The Olympic Hall's Christmas Theater holiday program kicks off the new year with the Franz Lehar Orchestra of Vienna and dancers from the Vienna Opera performing a selection of waltzes. Shows start at 8 p.m. and tickets (from www.viva.gr and tel 11876) cost 18-60 euros.
Acclaimed American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, hailed as a modern-day Billie Holiday, is coming to Greece for a single show at the Olympic Hall in Galatsi on Thursday, December 6. Part of a global tour, the show presents her latest studio achievement, "Anthem," made up mostly of original material, along with a few covers.
Tchaikovsky's Christmas classic, "The Nutcracker," has an obligatory place on the holiday program of the Christmas Theater initiative at the Olympic Hall in the Athens suburb of Galatsi, in a production by the St Petersburg Ballet Theater. Shows take place December 19-30, starting at 8 p.m. on weekdays, at 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays and December 26, and at 12.30 and 5.30 p.m. on Sundays.
Leading dancers of Russia's famed Bolshoi and Mariisnky ballet companies - including principals Evgenia Obraztsova and Ruslan Skvortsov - will perform a Christmas Gala of highlights from the classical ballet repertory, such as "Sawn Lake," "The Nutcracker," "Sleeping Beauty," "Romeo and Juliet," etc.
Oregon-based covers band Pink Martini will be presenting two special Christmas concerts at the Galatsi Olympic Hall on December 15 and 16, with some of its greatest crowd-pleasing ballads as well as Yuletide classics. Tickets start at 26 euros and can be purchased in advance at www.viva.gr or by calling 11876.