Jack Frost? Is that you? No, no, don’t worry, summer time is still going strong. However, a recent run of holiday on-sales has winter on our minds. For many, the holiday season is the best time of year. Everyone is usually in a chipper mood. There are numerous occasions that call for celebration, and of course holiday themed-movies and theater events are all the rage!
Whether it be a book or movie, holiday adaptations come to life on the stage. On-screen or text can only spark the imagination so much. The whole family can get in the holiday spirit by seeing a show in person. Let’s start with everyone’s favorite elf.
Elf – The Musical
For the life of an elf, every day feels like Christmas. For Buddy the Elf, every day is Christmas. His affectionate personality takes some getting used to, but he brings the best out of everyone, especially around the holidays.
The story revolves around Buddy’s realization that he isn’t really an elf. He was an orphan that traveled to the North Pole only to grow up and realize it wasn’t where he truly belonged.
Can he mend his relationship with his estranged father while saving Christmas? Elf – The Musical is a show for fans of all ages. A story centered around family, love, faith and Christmas is a slam dunk around the holidays! The parents get a night filled with laughter while the kids get the best seat in the house to see Buddy the Elf and Santa Claus work their Christmas magic.
With Elf – The Musical appearing in theaters across the country from November 7th to January 7th, there will be plenty of opportunities to see this cheerful story unfold live on stage.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
One of the best children’s holiday tales of all-time, A Charlie Brown Christmas will be a great show for the whole family. Focused on family, friends, hope and kindess, the lessons A Charlie Brown Christmas teaches are endless.
Debuting in 1965 on ABC, everyone from toddlers to grandparents can relate to this show. For some, it brings out a Christmas joy and a feeling of being a kid forever surprised on Christmas morning. For others, the memories it sparks are priceless.
With great music and witty humor, A Charlie Brown Christmas is must-see.
Stretching from mid-November to the end of December, fans across the country will have an opportunity to see A Charlie Brown Christmas live!
The Nutcracker (various companies)
Written by Pyotr Tchaikovsky in 1892, The Nutcracker is one of the most classic Christmas stories ever written. The narrative is centered around a children’s excitement on Christmas Eve, the roller coaster of emotions, and the magic that is possible if you believe in it.
A young girl receives a few presents on Christmas Eve, but is particularly drawn to one her grandfather hand crafted for her. Before all the children go to bed the nutcracker soldier gets broken, and the little girl is devastated. She waits for everyone to go to bed before repairing the nutcracker, and then the magic begins.
The Nutcracker is an amazing show for the whole family. Mostly performed by ballet companies these days, the intricate dance moves and elegant music have been staples of The Nutcracker since its inception.
The Nutcracker impressively weaves the art of storytelling and creativity. For this reason, the show is appropriate for theater fans of all ages.
This holiday season, the musical is being performed by one of the most talented ballet companies, Moscow Ballet. Other companies picking up the show include: Minnesota Ballet, Balllet San Antonio, Boston Ballet and many more.
View the complete selection of The Nutcracker tickets here.