For many people, one of the most enjoyable activities of the holiday season is seeing their favorite musical or play at a local theatre. This is a tradition that some families fulfil each year, while more and more decide to add seeing a production on their holiday itinerary every season. While most are planning their meals and picking out the perfect gifts for family members and friends, those who are passionate about theatre are perfecting lines, designing sets and putting together the perfect music to recreate the best classic and contemporary holiday pieces.
Theatre-lovers thoroughly enjoy this time of the year, perhaps more than any other, simply because of the productions that never seem to get old. No matter how many times they are recreated, some holiday plays and musicals will never go out of style. Here are some of our favorites listed below.
A Christmas Carol
In the year 1843, Charles Dickens wrote a work that would become one of the most beloved holiday classics of all time. Over the years, A Christmas Carol has been recreated into children’s musicals and major blockbuster films. It is a story for everyone, young and old. This story is about a lonely rich man who hates Christmas, but is changed by the visit of several ghostly teachers.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss put forth one of the best tales of all time when he published How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This story is centered around “The Grinch,” a Christmas-hating creature who works diligently to ruin the holiday season for all who are living in the town of Whoville. The book has been modified to fit both the big screen and the theatre stage, and audiences all over the world enjoy seeing it come to life each holiday season.
It’s a Wonderful Life
This theatrical production was pulled from beloved movie that was released during the 1940’s. It is a heartfelt story about family, the holidays and the human spirit. It has been made into several versions, including a musical—which is always a crowd favorite.
The Harmony Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Jubilee
This beloved production, sponsored by the Lionheart Theatre Company of Georgia, will provide you with a great smile this holiday season. This is a comedic, contemporary show that also has a wonderful underlying message. If you like music and theatre, you will love this musical on the small stage.
Start a Tradition
Going to the theatre to see a quality holiday show is a great tradition that all families can enjoy. You can see some of your favorite productions from your childhood, or see something new that instantly becomes one of your new favorites. You canpurchase tickets for The Harmony Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Jubilee today, or contact a representative with Lionheart Theatre Company today if you have any questions.