Sunday, November 29, 2009


  • Dec. 3: Music Theatre of Idaho presents Annie, the musical about a Depression-era orphan who, with the help of the rich Oliver Warbucks and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, searches for her parents and foils a plot to claim her for reward money. The show runs at 7:30 Dec. 3-5 and 10-12 and 1:30 Dec. 5 and 12 at the Nampa Civic Center.
  • Dec. 4: Knock 'Em Dead Dinner Theater presents A Season of Hope, the theater's annual selection of Christmas skits, readings and music. The show runs Dec. 4-5, 10-12 and 17-19 at 7:00 Thursdays and 8:00 Fridays and Saturdays at the theater on Ninth Street between Front and Myrtle. Dinner is served at 7:00 Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Dec. 4-5: The Encore! Players present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4 and 7:00 Dec. 5 at the Morrison Center at Boise State University.
  • Now through Dec. 5: The Boise State University Theatre Majors Association presents subUrbia, a dark comedy about aimless 20-somethings who meet a high school classmate who is now a famous musician at a gas station. The show runs at 7:30 Dec. 2-5 at the Danny Peterson Theatre in the Morrison Center on the BSU campus.
  • Dec. 5-6: Opera Idaho presents Amahl and the Night Visitors, the story of a crippled boy who is healed during a visit with the Magi on their way to see Jesus. The show runs at 7:30 Dec. 5 and 2:30 Dec. 5 and 6 at the Egyptian Theater on Capitol and Main in Boise.
  • Dec. 5: The Boise Art Museum opens Lasting Legacy, an exhibit of works from the museum's permanent collection.
  • Dec. 6 and 13: Boise Contemporary Theater presents A Christmas Carol as part of its Family Reading Series at 2:00 at the Fulton Street Theater on Fulton and Ninth.
  • Dec. 9: Alley Repertory Theater presents SEX a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs, about the new sheriff of a corrupt town run by a crime boss who operates brothels. The show runs Dec. 9-12 and 16-19 at 8:00 at the Visual Arts Collective on Osage behind the Woman of Steel Gallery on Chinden in Garden City.
  • Dec. 11-13: Ballet Idaho and the Boise Philharmonic presents their annual production of The Nutcracker at 8:00 Dec. 11-12 and 2:00 Dec. 12-13 at the Morrison Center at Boise State University.
  • Dec. 16: Company of Fools presents A Year with Frog and Toad, a musical based on the popular childrens' books by Arnold Lobel in which Frog and Toad learn life lessons and the value of friendship. The show runs at 7:00 Dec. 16-19, 22-23, 26, 29-30, and Jan. 2, at 3:00 Dec. 20, 24, 27, 31 and Jan. 3, and at 11:00 a.m. Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 at the Liberty Theater on Main Street in Hailey. The show also runs for two days in Twin Falls at 7:00 Jan. 8-9 and 11 a.m. Jan. 9 at the College of Southern Idaho Fine Arts Theatre.
  • Dec. 18 and 20: Boise Master Chorale performs Handel's Messiah at 8:00 Dec. 18 at Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene on 150 Maestra St. off Meridian Road in Meridian and at 2:00 Dec. 20 at First United Methodist Church Cathedral of the Rockies at 717 N. 11th St. in Boise.
  • Now through Dec. 19: Boise Contemporary Theater presents Animals out of Paper, a show about an origami artist, a calculus teacher and a talented student who are brought together by their love of origami. The show runs at 8:00 Dec. 2-5, 9-12 and 16-19 and 2:00 Dec. 5, 12 and 19 at the Fulton Street Theater at Ninth and Fulton in Boise.
  • Now through Dec. 19: Boise Little Theater presents A Christmas Story, a comedy about a boy who wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The show runs at 8:00 Dec. 4-5, 11-12 and 18, at 7:30 Dec. 3 and 10, and at 2:00 Dec. 6, 12 and 19 at the theater on Fort Street near Broadway.
  • Now through Dec. 12: Stage Coach Theatre presents Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge as told by his former partner Jacob Marley, who must redeem Scrooge in order to redeem himself. The show runs Dec. 3-6 and 10-12 at 7:30 Thursdays, 8:00 Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 Sundays at the theater in the Hillcrest Shopping Center at Orchard and Overland.
  • Now through Dec. 27: Prairie Dog Productions presents The Xmas Files! or Miracle at Area 51! at 7:15 Dec. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26 and 2:00 Dec. 13, 20 and 27 at 3820 Cassia in Boise.
  • Now through Jan. 9: Starlight Mountain Theatre presents Irving Berlin's White Christmas, a musical about two friends in show business who find love while putting on a show at an inn in Vermont. The show runs Dec. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 26, and Jan. 1-2 and 8-9 at 7:30 at 1851 Century Way in Boise.
  • Now through Jan. 17: Boise Art Museum presents A Survey of Gee's Bend Quilts, a collection of abstract quilts created by women in the African-American community of Gee's Bend, Alabama.
  • Now through March 14: Boise Art Museum presents Patchwork, a collection of quilts from the early 1800s through the mid-20th century.
  • Now through April 18: Boise Art Museum presents Idea as Art: Contemporary Works on Paper, a selection of abstract drawings by such artists as Sol Lewitt and Mel Bochner.

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