Get out of the house and watch a show this winter, part 1

Watch a show

During this time of year, it’s pretty easy to feel cooped up — there are only so many Netflix shows to binge. But luckily for us, we have a lot of talent in our lakeshore communities and have many opportunities to catch a show and enjoy the arts. 

Get dressed up, make a dinner reservation and check out these shows this winter!

Holland Community Theatre

50 W. Ninth St., Holland

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate the holidays with a Christmas classic — Miracle on 34th Street! This heartwarming story captures the holiday spirit we all know and love. 

Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kringle unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find toys their children asked for.

Seen as delusional by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kringle shanghaied to a psychiatric hospital, Kringle ends up in a court competency hearing. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kringle as the true Santa, allowing children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.

Show dates:

Nov. 26–27: 7 p.m.

Nov. 28: 2 p.m.

Dec. 1–3: 7 p.m.

Dec. 4: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. 

Dec. 9–10: 7 p.m.

Dec. 11: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Agnes of God

Agnes of God

If dark mysteries are your thing, Agnes of God is the show for you at Holland Community Theatre.

Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of strangling her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. Who committed this crime, and who fathered the victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. A hit on Broadway and later on film.

Due to adult themes, parental guidance is suggested for this show — not appropriate for young children.

Show dates:

Feb. 3–5: 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 11–12: 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 12: 2 p.m.

Feb. 17–19: 7:30 p.m.

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

400 Culver St., Saugatuck

Mark Lavengood

[HAS HEART] Celebration feat. Mark Lavengood

Nov. 12: 6–6:45 p.m. and 7–7:45 p.m.

Check out the Saugatuck Center for the Arts for a night of celebrating art and live music! The debut exhibit celebration of “HAS HEART | 50 States” will feature a free, all-ages concert by Mark Lavengood, a Michigan native and total bluegrass sensation. Cocktails will be available at the bar and food trucks will also be on-site.

[HAS HEART] presents several works collaboratively produced through consciously-paired veterans and American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) designers from across the country. It was curated by co-founders Michael Hyacinthe, an eight-year U.S. Navy veteran and artist/designer Tyler Way.