Arts & Culture

Things to do this weekend and later in and around Tacoma

Compiled from community submissions

Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s Camp TMP will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!” through Sunday.
Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s Camp TMP will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!” through Sunday.

Through Dec. 23

Tacoma City Ballet: “The Nutcracker and the Tale of the Hard Nut”

Presented alongside the traditional Russian The Nutcracker.

7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, 3 p.m. Dec. 23. Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center, 31510 Peter von Reichbauer Way South, Federal Way. $33-$103 253-835-7010 fwpaec.org

Through Dec. 24

Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s Camp TMP: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!”

Presented by the best students from previous CampTMP programs, this comedy musical is adapted from the best-selling young adult book and features favorite Christmas carols.

Various times Dec. 22-24. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. $10. 253-565-6867, tmp.org

Tacoma Little Theatre: “Seussical the Musical”

The Cat in the Hat takes you on a musical journey through your favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Horton, Jojo, Mayzie, Gertrude, the Whos and even the Grinch show up in a show filled with great songs and dances.

Dec. 22-24; 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. $22-$26. 253-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com

Dec. 23-30

Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s CampTMP: “Annie Jr.”

At the one-week winter break camp, students learned the music, choreography and blocking, memorized lines and will perform the musical for friends, family and community members.

Various times Dec. 23-30. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. $7. 253-565-6867; tmp.org

Dec. 22

Northwest Sinfonietta

With harpsichordist Kathryn Habedank to celebrate the holiday season.

4 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Courthouse Square Ballroom, 1102 A St., Fourth floor, Tacoma. $40; $20 young adults ages 21-35; $10 students age 20 or younger. 253-383-5344, app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=74009

Dec. 22

“Coming Home:” 55th annual Singing Christmas Tree

An original production featuring a multi-tiered orchestra, choir, lively cast of characters and a new story.

7 p.m. Dec. 22. Life Center Tacoma, 1717 S. Union, Tacoma. $5-$25. 253-761-2147, singingtreetacoma.com

Jan. 2-14

“The Book of Mormon”

Two young Mormon missionaries spread The Word in a dangerous part of Uganda.

Jan. 2-14. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Starting at $40. stgpresents.org

Jan. 5-28

“American Idiot”

The rock opera tells its story through lyrics from the Green Day album.

Jan. 5-28. Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW, Lakewood. $25-$30. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org

Jan. 12

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Acrobatics, traditional dance, costuming as well as ancient and contemporary theatrical techniques.

8 p.m. Jan. 12. Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center, 31510 Peter von Reichbauer Way S. Federal Way. $29-$39. fwpaec.org

Jan. 19

Organist Curt Sather

Plays music by Alberto Ginastera, Heinrich Scheidemann, Max Reger and Franz Schmidt on the John Brombaugh pipe organ.

12:10 p.m. Jan. 19. Christ Episcopal Church Tacoma, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. Donation. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org

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