opening today.
Director Doug Instenes said the magical and enchanting musical, first done by the group in 2008, was one of its most popular shows ever. The Racine Theatre Guild quickly applied for rights to perform it again the following year, but due to professional companies on tour, rights were denied until now.
The Anderson Arts Center’s Annual Winter Juried Exhibition features new artists in this year’s show, open through Jan. 5.
Curator Candace Hoffmann said the show has been going on for about 20 years and has become a custom for many visitors.
Three Sweet Adeline choruses are teaming up for a holiday concert 3 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 8) at Wilmot High School, 11112 308th Ave.
Groups performing in the “All I Want for Christmas!” concert include The Riverport Chorus.
Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St. in Racine, added two extra shows in response to the success of its Over Our Head Players performance of a new, dark political comedy.
“The North Plan,” written by Jason Wells, is about Carlton Berg, a bureaucrat for the State Department, who runs off with the new regime’s top secret enemies list after a ruthless faction seizes power. Unfortunately for Carlton, the chase has come to an end in a police station in the Ozarks. With a pair of Department of Homeland Security agents on the way, Carlton’s last hope is in the people around him: an unsympathetic police chief, an ambivalent administrative assistant, and a fellow prisoner and foul-mouthed Missouri trailer park woman with an attitude, Tanya Shepke.
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah have blown past us but there is still a lot of holiday time to go in the happy holidays, like Christmas, New Year’s Day, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day and, well you get the picture.
What that means at Music Matters is that sometimes you get more information about jazz and classical shows. This week is one of those times.
The Living Light Christian Church will present another year of Carols by Candlelight Dec. 13-15.
Two performances will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14 at the Living Light Community Center, 740 College Ave. One additional matinee will follow at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Mahone Middle School. A dessert reception will follow each performance.
Historic Holidays are back at the Kenosha History Center, kicking off with its annual open house and a new exhibit opening on Saturday (Dec. 7).
Rambler Gallery’s “My Pride and Joy” features a display of classic cars, including a 1923 Ford Model T Runabout, 1934 W Hupmobile sedan, 1935 Ford Pickup Truck Flathead V8, 1949 Ford Station Wagon (Woodie) V8 and 1956 Volkswagen Dune Buggy.
Kenosha Public Museum’s 12th annual International Holiday Festival kicks off Saturday (Dec. 7) with sights, food and entertainment from cultures all over the world.
The daylong program showcases a variety of ethnic groups through food items, crafts, art and gifts particular to that ethnicity, Kenosha Public Museum deputy director Peggy Gregorski said.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
It Feels Like Christmas Time (Savoy)
Carthage College’s H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art is hosting a free opening reception today for its “Curiosities and Things of Wonder” exhibit.
The show features work from Wisconsin and Illinois artists, as well as one from New York City, including Lori Nix, Steven Jones, Beth Lipman, Stephanie Trenchard, Michael Velliquette and Betsy Youngquist. The artists will be present during the reception, except for New York artist Lori Nix.
Paddock Lake’s first-ever lighted Christmas parade will be start at 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at McAlone Park on 248th Avenue.
The parade route will go north on 248th Avenue to 61st Street, then it will go east to 236th Avenue then south on 236th Avenue to the Village Hall, 6969 236th Ave.
Spotlight Youth Theater is seeking students ages 8-18 for its upcoming auditions of “The Wizard of Oz”
Students should be prepared to sing a one-minute selection of a song of their choice at auditions that will take place at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Baptist Tabernacle Churc, 7951 36th Ave. No accompanist will be provided.