Photo by Matthew Murphy
1. Les Misérables
Through December 30
The Tony-winning musical returns to the Orpheum after a two-and-a-half year run on Broadway. The show has been re-imagined with new lighting, staging, and scenery, with memorable musical numbers like “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home” and “One Day More.”
2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Xcel Energy Center
December 29, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings their rocking production of “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” back to the Xcel.
3. A New Year’s Celebration: Vanska Conducts Bernstein, Copland, and Gershwin
December 31, 8:30 p.m.
A evening of iconic American composers—and after the concert, a New Year’s Eve party will takes place in the lobby counting down to when you raise a glass of sparkly. Music provided by local jazz band Belle Amour.
4. An Andy and Bing Christmas
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Feeling old-fashioned? Ring in the new year to the music of crooners Andy Williams and Bing Crosby. Mick Sterling, with his 16-piece band, bring their Christmas albums to life—think: “The Holiday Song,” “Jingle Bells,” “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, “Let it Snow,” “Joy to the World” and “White Christmas.”
5. Kat Perkins: A New Year’s Celebration
December 30, 5-7 p.m.
Paradise Center for the Arts
NBC’s The Voice finalist Kat Perkins takes to the Paradise Center for the Arts stage, delighting audiences with her family-friendly-but-still-rocking holiday concert.
6. Third Eye Blind with Special Guest Step Rockets
December 31, 8 p.m
Mystic Lake Showroom
San Francisco rock band Third Eye Blind plays the hits on New Year’s Eve, like “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Jumper,” and “How’s It Going to Be.”