Graham Parker, 'Nutcracker' top weekend events in Hudson Valley

In November 2012, Graham Parker and the Rumour

In November 2012, Graham Parker and the Rumour released their first new album in more than 30 years. (Credit: Handout)

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Two classic stage productions and a highly anticipated reunion tour are among the top entertainment events set for this weekend in the Hudson Valley.

Sunday: ‘The Nutcracker’ at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

If Thanksgiving wasn’t enough to kick off your holiday season, grab some tickets to see the return of a show synonymous with falling snow and yuletide cheer: Peter Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker.” For the fourth year in a row, award-winning director-choreographer Michele Ribble will supervise the annual production at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25

Info: The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck; 845-876-3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org; $20

Sunday: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Westchester Broadway Theatre

This weekend is your last chance this year to catch “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre before “Miracle on 34th Street” becomes the venue’s primary production for the remainder of 2012. If you’re still hoping to hear “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Tradition” and “Sunrise, Sunset” beyond this weekend, take heart: “Fiddler” will raise the roof again at the theater from Jan. 3 through Feb. 3.

When: 11:45 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 25; additional performances Jan. 3-Feb. 3

Info: Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford; 914-592-2222; www.broadwaytheatre.com; $85.90

Sunday: Graham Parker and the Rumour

Punk and new-wave pioneers Graham Parker and the Rumour created a buzz in British pubs in the mid-’70s, later scoring a sleeper hit on both sides of the Atlantic with “Wake Up (Next to You).” With plenty of attitude to spare, Parker and five of his old bandmates are reuniting for a tour to promote the Nov. 19 release of their first album in more than three decades, “Three Chords Good.” The Figgs, who launched their rock careers in Saratoga, will open the show.

When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at The Bardavon Theater, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie; 845-473-2072; www.upac.org; $38-$43

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