KNOXVILLE — Friday, Dec. 2: 'It's a Wonderful Life'
Johanna Dunphy and David Brian Alley will play Mary and George Bailey in the 2011 production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" at 7:30 p.m. at the Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus.
The Frank Capra film classic is re-told, as the title implies, as a radio play.
Admission is $5-$40 for the opening-night performance, $5-$30 afterward. For info, call 865-974-5161 or visit www.clarencebrowntheatre.com.
Saturday, Dec. 3: 'Little Women'
"Little Women, The Musical" will be presented at 8 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Jackson Square, Oak Ridge.
The production adds the element of song to the stage adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.
Admission is $18-$20. For info, call 865-482-9999 or visit www.orplayhouse.com.
Sunday, Dec. 4: Appalachian 'Nutcracker'
The Appalachian Ballet Company will present its 40th anniversary season of "The Nutcracker" at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3-4, at the Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will accompany. Admission is $21-$41. For info, call 865-656-4444.
Monday, Dec. 5: Mighty Musical Monday
The Central High Chorus will be the featured act for the December edition of "Mighty Musical Monday," presented at noon and 3 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St.
Bill Snyder and Freddie Brabson will play selections on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Guest WATE news anchor Gene Patterson will host the show. Admission is free with a ticket. For info, call 865-684-1200.
Tuesday, Dec. 6: Songwriters' lunch
Knoxville-based singer-songwriters Matt Woods, Pete Stein and Adam Lee will entertain during the WDVX Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St. The show will be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and online at www.wdvx.com.
Wednesday, Dec. 7: Jazz Lunch
Doug Rinaldo and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra will celebrate "West Coast Jazz" during the KJO Jazz Lunch at noon at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.
Admission is $15, which includes lunch. For info, call 865-544-4199 or visit www.thesquareroom.com.
Thursday, Dec. 8: Snoop Dogg
Trendsetting hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg will entertain at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at The Valarium, 112 Ramsey St. Snoop Dogg released his 11th studio album, "Doggumentary," earlier this year and will bring his show through town following a recent Asian tour. Admission is $35-$38. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.thevalarium.com.
Thursday, Dec. 8: 'Holiday Memories'
Music ensembles from Pellissippi State Community College will present their annual "Holiday Memories" concerts at 6 and 8 p.m. in the school's Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.
Performers from three choral groups and five instrumental ensembles will perform holiday music.
Admission and parking is free. Donations will be accepted for the Pellissippi State Foundation.
Friday, Dec. 9: 'The Sitter'
Off-duty college student Noah (Jonah Hill) agrees to watch his neighbor's children in the new film comedy "The Sitter." He experiences far more adventure than he signed up for, however, in looking after, from left below, Blithe (Landry Bender), Rodrigo (Kevin Hernandez) and Slater (Max Records).
The film is rated R.
Saturday, Dec. 10: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'
Knoxville performer Chris Hamblin, known for previous theatrical escapades as Dolly Parton, presents the rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at 7 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.
The play, with shows on Thursdays-Saturdays through Dec. 10, marks a rare theatrical production at the old city venue.
Admission is $20.
Sunday, Dec. 11: Kathryn Calder
Indie-rock singer-pianist Kathryn Calder can often be found touring with The New Pornographers, but she also gets out and does her own thing.
Calder will perform along with Himalayan Bear at 9:30 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.
Admission is $10.
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