The Fox Valley Nutcracker

State Street Dance Studio is very proud to present The Fox Valley Nutcracker, a Fox Valley holiday tradition that showcases students and families from State Street, as well as other local dance studios and professional dancers, in the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker. Featuring lavish sets, festive costumes, and Tchaikovsky's score.

VIP tickets include photos with select cast members and a look backstage following the performance.

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A Well-Strung Christmas

Well-Strung, the most requested show to return to the BFAC stage, will be here for one night only with a BFAC exclusive performance, A Well-Strung Christmas.  A boy band like you have never seen before, Well-Strung is a string quartet that features classical musicians who put their own spin on the music of Mozart, Rihanna, Adele, Vivaldi, and more!  Well-Strung performed in Batavia during our 2nd season, and is the most requested group to make a return appearance.  We have have heard you speak and are proud to announce that we an exclusive with the gentleman from Well-Strung for 75 miles around Batavia for their newly formed Christmas show.  Under the direction of Richard Jay-Alexander, (Barbra Streisand's long term director), A Well-Strung Christmas is sure to bring the holiday spirit in a new and exciting way.   

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The BHS Kaleidopscope concert is a musical Holiday feast for the senses. Every one of our 450+ students performs two concerts of holiday themed selections for your enjoyment in a unique format that features no breaks or applause until the end of the performance. This is truly a spectacular event that is one of the highlights of the BHS music program each year! Come join us to start off the holiday season the right way!

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Christmas Essentials

Join the Fox Valley Orchestra and Chorus, led by guest conductor Philip Rudd and Chorus Master Lisa Fredenburgh, as they bring the warmth of the Christmas sounds to life. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves, Rutter’s Gloria and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols are some of the seasonal treasures that will bring the holiday spirit to your heart.

Strauss - Overture to Die Fledermaus
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves
Tchaikovsky - Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Schalk - Before the Marvel of This Night
Mendelssohn - Verleih Uns Frieden
Britten – Ceremony of Carols
Rutter – Gloria

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DancEncounter Presents: The Nutcracker

DancEncounter School of Dance presents The Nutcracker Ballet with an all student cast, featuring children 3 - 18 yrs from the Fox Valley area. Delight in the tradition of the holidays and the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince.

*Please note: in the event that proper usher coverage is not provided, reserved seats revert to general admission.

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Sing-Along Messiah

Enter the Christmas celebration joyously by joining in the annual community event, Handel's Sing-Along Messiah! The Fox Valley Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Dr. Lisa Fredenburgh will be joined by wonderful guest soloists and everyone in the audience! The soloists, chorus, and the audience will sing the first part of Handel’s “Messiah” in addition to the famous Hallelujah chorus. Non-singers are also welcome to sit in any area of the audience and enjoy the great sound. If you plan to sing, please bring a copy of the score to sing from, or copies of the score will be available at the door for purchase.

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Red, Hot and Blue

Red, Hot…& Blue! is a spectacular show with Hilarious Wigs, Fabulous Costumes and Broadway-Caliber TALENT! A seasoned cast of professional entertainers take you ‘Dancin’ Thru the Decades,’ from the Big Band Swing Era to the music of today.  The cast features high-energy musical revue entertainment as you’ve never witnessed before.  The cast of Red, Hot…& Blue! has consistently appealed to ALL age groups from the Golden-Agers to the Baby Boomers and BEYOND! Hold on to your hats and stay focused because you might just miss one of their Award-Winning costume changes or be blown out of your seats by their quick-moving choreography and precise live vocal harmonies.

No strangers to World-Class, the cast of Red, Hot…& Blue! has performed for over 7 years as Guest Entertainers aboard the Holland America Cruise Lines sailing the globe. From Europe to Africa, they have also performed aboard Princess Cruise Lines and the Big Red Boat WORLDWIDE!

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Songs of Love and War

Guest conductor Stephen Squires leads the Fox Valley Orchestra in a powerful program of landmark repertoire on March 12 and 13. The darkness of Barber’s Medea’s Dance of Vengeance, Prokofiev’s energetic neoclassical Symphony No. 1, and Ravel’s timeless Boléro, will delight and inspire the heart and mind.

Arnold – Peterloo Overture
Prokofiev – ‘Classical’ Symphony No. 1
Barber - Medea’s Dance of Vengeance
Ravel - Boléro

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Chaplin: A Life in Concert

One actor, one piano, one unforgettable performance. This is "Chaplin – A Life. In Concert", a unique evening of Musical Theater which dramatizes, in song, the life story of the brilliant artist, Charlie Chaplin.

The show stars multi-platinum award-winning Performer/Composer, David Pomeranz who portrays more than 40 of the colorful characters in Charlie's life.

Part Concert; part Stage Musical, "Chaplin – A Life. In Concert" is an imaginative, emotional and inspiring journey that leaves the audience walking on air, humming its tunes, and in love with the artistry of the Chaplin.

"The score is a knockout… touching, clever, theatrical…wonderful!"
Michael Feinstein

"David Pomeranz is wonderfully talented!"
Mel Brooks

"I would give up all of my awards, and they are many, if I could do what David Pomeranz can do with his music."
Richard Harris

"This young man has captured the soul of the man I knew so well."
Jerry Epstein 
(Charlie's associate producer and "right hand" for more than 30 years)

"David is inspiring!"
Barry Manilow

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From the creative team that brought you the hit show OH WHAT A NIGHT! A Musical Tributw To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, comes a unique concept in tribute shows... Celebrating the music of THE BEATLES, THE BEACH BOYS, THE BEE GEES and MOTOWN all in one show!

FOUR BY FOUR features a stellar cast of FOUR exciting performers presenting the hits of FOUR of the most iconic musical styles in pop music history.

The dynamic stars of FOUR BY FOUR perform these instantly recognizable classic songs in full choregraphed production numbers. Informative, and often humorous, banter ties all of this extraordinary music together music together for an evening of fell good, raise-the-roof entertainment!

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