Cultural Events Calendar

Dec. 8-9-10 & Dec. 15-16-17
Fridays 8 pm. Saturdays 2 pm and 8 pm. Sundays 2 pm.

The Wizard of Oz

Off to see the Wizard! Cranford Dramatic Club presents the beloved tale of a Kansas farm girl who travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home – to enchant families during the holidays!

By L. Frank Baum; with Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg; Background Music by Herbert Stothart.
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard; Orchestration by Larry Wilcox; Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

Tickets: $25-$33

CDC Theatre
78 Winans Ave., Cranford

Theatre and restroom are wheelchair-accessible.

Dec. 15
7:30 pm

Holiday Concert by the Westfield Community Concert Band

The Band presents its 33rd Annual Holiday Concert, with performances by the Edison Intermediate School Broadway Singers and special guest Kerry Stubbs, a long-time Union County music educator, vocalist and actor. Mr. Stubbs will narrate “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clemente Clarke Moore, with band accompaniment.

The program will includes “Ukrainian Bell Carol,” “The Eighth Candle,” “A John Rudder Christmas,” “Once in Royal David’s City,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival,” as played by the Boston Pops. The finale is a joint performance of “White Christmas.”


Edison Intermediate School Auditorium
800 Rahway Ave., Westfield

The venue is wheelchair-accessible.

Dec. 16
7:30 pm

Joyful, Joyful: A Holiday Concert Spectacular!

Continuo Arts Foundation presents their annual holiday concert – featuring hundreds of singers of all ages, with orchestra, a Sing-A-Long, Santa and more. The Children’s Choir of New Jersey, Youth Choir of New Jersey, Civic Chorale of New Jersey, Seniors Sing, and Sonare will all perform. This magical, musical evening concludes with Beethoven’s 9th ‘Ode to Joy’ with guest artists Clarum Sonum.

Tickets: $25 Adults / $15 Seniors & Students

Summit High School
125 Kent Place Blvd., Summit

Wheelchair-accessible seating on request.

Jan. 28
3 pm

The Choral Art Society of NJ

Choral Art Society, directed by Martin Sedek, will perform Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” and Chilcott’s “Circlesong” (featuring the NJ Youth Chorus) in this concert held in consideration of our children and our stewardship of the future. “Circlesong” is a musical portrayal of the human life cycle as captured by poetry of indigenous North Americans. Concert also includes the World Premiere of a newly commissioned work, “The Greatest Miracle,” by celebrated composer Andrey Stolyarov.

Tickets: $30 (advance/online); $35 at the door

The Presbyterian Church of Westfield
140 Mountain Ave., Westfield

Wheelchair-accessible venue. Large-print programs available. For any other needs, call 908-209-5435 and you will be accommodated.