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Santastic: Guggenheim Entertainment presents Santa’s Fantastic Musical Revue, featuring youthful performers tackling Motown, big band, and rock ’n’ roll versions of “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty The Snowman,” “Deck The Halls,” “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and much more in this 45-minute one-act musical. After each performance, the cast will lead activities including a meet-and-greet with Santa and his elves, holiday card-making and cookie decorating. Dec. 8-23; Saturdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 3Below Theaters and Lounge, 288 S. Second St., San Jose first pair of pointe shoes. Tickets start at $20. www.3Belowtheaters.com, 408-404-7711..
Sandra Wright Shen: The pianist performs a holiday concert program featuring Corelli-Godowsky “Pastorale (Angelus)” from the Christmas Concerto, Op first pair of pointe shoes. 6, No. 8; selections from Liszt’s “Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas Tree)”; Grainger’s “Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol”; Novák’s “Christmas Night “ from “Songs of a Winter’s Night,” Op. 30, No. 3; and Crumb’s “Canticle of the Holy Night” from “A Little Suite for Christmas.” An introduction to the music precedes the concert, and a meet-the-artist opportunity follows. Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. Trianon Theatre, 75 N. Fifth St., San Jose. $40-$60. www.steinwaysociety.com, 408-990-0872..
You-Sing-It Messiah: The San Jose Baroque Orchestra plays the score for this sing-along version Handel’s “Messiah.” Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose will sing carols in the lobby. Dec. 10, 7:30 pm. California Theatre, 345 S. First St. San Jose. $20-$25; scores available for sale at the door first pair of pointe shoes. 408-286-2600 ext. 23, https://sanjosesymphonicchoir.org/upcoming-events. Carols in the California: The Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale under the baton of Elena Sharkova presents the 14th annual program of holiday cheer. Come for a traditional sing-along of your favorite carols with choir and brass ensemble and performances of classical. Dec. 15, 7 p.m. California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose. $26-$36. 408-286-2600, www.symphonysiliconvalley.org..
SANTA CLARA. A Chanticleer Christmas: The men’s choir performs sacred music from the Renaissance to joyful spirituals and traditional carols. The program begins with candlelit Gregorian Chant and continues with music by Palestrina, Sweelinck, Biebel, Rachmaninoff and Poulenc; traditional English and Spanish carols; and the world premiere of “Behold, a Simple, Tender Babe” by Peter Bloesch. Dec. 22, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. $30-$75 first pair of pointe shoes. http://www.chanticleer.org..
Bianco Natale: The Sacred Heart Men’s Club presents Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito in a festive holiday concert, accompanied by the San Jose State University Orchestra. The show will feature traditional Christmas songs and seasonal favorites, as well as operatic arias, Neapolitan songs and original compositions. Special guests include vocalist Victoria McDowell. Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Church, 13716 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga. $65-$85. www.sacredheartsaratoga.tix.com, 800-595-4849 first pair of pointe shoes. Saratoga Community Band: The band performs its annual December concert, featuring works by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Sousa and Bernstein. Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. McAfee Performing Arts Center at Saratoga High School, 20300 Herriman Ave. Free. Saratogaband.com..