Tommy Emmanuel

Guitar great Tommy Emmanuel brings his "Classics & Christmas Tour" to the Rococo Theatre on Dec. 5.

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Lincoln's performing arts scene is ready to get you into the holiday spirit with a variety of theater, music, dance and other kinds of entertainment.

Following is a list of those events for the week of Dec.1-7, with dates and times subject to change.


Union College Christmas concert -- 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, College View Seventh-day Adventist Church, 48th Street and Prescott Avenue. Tickets: Free.

“Deck the Halls,” Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra -- 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 3, Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Tickets: $35, $15; $10 for college students; $5 for ages 17 and younger; or 402-476-2211

“Welcome All Wonders,” UNL Glenn Korff School of Music -- 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Newman Center, 320 N. 16th St. Tickets: Free.

“Sounds of the Season,” Nebraska Brass -- 3 p.m. Dec. 3, First United Methodist Church, 2723 N. 50th St. Tickets: $15, $12 for seniors; free admission for students and children; 402-477-7899.

Tommy Emmanuel: Classics & Christmas Tour -- 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Rococo Theatre, 140 N. 13th St. Tickets: $35;

NWU Women’s Choir/Men’s Glee/Touch of Class -- 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, O’Donnell Auditorium, 50th Street and Huntington Avenue. Tickets: Free.

Lorie Line: King of Kings -- 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Rococo Theatre, 140 N. 13th St. Tickets: $56.50;

Straight No Chaser Christmas -- 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Tickets: $70, $65, $60, $45; student tickets are half price; or 402-472-4747.


“A Christmas Carol” -- 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 7-9; 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10; McDonald Theatre, 51st Street and Huntington Avenue. NWU Theatre’s tradition continues with miserly Scrooge, a trio of frightening and enlightening ghosts and a whole lot of good cheer in the Charles Dickens’s classic. Tickets: $10, $7.50 for students/seniors;; 402-465-2384.

“A Christmas Story” -- 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 7-9; 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10; Stage Theater, 225 Locust St., Hickman. The stage adaptation of humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Tickets: $16.83, $14.01 for students; or 402-512-1808.

“The Forgotten Carols” -- 7 p.m. Dec. 2, 7-9, 15-16; 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17, Lofte Community Theatre, 15841 Manley Road, Manley. A straight-laced nurse is assigned to care for an elderly patient who believes he’s been alive for 2,000 years and has actually met people from the Christmas story that have been “forgotten.” Tickets: $19; or 402-234-2553.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Musical” -- 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Come see all of your favorite characters from the TV special, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Abominable Snow Monster, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life onstage. Tickets: $55, $45, $35, $25; student ticket are half price; or 402-472-4747.

“Bell, Book and Candle” -- 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-9, 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Johnny Carson Theater, 11th and Q streets. During the holiday season, a modern-day witch enchants her neighbor, but ends up falling in love with him and jeopardizing her powers. Tickets: $16, $12 for students and seniors; or 402-472-4747.



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