Eight holiday-themed shows coming to the Vilar Performing Arts Center
The venue’s holiday lineup features Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol,’ Josh Turner, Dallas String Quartet and more
It is that time of year again when the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek puts up a two-story, brightly-lit tree and hosts a series of special shows to get locals and visitors in the mood for the holidays.
This year, VPAC will host eight holiday-themed shows over the three weeks from mid-December to early January including a performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” according to a recent press release.
The venue’s lobby will be adorned with a “pinefur 20-foot tall holiday tree“ for photos with family and friends.
The fun kicks off on Dec. 17 with Dallas String Quartet’s “Electric Christmas,” which is described as a “fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electrical strings,” according to the release.
Next up is Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 20, followed by “Christmas with the 5 Browns” on Dec. 21. “Christmas with the 5 Browns” is a five-piano concert of all your favorite holiday songs.
Just after the Christmas holiday on Dec. 27, comes Rhythmic Circus’s “Holiday Shuffle” — a groovy, “un-traditional” performance by an eleven-member percussion and tap dance ensemble from Minneapolis.
On Dec. 28, renowned country singer Josh Turner will come to the Vail Valley for one night only to perform a show entitled “Holidays and The Hits.”
To finish the year off strong, The Doo Wop Project will perform “Holidays in Harmony” on Dec. 29, which melds “classic sounds with modern music.” This is followed by Justin Willman’s “Magic For Humans In Person,” with two shows on Dec. 30.
Finally, The Whiffenpoofs of Yale will come to VPAC on Jan. 7. The a cappella group from Yale University has been performing for more than 100 years.
For more information on the upcoming shows, visit VilarPac.org.
•Dec. 17: Dallas String Quartet’s “Electric Christmas”
•Dec. 20: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”
•Dec. 21: “Christmas with the 5 Browns”
•Dec. 27: Rhythmic Circus “Holiday Shuffle”
•Dec. 29: The Doo Wop Project – “Holidays in Harmony”
•Dec. 30: Justin Willman – “Magic For Humans In Person” (2 performances)
•Jan. 7: The Whiffenpoofs of Yale