HIGHLIGHTS ON PBS SOCAL
FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 9 – 15
Sunday, December 9, 2 p.m. – “Les Miserables 25thAnniversary Concert At The O2”
With more than 500 actors and musicians — including Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Norm Lewis, Matt Lucas, Lea Salonga, Jenny Galloway and Katie Hall — “Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert At The O2” includes the casts of the long-running original production at London’s Queen’s Theatre and members of the original 1985 London cast.
Thursday, December 13, 7 p.m. – “Cirque Du Soleil Flowers In The Desert”
This special broadcast presents mesmerizing performances recorded at six of the seven “Cirque” shows in Las Vegas. These shows – “Mystere”, “O”, “Ka”, “Love”, “Criss Angel Believe”, and “Viva Elvis” – have never been broadcast on television or presented on DVD in the United States.
Thursday, December 13, 8:30 p.m. – “The Richard Tucker Opera Gala”
The Richard Tucker Music Foundation features its 2012 awardwinner joined by world-renowned opera luminaries, members of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Choral Society. In this showing there will be world-class performances supplemented with backstage interviews and profiles of this year’s winner and beloved opera singer Tucker, for whom the award is named.
Friday, December 14, 9 p.m. – “Great Performances: The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Documentary” – PREMIERE
This episode of “Great Performances” showcases six classic tracks including “I Am the Walrus,” “The Fool on the Hill” and “Your Mother Should Know” and features John, Paul, George and Ringo as themselves. Now fully restored and presented for the first time, the film emerges from the shadows and onto the screen.
Friday, December 14, 10 p.m. – “Great Performances: The Magical Mystery Tour” – PREMIERE
This documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of the making of the film and provides context for “the summer of love” era that sets the scene for its production. Packed with unseen footage and featuring contributions from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Peter Fonda and Terry Gilliam, among others.