Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah – 1:30pmdoors, 3 pm show. Here is a new holiday tradition in Washington Heights. Infused with Latin rhythms, jazz improvisation, and gospel harmony, “this is the jazziest, most soulful reinterpretation of Handel’s Messiah you’ll ever hear” (The New York Post). It adds a unique uptown vibe and features the colorful and electric sounds of the Heights. The Chicago Tribune hails it as “ingeniously reimagined.”$15/up.
United Palace, 4140 Broadway, Manhattan. 212-568-6700.info@UnitedPalace.org. https://www.unitedpalace.org/product/too-hot-to-handel-gospel-messiah/