Tuesday 11.27 — Sunday 12.02
‘Elf The Musical’ is lovely and sweet
A human, raised at the North Pole, discovers that he is not, in fact, a magical elf but a naïve American goofball. He ends up in New York City, trying to spread Christmas cheer. The musical adaptation of the hit Will Ferrell movie Elf is a winsome, lovely show and the perfect way to set the tone for the holidays!
Music Hall at Fair Park,
909 First Ave.
Friday 11.23 — Wednesday 12.26
Strippers take on ballet in ‘Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker’
You can see a traditional Nutcracker if that’s your thing, or you can laugh your Capezios off in The Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker, Mark-Brian Sonna’s Texas-twanged send-up where a small-town church accidentally hires a busload of strippers to perform Tchaikovsky’s ballet, which returns yet again with loads of laughter.
15650 Addison Road.
Saturday 12.01 — Sunday 12.16
‘A Very Judy Christmas’ premieres at Uptown
Janelle Lutz received widespread kudos for her performances as both Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli, and so B.J. Cleveland — who himself has a history playing drag versions of those women — wrote and directed a world premiere holiday show built around Lutz. A Very Judy Christmas kicks off Uptown Players’ 2018–19 season with guests stars, music, humor and, we’re assuming, some booze. It is Judy, after all.
Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.