Entertainment

Local venues attract variety for holidays

Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Nothing can jump-start the season like a great show at one of the many area venues.

From live ballet to “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Centre County locations have it all.

Dec. 1

•  Excerpts from the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania’s “The Nutcracker,” 2:30 p.m., Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. 235-7817,

www.schlowlibrary.org

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•  Zeropoint Big Band Nutcracker Swing, holiday jazz selections featuring Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. 7:30 p.m., The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College, 272-0606.

www.thestatetheatre.org


Dec. 5

Handel’s “Messiah,” with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, Orpheus Singers and soloists, 7:30 p.m., State College Alliance Church, 1221 W. Whitehall Road, State College, 234-8313; info@centreorchestra.org.

Dec. 6

Trailer Park Boys, based on the Canadian comedy “mockumentary” television series, 8 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, 877-686-5366. www.ticketmaster.com or www.bjc.psu.edu,

Dec. 7 and 8

Centre Dance’s “The Nutcracker Princess,” 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 3 p.m. Dec. 8, State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. www.thestatetheatre.org, 272-0606.

Dec. 8

•  School of Music Features “Mosaic,” 4 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park



•  “Elf” movie, 2 p.m., Rowland Theatre, 127 N. Front St., Philipsburg, 342-0477.

www.rowlandtheatre.com

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Dec. 13

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, 8 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, 877-686-5366. www.ticketmaster.com or www.bjc.psu.edu.

Dec. 13-15

Fuse Productions’ “Scrooge! The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14; and 3 p.m. Dec. 15, State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. www.thestatetheatre.org,

Dec. 15

WPSU Winterfest ‘13, 4 p.m., Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, 201 Pollock Road, University Park.

Dec. 16-19

“It’s A Wonderful Life,” 4 daily and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. www.thestatetheatre.org, 272-0606.

Dec. 19-22

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mount Nittany Middle School, 656 Brandywine Drive, State College, 234-7228.

Dec. 23

•  “White Christmas,” 4 p.m., State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College.

www.thestatetheatre.org

, 272-0606.



•  “A Christmas Story,” 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College.

www.thestatetheatre.org

, 272-0606.



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