Holiday Concerts to Tease Your Ears This Season

Amber Riley. Photo by Organicshawty, via Wikimedia Commons.

Whether it’s carols, show tunes, pop, opera, or rap, nothing makes the holidays more festive than music, and there are many opportunities to enjoy your favorites this holiday season.

The Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida (GMCSF) will “Celebrate the Holidays'' on Dec. 13, at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, with special guest star, Amber Riley. Best known for her role on “Glee,” Riley will perform solo and lend her voice to some numbers with the chorus. GMCSF will also perform their show, sans Riley, on Dec. 16 at Sunshine Cathedral.  Tropical Wave, the performance ensemble of GMCSF, will present holiday shows on Dec. 2 at St. Nicholas Church in Pompano and on Dec. 17 at Christ Lutheran Church in Fort Lauderdale. Go to for more information.

The Annual Wilton Manors Holiday Spectacular at Richardson Park on Dec. 11 features Tony Award-Winner Matt Doyle, with co-hosts FayWhat?! and Patrik Gallineaux.

Show tune queens will be happy to hear that Broadway in Miami will present “Pretty Woman: The Musical” Dec. 5-10, and Kravis on Broadway is running the musical “Mean Girls” on those same dates.

Handel’s “Messiah” and Holiday Pops presented by South Florida Symphony Orchestra is at Barry University in Miami on Dec. 3-4.

Nova Singers’ holiday concert is at St. Sebastian Catholic Church on Dec 5.

On Dec. 8, “A Well-Strung Christmas,” featuring the sexiest small string quartet in history, comes to the Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center.

Hard Rock Live in Hollywood presents “Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony” on Dec. 9.

On Dec. 15 Wilton Manors’ Mickel Park becomes a magical wonderland with holiday favorites performed by the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble.

Pentatonix celebrates “The Most Wonderful Tour of the Year” on Dec. 14 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood.

Looking Ahead to 2024

It’s not all about eggnog and carols. Time to whip out that 2024 calendar and start making notes of some exciting upcoming events.

Direct from a sold-out run in Provincetown, “Schartt’ Creek: Honeymoon in Wilton Manors” comes to Empire Stage for a limited run, Jan 18 - March 3. Written by Jamie Morris, whose previous hits include “Mommie Queerest”, “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode”, “The Silence of the Clams”, “Re-Designing Women”, and “Gilligan’s Fire Island.” The unauthorized parody picks up where the series leaves off. David is on his honeymoon. Patrick cannot make it. The entire Rose family arrives to cheer him up, and then proceed to make the entire trip about themselves. For more information, go to

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, Jan. 11-15, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, presents more than 600 recognized dealers from more than 30 countries. Attendees can explore the show floor and discover everything from jewelry, watches, and handbags to artwork, furniture, and home décor. This year marks the debut of the Modern & Contemporary Pavilion, featuring an eclectic mix of artistic styles, from abstract and surreal, to minimalist and pop art. Tickets range from $20-$50 and are available at


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