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Holiday Plays In LA

A List of Holiday Plays This 2017 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
A Christmas Carol Nov 24 - Dec 24, 2017  
South Coast Repertory A Christmas Carol
 
Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters-Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come-and, as always, Hal Landon Jr. as everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.

 

 

   
A Christmas Story: A Musical Nov 18 - Dec 23, 2017  
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center A Christmas Story:  A Musical
 
A Christmas Story: The Musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts -- an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as "Ralphie to the Rescue!" "A Major Award," "Sticky Situation," "Up on Santa's Lap," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana" and the inevitable "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" A Christmas Story: The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't. This production at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is by Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi.

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The Santaland Diaries Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2017  
Santa Monica Playhouse The Santaland Diaries
 
Craving a little splash of vodka in your Christmas cheer? Prefer watching Bad Santa over It's a Wonderful Life? Think naughty > nice? David Sedaris sympathizes. In 1992, the now-famous humorist wrote an autobiographical essay about being broke and working as an elf at the massive Macy's department store in New York. The essay was adapted into a one-man show, and it's now the funniest, most irreverent anti-holiday classic. If you need a break from a crazy family, mall madness or cloying carols, Patrick Censoplano dons the candy-cane tights for a heaping dose of (anti)holiday hilarity in The Santaland Diaries at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse. Arrive half an hour early for a little extra cheer -- your ticket includes a pre-show toast with a glass of champagne or nonalcoholic eggnog. This show is not suitable for children younger than age 15. A pre-show glass of champagne or nonalcoholic eggnog is included in the ticket price.

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  Other Holiday Shows
The 7th Annual Janky Christmas Show Dec 21 - Dec 23, 2017  
Bootleg Theater The 7th Annual Janky Christmas Show
 
The 7th Annual Janky Christmas Show is back at Bootleg Theater with a retelling of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, starring Pink Santa. This year the annual holiday favorite celebrates the ups and downs of the year as Pink Santa stops believing in the spirit of Christmas and is visited by the ghosts of the past, present and future to help him regain the spirit of Christmas, along with the help of a myriad of characters and pop culture figures. A funny, light-hearted and wild extravaganza sure to bring cheer to all!

 

 

   
All About Santa Dec 2 - Dec 17, 2017  
Santa Monica Playhouse All About Santa
 
Santa Monica Playhouse Family Theatre Musical Matinees for Kids 2 to 102 presents the classic musical Rudie-DeCarlo favorite, All About Santa, a heart-warming tale of love and generosity, togetherness and friendship, with enough goodwill and cheer for all. It's holiday time at the North Pole and everyone is in a tizzy - Santa has disappeared. Is he taking a vacation? Did the sleigh run out of spirits? Can Mrs. Claus keep the home fires burning and the toy shop churning until he can be found? And to make matters worse, who should appear on the scene but the Suits - the Mad Men from Badison Avenue - ready and willing to "solve" the problem with a host of plans to make the holidays even more commercial than ever. The good North Pole folk in this heart-warming Victorian yuletide musical almost succumb to these sinister hijinks, but, with the help of the audience, love and good cheer conquers all, leaving the way clear for still another happy holiday season!

 

 

   
Astroglyde 2017 Dec 3 - Dec 17, 2017  
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Astroglyde 2017
 
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s annual holiday production of eight all-new mini-plays embracing truth, terror and titillation! Written, performed and crafted by ZJU’s fearless Underground. Featuring Abbott Alexander, Ellen Bienenfeld, Hunter Bolton, Benjamin Cramer, David Dickens, Esther Eden, Elif Savas and Samantha Severson. Directed by Denise Devin, Adam Neubauer, Jana Wimer and Zombie Joe. For Ages 15 and up.

 

 

   
Beauty And The Beast- A Christmas Rose Dec 14 - Dec 24, 2017  
Pasadena Civic Auditorium Beauty And The Beast- A Christmas Rose
 
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – A CHRISTMAS ROSE marks Lythgoe Family Panto’s inaugural production at the venerable Pasadena Civic Auditorium and their sixth consecutive Panto presentation in Pasadena, five of which were presented at Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California. As part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to develop theatre for young audiences, a portion of Lythgoe Family Panto’s proceeds from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be donated to Pasadena Playhouse’s outreach and education programs.

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Blood Alley Christmas Dec 1 - Dec 16, 2017  
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Blood Alley Christmas
 
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their All-New 2017 Holiday-Horror-Theater Spectacular in the great Grand Guignol, Theatre of Cruelty and Butoh-Traditions, centering around the traumatic memoirs of a forgotten street-alley haunted by the longing, beauty and unspeakable yule-tide events of its cold, diabolical past; a cursed place of no mercy, inhabited by a hundred-year accumulation of apparitions, phantasms and seductive-sub-breeds that desperately await their next victim! Directed by Zombie Joe and Featuring: Patrick Beckstead, Jason Britt, Vanessa Cate, Michelle Danyn, Shayne Eastin, Ian Heath, Makoa Kawabata, Amanda McKenna, Elif Savas, Brandon Slezak and Matthew Vorce; Live Musical Score by Kevin Van Cott; For Ages 16 and up.

 

 

   
Bob's Office Holiday Party Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2017  
Atwater Village Theatre Bob's Office Holiday Party
 
Every year, insurance agent Bob Finhead's whacked out friends and clients stop by his small-town Iowa office for their annual holiday bash. The town mayor, the sheriff, the twin farmer sisters, the stoner, the town floozy and the pastor's wife have already RSVPed for this year's event

 

 

   
A Christmas Carol With Charles Dickens Dec 7 - Dec 23, 2017  
Atwater Village Theatre A Christmas Carol With Charles Dickens
 
In what has become a holiday tradition, ISC re-creates (with a little artistic license) the experience of a public reading given by Mr. Dickens himself. Based on the novelist’s own adaptation, A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS is performed by ISC co-founder David Melville as Charles Dickens, playing nearly every character in the story. The LA Weekly said, “David Melville has an almost preternatural gift for wry understatement and comic timing.” The production features musical accompaniment and dramatic interjections by a young American actress, Miss Kalean Ung

 

 

   
A Christmas Carol Dec 1 - Dec 10, 2017  
A Noise Within A Christmas Carol
 
Join everybody's favorite holiday humbug, Ebenezer Scrooge, on a fantastical journey that celebrates the spirit of the season as A Noise Within presents Charles Dickens' beloved story A Christmas Carol, as adapted by the company's own Geoff Elliott. This holiday show tells the story of surly miser Scrooge, whose cold heart has isolated him from his community and the spirit of Christmas. Watch as visits from Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future send Scrooge on his transformational journey to rejoin the world, find redemption and discover what it means to open your heart and be fully human. Bring the whole family and revel in this joyous holiday tradition.

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A Christmas Carol Dec 15 - Dec 17, 2017  
Generation DCD Studio A Christmas Carol
 
The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come are characters we have come to love and welcome into our homes and hearts each Holiday Season.

 

 

   
A Christmas Carol Dec 8 - Dec 17, 2017  
Long Beach Playhouse A Christmas Carol
 
This lively new adaptation of the beloved Charles Dickens Christmas story returns for a fifth year to the Long Beach Playhouse. In this timeless tale, grumpy old miser Ebenezer Scrooge is given a second chance at becoming a loving and generous human being. Through the aid of three spirits who visit him in turn one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taught valuable lessons about how to treat those around him. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? This dazzling tale of redemption and forgiveness captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season for the whole family. This show is recommended for all ages.

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A Christmas Carol Dec 6 - Dec 17, 2017  
Rubicon Theatre A Christmas Carol
 
It's Christmas Eve, and Ebenezer Scrooge is visited in his sleep by the ghosts of three spirits who show him the error of his ways. This imaginative version of Dickens' transformative tale, told in words and music, offers a revealing portrait of the yearning lost child inside the cold-hearted miser. The actors perform in the storytelling style of Nicholas Nickleby, playing characters, animals...even dressing gowns and doors! The production received rave notices from audiences and reviewers and was a Critic' Pick in the L.A. Times. Broadway veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's "Copenhagen") and Emmy Award-winner Joe Spano ("NCIS," RTC's "Bucky" and "Sylvia"), lauded for their "virtuoso performances", head a remarkable and versatile 24-person cast.

 

 

   
A Christmas Carol Dec 7 - Dec 10, 2017  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza A Christmas Carol
 
Thousand Oaks Rep presents a heartwarming production of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol. Cold, miserly and friendless, Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas after he's visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas yet-to-come. This production at the Scherr Forum Theatre features all the traditional characters you know and love -- including Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and, of course, Tiny Tim -- along with the unforgettable words of Charles Dickens. Take the whole family to see it and you'll be saying, "God bless us, every one!"

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A Christmas Story Nov 17 - Dec 31, 2017  
Sierra Madre Playhouse A Christmas Story
 
A Christmas Story. The modern classic story of Ralphie Parker and his family’s most memorable Christmas.

 

 

   
A Classical Christmas Dec 17 - Dec 17, 2017  
Sierra Madre Playhouse A Classical Christmas
 
A selection of contemporary Christmas songs in addition to classical yuletide favorites will be performed. This year, a couple of Chanukkah songs will be added into the mix.

 

 

   
David Broza and Friends: The Not Exactly Xmas Spectacular Dec 21 - Dec 21, 2017  
The Broad Stage David Broza and Friends: The Not Exactly Xmas Spectacular
 
A powerful musician, passionate peace advocate and music industry innovator, David Broza awes and inspires audiences with his sincere message and musical allure.

 

 

   
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Dec 7 - Dec 9, 2017  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
 
Watch a young girl's dreams leap to life on stage as The Music Center welcomes the Miami City Ballet to perform the world premiere of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. This holiday classic features Balanchine's traditional choreography, live orchestra playing Tchaikovsky's timeless score, and all-new sets and costumes by Cuban-American artist-designer power couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo. In keeping with The Music Center's mission of forming alliances with L.A.-based artists, performances will include student dancers from two L.A. arts academies -- Colburn School and Gabriella Foundation's everybody dance! -- while the Los Angeles Children's Chorus will provide live vocals. Bring the whole family for this winter delight at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

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Groundlings Holiday Show Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2017  
The Groundlings Theatre Groundlings Holiday Show
 
This holiday season the always merry Groundlings are bringing some laughter and cheer with the all new Groundlings Holiday Show! Los Angeles’ premiere comedy troupe of 43 years will have you laughing until the New Year during the most wonderful time of year!

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Groundlings New Year's Eve Celebration Dec 31 - Dec 31, 2017  
The Groundlings Theatre Groundlings New Year's Eve Celebration
 
The fun doesn’t stop there. Celebrate the end of 2017 at the Groundlings New Year’s Eve Celebration. The special improv performance will take place on Sunday, December 31 with specialty cocktails and gourmet appetizers served at 9:00 p.m., followed by a special two-hour improv show featuring Groundlings performers and the house band beginning at 10:00 p.m. At midnight, everyone will join in a champagne toast and delectable deserts. Tickets for the celebration are $100.00.

 

 

   
Holiday Dilemmas Dec 8 - Dec 16, 2017  
Studio C Artists Holiday Dilemmas
 
​​HOLIDAY DILEMMAS, offers a bit of something for everyone from comedy to sentimental. Pieces include: MICKEY by Jackson Courtney and directed by C. Jay Cox​. A young man’s surprise visit home on Christmas Eve helps to heal long-simmering wounds with his estranged mother. PHYSICAL BEAUTY & OTHER ABNORMALITIES by James Edward Quinn directed by Christopher Comeau. On Christmas Eve, an escort struggles with his humanity when faced with a different kind of client. MARGERIE (SICLAM) by Scott Strong directed by Rochelle Leffler​. Margerie is a talkative, lonely woman who wants to die. Luckily for her, a serial killer pays her a Christmas Eve visit ready for murder. NO EXPECTATIONS by Michael Lamb directed by C. Jay Cox. A drag queen is surprised to find out that he has a daughter when she shows up at his door on Christmas day.

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Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Dec 6 - Dec 10, 2017  
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
 
The Debbie Allen Dance Academy is proud to present the eighth annual production of Debbie Allen's family-friendly holiday spectacular The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. In this modern adaptation of the classic Nutcracker story, three wise-cracking rats whisk us off on an adventure through Candy Cane Land, The Rainforest, Bollywood, Egypt and more! Filled with entertaining characters, lively music and spectacular dancing, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, a production for the entire family, is not to be missed!

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IAMA Holiday Cabaret: Music from the Silver Screen Dec 3 - Dec 3, 2017  
Rockwell Table and Stage IAMA Holiday Cabaret: Music from the Silver Screen
 
Company members and celebrity guests perform songs from iconic cinematic moments at IAMA Theatre Company’s 4th annual star-studded holiday cabaret. This year’s scheduled guests include Utkarsh Ambudka (White Famous), Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces), Parvesh Cheena (Crazy Ex Girlfriend), Katie Lowes (Scandal), Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block) and more. The one-night only event is a benefit for IAMA’s theatrical programming. (Program subject to change: go iamatheatre.com for up-to-date information.)

 

 

   
Inspecting Carol Nov 10 - Dec 15, 2017  
Three Clubs Inspecting Carol
 
Enter the world of a down-on-its-luck theatre company and their haphazard attempts at staging their annual production of A Christmas Carol. When rehearsals are at a standstill, a horrible actor shows up to audition for the show and the company, assuming he must be an undercover inspector from National Endowment of the Arts, offers him a role. The company is, of course, wrong and thus sets the course for a madcap, hilarious farce of holiday proportions. Enjoy Inspecting Carol at Three Clubs in Los Angeles. You must be age 21 or older to attend this event.

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Inspecting Carol Dec 5 - Dec 20, 2104  
Westminster Community Theatre Inspecting Carol
 
Catch the holiday spirit with the infectious Inspecting Carol, a madcap comedy written by Tony Award-winning director Daniel J. Sullivan. Set somewhere in the Midwest, the play follows a regional theater company gearing up for their umpteenth annual production of A Christmas Carol. With their funding about to be cut, though, they've got to convince a government inspector that they're deserving of an arts endowment -- or the show won't go on. Unbeknownst to them, however, they've mistaken a would-be actor for the inspector and are pulling out all the stops to impress the wrong guy. They've done this show so many times before, what could possibly go wrong? The answer, of course, is everything ... and then some! Punctuated by hilarious sequences of physical comedy, this entertaining show will have you laughing your way into the holidays.

 

 

   
An Irish Christmas Dec 18 - Dec 18, 2017  
Norris Center for the Performing Arts An Irish Christmas
 
Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season. An Irish Christmas, features an award-winning cast of Irish dancers led by World Champion Dancers Scott Doherty (Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Rockin’ Road to Dublin) and Tyler Schwartz (Magic of the Dance, Gaelforce Dance, Celtic Fyre,) in a memorable night that sparkles with the charm and magic that only this festive time of year can bring. Celebrate the great tradition of butter making, chase the wren on St. Stephen’s Day, draw down the half door for spectacular dance, enjoy superb music-making and singing of Christmas carols in an unforgettable Irish night! Songs spinning out of the mists and into the familiar Silent Night, Little Drummer Boy and Carol of the Bells, and superb music of the pipes, flutes, fiddles, and bodhráns are just the beginning of this great Irish night! Not to be Missed! Ireland at its best!

 

 

   
It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play Nov 30 - Dec 7, 2017  
Crown City Theatre Company It's a Wonderful Life:  The Radio Play
 
It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play takes place at KAWL, a struggling 1940s radio station that good-hearted owner Michael Anderson is barely keeping alive. He calls on some old friends (with big personalities) and some less-than-professional station employees to offer up a live radio version of Frank Capra’s touching masterpiece It’s a Wonderful Life in what might sadly be the station’s last live show. But it’s the holidays, a time when miracles can happen…

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The Latina Christmas Special Nov 30 - Jan 7, 2018  
The Los Angeles Theatre Center The Latina Christmas Special
 
Back by popular demand and bursting with laughs, more laughs, music and escandalo (scandal)! You thought your holidays with the family were dramatic? Try these three hilarious, touching and surprisingly personal Christmas stories of holidays past told by three acclaimed Latina comedians. “CRITIC’S CHOICE… hilarious and heartwrenching… [a] very special ‘Special’” — Los Angeles Times

 

 

   
The Magic of Christmas Dec 7 - Dec 17, 2017  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts The Magic of Christmas
 
The Magic of Christmas is Southern California's largest Christmas spectacular! This holiday experience features 250 performers, over 6,000 costumes, 30 festive scene changes, and more than 45 musical holiday favorites. Full choruses, dancing penguins and favorites from the Nutcracker Suite and Handel's Messiah make The Magic of Christmas a must-see when it comes to La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

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Miracle on 34th Street Dec 14 - Dec 23, 2017  
Pasadena Playhouse Miracle on 34th Street
 
"...When a department store Santa claims he's the real thing, it takes him all the way to the supreme court. Watch what happens as this classic story finds new life on stage in a live performance of the original 1940s radio broadcast, complete with a live foley artist and a twinkle of holiday cheer."

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Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2017  
Ensemble Theatre Company at The New Vic Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
 
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley follows the "Pride and Prejudice" characters as they gather at Pemberley, the distinguished home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy in the early 19th century. Character Mary Bennet grows tired of her role as the innocent sister in the face of her siblings' whirlwind romances. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary's hopes for romance.

 

 

   
The Night Before The Night Before Christmas Nov 10 - Dec 16, 2017  
Little Fish Theatre The Night Before The Night Before Christmas
 
Lou has wrestled with a big ball of tangled Christmas lights for the last time - Christmas is cancelled! Escaping New Jersey, the freezing cold, his nutty family, and most of all the holidays, is exactly what Lou plans to do. However, a freak snowstorm leaves Lou and wife Carol stranded in the airport and their dreams of sipping cocktails on the beach in peril. Will a couple of unlikely characters help restore the couple’s Christmas Spirit in the St. Nick of time?

 

 

   
The Nutcracker Suite Dec 8 - Dec 23, 2017  
American Contemporary Ballet The Nutcracker Suite
 
You've seen the Nutcracker, but you've never been to the Nutcracker Suite. Be the first to go inside a three-dimensional experience of the ultimate winter fantasy.

 

 

   
The Nutcracker Dec 16 - Dec 24, 2017  
Long Beach Performing Arts Center The Nutcracker
 
This stunning version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet by artistic director David Wilcox has been a Southern Californian holiday favorite for over 30 years years. Accompanied by full symphony orchestra, the Long Beach Nutcracker also boasts sparkling sets and costumes, a cast of over 200, dazzling pyrotechnics and magic effects -- along with a special appearance by Rebel, Long Beach Ballet's gorgeous white Arabian horse. The Los Angeles Times calls Long Beach Ballet's The Nutcracker "opulent, family-oriented holiday entertainment," and The Huffington Post raves that it "enchants children and their parents with spectacle and awe."

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The Nutcracker Dec 7 - Dec 17, 2017  
Segerstrom Center for the Arts The Nutcracker
 
You haven't seen The Nutcracker until you've seen American Ballet Theatre's latest production of the holiday favorite. Featuring sets and costumes by Richard Hudson (Broadway's The Lion King), this jaw-dropping production creates a vast world onstage, teeming with vibrantly colorful, larger-than-life scenery, magical toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes, and a glittering Christmas tree. Accompany Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King and the rest of the gang as more than 100 dancers from American Ballet's professional and student companies perform a grand new version of The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

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The Nutcracker Dec 22 - Dec 23, 2017  
The Grove Theatre The Nutcracker
 
It just isn't the holidays without The Nutcracker, the magical story of Claire, who dreams that her new toy nutcracker soldier has come to life. Complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes, dancing snowflakes and a lovely young girl making her way to the Sugar Candy Kingdom, this gorgeous ballet is the perfect way to celebrate the season. A Terre School of Dance in Fontana presents this holiday treat, brought to life by local artists of all ages at The Grove Theatre in Upland. It's a show the entire family can enjoy.

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The Nutcracker Dec 16 - Dec 17, 2017  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza The Nutcracker
 
New York City Ballet principal dancers Tiler Peck and Gonzalo Garcia join Pacific Festival Ballet's resident production of The Nutcracker. Complete with opulent sets and costumes, dazzling choreography for a cast of 200 and returning international guest artists including Kalinin Russian Dance Troupe, this 24th annual Nutcracker season promises visions of sugar plums and a 100% chance of snowfall! Don't miss Pacific Festival Ballet's spectacular holiday classic at Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

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Oh Fudge! Dec 2 - Dec 2, 2017  
Sierra Madre Playhouse Oh Fudge!
 
Ralphie messes up big time in the play A Christmas Story when he is trying to help his dad. He utters a wail of – let’s say “Oh Fudge!” We invite the public to take a turn at this iconic oath (behave yourself if you want the crowd’s approval, You might walk away with the prize - a plate of fudge. Otherwise – it is “soap” for you! ) Free sample tastes of fudge for all in attendance.

 

 

   
The Skivvies: Sleigh My Name Dec 18 - Dec 19, 2017  
Laguna Playhouse The Skivvies:  Sleigh My Name
 
Tony Award-nominee Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd, Candide, Marry Me A Little) and Nick Cearley (Pageant, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All Shook Up), with special guest, Laguna's favorite Jason Feddy, will perform stripped-down versions of eclectic covers, wacky holiday mash-ups (“I Melt with You/Frosty the Snowman,” “We Got the Beat/The Little Drummer Boy”), and eccentric originals (“It’s F*cking Hanukkah,” “The Text Message Song”). Not only is the music stripped-down—cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of other under-used instruments—but The Skivvies literally strip down to their underwear to perform. Grab your spiked eggnog, hurry down the chimney, and settle in for an evening of laughter and holiday cheer! One Free Drink comes with all tickets, so that grab that eggnog and enjoy the show! Special Guest Appearances (Subject to Change): Kirsten Vangsness (“Criminal Minds”) – Monday, December 18; Jason Feddy – KX93.5 - Monday & Tuesday Performances; Nicole Parker (MadTV) – Monday & Tuesday Performances; Jason Gotay (Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark/Aladdin and His Winter Wish) – Tuesday, December 19

 

 

   
Sugar Plum Fairy Dec 3 - Dec 24, 2017  
South Coast Repertory Sugar Plum Fairy
 
The Madwoman in the Volvo is back—and Scrooge isn’t the only one bitter about the holidays! With signature irreverence, NPR superstar Sandra Tsing Loh recounts her own childhood desire for a highly coveted role in the Beverly Rosann School of Dance’s production of The Nutcracker. Filled with ambition, rivalry and pre-teen angst, this hilarious tale of life’s crushing blows has been praised as “a comic assault on holiday sentiment” (SF Gate). Recommendation: High school and above.

 

 

   
Twas the RUSH Before Christmas Nov 30 - Dec 3, 2017  
Archway Theatre Twas the RUSH Before Christmas
 
What better way to end the year than with a Holiday themed RUSH? Take 8 wild, zany, spankin' new plays inspired by classic Holiday songs. Mix in an All-Star cast. Throw in random holiday props. Pepper in some fun musical numbers. What do you get? The Biggest, Baddest and Craziest RUSH to date! Grab your hot cocoa, put on that old ugly Christmas sweater and come celebrate the Holidays with us like never before! You won't want to "mistletoe" it!

 

 

   
A Very Die Hard Christmas Nov 29 - Dec 17, 2017  
Crown City Theatre Company A Very Die Hard Christmas
 
In A Very Die Hard Christmas, a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. One man has managed to escape. An off-duty cop hiding somewhere inside. He's alone, tired...and he doesn't like Christmas. This is much more than a stage version of the holiday classic Die Hard, its parody at its best with Christmas miracles and familiar holiday friends galore. Yippee Ki-Yay, Father Christmas!

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White Christmas Dec 1 - Dec 10, 2017  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center White Christmas
 
The chance of a white Christmas in Los Angeles? One hundred percent, thanks to Musical Theatre West. Based on the holiday film favorite starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney, this stage adaptation of White Christmas tells the story of two successful song-and-dance men who fall in love with a pair of beautiful sisters while struggling to save the fading Vermont inn that's owned by their former commanding general. Like a gorgeous Christmas card come to life onstage, this beloved musical features songs like "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "I Love a Piano" and the best-selling single of all time, "White Christmas." This song-and-dance extravaganza is bound to brighten anyone's holiday -- and with the magic of the holiday season in full swing, you never know ... it might even snow. Don't miss this classic at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

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A Winter's Tale: A Musical Dickens Of A Christmas Carol! Nov 11 - Dec 16, 2017  
Morgan-Wixson Theatre A Winter's Tale: A Musical Dickens Of A Christmas Carol!
 
A Winter's Tale is a lively musical adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol which showcases both the humor and pathos of the classic 1843 story of spiritual renewal and redemption. The show uses a variety of musical theatre styles--pop, rock, calypso, Irish jig, and standard--to recreate the beloved tale that has become a holiday favorite for children and adults. A Winter's Tale is recommended for ages 6 and up