Proctors Collaborative Has Plenty of Holiday Cheer

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—NOV. 14, 2019—Proctors Collaborative has plenty of cheer this season! In addition to It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre at Capital Repertory Theatre (Nov. 22–Dec. 22) and Kris Kringle The Musical at Proctors (Dec. 14–15), look to these holiday offerings (including a festive new film series) to brighten your heart and your hearth. And don’t forget, tickets make great gifts!

 

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre, Nov. 22–Dec. 22, Capital Repertory Theatre, $27–$67.50.

 

The inventive gang from WVL is back, and bells are ringing in an updated production from theREP. This clever stage adaptation breathes new life into the poignant story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls, with old-time on-the-air storytelling, sound effects and more.

 

Lunch with Santa, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, GE Theatre at Proctors, $15.

 

Lunch with Santa delights young and old! And sharing time with jolly old St. Nick makes sure to get you on the “nice” list. Seating is limited.

 

The Boston Pops on Tour, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, Mainstage at Proctors, $25–$110.

 

Proctors presents a holiday Pops concert with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along and a visit from Santa Claus himself!

 

Sister’s Christmas Catechism, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, GE Theatre at Proctors, $38.50.

 

It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages—whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? With gifts galore and bundles of laughs, Sister’s Christmas Catechism is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.

 

Northeast Ballet’s Annual The Nutcracker, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, MainStage at Proctors, $20–$49.

 

Under the Artistic Direction of Darlene Myers, Northeast Ballet’s Annual The Nutcracker—featuring New York City Ballet principal dancers Lauren Lovette and Taylor Stanley—is everyone’s favorite holiday ballet. Enter a world of Christmas dreams to the joyous music of Tchaikovsky in this perennial year-end favorite. Join the Sugar Plum Fairy, the heroic Nutcracker Prince and the evil Rat King in this whimsical celebration of the season.

 

A Christmas Carol, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, Mainstage at Proctors, $20–$45.

 

See Charles Dickens’ most beloved holiday story as you’ve never seen it before. This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy.

 

Gibson Brothers: North Country Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, GE Theatre at Proctors, $30.50–$75.50 VIP.

 

It’s becoming a tradition! This year’s annual holiday visit by The Gibson Brothers finds the bluegrass heroes—with local roots!—on a new career high, with an edgy recent album, Mockingbird, produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.

 

Kris Kringle The Musical, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Mainstage at Proctors, $20–$60.

 

Enjoy the brand-new, heartwarming, magical Christmas musical the whole family will love, featuring celebrity narrator Eve Plumb! Kris Kringle The Musical lights up the stage with a heartwarming story and unforgettable songs (including “Unwrap the Christmas Magic,” “Green Suede Shoes,” “My North Star” and “Santa’s Rulebook”).

 

It’s a Jazzy Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, GE Theatre at Proctors, $25 adults; $10 children 17 & under.

 

A heartwarming Christmas jazz concert featuring the music that Vince Guaraldi made famous in the Peanuts holiday specials. Fun for everyone.

 

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Selections in, and related to, the Holiday Festival of Films at Proctors include:

 

White Christmas, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 and 4:30 p.m. Addy Theatre at Proctors, $9 adults; $6 seniors, students w/ID.

 

Planes Trains & Automobiles, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, GE Theatre at Proctors, $9 adults; $6 seniors, students w/ID.

 

Gremlins, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, GE Theatre at Proctors, $9 adults; $6 seniors, students w/ID.

 

Remember the Night, 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, Addy Theatre at Proctors, $9 adults; $6 seniors, students w/ID.

 

Scrooged, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, GE Theatre at Proctors, $9 adults; $6 seniors, students w/ID.

 

Night of the Hunter, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, Addy Theatre at Proctors, $9 adults; $6 seniors, students w/ID.

 

Elf, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30; 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, GE Theatre at Proctors, $9 adults; $6 seniors, students w/ID.

 

An American Tail, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, Addy Theatre at Proctors, $9 adults; $6 seniors, students w/ID.

 

A Christmas Past (featuring silent Christmas-themed short films and live organ accompaniment by Avery Tunningley), 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, MainStage at Proctors, $12.

 

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Tickets for all performances and screenings are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and (excepting some film tickets) online at proctors.org.

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