The warmth and laughter and holly jolly times of the holidays are accompanied by big-time stress. For many revelers, there’s too much food, too much drink, and way too much emotion and expectation for naughty and nice alike. In a realistic turn, The Music Box Theater’s The White Christmas Album 2: The Sequel has chosen to embrace this fact with its second annual Beatles-based year-end finale. “It was during the recording of The Beatles’ The White Album that a lot of the conflict began with the group,” says Luke Wrobel, Music Box’s co-creative director and an actor in the company. “So this year, we look at the conflict of Christmas.” In addition to numerous beloved and seemingly loving Fab Four tunes, including “I Feel Fine,” “Come Together,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “All My Loving” and others featured in last season’s inaugural installment of the show, Wrobel says TMBT fans should also expect a hefty dose of holiday standards thrown into the mix. “We realized that a lot of these songs lend themselves to sort of a mash-up,” Wrobel says, noting that musical director Glenn Sharp has done a fine job with the Lennon-McCartney carol-splicing.
Houston, TX 77098
Region: Lower Shepherd-Kirby
8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, select Thursdays and Mondays, 2 p.m. select Sundays. Through Dec. 28. 2623 Colquitt. For a full schedule, call 713‑522‑7722 or visit themusicboxtheater.com. $27 to $37.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Nov. 8. Continues through Dec. 28, 2013