A SEASON OF CELEBRATION
Vero Beach Opera 2017
Seduction • Sacri fice • Tragedy
LoVE & Loss:
Featuring rising stars from Philadelphia’s Academy
of Vocal Arts, accompanied by Chamber Orchestra
January 8 • 3 pm
Fully staged opera, with the
Brevard Symphony Orchestra
February 4 • 7 pm
Viva La Zarzuela!
Spanish Operetta in Concert
March 25 • 7 pm
VBHS Performing Arts Center
1707 16th Street, Vero Beach
Programs subject to change
Photos by JPR Images
Main Street Fort Pierce hosts an eagerly awaited parade and other festivities
during Sights and Sounds on Second, including lighting of the city’s Christmas
Tree, in early December.
children and their parents. Beautifully decorated wreaths are
for sale, and the Christmas shop features both unique and unusual
gifts well worth a look. Around the edges of the Christmas
trees \ou·ll Ànd tables featuring sweet treats and more.
Expect carolers, a sing-along, breakfast with Santa, and
plenty of chances to snap a happy holiday photo. The Riverside’s
webpage details everything. At the theater’s home
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Speaking of sparkle, the Hallstrom Planetarium’s Star of
Wonder show, a search for the famous star that might have
guided the Magi, is an exciting experience for kids and
adults. 7Ke Slanetarium is on tKe )ort 3ierce camSus of ,ndian
River State College.
Theaters around the Treasure Coast are stepping up for
Christmas with special shows.
)ans of The Nutcracker can add a variety of performances of
the beloved ballet to their calendars, easily seeing more than
one this season. The holiday shows in traditional and modern
versions will be danced in each of the three counties.
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Time for jazz fans, featuring music from Duke Ellington and
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of The Nutcracker, one danced by St. Lucie Ballet and the other
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one by St. Lucie Ballet in early December and the other
by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia just before Christmas.
A Christmas Carol featuring greedy old Ebenezer Scrooge
will be danced at tKe 6unrise 7Keatre b\ tKe 6outK )lorida
Dance Co. in early December.
The Lyric also hosts A Peter White Christmas, a longtime
favorite of Treasure Coast theater-goers, Lyric Executive Director
.ia )ontaine sa\s.
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Pierce presents the St. Lucie Singers in a show called A Cinematic
Christmas Àlled witK Kolida\ music and sugar cooNies
for the kids to decorate at intermission.
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7KanNsgiYing ² witK A Family Gathering, a humorous look at
wKat KaSSens wKen a KusbandgKost Ànds tKat Kis widow is
inviting a date to dinner. >>