So the holidays are weird this year and we have to get creative with getting into the holiday spirit and maintaining our holiday joy. Don’t worry, we’ve got you. We still do holiday shows in the NoHo Arts District! If you’re not in the holiday spirit, you should definitely check out one or all of the shows we’ve put together in this handy, Christmas show quick list.
NoHo has 20 theatres – the highest concentration of theatres outside of NYC – so let’s all think positive thoughts that we can reopen soon. Stay safe, with a mask and socially distanced so we can have many more happy holiday seasons!
“DOOM, GLOOM & ZOOM with THE GHOST OF JACOB MARLEY”
A Merry Christmas to us ALL! Receive your own LIVE and thrilling 22-minute virtual-visit from Charles Dickens’ infamously terrifying ghost of Jacob Marley!
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s hilariously foreboding, up-close-and-personal, 22-minute, haunted holiday LIVE ZOOM VISITATION exclusively with YOU and/or your household. Breaking the chains of love, lessons of life and death (from the grave), and unbridled holiday cheer! For all ages. Featuring Zombie Joe as Jacob Marley.
“Holiday Traditions and Trappings”
December 12-January 1
For the first time in its 46-year history, the Group Rep will present “Holiday Traditions and Trapping”, a collection of new short plays and stories that explore the humor and challenges in surviving the holidays (during non-pandemic times). These little portraits of humanity focus on romance, traditions, gift-giving and tiny miracles.
All eight plays have been written by Group Rep members. Cast size for each play ranges from 1-4 actors. The holiday event features 19 actors. Some of the shows have been filmed on the Group Rep stage with safe Covid protocols adhered to; others have been video captured.
December 20, 21and 23
The Whitefire Theatre is proud to present its holiday offering and fundraiser,“Winter Tales,” a celebration of holiday short stories and poems adapted and directed by Bryan Rasmussen. The monologue show features classic holiday short stories by Robert Frost, Henry James, O. Henry, and A.A. Milne.
The WhitefireTheatre, leading the way on livestreaming live theatre, continues its innovative work into the holidays with a celebration of classic holiday stories for theatre lovers to enjoy in the comfort and safety of their own homes! Whitefire Theatre Live Stream presents individually shot, safely distanced, monologues performed by a cast of professional actors told through new technology!
“The 12 Rushes of Christmas”
You all know the song! Now come see how we do the 12 Days of Christmas, RUSH style! That’s right: Our biggest RUSH event yet, as we take on this holiday classic!
This time, we’ve got…
12 writers writing…
12 directors directing…
30 actors acting…
and a composer composing in a (home) studio space!
The inspiration was deceptively simple: make the gifts from the song the centerpiece of a short (5-6 minute) play. Blend in 2-3 actors with props and costumes from their own closets and we’ll count them down from 12 to 1 to create one epic, family friendly night of (virtual) entertainment.
It’s a night of pure holiday entertainment. A soulful season’s greeting. Recording artists and Broadway stars Terron Brooks and Kamilah Marshall reunite at the Garry Marshall Theatre for a breathtaking 60-minute holiday extravaganza: “Holidaze Harmony.” This year the virtual concert comes in the form of a multi-camera filming from the stage at the Garry Marshall Theatre.
With effortless chemistry and stunning vocals, lifelong best friends Terron Brooks (“The Soul of Broadway,” NBC’s “The Temptations,” Disney’s “The Lion King”) and Kamilah Marshall (NBC’s “Hairspray! Live,” Broadway’s “RENT,” “Hairspray,” Bette Midler’s “The Showgirl Must Go On” Vegas residency and “Kiss My Brass “world tour) have outdone themselves with a show-stopping line-up of songs, and an intimate look into the story behind Broadway’s two best friends who meet up each year for Christmas.
“SANTASIA – A Holiday Streaming Special”
“SANTASIA,” the Off-Broadway hit and L.A. sensation continues! “SANTASIA – A Holiday Streaming Special” Is written, directed and produced by Brandon and Shaun Loeser, in association with the Whitefire Theatre, choreographed, directed and produced by Tania Pearson-Loeser and musical producer Stacey Quinealty. “SANTASIA – A Holiday Streaming Special” is a reimagined streamed version of their live, critically acclaimed side-splitting musical and sketch comedy show featuring Broadway musical parodies, classic Rankin and Bass inspired Claymation movies and audience favorites.
This Off-Broadway hit and critics’ pick laugh out loud annual holiday romp, is the perfect blend of yuletide snark and sentiment, and has been compared to “Saturday Night Live” and Vaudeville. The popular celebrated stage show has run for 21 years in Los Angeles.
What do you get someone who has everything? SONGS! A new and improved Corona-safe, 2020 version of a singing telegram! The Sidewalk Singers bring Christmas Carols, Hanukkah songs and holiday favorites to YOU.
The Sidewalk Singers was formed during the Covid-19 pandemic by Serafia and Dan, two North Hollywood-based musicians who lost their means of income and wanted to continue to entertain and give back to the community, all while still maintaining social distance protocols. The goal is to provide a fun, safe and memorable way for people to celebrate their special day during these tough times AND give back to the community. They’ve given more than $5,000 to local organizations. Now the Sidewalk Singers have added holiday songs! It’s actually the perfect holiday gift, especially during Corona.
If you’re sick of the same, boring Christmas songs, here’s a fun playlist that will make you dance to Jingle Bells. Promise!
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