Local entertainment venues plan virtual holiday programming amid coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced most Louisville entertainment venues to close, but the shows will go on – virtually.

Here are some shows that will get you into the holiday spirit.

Kentucky Performing Arts 

A (Virtual) Christmas with the Griswolds: An Evening with Chevy Chase & Beverly D’Angelo

Light up your holidays and join Christmas’ favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold for this virtual salute to the holiday classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen) lead audiences through this live event as they share fan-favorite clips from the movie, reveal their favorite memories from the making of the Vacation franchise and answer your questions in a live audience Q & A.

Streaming live via Zoom  – Saturday, November 28 at 8 pm ET

$25.00 per household (includes one device, and as many viewers as you’d like)

$150.00 VIP Experience

A portion of each ticket supports Kentucky Performing Arts.

This is an all-ages show (ages 10 & up recommended)

Show Length: 60 minutes

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Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays Streaming Concert

Streaming from Sony Hall in New York City

Saturday, December 5 at 8pm ET

Livestream ticket $35
Livestream at 8:00 PM or watch on-demand for 48 hours.

A portion of each ticket supports Kentucky Performing Arts.

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Jim Brickman: Comfort & Joy at Home LIVE! Virtually

Thursday, December 10 at 7pm ET

Silver Package: $40.00
• Live Virtual Concert

Gold Package: $75.00
• Live Virtual Concert
• Interact with Jim in the Zoom Room
• Stocking full of Christmas gifts delivered to your doorstep

Diamond Package: $125.00
• Live Virtual Concert
• Interact with Jim in the Zoom Room
• Stocking full of Christmas gifts delivered to your doorstep
• AND After Show party with Jim

Grammy Nominated Songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman will be taking the nation by storm this holiday season with the Comfort & Joy at Home 2020 Virtual Tour. A portion of each ticket purchased to this LIVE event will benefit Kentucky Performing Arts. Fans and their families can enjoy this unique virtual concert experience from the comfort of home, while supporting Kentucky Performing Arts during this challenging time.

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Dave Koz & Friends – The Greatest Hits of Christmas 2020

Saturday, December 12 at 8pm ET

Livestream ticket: $35.00*

*includes a digital copy of two of Dave’s latest albums: A New Day & Gifts Of The Season

One on one virtual Meet & Greet – Add On: $50.00

A portion of each ticket supports Kentucky Performing Arts.

In a recording career that spans nearly three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up nine GRAMMY® nominations, 11 No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, 13 sold-out Dave Koz & Friends At Sea cruises, performances for multiple U.S. presidents, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

On December 12, Koz, along with musicians JONATHAN BUTLERRICK BRAUNRICHARD ELLIOTPETER WHITEDAVID BENOIT, and vocalist REBECCA JADE, bring holiday favorites to your home in this special one night only virtual concert event.

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Louisville Ballet

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Streaming online December 7-15

SINGLE DIGITAL TICKET / $55 per household
FULL SEASON MEMBERSHIP / $175 per household

Actors Theatre

Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play

This holiday season, Actors Theatre brings Dickens’s tale of redemption, connection, and generosity into your home for the whole family to enjoy. This spirited listening experience, brought to life by our creative team in collaboration with award-winning radio professionals, is infused with all the hearty laughs and abundant good cheer that make this story a cherished Christmas classic.

Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play streams through December 31 at 11:59 EST. Purchase your virtual tickets by December 31 at 9 p.m. EST.

A limited number of tickets are available now for $10.

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