We do holiday shows in the NoHo Arts District! Even if you’re not in any holiday spirit, you should definitely check out one or all of the shows we’ve put together in this handy, Christmas show quick list.
If you have guests visiting, a show is a nice treat or gift. It’ll also give your guests a little taste of theatre in the NoHo Arts District and you can dazzle them with your knowledge.
Did you know? NoHo has 20 live theatres – the highest concentration of theatres outside of NYC. Have a happy holiday season!
The NoHo Arts District dot Com Team
“Another Winter Without Snow”
December 6 and 7
Short plays and monologues by the AWS Writers In Residence will leave you laughing, crying and experiencing all the things we encounter at the holidays. A Hanukkah surprise no-one was expecting, a disgruntled old school Hollywood actress and a Very Bad Christmas Eve are just a few of the things you’ll experience during AWS’s annual Holiday Show to benefit Toys for Tots. And proceeds benefit Toys for Tots!With pieces by: Roger Gutierrez, Daniel Guyton, Stephen Olson, Ivory Tiffin, Paul Surace, Daniel B. Weisman & Sarah Zavala.
“Tis The Season – Amanda McBroom in Concert with Michele Brourman and Friends”
Golden Globe winning songwriter, concert and nightclub performer, Amanda McBroom, will make a holiday appearance at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s on December 11 in a show titled: “Tis The Season – Amanda McBroom in Concert with Michele Brourman and Friends.” You’ll be treated to Amanda’s version of a contemporary Christmas concert, with new, original holiday songs, old beloved carols, and a sprinkling of standards by such writers as Stephen Sondheim and Jacques Brel, and, of course, Amanda McBroom.
“Dysfunctional Family Christmas”
December 13, 14. 15, 20 and 21
Misunderstandings, mistaken identities, and holiday chaos create a fun-filled Christmas morning at the Logan home. Grandpa is found dead on Christmas morning! Dean and Joanne Logan attempt to hide the body from their kids who have secrets of their own; all the while attempting to have one final joyous family Christmas with their adult children before selling their home. This comedy, by Paul Storiale, will have audiences howling from beginning to end.
December 7 and 8
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet returns to The Soraya this holiday season with three performances of the classic ballet, The “The Nutcracker,” on December 7 and 8. With Tchaikovsky’s original music, this storybook production, choreographed by ASFB executive director Jean-Phillippe Malaty and artistic director Tom Mossbrucker, is set in the Victorian era, beginning with the resplendent party and concluding with the fantastical scenes in the second act centered around a bright and colorful carousel. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s exquisite dancers perform the leading roles, showing off their classical training. More than 70 children from Los Angeles Youth Ballet and students from USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will round out the cast. Adding to the excitement, the traditional Russian, Spanish and Chinese pieces will feature performers from around the globe who bring their traditional and authentic dances. Almost 100 performers are on stage for this production.
“SANTASIA – A Holiday Comedy”
December 6 – December 28
Created by Shaun and Brandon Loeser, directed by Shaun Loeser, “Santasia” is celebrating its 20th season! This Off-Broadway hit and Critics’ Pick laugh-out-loud annual holiday romp and perfect blend of Yuletide snark and sentiment. “SANTASIA” has been compared to “The Carol Burnett Show,” “The Kids in the Hall,” “In Living Color,” “Saturday Night Live” and Vaudeville. This multi-media holiday special has it all, including classic Rankin and Bass Claymation-inspired movies, musical parodies, and heartfelt holiday moments with new sketches and audience favorites.
Force of Nature’s RUSH Play festival takes on Hollywood this holiday season! We’re settling the debate, once and for all. Yes, “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie. But when John McClane meets Ralphie from “A Christmas Story,” let’s just say more than just your eye might get shot out! What better way to end the year than by unofficially mashing up classic Christmas movies like “It’s a Wonderful Life” with characters from some of your favorite “Not A Christmas Movie” movies like “Batman Returns?” Mix in a few iconic movie props, a team of talented writers, directors and actors and let the holiday drama and hi-jinks ensue! Great for the whole family!
“The Merry Little Christmas Show”
Sunday, December 15, at 3pm and 6pm
BroadwayWorld Critics’ Pick and StageSceneLA Award-winner Scott Dreier, star of last season’s acclaimed hit “Doris and Me,” will return to The Colony Theatre in Burbank with his holiday concert, “The Merry Little Christmas Show,” along with special guests Kurtis Simmons and music director Andy Langham. Dreier will take audiences back to the feel of cherished, classic, holiday TV specials hosted by Perry Como, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and others — paying homage while also providing his modern take with pop and jazz interpretations of holiday treasures. The performance will include holiday classics, including “Sleigh Ride,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “O Holy Night,” “I’ve Got Your Love to Keep Me Warm,” “Merry Christmas Darling,” and many more. This show will transport you back to your living room sitting around the fireplace telling stories and sharing songs of the season.
“Dark-Dark-Ride-Ride: Holiday Nightmare”
December 4 – 21
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their All-New Holiday-Horror-Theatre Attraction…An Epic Wild-Ride thru Winter WonderHELL! (Rides Launch Every 15 minutes, Starting at 8:00p – Last Ride at 11:45p). *(A Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit Local Charities Serving the Homeless).
“A Christmas Carol: The One-Man Play”
December 6, 13,14 and 15
The Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol: The One-Man Play,” directed by frequent Porters collaborator Drina Durazo. “Charles Dickens was known for being a performer of his own works; his novels were written with such vivid theatricality that they were almost like plays,” says Durazo. “We’re aiming to recreate the experience of Dickens’ public recitals with ‘A Christmas Carol, The One-Man Play,’ and it’s been a great joy exploring this beloved classic by way of Krieger’s dynamic performance.”
“Church Discipline: Christmas”
December 1 – 22
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents a fresh for the holidays incarnation of their fan-favorite, cult-hit show, “Church Discipline.” At the dawn of a new age, Kris Kringle is ready to name Santa as the new herald of Christmas during the “Coronation of the Claus,” a holy North Pole ceremony where Elves and Reindeer pay tribute to the Spirit of Christmas and where Santa must defeat Krampus to claim the title of “Claus” and fulfill his Christmas destiny. “Church Discipline: Christmas” invites audiences into the ceremonial halls of the North Pole to join us for this off-the-cuff Christmas-time comedy show!
“The Man Who Came to Dinner”
December 6 – January 12
The Group Rep presents Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s beloved “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” directed by Bruce Kimmel, produced by Doug Haverty. The comedy classic takes place a few weeks before Christmas in small town USA, after a famously outlandish NYC radio personality is invited to dine at the house of the well-to-do local factory owner. But this sharp-tongued celebrity slips on a patch of ice outside the front door and injures his hip. Confined to the house for a month, he drives his hosts mad by insulting them, monopolizing their world, wreaking havoc with romantic antics and receiving a constant stream of bizarre guests, including performers, scientists, penguins and even paroled convicts. As Christmas Day approaches mayhem ensues and fate delivers a comeuppance.
“A Twisted Christmas Carol”
December 14 – January 12
The Group Rep presents the world premiere comedy “A Twisted Christmas Carol,” a Texas-style spoof of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla and produced by Alyson York. It’s Christmas Eve in a small west Texas town and cantankerous barbecue joint owner Buford Johnson gets in an argument with his wife, Darla, tells her he’s skipping Christmas, he storms out of the restaurant, goes four wheeling in his pickup, gets hit by a twister, rolls his truck and goes into a coma. He comes back in his dream where he’s visited by ex-business partner, Hank Walker, who plays the ghost of Christmas past, present and future.
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