5 Shows You Need To See In Los Angeles This Holiday Season
The perfect antidote to a hectic holiday season? An afternoon at the theater! From Christmas classics to exciting new works, Los Angeles has something for everyone this season. Here are five shows to check out:
Whether you’re a fan of the acclaimed 2001 film, or you love Philippa Soo from her star-making turn in Hamilton (or both!) chances are you’ll love this new musical at the Ahmanson. Presented by Center Theatre Group, this pre-Broadway production introduces audiences to shy and imaginative Amélie, who turns the streets of Montmartre into her own magical dreamscape.
2. A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol is the quintessential holiday treat: it’s chock-full of family-friendly holiday cheer, as well as important lessons of kindness and forgiveness. Don’t miss Dickens’ timeless tale at A Noise Within in Pasadena.
3. A Cinderella Christmas
This timeless fairytale gets a modern twist at Pasadena Playhouse, featuring infectious pop songs like Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway” and Jennifer Lopez’s “Let’s Get Loud.” A Cinderella Christmas is a positively wild and wacky day at the theater!
4. The MeshugaNutcracker!
Invite your bubbe to this one! Underscored by a Klezmer-ized version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite, this show features dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot, and lots of wacky antics. If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Chanukah this year, look no further!
5. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Head to the Hollywood Pantages for an evening of laughter, dancing, and iconic Irving Berlin songs. Based on the 1954 film of the same name, this musical is perfect for the whole family and will certainly put you in the holiday spirit.
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