Tonight: Broadway Holiday

Showtunes and razzmatazz light up Westwood.

By Alysia Gray Painter
|  Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010  |  Updated 12:15 AM PDT
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Tonight: Broadway Holiday

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It's a Broadway Holiday at the Geffen Playhouse.

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BROADWAY HOLIDAY: Cole Porter. Rodgers & Hammerstein. Irving Berlin. It makes us feel better just typing those names, but to hear the showtunes they wrote, performed live, with plenty of sparkle, at the Geffen Playhouse, seems flush with festive joy to us. Also, if you saw the Rockettes at Nokia a few weeks back, and are needing some more NYC-style noel, this production is for you. It's on through next week, but best get specific dates.

MANHATTAN TRANSFER CHRISTMAS SHOW: And speaking of New York City. (We love to start any sentence with "any speaking of New York City, by the way," especially this time of year.) The jazzy act is be-bopping up the holidays tonight at Walt Disney Concert Hall. You know the up-and-down-and-all-around vocalizations are going to sound sterling in that particular space. 8 p.m.

THE EBENEZER SCROOGE TELETHON: If you're well-"A-Christmas-Carol-ed"-out'd by this point -- and we hope that isn't the case, because a person can never be too "Carol"-ed, really -- this Upright Citizens Brigade show may be just the tonic you need. Will Jacob Marley stop by to shake some chains and groan a bit? No ghost can groan like Mr. Marley. 10 p.m.

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