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Holiday Plays In Seattle

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 28, 2017  
ACT A Christmas Carol
 
Since the play's debut at ACT in 1976, more than 600,000 people have joined Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and good old Ebenezer Scrooge on his harrowing journey from grumpy bah-humbugger to holiday believer. In Charles Dickens' truly timeless classic, the miserly businessman Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas with the help of three spirits -- the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. First published in 1873, the novella became a critical success and its story has yet to be improved upon. Directed by Emily Penick, this historic production has become a staple Seattle family tradition.

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Elf The Musical Dec 5 - Dec 10, 2017  
The Paramount Theatre Elf The Musical
 
Elf is an original musical that brings to life the heartwarming and hilarious tale of Buddy, an orphan who mistakenly believes he's really one of Santa's elves. Featuring an all-star creative team led by director Sam Scalamoni (Beauty and the Beast), choreographer Conner Gallagher (Beauty and the Beast), Tony-winning book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and the Tony-nominated songwriting team of Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), Elf is the one present everyone wants this holiday season.

 

 

   
  Other Holiday Shows
12 Days of Christmas Dec 8 - Dec 23, 2017  
Renton Civic Theatre 12 Days of Christmas
 
In new musical 12 Days of Christmas, a group of carolers learn the fractured fairytales behind each of the gifts sung in the song. Learn about the spirit of a mother reincarnated as a partridge, the six geese desperately trying to avoid the roasting pan and all the rest of the lively bunch. The Renton Civic Theatre hosts this Christmas celebration filled with plenty of yuletide twists and turns.

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A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol Nov 24 - Dec 23, 2017  
Market Theater A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol
 
Unexpected Productions brings back its holiday favorite, A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol. Based on audience suggestions, the improvisers of Unexpected Productions bend and twist Charles Dickens' tale of Ebenezer Scrooge in all sorts of hilarious directions -- and each show is different. Where does Scrooge work? What ails Tiny Tim? Does Scrooge even get reformed? It's all up to you in this wild, hilarious, holiday ride. A holiday tradition for countless locals since 1985, it's the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with friends or family.

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Dec 16 - Dec 24, 2017  
Tacoma Musical Playhouse The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
 
Christmas is a time to be good and spread cheer -- unless you're a Herdman, then it's your goal to partake in enough delinquent behavior to end up on a permanent naughty list. For one couple, the holidays are a time to put on the best Christmas pageant the church has ever seen. However, the perfect play seems to head down a slippery slope of outrageousness when they're tasked to cast the world's most awful set of children, the dreaded Herdmans. Based on the beloved children's book by Barbara Robinson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever decks the halls of the Tacoma Musical Playhouse. This production is staged by Tacoma Musical Playhouse's educational program, CampTMP.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Nov 30 - Nov 30, 2017  
Broadway Center For The Performing Arts A Charlie Brown Christmas
 
The only holiday moment more magical than watching A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV is watching it live on stage in this Broadway Center production. Join good ol' Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang at the Pantages Theater for this fun, festive show that's a nostalgic trip for some and a holiday treat for all. Eric Schaeffer's acclaimed adaptation centers around everyone's favorite football-whiffing kid who, alarmed by the commercialism he sees all around him, tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. 50 years later, families still come together to watch this classic, which features all the beloved characters and plenty of your favorite Christmas tunes.

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A Christmas Carol Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2017  
SecondStory Repertory A Christmas Carol
 
SecondStory Repertory presents their original adaptation of the beloved holiday tale, A Christmas Carol. This magical production is filled with music and alive with color and movement, created to tell an enduring tale in a way that is appealing to people of all ages. Journey back to Victorian London, where the city is making ready for the holidays. While most citizens are full of faith, hope and good will, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge's heart remains pinched and cold. On Christmas night, he receives his last chance at redemption when four spirits arrive to take him on a journey through Christmas past, present and future.

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Christmastown Dec 8 - Dec 24, 2017  
The Bathhouse Theater Christmastown
 
In film noir-inspired holiday thriller Christmastown, hard-boiled detective Nick Holiday takes a deal tracking down "Big Red" for a client who will stop at nothing to uncover unsavory secrets. Add a glamorous elf, a used Christmas tree salesman and a muckraking reporter, and you've got what the Seattle Times calls "the best new holiday romp of the year." Watch the seasonal sleuthing get underway at the Bathhouse Theater.

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A Drag Queen Christmas Dec 29 - Dec 29, 2017  
The Moore Theatre A Drag Queen Christmas
 
Christmas was never this naughty! A Drag Queen Christmas stars contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race, plus there's a Q&A during the show to ask the queens questions. Hosted by Thorgy Thorn on the violin, you'll see holiday performances by Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Latrice Royale, Chi Chi DeVayne, Roxxxy Andrews, Alyssa Edwards and Pearl, at Seattle's Moore Theatre.

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The Elves and the Toymakers Dec 3 - Dec 3, 2017  
Hale's Ales Palladium Theater The Elves and the Toymakers
 
It's the holiday season and the Toymakers have been working day and night to get toys ready to give to boys and girls everywhere. But on the morning they are to be delivered, the Toymakers discover all the toys have disappeared! Can two spunky and very generous Elves save the day? This holiday musical will remind everyone that the spirit of giving is truly the greatest gift of all. Don't miss StoryBook Theater's production of The Elves and the Toymakers at Hale's Ales Palladium Theater in Seattle.

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The Flight Before Christmas Dec 1 - Dec 24, 2017  
The Bathhouse Theater The Flight Before Christmas
 
We all dread the cursed pre-Christmas airport shuffle, the fear of not being able to make it home in time to see loved ones. Well, you probably haven't seen the worst of the terminals till you watch The Flight Before Christmas, which involves some delays, of course -- but also a rogue cat on the loose, an important business deal at stake and plenty of other madness at The Bathhouse Theater in Seattle. Amidst the chaos, though, you have to be a little late to truly appreciate what you're rushing towards.

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Holiday Inn Nov 24 - Dec 31, 2017  
The 5th Avenue Theatre Holiday Inn
 
The West Coast premiere of the recent Broadway hit Holiday Inn brims with joyous music and plenty of holiday cheer. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1942 film starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, Holiday Inn follows the story of a song-and-dance man who decides to leave show business and settle down in his Connecticut farmhouse. When he meets a talented school teacher named Linda, the two transform the farmhouse into a fancy inn offering guests show-stopping holiday performances. But when Jim's best friend visits from Hollywood and tries to steal Linda away as his new dance partner, the fate of the inn hangs in the balance. This new musical stage adaptation features lavish sets and costumes, spectacular choreography and 20 beloved Irving Berlin songs. Enjoy this heartwarming holiday treat, sure to put your whole family in the best of spirits, when it comes to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.

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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Dec 8 - Dec 17, 2017  
Kenyon Hall It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
 
Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry's take on It's a Wonderful Life, comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast as the ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage. You will feel the magic as we return to the fateful Christmas Eve when George Bailey contemplates ending his life before he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others. No man is a failure who has friends.

 

 

   
Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker Dec 7 - Dec 28, 2017  
The Triple Door Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker
 
Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann snowstorm into Seattle's illustrious Triple Door this December for the twelfth-annual installment of Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, an award-winning wintertime spectacle that gives the traditional ballet a bawdy makeover. Featuring top-notch local dance talent, opulent custom costuming, and original choreography from classically trained, internationally recognized artist Lily Verlaine.

 

 

   
My Three Angels Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2017  
Red Curtain Arts Center My Three Angels
 
The scene is French Guiana -- Christmas Day, 1910 -- where the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Three amiable convicts are employed as roofers at Ducotels General Store. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin and his cold-blooded nephew, who jilted the Ducotels' daughter for an heiress. The three convicts are passionate believers in true justice, and decide it's their job to take the visitors on. Possessing every criminal art and penal grace, they set matters right in this captivating and comedic holiday treasure. Enjoy this feel-good alternative to traditional holiday fare, when My Three Angels comes to the stage of the Red Curtain Arts Center in Marysville.

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The Nutcracker Nov 24 - Dec 28, 2017  
McCaw Hall The Nutcracker
 
With gorgeous new sets and costumes by famed author and illustrator Ian Falconer (Olivia the Pig), Pacific Northwest Ballet's exciting production of The Nutcracker brings a world of joy and color to the stage at Seattle's McCaw Hall with George Balanchine's original choreography, the PNB orchestra playing the cherished Tchaikovsky score and dozens of dazzling dancers. This iconic version of the popular holiday ballet tells the timeless story of young Clara, who receives a nutcracker soldier as a gift and has a magical dream that her toy comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Land of Sweets.

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Twist of the Magi Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2017  
Phoenix Theatre Twist of the Magi
 
Twist of the Magi starts with O'Henry's classic short story, Gift of the Magi, then sets it in an authentic 1940s radio station as a live, on-air broadcast. Add in a slew of disgruntled actors, their reticent stage manager, a frantic sound effects technician, a wacky female musical trio, a delinquent (and inebriated) Shakespearean prima donna, a jealous Italian femme fatale and a host of other broadcasting eccentrics, and this classic tale of holiday love and generosity becomes a series of comic twists and turns. Laugh along as O'Henry's heroine trades her beautiful hair to buy a Christmas gift for her devoted young husband. Then, tortured by seller's remorse, embarks on a series of zany adventures in an attempt to recover the lost locks. Enjoy Twist of the Magi at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.

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The View from Santa's Lap Dec 7 - Dec 24, 2017  
Cafe Nordo The View from Santa's Lap
 
Nothing screams the holidays like department stores and murder --just take a look at The View from Santa's Lap, the latest seasonal offering from Cafe Nordo and Scot Agustson. Seattle drag royalty Brendan Mack dons the role of Becky June Beasley-Jones, a small town girl on the run from the law who takes shelter inside a Klootzak department store. Amidst all the killer deals and savings, Becky June finds herself face-to-face with an actual serial killer. Now it's up to Becky June to put a stop to these murders before she also ends up stuffed inside a stocking. And the merriment doesn't stop there -- the play is accompanied with four courses of locally sourced, organic holiday fare designed by Chef Erin Brindley, including the Rosemary Antipasto Wreath and Baby Jesus Bread Loaf. Spirits and other seasonal libations will also be available for purchase. Don't miss The View from Santa's Lap when it decks the halls of Cafe Nordo.

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