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Holiday Plays In Seattle

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
A Christmas Carol Nov 29 - Dec 28, 2019  
ACT A Christmas Carol
 
It's ACT's 44th production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by Gregory A. Falls. Directed by Kelly Kitchens, this celebrated adaptation follows the original Dickens tale taking audiences along on Ebenezer Scrooge's transformational journey through time. Three ghostly visitors help Scrooge get into the holiday spirit, leading him on a trip through Christmases past, present, and future.

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A Christmas Story: The Musical Nov 29 - Dec 22, 2019  
Wade James Theatre A Christmas Story: The Musical
 
This 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.

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  Other Holiday Shows
A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol Nov 29 - Dec 23, 2019  
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.

 

 

   
The Bell Ringer Dec 22 - Dec 22, 2019  
The Moore Theatre The Bell Ringer
 
The new holiday rock opera The Bell Ringer is coming to The Moore Theatre. The show delivers a powerful and inspiring experience combing anthemic rock music with poignant storytelling. The Bell Ringer is the debut album from Seattle-area progressive rock band Symphony North, and it relates a story that builds on the ideas of selflessness and self-worth, employing the talents of musicians hailing originally from as far as Sweden, Spain, Russia, and Turkey. Joining them are a number of local music icons, including Roger Fisher (Heart). The Bell Ringer is a show both rock fans and families can build a new holiday tradition around, with big performances and a poignant story of selflessness. The story of The Bell Ringer takes place on the night of Christmas Eve, when one destitute man learns, by helping others in simple but important ways, a deeper sense of his own self-worth. The Bell Ringer composer and producer, Peter Orullian, is a former frontman for legendary Seattle bands Heir Apparent and Fifth Angel, who, not many years ago, in a chance meeting, received words of personal encouragement from a number of best-selling Christmas artists, who told Orullian the world needs more Christmas stories and Christmas music, and encouraged him to get his record done.

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The Bishop's Wife: A Live Radio Play Nov 27 - Dec 28, 2019  
Taproot Theatre The Bishop's Wife: A Live Radio Play
 
The beloved holiday film comes to life as a live radio broadcast with you as the in-studio audience! Dudley is an angel and the answer to Bishop Brougham's prayer to build a new cathedral. But when the angel turns his attention to the bishop's friends and family, Dudley's minor miracles require divine intervention. Join us this Christmas season for a story of love, family and blessings in disguise.

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Christmastown Nov 29 - Dec 24, 2019  
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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Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)! Dec 13 - Dec 22, 2019  
Isaac Studio Theatre Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)!
 
A madcap romp through the holiday season! Tired of performing "A Christmas Carol" for the hundredth time, three actors ditch the script and leave no holly leaf unturned in their attempt to perform every Christmas story ever told. Can they have their fruitcake and eat it too? Come find out!

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The Flight Before Xmas Dec 4 - Dec 29, 2019  
West of Lenin The Flight Before Xmas
 
Macha Theatre Works presents The Flight Before Xmas, a modern holiday play by Maggie Lee, directed by Amy Poisson. With all the stress of the holidays, spending Christmas Eve stranded in an airport with a bunch of strangers is the last thing anyone needs! With endless delays, kids shuttling between stepfamilies, a rogue cat on the loose, an important business deal at stake, and missing your grandson's first Christmas morning, the holiday spirit can disappear quicker than your lost luggage. But sometimes, all you need is to be a little late in order to truly appreciate what you're rushing toward. A heartwarming new holiday show about finding your way home and the family we discover for ourselves.

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The Hard Nut Dec 6 - Dec 15, 2019  
The Paramount Theatre The Hard Nut
 
THE HARD NUT is a cascade of wit and wintry beauty. It's a lavish, gender-bent love letter to the classic The Nutcracker. Based on E.T.A Hoffman's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, Mark Morris' version takes it from the straight-laced 1890s to the swinging 70s, with raucous parties, dancing G.I. Joes, whimsical costumes, and a Waltz of the Snowflakes like no other. Based on the comic book art of Charles Burns and featuring Tchaikovsky's complete original score, performed live by a 53-piece orchestra conducted by Colin Fowler , Morris' lyrical, modern retelling playfully preserves the warm spirit of an essential holiday tradition.

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Holmes for the Holidays Dec 6 - Dec 29, 2019  
Tacoma Little Theatre Holmes for the Holidays
 
A hilarious, quirky, and thrilling alternative to your standard holiday entertainment. It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

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Inspecting Carol Nov 29 - Dec 22, 2019  
Phoenix Theatre Inspecting Carol
 
Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy! Behind the scenes of a struggling theatre's annual clumsy production of A Christmas Carol, this laugh-out-loud spoof makes for a night at the theatre that is anything but show business as usual. "A razzle dazzle of funny characters and ingenious jokes," - Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "A Dickens of a giggle," - The Seattle Times. Produced with the permission of Samuel French, Inc.

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Miracle On 34th Street Dec 6 - Dec 15, 2019  
Twelfth Night Production at Kenyon Hall Miracle On 34th Street
 
The radio play is based on the holiday movie favorite of the same name and will be presented as a live 1940's radio broadcast. Miracle on 34th Street tells the timeless story of an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle and is hired as the Macy's department store Santa. His claim to be the real Santa Claus becomes a court case and a young child's belief could make all the difference. "Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to."

 

 

   
Miracle on 34th Street Dec 19 - Dec 29, 2019  
Shoreline Conference Center Auditorium Miracle on 34th Street
 
Based on the beloved 1947 film, this 1963 Broadway hit by Meredith Wilson, creator of Music Man, comes to life on stage in this new holiday production. Filled with such beloved songs as "Pinecones and Hollyberries," "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" and finally answering the question: Is Kris Kringle really Santa Claus? This heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment and the perfect present to fill everyone's stocking.

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The Nutcracker Nov 29 - Dec 28, 2019  
McCaw Hall The Nutcracker
 
Pacific Northwest Ballet's always enchanting production of The Nutcracker stars the company's dazzling dancers performing live to a 60-piece orchestra. Set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score and featuring George Balanchine's original choreography, 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. Experience one of the Northwest's favorite holiday spectacles with your loved ones at Seattle's McCaw Hall.

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The Nutcracker Dec 7 - Dec 15, 2019  
Northshore Performing Arts Center The Nutcracker
 
Experience an enchanting holiday classic as the Emerald Ballet Theatre's annual production of The Nutcracker returns to the Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell, featuring professional guest artists, talented youth performers, gorgeous costumes and sets, and the rousing Emerald Ballet Theatre Orchestra conducted by David Waltman. This sparkling production tell the timeless story of young Clara, who receives a nutcracker soldier as a gift and has a magical Christmas-night 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 Sugarplum Fairy's magical Land of Sweets.

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Scrooge in Rouge Dec 19 - Dec 22, 2019  
Red Curtain Arts Center Scrooge in Rouge
 
Scrooge in Rouge, playing for just one weekend at the Red Curtain Arts Center, is a gender-bending holiday romp of sexual innuendo and silliness. Performed in the tradition of the British panto, this three-person version of Dickens' holiday ghost story will leave you in stitches. With clever songs and hilarious quick-change antics, Scrooge in Rouge will scrub all that holiday sweetness away! Performances are at 8:00pm December 19-21, and a special brunch matinee on December 22 at 2:00pm, complete with mimosas! This show has a suggested R-rating for sexual humor and is not intended for anyone under 16 years of age.

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Twas The Night Before Christmas Dec 14 - Dec 28, 2019  
Tacoma Little Theatre Twas The Night Before Christmas
 
A delightfully fun update to the classic poem about the holiday season. 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse! Kick off your family's yuletide season with this comic take on the classic poem. When Santa's Naughty or Nice list has gone missing, it's up to a pair of dancing mice, a spunky girl, and an Elf-B-I agent to solve the mystery before Santa boards his sleigh.

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A Very Die Hard Christmas Nov 29 - Dec 28, 2019  
Seattle Public Theater A Very Die Hard Christmas
 
The comedy team that's been keeping Green Lake in stitches for years has a new holiday adaption that's about to blow the roof off Seattle Public Theater! Coming this December, The Habit presents A Very Die Hard Christmas, a new musical that parodies the film and asks: How on earth did this over-the-top action movie become a holiday tradition? Penned by Jeff Schell and The Habit, and directed by Mark Siano (Seattle Vice, Bohemia, Twister Beach), A Very Die Hard Christmas is a quick and dirty Christmas crowdpleaser with original music, a live band, and lots of laughs.

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