Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner, with preparations for annual traditions such as Christmas and New year’s eve, the city’s first end of the year celebration is already underway.
Holiday Musicals and Plays
There are plenty of Christmas events and holiday activities to get you in the festive mood, so get ready to start planning, here is a guide to the best holiday musicals and plays in Orange County and Los Angeles, from tree lightings to holiday performances for you to enjoy with your friends and family.
Holiday Swing Party With Byron Stripling
Expect virtuosic trumpet playing, lively audience sing-alongs, and toe-tapping swing dancing as Byron Stripling brings celebratory orchestral arrangements to the Long Beach Arena this holiday season. Featuring performances of “White Christmas,” “What a Wonderful World,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” and more, performance is great for all ages and parties of all sizes! Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to jingle!
Address: Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Long Beach Arena, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562 436-3636
Anaheim Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”
The Nutcracker is warm and familiar, a story so rooted in our collective memories we can recognize its iconic score in our sleep. But out of every production to come this month, Segerstrom Center’s ten-day engagement is the must-see of them all. Presented by American Ballet Theatre, its the story you know: a young girl awakens a toy Nutcracker on Christmas night who takes her to a magical land of royal desserts. Featuring a rotating dance ensemble every night that includes star ballerina Misty Copeland, Veronika Part, Marcelo Gomez and Stella Abrera, who’s actually the first Filipino American to be promoted to principal dancer. Enjoy an evening with this cherished tradition tonight.
Cirque Noel – The Renaissance
Experience music, mystery and feats of daring during an extraordinary evening of colorful aerialists, singers, dancers and more. This third annual production will feature Renaissance themes and costumes.
Mount of Olives Church in Mission Viejo will be having a Christmas Show for the whole family entitled Cirque Noel: The Renaissance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 16th through the 18th at 7:30pm.
A Christmas Carol
Directed by Jonelle Allen, this is the classic holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from miserly misanthrope to generous, loving soul after a night of discovery prompted by the visit of four spirits.
Address: Studio Theatre at Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA
Phone: 949 582-4656
The Magic of Christmas
The Young Americans The present a show about Christmas in the northern mountains, snow, and a small town, featuring ice-skating, building a snowman and cutting down a Christmas tree.
There it is! Those our Fave 5 Holiday musicals and plays that are going on Orange County and Los Angeles. We hope you guys will enjoy them just as much as we enjoy them!