The sudden arctic chill aside, it’s hard to believe that another holiday season is again upon us.
Classic film fans and audiences nostalgic for Christmas traditions shouldn’t miss WVL Theater’s live "broadcast" of Frank Capra’s iconic holiday film, It’s a Wonderful Life, at The Palace on Wednesday, December 3. This classic American twist on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is brought to life in front of a studio audience in the style of a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Four actors play all of the characters and, just like in the medium's golden age, produce the sound effects. We invite you to let your imagination build the scene and “see” the story anew.
The uniquely sensational sounds of Mannheim Steamroller rock the stage on Thursday, December 11, when the band makes a stop at The Palace on its 30th Anniversary Christmas Tour. In celebration of this milestone event, the show will include Christmas favorites alongside selections from creator Chip Davis’ unforgettable Fresh Aire series and newer recordings by his daughter, Elyse.
For more than 10 years, we have been the seasonal home to two of Fairfield County’s cultural treasures: the Connecticut Ballet and the Stamford Symphony.
For one night only, on Saturday, December 6, the NY Virtuoso Singers will join the Stamford Symphony at the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist to perform Handel's Messiah Parts I & II. The Palace is presenting this non-subscriber event at a special price of $50 per ticket. The Connecticut Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Brett Raphael’s celebrated production, returns to The Palace for four performances on Saturday, December 20, and Sunday, December 21 (including two matinees).
Remember Those Most in Need
Of course the best part of the holidays is giving! While you’re making your list and checking it twice, please be sure to remember members of our community who are most in need. As a sponsor of 95.9 the Fox’s Food Drive and a supporter of the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Inc., The Palace will be a collection site for non-perishable food. Please be sure to drop off your donations at our 61 Atlantic Street venue before November 25.
New Prix Fixe Restaurant Deals De-Stress The Holidays
Stamford’s restaurants are collaborating with The Palace Theatre to provide a sophisticated night on the town that won’t break the bank. Eateries that are mostly within walking distance from our Atlantic Street location are offering 3-course prix fixe specials that end in time for an 8 o’clock curtain. The scenario is win-win for all: Downtown businesses benefit from the targeted cross-promotion and arts patrons in our region can enjoy world-class entertainment closer to home, preceded by a great meal. All before midnight!
The only caveat to this amazing offer is we recommend you make reservations now, as these restaurants are popular and fill up quickly:
Six of the city’s established restaurants are participating: Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, Bar Rosso, Capriccio Cafe, The Fez, F.I.S.H. Restaurant & Bar and Quattro Pazzi, each of which will be providing an exclusive $30 prix fixe menu for two people from 5:30 to 7:30 pm (not including tax, tip or alcohol.)