While there is a seemingly finite number of holiday tunes, there are endless interpretations of these timeless songs. For instance "Carol of the Bells" can be as light and quiet as falling snow or as thunderous as any showstopper. And "Baby, It's Cold Outside"? Well, depending upon who's singing it, this song can be a tale of innocent young love, or a saucy story of adult, um, holiday celebrations. So which version of the latter will be performed at Three-Legged Productions' holiday cabaret dubbed "Baby, It's Cold Outside"? You'll just have to grab a seat inside the (warm) Kranzberg Arts Center (501 North Grand Boulevard) to find out. The concerts, scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday (December 17 through 20), feature Anna Blair and Bob Becherer along with guest performers Deborah Sharn (on Thursday and Sunday) and Tim Schall (on Friday). Tickets to the show cost $25 and are available through 800-838-3006 or www.threelegged.org; 10 percent of ticket sales and 100 percent of raffle-ticket purchases benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro Saint Louis.
Dec. 17-20, 2009