Dec 09, 2015 02:00AM
If live music and theatre is your preference, there are numerous Christmas and holiday performances throughout the season on Amelia Island. On December 21 and 22, Crescendo Amelia Big Band performs “How the Big Band Stole Christmas: Holiday Show with Crescendo Amelia.” The performance at Amelia Community Theatre features six singers and a 21-piece jazz band. Enjoy the stylings of a classic big band with a few modern twists! Also at Amelia Community Theatre is Miracle on 34th Street, based on the beloved film and novel, performed from December 3 through 19. This is a nostalgic holiday treat for the whole family. A single mother and her young daughter, Susan, have given up on Christmas until they meet a mysterious gentleman at Macy’s claiming to be Santa Claus. This jolly Kris Kringle brings them hope and unleashes waves of goodwill throughout New York City. For more information or to buy tickets for these events call (904) 261-6749 or visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org . At Fernandina Little Theatre, enjoy a modern adaptation of a timeless classic, A Christmas Carol. The play will be held from December 5 through 12. To purchase tickets call (904) 206-2607 or visit www.ameliaflt.org. At Amelia Musical Playhouse, treat the entire family to an exciting musical version of Charolotte’s Web, a new dimension to E.B. White’s beloved classic. With music and lyrics by Charles Strouse and book by Joseph Robinette you will thrill to a musical score which includes “Eating,” Wilbur the pig’s humorous yet poignant song about growing up; “Who Says We Can’t Be Friends,” an enchanting duet between Wilbur and his new-found companion Charlotte; “Welcome to the Zuckerman Barn,” featuring all the story’s unforgettable animals in a hand-clapping, toe-tapping hoe-down; and “Summer,” a haunting, nostalgic chorus number which evokes a time and place from everyone’s childhood. For more information or to purchase tickets call (904)277-3455 or visit www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com.