Jazz, holiday music are among best bets for Dec. 20-26

December 19th, 2013Written by: Dominic P. Papalota Published by: Pioneer Press

Theater: All Is Calm

Through Dec. 22: A few years ago, Theatre Latte Da dispensed with its goofy perennial holiday show ("A Christmas Carole Petersen") and, joining with men's vocal musical ensemble Cantus, developed this more serious-minded work. It depicts the real-life story of a spontaneous holiday truce on the Western Front that briefly made a corner of World War I a peaceful place. Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; $37-$28; 800-982-2787 or HennepinTheatreTrust.org. -- Dominic P. Papatola