Holiday Performances in North Phoenix

While you’ll need to trek downtown to see a full production of “The Nutcracker,” several shows right here in the North Valley aim to get you in the spirit of the season.

Musical Theatre of Anthem

‘Elf the Musical JR.’
Thursday, Dec. 7–Sunday, Dec. 10
Young orphan Buddy accidentally travels to the North Pole and is raised believing to be an elf. Upon learning his true heritage, he travels back to New York City to embrace his new family. Check online for showtimes. $16–$19

Holiday Show
Thursday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m.
MTA’s outreach group, consisting of elite performers from throughout the Valley, sing the sounds of the season, including classic carols and popular holiday music. $16

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MTA Venue & Information
Musical Theatre of Anthem
42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem

North Valley Symphony Orchestra

Youth Orchestra Performance
Saturday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m.
Cheerful holiday performance of caroling from three of the symphony’s talented youth ensembles underneath the Christmas tree.
Outlets at Anthem
4250 W. Anthem Way, Anthem

NVSO Youth Orchestra Formal Concert
Saturday, Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m.
The mid-season formal concert featuring three youth choirs: The Youth Orchestra, Youth Strings and Symphonettes, all performing favorite holiday selections.
Cactus Shadows High School
5802 E. Dove Valley Road, Cave Creek

‘Holiday Pops’
Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 17, 3 p.m.
Charming performances of seasonal favorites made popular by the Trans Siberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller. Selections include Berlin’s White Christmas and Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. Finish off the night with sing-along songs and a visit with Santa.
North Canyon High School
1700 E. Union Hills Drive, Phoenix

NVSO Information

ProMusica Arizona

‘Comfort and Joy’
Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Catch the Christmas spirit at this performance of classic scores to please the whole family. Bach’s Magnificat and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite highlight the night along with other holiday pieces of hope.

ProMusica Venue & Information
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
39808 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem
$20/Adults; $18/Seniors and military; $12/Students ages 16–22; Free/Children 15 and under

Starlight Community Theater

‘A Christmas Story’
Friday, Dec. 1–Sunday, Dec. 10
Step back into the 1940s with 9-year-old Midwesterner Ralphie Parker as he schemes to acquire a special BB gun for Christmas. Check online for showtimes. $15

Starlight Venue & Information
Starlight Community Theater
1611 W. Whispering Wind Drive, Phoenix

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