Chestnuts may be roasting on an open fire, but the real heat this season is on Detroit area stages. Here’s a peak at the hottest holiday shows for the 2004 season.
Will Downing’s Soulful Christmas with Najee and Vesta, Royal Oak Music Theatre, Dec. 4. Christmas with an R&B flavor. Tickets TBA. For more info, call 248-645-6666.
Osmond Family Christmas, Macomb Center, Dec. 11. Tickets $32-38. Donny and Marie won’t be there, but several of the brothers will. For more info, call 586-286-2222.
The Sounds of Christmas, Macomb Center, Dec. 14. Tickets $12-15. Seasonal celebration featuring the brass of the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings along with local choirs. For more info call 586-286-2222.
Smooth Jazz V98.7 Christmas, Detroit Opera House, Dec. 16. Tickets $30-65. This year’s show features saxophonist Dave Koz & Friends. For more info, call 248-645-6666.
Leann Rimes with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Masonic Temple, Dec. 16. Tickets $40-85. Christmas done country style. For more info, call 248-645-6666.
Ann Arbor Musicians for Peace, The Ark, Dec. 19. Tickets $11-16. Give peace a chance – it’s the gift that keeps on giving. For more info, call 734-763-8587.
Clay Aiken with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Masonic Temple, Dec. 23. It’s every kid’s wish to be an American Idol. Tickets $40-85. For more info, call 248-645-6666.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes, Fox Theatre, now through Dec. 26. Tickets are $20-100. A Detroit Christmas tradition, no one gets your holiday spirit kicked into gear like the Rockettes. For more info, call 248-645-6666.
The Nutcracker, Opera House, now through Dec. 5. Tickets $25-65. A Christmas classic. For more info, call 248-645-6666.
Late Nite Catechism II, The Music Box at The Max, now through Dec. 5 and also at the Macomb Center, Dec. 7-19. Ticket prices vary. Sister picks up where she left off in Late Nite Catechism in this hilarious hit. For more info call 248-645-6666.
A Christmas Carol, Music Hall Center, Dec. 7-12. Tickets $37.50-61.50. Stars Barry Williams (Greg Brady from “The Brady Bunch”), Jeff Conaway (“Grease”), Malik Yoba (“New York Undercover”), Jackee Harry (“227”, “Sister To Sister”) and vocalist Angela Bofill. For more info call, 248-645-6666.