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Holiday Plays In Boston

A List of Holiday Plays This 2019 Season
With the holidays near, here is a list of a few shows that may get you in the holiday spirit.

Check back soon as we continue to add more shows as the holidays get closer.


  Most Popular Holiday Shows
Black Nativity Dec 6 - Dec 22, 2019  
Paramount Center Black Nativity
 
Langston Hughes' Black Nativity - a joyous account of the nativity told through scripture, verse, music and dance - is a true Christmastime tradition, and the National Center of Afro-American Artists' captivating production is the longest-running performance of the Harlem Renaissance poet's song-play in the world. First performed in 1961, Black Nativity is a retelling of the Christmas story from an Afro-centric perspective, and mixes text from the Gospel of Saint Luke with black vernacular. A cast of children and adults brings this timeless story to life with music and dancing in this uplifting production for the whole family. Experience this Boston tradition, now in its 49th year, at Paramount Center.

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Irving Berlin's White Christmas Dec 17 - Dec 29, 2019  
Boch Center Wang Theatre Irving Berlin's White Christmas
 
This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! The timeless movie White Christmas is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to "put on your wish list." Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they're dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.

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Miracle on 34th Street Nov 29 - Dec 22, 2019  
Greater Boston Stage Company Miracle on 34th Street
 
If you really believe, anything can happen. When Kris Kringle agrees to serve as a last-minute replacement for Santa in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he is so convincing that he is offered a job as the Santa for Macy's department store. He claims to be the real Santa Claus, but can he convince the doubters, including an 8 year-old girl longing to find something to believe in?

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  Other Holiday Shows
The Calamari Sisters' Christmas Carol Dec 12 - Jan 5, 2020  
Regent Theatre The Calamari Sisters' Christmas Carol
 
Get ready ... they are back at their home-away-from-home! The Calamari Sisters return to Arlington's Showplace of Entertainment for an all new Christmas Carol show that will bring plenty of laughs as they dance and sing their way through December and into January.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage Dec 7 - Dec 7, 2019  
Lowell Memorial Auditorium A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage
 
Everyone's favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage is a present the whole family can enjoy! Adapted from Charles M. Schulz's timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There's no better way to discover the magic of the season!

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A Christmas Carol Nov 29 - Dec 29, 2019  
Central Square Theater A Christmas Carol
 
It wouldn't be the holidays without miserly Ebenezer Scrooge trying to derail everyone's enjoyment, and in Underground Railway Theater's production of A Christmas Carol, the Dickens classic is given a facelift that infuses even more holiday energy. Featuring puppetry, a live musical score, dancing and an intimate setting, the sights, sounds and scents of this Christmas favorite leap off the stage. Celebrate the season with this unique look at a timeless tale.

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A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Dec 13 - Dec 22, 2019  
Cutler Majestic Theatre A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
 
Brian O'Donovan's A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. For the last 16 years, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of the season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly and national radio programs. With a spectacular line up of top-level musicians, singers and dancers from around the Celtic world, the 2019 iteration of the show promises to once again be a favorite regional Christmas offering.

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ChristmasTime Dec 7 - Dec 15, 2019  
Reagle Music Theatre ChristmasTime
 
Haul out the holly! Reagle's beloved Christmas extravaganza returns in a production that is sure to entertain children and adults of all ages. Featuring a cast of more than 100 performers and a live orchestra, the 2019 edition of ChristmasTime includes precision dancers, a living nativity, a visit to the North Pole, a glimpse of Victorian Christmas in Boston, and more than 20 yuletide tunes.

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Dec 17 - Dec 22, 2019  
Providence Performing Arts Center Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
 
Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. Celebrate the holidays with the show The New York Times calls "100 times better than any bedtime story!"

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Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 6 - Dec 6, 2019  
Boch Center Wang Theatre Great Russian Nutcracker
 
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker comes to the Boch Center in Boston, spreading holiday joy and goodwill with its Dove of Peace tour. Inspired by the Bolshoi's 1957 version of Tchaikovsky's classic, the young Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the Land of Peace and Harmony, where the Dove takes Masha on a magical trip across the globe, introducing her to the rich and colorful cultures of the world. Filled with premier Russian dancers, larger-than-life nesting dolls, handmade costumes, young local dancers -- and even a falling snow effect -- this perennial favorite is sure to cast its seasonal spell over the entire family, leaving kids "wide-eyed with delight" (The New York Times).

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Holiday Inn Nov 23 - Dec 1, 2019  
The Weston Town Hall Holiday Inn
 
Celebrate Thanksgiving and holidays year-round with Weston Friendly Society's area premiere of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn at Weston Town Hall. Inspired by the classic 1942 film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, with music by Irving Berlin, Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut ... but life just isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim's best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love? This feel-good musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs, including "Blue Skies," "Easter Parade," "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "Heat Wave," "Be Careful, It's My Heart," "Cheek to Cheek," "Shaking the Blues Away" and the beloved "White Christmas."

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The Nutcracker Dec 13 - Dec 22, 2019  
Strand Theatre The Nutcracker
 
Don't miss Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker, New England's longest-running production of the holiday classic at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre and Strand Theatre! Take a fantastic journey with Clara and her Nutcracker-turned-Prince who battles an army of mice and guides her through the Enchanted Forest of dancing snowflakes to arrive at the fabled Kingdom of the Sweets. Since its 1988 premiere, the production has distinguished itself as one of the first versions anywhere to focus on the dancing, creating a visually stunning and stimulating experience fit for Tchaikovsky's glorious score. Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker includes a full cast of exceptionally talented professional dancers accompanied by countless spirited young dancers from the Greater Boston area.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Dec 6 - Dec 8, 2019  
Boch Center Shubert Theatre Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
 
Following four successful years of touring and more than 350 performances, the "most famous reindeer of all" from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will fly into Boston with the critically acclaimed RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. The world's most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, will help Santa save Christmas. Don't miss this family favorite that the Boston Globe calls a "holiday staple" and the Orlando Sentinel deems an "utterly charming, top-notch production."

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