2017-12-01 / Features

Christmas at the Saenger

Choral Society of Pensacola: Handel’s “Messiah”

Saturday, Dec. 2 -- 7:30 p.m.

The 60-voice Choral Society of Pensacola and soloists from Pensacola Opera’s Artists in Residence program, as well as the Choral Society Orchestra, will present Handel’s masterpiece focusing on the birth, death and resurrection of Christ. The stirring “Hallelujah” Chorus is a highlight of the performance. First performed in 1741, it continues to move audiences all over the world. The “Hallelujah” Chorus has been part of the Choral Society’s presentation in this area since it was performed at a meeting of the Music Study Club of Pensacola in 1935.

All seats are reserved.

Pensacola Children’s Chorus: Christmas on the Coast

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m.

Musically talented children and youth from 8-18 years of age will continue a 25-year tradition that features the best of seasonal music. Choreography that dazzles, attention-garnering costumes and dramatic staging bring the sounds and sights of the Christmas season to a wonderful weekend of celebration.

All seats are reserved.

Ballet Pensacola: “The Nutcracker”

Friday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 16 -- 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17 -- 1:30 p.m.

If “The Nutcracker” is a part of your family’s holiday tradition, you’ll be delighted by its return to the Saenger stage. If you have never enjoyed the adventures of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they deal with that determined Mouse King, now is the time to visit the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

All seats are reserved. Group discounts of 10 or more are available.

Sister’s Christmas Catechism

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 7:30 p.m.

This hilarious holiday retelling of the story of the nativity is sure to become a holiday tradition favorite. Sister tackles the mystery of the missing Magi’s gold that was brought to the stable when the Savior was born. Scientific tools of her own making, assistance from a local choir and input from a gaggle of audience members shape this “CSI: Bethlehem” event, and you’ll be delighted to have a chance to solve the mystery.

All seats are reserved.

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, Dec. 31 -- 7 p.m.

If swing, soul and blues are your “thing,” you’ll love celebrating the incoming year with the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and other timeless vocalists. The early evening performance will lend itself well to the enjoyment of a late dinner, attendance at a New Year’s Eve party or the opportunity to join the downtown celebration.

All seats are reserved.

The Saenger Theatre is a historic theater in Pensacola at 118 South Palafox St. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Call (850) 595-3880 for more information.

Tickets may be purchased at the Saenger Theatre Box Office on Intendencia Street between Palafox and Jefferson Streets weekdays from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. An event box is also available in the Palafox Lobby on the night of the show.

For most shows, the box office and lobby will open 1 ½ hours prior to show time to purchase tickets or to pick up Will Call tickets. Photo ID is required for ticket pickup.

To charge by phone, call 800-745-3000, or to purchase online, go to ticketmaster.com.

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