Fall and winter abound with plays, concerts, and art shows in Wichita Falls
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Temperatures are dropping, and the sun is setting sooner, driving Wichita Falls residents indoors as fall becomes winter.
However, the fun doesn’t stop just because the sun does. The art community around Wichita Falls is ramping up its holiday season with art shows, plays, musicals, ballets, and concerts to keep the Falls entertained throughout winter.
Art shows, workshops, and exhibits
The On the Wall Workshop has two separate events on Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. The workshop is free to the public, though space is limited and requires an RSVP.
|McNiel Middle School Art Show||600 8th St Ste. #110, Wichita Falls, TX 76301, USA||Nov. 4, 1 to 4 p.m.||Help us celebrate the Mustang creativity in the heart downtown.|
|Crosscurrent Yokohama Exhibition||Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas||Oct. 28 through Feb. 3||This is a group exhibition between artists from Japan and Texas celebrating cultural and artistic exchange.|
|On the Wall Workshops: Exploring Art for Stress Relief||Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas||Nov. 16 and Nov. 18.||Experience the calming power of creating art inspired by our captivating WFMA collection.|
|Activating Shakespeare workshop||The Backdoor Theatre’s main stage||Thurs., Nov. 9||Join the Texas Shakespeare Festival’s Roadshow Acting Company for an exciting workshop of on-your-feet exercises and games designed to bring Shakespeare’s language to life!|
|Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits||The Backdoor Theatre’s main stage||Fri., Nov. 10||Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits presents five of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes, narration, live music, and audience participation.|
|Forever Plaid||The Wichita Theatre Stage 2 Dinner Theatre||Fri., Nov. 3 through Sat., Dec. 16||Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations, and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s.|
|A Christmas Carol||The Wichita Theatre Performing Arts Centre||Sat., Nov. 18 - through Sat., Dec. 16||Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings about Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, and Future.|
|Scrooge in Rouge||The Backdoor Theatre’s main stage||Fri., Nov. 17 through Sat., Dec. 9||Done in the style of British Music Hall, Scrooge In Rouge abounds in bad puns, bawdy malapropisms, naughty double-entendres, and witty songs. Take a seat as three actors go through 23 different characters! A raucous holiday treat!|
|The Grand ‘Ol Christmas Show 2023||The Wichita Theatre Performing Arts Centre||Fri., Dec. 22||Produced by The Grand Ol’ Production Company, this retro radio program is led by the best entertainers in Texas, presenting their annual Christmas Eve broadcast at the N-O-E-L 1225 Radio Theater in front of a live studio audience with the N-O-E-L Radio Orchestra and Gospel Singers.|
Purchase tickets for The Nutcracker through the Texoma Community Credit Union MPEC Box Office or online.
|The Nutcracker||Memorial Auditorium||Fri., Dec. 1, and Sat., Dec. 2||The Wichita Falls Ballet Theater will combine with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra to present The Nutcracker.|
|Western Swing at Sundown||Memorial Auditorium||Fri., Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.||Dave Alexander takes the stage in an evening of Texas music and Western swing featuring the Quebe Sisters.|
|MSU Texas Music: Horn-pipe Duo Recital||Akin Auditorium||Tues., Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.||A horn-pipe duo recital at Akin Auditorium.|
|MSU Texas Music: Woodwind Day||Akin Auditorium||Sat. Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.||A woodwind recital at Akin Auditorium.|
|MSU Texas Music: Percussion Ensemble Concert||Akin Auditorium||Tues., Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.||A percussion ensemble concert at Akin Auditorium.|
|MSU Texas Music: Jazz Ensemble Concert||Akin Auditorium||Thurs., Nov. 16 at 7:30||A jazz ensemble concert at Akin Auditorium.|
|MSU Texas Music: Festival of Lights Concert||Akin Auditorium||Mon., Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.||A Concert for the Festival of Lights at Akin Auditorium.|
|Bohemian Dreams||Memorial Auditorium||Sat., Jan. 20, 2024||Trumpet virtuoso Mary Elizabeth Bowden will be featured with the WFSO on a commissioned jazz-inspired piece titled Bohemian Queen by Brazilian-American Grammy Award-nominated composer Clarice Assad.|
|Curtis on Tour||Akin Auditorium||Thurs., Feb. 15, 2024||America’s most selective music conservatory, The Curtis Institute, presents Curtis on Tour, a unique combination of diverse works for string and wind chamber music artists.|
|Rachmaninoff’s Third||Memorial Auditorium||Sat., Feb. 24, 2024||Join us for a captivating evening that transcends traditional boundaries as the stage becomes a canvas for both music and visual art.|
Ticket information for performances through the MPEC can be found online or through the Texoma Community Credit Union Box Office. Tickets for John Crist’s comedic performance go on sale online on Friday, Nov. 3.
|George Lopez: Alllriiiighhttt!||Kay Yeager Coliseum||Sat., Dec. 9||George Lopez’s illustrious and multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy, and late-night television.|
|Leanne Morgan: Just Getting Started||Memorial Auditorium||Thurs., Feb. 15, 2024, and Fri., Feb. 16, 2024||After discovering her passion for stand-up comedy later in life and finding the time and confidence to pursue her dream, Leanne Morgan has cemented herself as a must-watch comedian.|
|John Crist||Kay Yeager Coliseum||Feb. 10, 2024||John Crist is one of today’s fast-rising stand-up comedians, with more than one billion video views, over five million fans on social media and sold-out shows from coast to coast.|
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