Christmas Plays in Los Angeles
The holiday season is the perfect time to gather the family together for a night out at the theater. In the season often categorized by miracles and an “anything can happen” attitude, nothing brings the heart and soul alive quite like the magic of Christmas. In Los Angeles, we are never short on live theater events; here are my top picks for fun holiday shows fit for the entire family!
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play
An adaptation of Frank Capra’s sentimental classic, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, takes place at KAWL, a 1940′s radio station that is struggling to stay afloat. Relive the miracle of Christmas with this touching tale of joy, community, love and belief.
When: Dec 2nd through December 17th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM
Where: Missing Piece Theatre, 2811 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
A Snow White Christmas – A Family Musical
Lythgoe Family Productions presents “A Snow White Christmas,” a modern retelling of the fairytale girl, an evil queen, and the triumph of good. Starring Neil Patrick Harris in the role of “The Magic Mirror,” Star Track’s Marina Sirtis as The Wicked Queen, and Glee’s Lindsay Pearce – this all star cast is sure to be a treat for the entire family! Also featuring songs from Lady Gaga, Queen and Michael Jackson.
When: Nov 30th through Dec 18th
Where: El Portal Theatre, 11206 Weddington St, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Cost: $54 Adults, $34 Children, Discount Tickets
A Christmas Carol
Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s, in celebration of the Charles Dickens Bicentennial, presents the beloved holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.” Gather the family and come see the story come to life!
When: Nov 30 – Dec 18, Wed-Sun, No show Dec 2
Where: Richard Goad Theatre, 4250 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807
Cost: $20 Adults, $10 Students, $5 Previews
The Nutcraker Ballet
Family favorite and holiday must-see, The Nutcracker Ballet is being performed by a plethora of ballet and dance companies. Here are a few of the most popular shows, for more options and showtimes, click here.
Presented by The Inland Pacific Ballet Company – Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, 10-11 & 17-18, at Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, Dec 15-16
Presented by: Anaheim Ballet Company – The Grove of Anaheim, Dec 10 & 11
Presented by: Westside Ballet Company - The Wadsworth Theatre in Brentwood, 10-11
Presented by: Los Angeles Ballet – December 17-18