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A closer look at events and activities throughout Cobb County this season A CHRISTMAS TRADITION>> It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. “A Christmas Tradition” on the Marietta Square will be the winter wonderland spectacular of a lifetime. Grab the family and sit back for a song and dance holiday revue showcasing ninety minutes of traditional and contemporary holiday favorites. “A Christmas Tradition” promises to be an unforgettable Christmas-time memory for families to enjoy for years to come. “A Christmas Tradition” performances are through Dec. 22 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square. Performance times are 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $10 for children, and $20 for groups of 10 or more. Information: 770.293.0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON TOUR: PIRATE & PRINCESS ADVENTURE>>Grab your tiaras and doubloons and enjoy “Disney Junior Live on Tour: Pirate & Princess Adventure.” Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats, too, at this never-before-seen live show featuring everyone’s favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps everyone learn the true meaning of being a princess, with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it's off to Neverland where Jake and his swashbuckling friends, Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It is danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, the whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when “Disney Junior Live on Tour: Pirate & Princess Adventure” sails into town. Performances are Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 15 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m., at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Ticket prices range from $20 to $80. Information: 770.916.2808 or www.cobbenergycentre.com ATLANTA BALLET’S NUTCRACKER>>The magical annual tradition continues with the return of “Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker.” This family favorite brings the holiday season to life for area families with exquisite dancing, fanciful characters, and a thrilling trip into the Sugar Candy Kingdom. Perfect for all ages, “Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker” delights and sparks the imagination of the child within us all. Enjoy an extra touch of magic when Drew Thomas, professional illusionist and finalist on “America’s Got Talent” takes on the role of the mysterious Drosselmeyer during the first two weeks of the show. Thrilling surprises await audiences, so get tickets now. “Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker” appears through Dec. 29 at the Fox Theatre. Performance times vary. Ticket prices start at $20. Information: 404.873.5811 or www.atlantaballet.com

Cobb Life Dec. 2013  
Cobb Life Dec. 2013  

Cobb Life Dec. 2013