Tanya Manus newspaper staff
A festive month of holiday music, theater, magic and circus will brighten up spirits in December.
The magical spectacle of illusionist David Lafflin âIncredible Christmas! Will take place at 6.30 pm at the theater of the Sturgis Community Center in Sturgis. Tickets cost $ 15; tickets can be purchased at the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce office or at the door. This is a fundraiser for the benefit of Love INC Sturgis. Show recommended for ages 5 and up. Information: davidandteesha.com
The Opera Homestake hosts “A Magical Medora Christmas” at 7pm at Lead. This travel vacation favorite from Medora features Badland stars from past and present with the best music of the season and a wonderful story for the whole family. Tickets cost $ 40. Tickets: onthestage.tickets/show/homestake-opera-house/a-magical-medora-christmas-58172/tickets
Rapid City Children’s Chorus, featuring singers from grades four to eight, will perform its âSongs of Joyâ holiday concert at 2:30 pm at Christ Church in Rapid City. A voluntary offering will be taken.
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Orion and Stacey Potter, with special guests Connie Hubbard, Ray Keller, Shawn Parker and Chet Murray, present a âVery Pottery Christmasâ at 2 pm at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish. Reserved spaces $ 20; general admission $ 15. Tickets and information: westernheritagecenter.com/events/
Acapella Tonic Sol-fa takes the stage with their “Shake Up Christmas Tour” at 7:30 pm in the historic theater of the Performing Arts Center in Rapid City. Masks required. Tickets: adults $ 39; 12 and under $ 20; no ticket required for children 5 and under. artssrc.org/
Rapid City New Horizons Band presents a seasonal favorites noon concert at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City. Free entry; donations are welcome. Refreshments will be available.
The Spearfish Piano Duet Club presents âHoliday Favoritesâ from noon to 1 pm at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish. To free. Bring your lunch, if you wish, and enjoy an hour of live music.
Cherry Street Players of the Black Hills Community Theater presents Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Studio Theater of the Performing Arts Center in Rapid City. The course of true love doesn’t go smoothly when Puck the Fairy makes two boys fall in love with the same girl. Show hours are 7 p.m. on December 10, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on December 11, and 2 p.m. on December 12. Masks are compulsory. Tickets $ 10 adults; $ 8 children. Tickets and information: Box office, 605-394-1786
Take part in a Holiday Sip + Sing singing along with Nick Linn from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Firehouse Wine Cellars in Rapid City. Linn will play the piano and sing his favorite tunes. Songbooks will be provided.
Have fun while you shop! Alexander’s Good Eggs will sing Christmas carols from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm Join the carols as the singers travel and stop at various businesses and restaurants in downtown Rapid City.
ZirKiss Productions presents a top-flight vacation show, Cirque Dream Story 2021, at 7 p.m. at the Monument’s Fine Arts Theater in Rapid City. Cirque Dream Story is the wonderful story of a young girl whose vacation dreams are stolen by Winter Shadow and the Ice Queen. Fifty aerialists, fire eaters, puppeteers, trapeze artists, dancers, acrobats and fire drummers bring this family story to life. Tickets are $ 50 to $ 75. Tickets and information: themonument.live/events/detail/cirque2021
Canadian rock band Theory of a Deadman, known for their hits “Lowlife” and “Bad Girlfriend,” will be performing at 8 pm at the Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood. Tickets cost $ 26; Ticketmaster.com
Enjoy holiday music from Gary Renner and Janeen Larson. Their concert will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish. Tickets and information: westernheritagecenter.com/events/
The Sturgis Community Christmas Concert will be held at 2 p.m. at the Sturgis Community Center Theater. Church musicians from Sturgis and Whitewood will perform individual selections and perform in mass chorus. Face masks are recommended; social distancing will be encouraged as much as possible. Free entry; donations can be returned at the door.
Shrine of Democracy Chorus performs hair salon-style music for the noon season at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City. Free entry; donations are welcome.
Seraphim Theatrical Entertainment presents the classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens at 1124 Kansas City St., Rapid City. This family show emphasizes the true meaning of the season and the profound importance of a life rich in love, compassion and hope. Show hours are at 7:30 p.m. on December 16, 17, 18, and 20, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on December 19. Tickets cost $ 17 adults, $ 10 children under 10. Tickets and information: seraphimtheatricalentertainment.com/auditions-events
Black Hills Community Theater’s holiday extravaganza “How Krampus (Almost) Stole Christmas” is dinner theater like you’ve never seen it before. The show will be presented every night at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City. This is an original production created by the BHCT community. Masks are mandatory in the lobby and when traveling in the ballroom; mask not required when you are seated at your table. Tickets cost $ 72 per person. Tickets, menu and information: bhct.org/dinner-theatre.html
Celebrate “A Jazzy Holiday” with singer-songwriter Sophia Beatty and a full jazz band at 7:30 pm at Spearfish’s Matthews Opera House. Expect to hear some of your favorite Christmas carols, as well as classics made famous by artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday. Tickets cost $ 30 per table or $ 20 for balcony seating. Tickets and information: matthewsopera.com/event/jazzy-holiday-with-sophia-beatty/
TUBACHRISTMAS presents a one-of-a-kind holiday concert at 1 p.m. at the Rushmore Mall food court in Rapid City. The TUBACHRISTMAS ensemble is composed of tuba, sousaphone, euphonium and baritone horn players. Free entry.
The last Holiday Sip + Sing of the season is a song with Nick Linn from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Firehouse Wine Cellars in Rapid City. Linn will play the piano and sing his favorite tunes. Songbooks will be provided.
A âChristmas on the High Plainsâ afternoon takes place at 2 pm at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish. Enjoy the holiday music by Paul Larson, Katie Lautenschlager, Jami Lynn and Allen and Jill Kirkham. Reserved spaces are $ 20; general admission is $ 15. Tickets and information: westernheritagecenter.com/events/
Alex Massa and his friends perform holiday-related music at noon at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City. Free entry; donations are welcome.
The Massa brothers celebrate the season with their âThe Most Wonderful Time of the Yearâ concert at 7:00 p.m. at the historic theater of the Performing Arts Center in Rapid City. Chris and Alex Massa, joined by a group of 10 musicians, take you on a trip down memory lane as they perform their favorite holiday numbers. Tickets cost $ 25 for adults, $ 12 for students upon presentation of ID. Face masks are compulsory. Tickets and information: app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=130690
The Black Hills Symphony Orchestra rings 2021 with the Davis Sisters. Known for their complex harmonies and beautiful a cappella sound, the sisters grew up singing with their families and were inspired by pop, gospel, Motown and jazz. The musical evening will take place at 8 p.m. in the historic theater of the Performing Arts Center in Rapid City. Tickets are $ 17 to $ 32. Face masks are compulsory. Tickets and information: app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=127319