ON THE STAGE
Andrew Loyd Webber's The Phantom
Bridging classical and popular music,
the Opera, directed by Harold
performances of Rackham Symphony
will be staged Dec. 26-Jan. 12 at
Choir's Too Hot to Handel, a soul-stir-
Theatre in Toledo.
ring, hand-clapping jazz-gospel take on
Performance times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays-
Handel's Messiah, take place 8 p.m.
Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, with
Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21-22,
2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays,
at Detroit's Orchestra Hall. $15-$55.
Thursday, Dec. 26, and Wednesday, Jan.
1. $20-$65. (419) 474-1333.
Conductor Felix Resnick leads the
Arts c;-- Entertainment
A special presentation of Stephen
musical masterpiece Follies,
Orchestra in its "Between the Holidays
directed by Brent Wagner with musical
Concert," featuring familiar melodies suit-
direction by Bradley Bloom, will be presented 8
able for the whole family, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28,
p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, January 4-5, at
at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Township.
the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor to celebrate the
$25/children free. (248) 645-2276.
75th anniversary. The production features
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's New Year's
Evans, Kurt Peterson, Virginia Sandifur
Eve Gala rings in 2003 with a concert of Viennese
waltzes and the best of American song, followed by
complimentary champagne toasts, dessert buffet
and dancing, beginning 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at
Orchestra Hall. $40-$100. (313) 576-5111.
The DSO performs R. Strauss' Metamorphosen,
Schumann's Konzertstuck for Four Horns and
Rimsky-Koraskov's Scheherazade 8 p.m. Friday, 8:30
p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3-5, at
Orchestra Hall. $15-$56. (313) 576-5111.
Wednesday, Dec. 25, and runs through April 2003.
$8-$10. Tickets: (313) 271-1570.
THE SMALL SCREEN
Olympic Gold Medal ice-skating champion Sarah
Hughes appears in Sarah Hughes: A Life in Balance, her
first TV special since her Salt Lake City upset win, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22, on NBC. Check your local listings.
The 25th Annual Kennedy Center Honors recog-
nizes the cultural contributions of five individuals in
a broadcast scheduled 9-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, on
CBS. Jewish honorees include actress Elizabeth
Taylor, conductor James Levine and singer/song-
writer Paul Simon. Also being recognized are
University of Michigan attendee actor James Earl
Jones and dancer/actress Chita Rivera. Walter
Cronkite hosts; check your local. istings.
Rivera and James
A really big
The Randy Napoleon Trio, featuring former Ann
Arborite Randy Napoleon, Jared Gold and Quincy
Davis, takes the stage to unveil its new CD, Enjoy
the Moment, 9-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec.
27-28, at Ann Arbor's Bird of Paradise. $10
cover/$7 students. (734) 662-8310.
Crossroads Ceili, a festive Celtic tapestry of Irish
music and dance, visits The Ark in Ann Arbor 7:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 28-29. $13.50.
(734) 761-1451. Fiddle and piano workshops will
be offered 12-5 p.m. Dec. 28-29; for details, call
Fiddlers Four features Michael Doucet, Darol
Anger, Bruce Molsky and Rushad Eggleston in a
cross-cultural concert of world music 6:30 and 8
p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, as part of "First Friday" at the
Detroit Institute of Arts. Free with suggested muse-
um admission of $4 for adults, $1 for children.
Erich Kunzel directs a John Williams
Spectacular, featuring works of the renowned film
composer and conductor, 8 p.m. Thursday, 8:30
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
9-12, at Orchestra Hall. $18-$51. (313) 576-5111.
The six women of a cappella group Sweet Honey
in the Rock return in a University Musical Society
performance 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Michigan
Theater in Ann Arbor, joined by vocalist/guitarist
Toshi Reagan and her band Big Lovely. $16-$38.
and Marti Rolph, all members of the original 1971
Broadway cast, and Detroit native and Tony Award
winner Donna McKechnie. $25-$45; call (734)
764-2538. VIP tickets, including dinner with the
cast, are $225; call (734) 668-8397, Ext. 25.
Boarshead Theatre in Lansing stages Becky Mode's
comedy Fully Committed, in which Philadelphia
actor Scott Greer portrays all 39 characters interact-
ing at a posh New York restaurant, 7 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 9-Feb. 2.
$8-$29. (517) 484-7805.
Meadow Brook Theatre hosts the Shaw
Festival production of George Bernard
Shaw's Candida, a triangle of love and
longing featuring the playwright's first
great heroine, Candida Morell, Jan.
8-Feb. 2. Call for show times. $19-
$38. (248) 377-3300.
THE BIG SCREEN
Walt Disney Pictures' The
Lion King makes its large-
screen debut at Henry Ford
Museum's IMAX Theatre
Birmingham Principal Shopping District holds
First Night, its annual New Year's Eve alcohol-free
festival of arts for children and adults, Tuesday,
Dec. 31. For more information, go to
wwvv.technomasters.com/firstnight, or call
The Longhorn Championship
Rodeo visits the Palace of Auburn
Hills 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m.
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
3-5. $14-$20. (248) 645-6666.
Swingtime 2003, the FanClub
Arts Foundation's annual fund-
raising event featuring
food, drinks and music,
comes to the lobby of
the Fisher Building
Saturday, Jan. 11. For
information and tick-
ets, call (248) 584-4150.
Out and About will return.
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