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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 Page11 UPTOWN MUSEUMS With over-the-top stage show and epic "Rock Theater" approach, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has cemented itself as one of the most successful acts on the road. TSO established its connection with audiences in large part thanks to a trilogy of Christmas-themed albums and its must-see annual winter tours. See MUSIC SECTION for further details. ages are enchanted by Santa's Workshop, Teddy Bears', Nutcracker, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Victo- rian Christmas, precision dancers and The Living Nativity. Our cast of 200 comes gift wrapped in fabulous holi- day sets and costumes -- all backed by a full live orchestra. THEATER NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA A CHRISTMAS CAROL December 2-23. With dazzling special effects that have grown even more exciting SHUBERT THEATRE over time, traditional and original 270 Tremont Street, Boston. MA songs, and colorful costumes, A THE &DDAMS FAJ~ILY - Febru- CHRISTMAS CAROL has become a ary 7, 2012 to February 19, 2012. holiday favorite throughout New En- They're creepy and they're kooky, gland. Based on the Charles Dickens mysterious and spooky -- c'mon, you classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL tells know that tune! A dream cast takes the tale of curmudgeonly miser on the quirky characters in a new and Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by original Addams Family tale. As the the ghosts of Christmases Past, musical begins, there are storm clouds Present and Future hoping to change gathering over the Addams Family his destiny and save his soul. This home. Wednesday is falling in love, brilliant musical, an original adapta- young Pugsley, jealous of his sister's tion written by former NSMT Artistic attention, begs her to keep torturing Director, Jon Kimbell, follows Scrooge him severely, while mother Morticia through a series of strange and magi- fears being upstaged and discarded by ca! journeys, where he ultimately dis- her daughter's lurch into womanhood covers the true spirit of the holiday ... like yesterday's roadkill. But when season. For further information, visit outsiders come to dinner, the events www.nsmt.org, contact the Box of one night will change forever this Office at 978-232-7200 or visit in famously macabre family -- a family so person at 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. very different from your own-- or maybe not. Tickets can be purchased at the LOEB DRAMA CENTER Wang Theatre Box Office Tuesday 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA thru Saturday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pro. AS YOU LIKE IT - December 7, Box Office: 866-348-9738 (TTY: 888- 2011 - January 8, 2012. "All the889-8587}. world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players," in Shakes- peare's beloved pastoral comedy As You Like It. This classic tale follows Rosalind and her friend Celia's escape from a deadly conspiracy into nature's wild, liber- ating arms. What follows is an un- conventional romance with every- thing from wrestling matches to cross-dressing shepherds culminat- ing in a joyful finale. For further information call 617-547-8300 or visit www.americanrepertorytheater.org. ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA Don't miss the final season of the current Boston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER - November 25- December 31, 2011. Experience the magic of this beloved production one last time. For tickets: Colonial Theatre Box Office, 106 Boylston Street, on line at www.broadway acrossamerica.com/Boston, Ticket master.corn or Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787. MUSIC Special Events REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME - Decem- ber 3-11, 2011. The one Boston Christmas spectacle guaranteed to warm any heartl Children of all children, Joseph and Tanya. Her cookbooks include Lidia's Italy in America, L/d/a Cooks from the Heart of Italy and Lidia's Italy -- all compan- ion books to the television series, "Lidia's Italy in America" and "Lidia's Italy" as well as L/d/a's Fam//y Tab/e, Lidla's Italian-American Kitchen, Lidia's Italian Table and La Cucina di Lldla. one of the biggest bands in music Day in Pompeii. For further informa- history, selling over 100 million tion on this exhibit or upcoming albums worldwide. GNR's Appetite For exhibits, log on to mos.org. Destruction has sold over 28 million albums in the U.S. alone. Tickets DCU CENTER available at the DCU Center Box 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA Office, Ticketmaster locations, by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL -- QUIDA]~ phone at 800-745-3000 and oniLne at December 14-18 - Young Zoe is bored; ticketmaster.coin, her parents, distant and apathetic, BOB SEGER & THE SILVER ignore her. Her life has lost all mean- BULLET BAND - November 29. Bob ing. Seeking to fill the void of her Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are existence, she slides into an imagi- back out on the road this Fall for a nary world -- the world of Quidam -- second leg to their 2011 North Ameri- where she meets characters who can Tour. Gary Graff of Billboard encourage her to free her soul. Magazine said "Seger and companyQuidam: a nameless passerby, a delivered an energetic and exhaus- solitary figure lingering on a street tive show. The 65-year-old Rock and corner, a person rushing past and Roll Hall of Famer is one of those rar- swallowed by the crowd. It could be efled performers who has built a large anyone, anybody. Someone coming or canon of hits: Ramblin' Gamblln' Man, going at the heart of our anonymous Katmandu, Against the Wind, Holly- society. A member of the crowd, one wood Nights, Night Moves -- that ab- of the silent majority. The one who solutely have to be played or he won't cries out, sings and dreams within us get ou~ of the building alive ... The all. This is the "quidam" whom Silver Bullets appeared honed and this show allows to speak. This is the well-rehearsed, bolstering the tight place that beckons -- a place for arrangements with solos by saxo-dreaming and genuine relations phonist Alto Reed, keyboardist Craig where all quidams, by proclaiming Frost and guitarist Mark Chattfield. their individuality, can finally emerge Tickets available at the DCU Center from anonymity. Tickets available Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, by at the Q,CU Center Box Office, phone at 800-745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster locations, at 800-745- ticketmaster.com. 3000 and online at ticketmaster.com. BOSTON POPS HOLIDAY CON- CERT - December 11, 2011. The Bos- TSONGAS CENTER ton Pops Holiday Concert presented AT UMASS LOWELL by TD Bank is back by popular 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way demand! Kick off your holiday season Lowell, MA on with Keith Lockhart, the Boston DISNEY LIVE! PHINEAS AND Pops Esplanade Orchestra and vocal FERB - Saturday, November 26, 2011. powerhouse Rockapellal For the first Phineas, Ferb, and the whole tri-state time ever, "America's Orchestra" joins area gang embark on a bold escape America's leading a cappella group for jumping out from behind your TV and an unforgettable holiday show. Enjoy onto the stage in a live action adven- unique takes on classic favorites and ture right in your hometown! And, brand new originals, plus a special before you can wonder, "Hey, Where's visit from Jolly Ole' St. Nick and a time- Perry?." the beloved pet platypus shifts honored audience sing along. Treat to his secret double life as Agent P to yourself and your loved ones to a holi- foil another one of Dr. Doofensh- day tradition that millions cherishl mirtz's evil plans. Musical madness Tickets available at the DCU Center abounds in an escapade so awesome Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, by that even Candace can't help but join phone at 800-745-3000 and online at the hilarious hijinks. Purchase tick- ticketmaster.com, ets at Tsongas Center Box Office, www.tsongascenter.com or by calling 866-722-8780. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA CANADIAN TENORS - Decem- ber 5, 2011. The Canadian Tenors' music is an exciting blend of classical and contemporary pop that is thrill- ing audiences of all ages around the world. The Tenors are the incredibly powerful voices of four gifted young men with diverse vocal styles, unde- niable charm and international solo success. Tickets may be pur- chased in a variety of ways: In person at the Box Office, online at http:// thewilburtheatre.com, any area Ticketmaster outlet. Call Ticketmas- ter at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express at 866-448-7849. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston DEGAS AND THE NUDE - Now through February 5, 2012. The first museum exhibition devoted exclu- sively to the extraordinary range of nudes by Edgar Degas -- tracing their evolution from the artist's early years, through the private and public images of brothels and bathers in the 1870s and 1880s, to the post-impressionist nudes of the end of his career will be presented. For more information, visit www.mfa.org or call 617-267-9300. JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Columbia Point, Boston, MA IN HER VOICE: JACQUELINE KENNEDY, THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS. In the spring of 1964, a few months after President Kennedy's death, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded a series of interviews with historian and family friend Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. At the age of thirty-four, with the White House years behind her, she was speaking for the historical record -- to preserve and shape her hus- band's legacy. The interviews, held on deposit here at the Kennedy Library, were sealed for 47 years. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in 1994. In 2011, the 50th anniversary year of the Kennedy Presidency, her daughter, Caroline Kennedy, decided it was" the right time to share these conversa- tions with the public. Call the JKF Library at 866-JFK-1960 or online at www.jiklibrary.org for more details. HIGGINS ARMORY MUSEUM NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY 100 Barber Ave., Worcester, MA JORDAN HALL Spend a Knight in our Shining 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA BOSTON SCAVENGER HUNT - Armory! Our popular OVERKNIGHT VIENNA BOYS CHOIR HOLIDAY See Boston with new eyes on a scav- program is an interactive parent-child PROGRAM - December 4, 2011. Since enger hunt! On teams of up to sixadventure perfect for youth groups, 1498, the angelic voices of the Vienna people, you'll tackle tricky, humorous scouts, and school groups studying Boys Choir have been charming and questions about the cool things and the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. moving audiences. Theirs is a ringing amazing places you discover. Along Visitors will be immersed in a unique sound of timeless purity, the sound the way, you'll uncover surprising educational experience, focusing on of a great choral tradition passed down secrets. Our acclaimed hunts are like chivalry, heraldry and the history of through the ages with care. Don't miss walking tours spiked with caffeine, the knight-in-shining-armor. Spend- the chance to ring in your holiday sea- Don't have a team? We'll help youing the night at Castle Higgins is son with a dose of old world charm find kindred spirits at the start of an exciting enrichment opportunity, from the beloved Vienna Boys Choir. the hunt. No knowledge of any hunt especially appropriate for children in For further information call 617-585- location is required -- you just need grades 1-6. For more details, call 508- 1260 or necmusic.edu, a sharp mind and a good pair of shoes. 853-6015 or visit higgins@h~jgins.org. Advance purchase is required for all hunts. For dates, times, locations or to purchase tickets log on to watsonadventures.com or by phone at OvationTix at 866-811-4111. PLIMOTH PLANTATION 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth, MA HARVEST DINNER WITH THE PILGRIMS - Thursday, November 24. 201 I. Come celebrate America's most LOWELL MEMORIAL beloved holiday at Plimoth Plantation AUDITORIUM and Mayflower II. The Museum sites 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell, MA are alive with energy, as visitors from LIDIA'S ITALY IN AMERICA LIVE! around the world make the pilgrim- - Sunday, December 4, 2011. Lidia age to the Museum to tour the sites. Bastianich is one of the best-loved Spend time talking with the Museum's chefs on television, a best-selling Pilgrim staff in the English Village. as cookbook author, restaurateur and well as members of the Native staff owner of a flourishing food and in the VCampanoag Homesite. Climb entertainment business. Lidia has aboard Mayflower II and share your married her two passions in life -- gratitude, by giving thanks with us! family and food, to create multiple cu- For other happenings at Plimoth Plan- linary endeavors alongside her two tation log on to www.plimoth.org. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS CARPENTER CENTER "The Sicilian Corner" II:00 am FOR THE VISUAL ARTS to I:00 pm every Friday with host Tom 24 Quincy Street, Harvard Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The University, Cambridge MA Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca Harvard Film Archives presents every Sunday from 10:00 am to ONCE UPON A TIME ... SERGIO I:00 pm. Go to www. 1110wccmam.com. I,E~IE~ - The Good, the Bad and the "Italia Oggi" Sundays I:00 pm to Ugly III buono, il brutto, il cattivo) - 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi Saturday, November 19. Among the 1460 AM www. 1460WXBR.com. best-known Westerns of all time. Set "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco during the Civil War. The Good, the Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays Bad and the Ugly uses its improbable 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com, story of hidden gold to pit Eastwood "The Nick Franciosa Show" Sun- against Lee Van Cleef, now a sinister days from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN mercenary, with Eli Wallach complet- 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. ing the unholy trilogy as the lusty, "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" oafish stumbling bandit -- a striking, 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO twitching emblem of human weak- 650 AM and online at www.wsro.com, ness and greed. A massively irdluen- "Radio Italia Unita" Thursdays tial film, Leone's epic is a bravura 2:00 pro-3:00 pm on www.zumix.org/ example of both his baroque visual radio or itunes, college radio click on style, revealed as much in the incred- Zumix. For more information, log onto iblc sets as Tonino Delli Colli's www.italiaunita.org, extraordinary widescreen cinematog- "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica raphy, as well as his savage gallows WPLM FM 99.1 - Every Sunday humor - with both intertwining in an 9:00 pm-10:00 pm on MusicAmerica.astonishing cemetery shootout that Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's remains one of the iconic moments Place For further information visit of postwar Italian cinema. For more www.MusicNotNoise.com, details visit hcl.harvard.edu/hfa. TD GARDEN BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Causeway Street, Boston CALDERWOOD PAVILION TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA- 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA November 27, 2011. With more than The Speakeasy State Stage Corn- 7 million albums sold TSO has in- pany presens THE DIVINE SISTER - spired generations of fans to redis- Now through November 19, 2011. The cover the multi-dimensional art form Divine Sister is an inspired homage to of the rock opera. On the road, mean- every Hollywood film ever made about while, they have become one of the nuns. This gleefully twisted tale tells world's top acts including a recent the story of an indomitable Mother mention in Billboard magazine as one Superior trying to cope with a young of the top touring artists of the past postulant experiencing "visions," a decade. The newest album "Night sensitive schoo!boy in need of Castle" released in October of 2009 mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting debuted at #5 and was certified gold from Berlin, and a former suitor intent by year's end. ~Night Castle" is a on luring her away from her vows. sweeping two-discs of geure-blending Warning: This show contains adult epics and an affecting story that takes language and content, you around the world, through time and to points beyond. DCU CENTER 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA MUSEUM OF SCIENCE GUNS N' ROSES - November 25, 1 Science Park, Boston 201 i. Since they last played the A DAY IN POMPEH - Now through U.S. in 2006, GN'R has played to February 12, 2012. Tickets now on rave reviews everywhere including sale. The Roman city of Pompeii Was South America, Canada, Europe and destroyed by the eruption of Mount Southeast Asia, playing close to one Vesuvius in 79 AD, vanishing beneath million fans worldwide. Axl Rose layers of volcanic ash. Now you can started Guns N' Roses over 25 years discover one of the greatest archaeo- ago. Since that time, they have become logical treasures ever unearthed at A