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As the holiday season approaches, Discover Foco transforms into a wonderland of festive shows and performances. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, these four holiday shows offer a fantastic way to dive into the spirit of the season. From ballet to classic tales, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s explore these can’t-miss productions:    

The Nutcracker at Sawnee Ballet Theatre   

For more than three decades, the Sawnee Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” has been a cherished tradition in Forsyth County. This enchanting ballet is a highlight of the holiday season, eagerly anticipated by the community each year.   The Nutcracker is an infamous story that captures the essence of the holiday spirit. It narrates the adventure of a young girl named Clara, who receives a Nutcracker doll as a Christmas gift. On Christmas Eve, the Nutcracker comes to life, leading Clara into a fantastical world filled with the Mouse King, Sugar Plum Fairy, and a host of magical beings. This enchanting tale, set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, draws audiences into a world of festive cheer.   This production not only showcases the exceptional talent of local dancers and musicians but also celebrates the rich artistic culture of the community. The performances, scheduled for December 2nd & 9th at 7:30 pm, and December 3rd & 10th at 2 pm, offer a perfect way for families and friends to embrace the holiday spirit together.  

A Christmas Carol at  Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts (FAPA) 

Witness the heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation in this classic play. This production, filled with music and dance, offers a timeless experience. The talented local performers and vibrant staging bring Dickens’ tale to life, emphasizing themes of redemption and the joy of the holiday spirit.   Performances are on Friday, December 8 at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, December 9 at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets for this enchanting show, perfect for audiences of all ages, are available at the Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a cherished holiday story brought to life by the heart and talent of the Forsyth community.                

FoCAL Holiday Cabaret at Focal Arts Center  

Escape the holiday hustle and immerse yourself in the festive spirit at the FoCAL Holiday Cabaret. This captivating event, featuring a lively assortment of both beloved classic and uniquely arranged holiday songs, is set to enchant audiences on December 15th & 16th at 7:30 pm, and December 17th at 2 pm. Ideal for all ages, the FoCAL Holiday Cabaret promises an evening brimming with festive cheer and heartwarming entertainment. Join us for this delightful celebration of music and merriment, a perfect addition to your holiday festivities.                            

A Christmas Carol at School Street Playhouse   

School Street Playhouse invites you to its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ original version of “A Christmas Carol,” from December 1st to 17th. Showtimes are Thursdays to Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Witness the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser whose cold heart is warmed by the visits of three spirits, revealing the true spirit of Christmas.   This production melds music, dance, and spectacular special effects to faithfully recreate the essence of Dickens’ beloved narrative. It’s a moving journey of transformation and redemption, embodying the warmth of the holiday season. Join us for a memorable theatrical experience that captures the true meaning of Christmas in a way that resonates with audiences of all ages.      

These shows in Discover Foco offer memorable experiences that are sure to become a part of your seasonal traditions. Whether it’s the timeless charm of “The Nutcracker,” the reflective journey of “A Christmas Carol,” or the joyful melodies of the FoCAL Holiday Cabaret, each event promises to add a sparkle to your holiday season. Make sure to mark your calendars and experience the magic that these performances bring to the heart of Discover Foco.