Things to Do in O.C. This Week: Dec. 21-27

To end off the year, watch these performances of ”Nochebuena”, ”Little Women”, or ”To Kill a Mockingbird”.
Photograph Courtesy of Musco Center for the Arts

DEC. 22

“NOCHEBUENA: CHRISTMAS EVE IN MEXICO”
Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar headline a Christmas-themed show focused on the traditions of Mexico, including the children’s posada processions and the parties and ceremonies held on Nochebuena, or Christmas Eve. Musco Center for the Arts, One University Drive, Orange, 844-626-8726, muscocenter.org

 

THROUGH DEC. 23

“LITTLE WOMEN”
This new musical version of the beloved novel by Louisa May Alcott follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy as they come into their own while their father is away, fighting in the Civil War. The stage show retains all the drama, romance, heartbreak, and humor of the original. Chance Theater, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, 714-777-3033, chancetheater.com 

 

DEC. 27 THROUGH JAN. 8

“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD”
Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s great American novel was a huge hit on Broadway from the moment it opened in 2018, eventually garnering nine Tony Award nominations. The play diverges from the book, switching the focus from Scout to her father, lawyer Atticus Finch, as he prepares to defend Tom Robinson, a Black man falsely accused of rape. The show is recommended for ages 12 and up. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714-556-2787, scfta.org