Don your favorite holiday duds for these 10 holiday performances that are sure to get you in the spirit during the 2018 holiday season.
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From holiday music showcases to Christmas-laden dramas and comedies, there are plenty of performances and theatrical holiday performances to choose from this holiday season.
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Top 10 Holiday Performances This Holiday Season: November & December 2018
- Houston Masterworks Chorus presents Christmas Brass & Harp at South Main Baptist Church | Saturday, December 1 – Houston Masterworks Chorus presents Christmas Brass and Harp, a program of holiday music performed live at South Main Baptist Church. Tom Jaber will conduct works by Rutter, Pinkham, and Britten, while Bryan Anderson performs on organ. Tickets range from $15 to $25. 4pm.
- The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) at Stages Repertory Theatre | Through Sunday, December 23 – What happens when exactly none of the acts slated to perform in the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church? Find out when Stages presents this big-hearted, slapstick story of colliding holiday traditions. Tickets start at $25; but limited discounted $17.50 tickets are available for select shows. Showtimes vary.
- It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at the George Theater | Through Sunday, December 23 – Based on the classic Christmas movie, this adaption follows a troupe of radio actors who tell the story of George Bailey and Christmas Eve he’s considering killing himself – but then, an angel turns up to show him how his life has meaning. Tickets $35 to $70, but limited discounted $27.50 tickets are available for most shows. Showtimes vary.
- Christmas is Comin’ Uptown at the Ensemble Theatre | Through Saturday, December 29 – The holiday classic A Christmas Carol gets jazzed up in this rollicking, colorful adaptation where Scrooge is a Harlem slumlord about to foreclose on a tenement house and a church before some groovy ghosts show up to get him to reconsider. Tickets start at $30. Showtimes vary.
- The Nutcracker at the Wortham Theater Center | Through Saturday, December 29 – The holiday classic returns, telling the story of a little girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker for Christmas. Set to Tchaikovsky’s music, the beloved family-friendly story is a timeless tale of adventure and love. Tickets start at $40. Showtimes vary.
- A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas at the Alley Theatre | Through Sunday, December 30 – The holiday favorite returns to the stage, with James Black reprising his role as the miserly Scrooge, who finds himself changed one magical Christmas Eve. Tickets start at $26. Showtimes vary.
- Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena at Lambert Hall | Sunday, December 2 and Saturday, December 8 – Opera in the Heights presents this bilingual children’s opera, a retelling of the Mexican folktale about the poinsettia. Tickets are $17.50 for adults; $7.50 for children. Showtimes vary.
- Who’s Holiday at Stages Repertory Theatre | Wednesday, December 5 through Sunday, December 30 – In this adults-only “sequel” to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Cindy Lou Who is 40 years old, divorced, living in a trailer park – and about to throw a Christmas party. As she waits for the guests to show up, she shares the story of her life, including the story of that green monster who tried to take Christmas from Whoville. Recommended for mature audiences and not recommended for the easily offended. Tickets start at $28. Showtimes vary.
- Elf: the Musical at Queensbury Theatre | Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 23 – Based on the beloved movie, this musical is the story of Buddy, a human raised as an elf in Santa’s workshop, who embarks on a journey to find his real parents. This one is sure to be loved by ages young and old. Tickets start at $21. Showtimes vary.
- Home Alone at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts | Thursday, December 13 – The Houston Symphony plays the score of the much-loved holiday movie live as audiences experience the adventures of an eight-year-old boy accidentally left behind as his family takes off for Christmas vacation. Tickets start at $49. 7:30pm.
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