The Orchestra Pit

Theatre”Madagascar”Continues its run on Wednesday, Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 12Salt Lake Acting Company (168 W. 500 North)

“Santaland Diaries”Presented by Tooth & Nail Theatre Running Wednesday, Dec. 8 through Thursday, Dec. 30Studio Theatre @ Rose Wagner Theatre (138 W. Broadway)

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”Continues its run through Thursday, Dec. 24Pioneer Theatre Company (300 S. 1400 East)

“The Man Who Came To Dinner”Continues through Saturday, Dec. 18StageRight Theatre Company (5001 S. Highland Dr.)

Dance”The Nutcracker”Presented by Ballet WestRunning Thursday, Dec. 9 through Friday, Dec. 31Capitol Theatre (50 W. 200 South)

MusicA Kurt Bestor ChristmasRunning Tuesday, Dec. 7 through Saturday, Dec. 11Abravanel Hall (123 W. South Temple)

University Symphony and Philharmonic Chamber OrchestraPresented by the University of Utah’s Department of MusicWednesday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.Libby Gardner Concert Hall (1375 E. President’s Circle)

A Jon Schmidt ChristmasRuns Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11Kingsbury Hall (1395 E. Presidents’ Circle)

“Gloria!”Presented by the Choral Artists of Utah Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.Libby Gardner Concert Hall (1375 E. Presidents’ Circle)

Stonecircle (“Celtic fusion”)Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.Leona Wagner Black Box Theatre @ Rose Wagner Center (138 W. Broadway)

3000 Voice MessiahPresented by the Utah SymphonyRuns Sunday, Dec. 12 and Monday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.Abravanel Hall (123 W. South Temple)

“Handel’s Messiah”Presented by the Grand Theatre Community InstituteRunning Dec. 9, 10, 11 & 13 at 7:30 p.m.Salt Lake Community College: South City Campus (1575 S. State Street)

Etc.”Joy to the World”A “Christmas Variety Show” presented by Odyssey Dance TheatreRunning Thursday, Dec. 9 through Saturday, Dec. 18Jeanne Wagner Theatre @ Rose Wagner Center (138 W. Broadway)Compiled by Foster Kamer