Holiday Extravaganza

The 9th Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza will be held at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21 to benefit Akron General’s Muffins for Mammogram program. At this year’s performance, Humbert will be joined by his honky-tonk traditional country band Shooter Sharp and The Shootouts, vocalist Emily Bates and special guest David Mayfield. They will be performing a family friendly, traditional holiday show. It will be cabaret style, with the performers and audience onstage together. Seating is limited to just 200 seats per night and advance tickets are highly recommended. Tickets are $20 general admission, $35 date night special (two tickets) and can be purchased at the Civic Theatre Box Office Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling 330-253-2488, at Ticketmaster outlets in Macy’s and select Giant Eagle stores or online at

Let it Snow!

Wandering Aesthetics is teaming up with the Akron Children’s Museum, 216 Main St., Akron, to present a holiday-inspired, family friendly performance, "Gifts of Winter, Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!" at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 20-23. Whether the weather outside is frightful or not, swing by the Akron Children’s Museum the week before Christmas and give the gift of storytelling by joining Wandering Aesthetics for a short, but sweet holiday performance. Storytellers Kyle Jozsa and Nici Romo will entertain children of all ages featuring classic wintertime songs and stories, such as "The Elves and the Shoemaker," "Jingle Bells" and "The Gift of the Magi." Tickets are $10 per family. For reservations, call 330-396-6103. Admission to the museum is $5 per person if you wish to tour before or after the show. For more information, email

'A Christmas Carol'

The Rubber City Theatre is producing Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" Dec. 16-23. The show is performed at The Salvation Army of Summit County’s Black Box at Fort Romig, an intimate store-front black box theater at 2207 Romig Road in Akron. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. At 2 p.m. Dec. 16, a special performance will showcase the collaboration between The Salvation Army of Summit County and Rubber City Theatre. Prior to the Rubber City Theatre performance of the holiday classic, audiences will view "A Christmas Carol Kids," performed by the Salvation Army's Billy Booth Arts and Science Factory students. Tickets begin at $16 for adults and $14 for seniors and students and can be purchased by phone at 234-252-0272, online at, or at the door within one hour prior show time.