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Colonial Players’ Auditions

Seven men and two women of varying ages, including two African American characters, needed for Colonial Players’ Feb. 14 thru March 8 production of Superior Donuts, a thought-provoking drama about a Polish-American and his donut shop. Su 1:30pm, M 6:30pm at 2132 Renard Ct., Annapolis. Director Kristofer Kauff at superior ­donuts@thecolonialplayers.org.

Colonial Players’ Auditions

Seven men and two women of varying ages, including two African American characters, needed for Colonial Players’ Feb. 14 thru March 8 production of Superior Donuts, a thought-provoking drama about a Polish-American and his donut shop. Su 1:30pm, M 6:30pm at 2132 Renard Ct., Annapolis. Director Kristofer Kauff at superior ­donuts@thecolonialplayers.org.

Nutcracker on the Chesapeake

For the Chesapeake Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker, directors Barbara Haskell, Dmitri Malikov and Ninel Cherevko choreograph a huge cast of over 80 ballet students from studios throughout Maryland. 1pm and 4pm at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis, Bay Head Park. $18 w/age discounts: www.chesapeakeballetcompany.com.

ENCORE Chorale Holiday Concert

Hear the 35-member chorale directed by Krystal Rickard McCoy. 3pm at the Great Hall of Middleham & St. Peter’s Parish, Lusby: 410-394-3174; www.encorecreativity.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s Nutcracker, Annapolis

Event Date:  Repeats every week until Sat Dec 21 2013 . December 14, 2013 - 7:00pm Rediscover the wonder of this timeless holiday classic danced by Maryland’s professional ballet company. Sa 7pm; Su 1pm and 4:30pm, with Sugar Plum Parties at noon and 3:30pm. Also Dec. 21 & 22. Maryland Hall, Annapolis. $42 w/age discounts; rsvp: 410-280-5640; www.balletmaryland.org.

Patuxent Voices Holiday Concerts

Event Date:  December 15, 2013 - 3:00pm Patuxent Voices, Southern Maryland’s premiere women’s a cappella group, presents A Musical Journey through the Season. F 7:30pm at All Saints Episcopal Church, Sunderland; Sa 7:30pm at Middleham St. Peter’s Parish Hall, Lusby; Su 3pm at Trinity Church, St. Mary’s College. Donations welcome: 410-474-2430; www.patuxentvoices.org.

Patuxent Voices Holiday Concerts

Event Date:  Repeats every 2 days until Sat Dec 14 2013 . December 13, 2013 - 7:00pm Patuxent Voices, Southern Maryland’s premiere women’s a cappella group, presents A Musical Journey through the Season. F 7:30pm at All Saints Episcopal Church, Sunderland; Sa 7:30pm at Middleham St. Peter’s Parish Hall, Lusby; Su 3pm at Trinity Church, St. Mary’s College. Donations welcome: 410-474-2430; www.patuxentvoices.org.

US Naval Academy Band - Holiday Concert

Event Date:  December 11, 2013 - 7:30pm Join the Naval Academy Band for a favorite Annapolis tradition: Holiday by the Bay. The concert will take place on Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Naval Academy at the Main Chapel. Location US Naval Academy Main Chapel 101 Buchanan Road Annapolis, MD 21402 United States See map: Google Maps

Annapolis Christian School Messiah

Annapolis Area Christian School’s Upper School Choirs join a professional chamber orchestra in selections from George Friderich Handel’s Messiah. Also Dec. 14. 7pm at the Upper School’s Kerr Center, Severn. $10 w/age discounts: 410-846-3531; upperschooldrama@aacsonline.org.

College Jazz Ensemble

Hear Solid Brass in the first of the ensemble concert series at the Prince Frederick campus. 7:30pm. $7 w/discounts: 301-934-7827; bxoffc@csmd.edu.