Looking for something different in holiday entertainment? Seriously consider "A Winter Fable," the current collaboration between Circus Flora and the St. Louis Symphony. It features great music by Steven Jarvi and the symphony—including some rarely played pieces by Ippolitov-Ivanov, Dvořák, and Janáček—and an impressive array of circus acts. It's major holiday fun.
Devised theatre can be many things, created in many ways. Unpredictability is its most predictable quality. You simply have to go to find out and the quality of what you find can vary widely, from the banal and boring to the brilliant.
To say that Cirque du Soleil's production for Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour was a feast for the senses hardly even does it justice.