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December 2020

It’s not just holiday content this month on U.S. stages (and screens).

Alabama

A Christmas Carol

By: Charles Dickens | Adapted by Greta Lambert

Directed by: Rick Dildine

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Sun Dec 27

Type of Event: Streaming On Demand

Venue: ASF.net

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://asf.net

Description:

This one-woman tour de force starring ASF favorite Greta Lambert – playing more than a dozen roles – will transport you back to a magical evening in Victorian England as Ebenezer Scrooge encounters Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

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Arkansas

A Christmas Carol

By: Adapted by Robert Ford and Amy Herzberg

Directed by: Amy Herzberg

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Sun Dec 27

Type of Event: Streaming on demand

Venue: theatre2.org

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://theatre2.org

Description:

Brimming with stage magic and holiday cheer, TheatreSquared’s all-new adaptation stars two multi-talented actors in more than 35 roles, a tour-de-force performance that delights, inspires, and reminds us of the singular power of theatre.

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The Half-Life of Marie Curie

By: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Dawn Monique Williams

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Sun Jan 17

Type of Event: Streaming on Demand

Venue: theatre2.org

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://theatre2.org

Description:

“Outstanding!”—The Wall Street Journal . Filmed live on stage, and in its first production since its New York debut, The Half-Life of Marie Curie by Lauren Gunderson (Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley) revels in the power of female friendship between two fearless scientists.

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California

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley – A Radio Play

By: Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon

Directed by: Peter Mohrmann

Capital Stage

Sacramento

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 22 - Fri Jan 01

Type of Event: Virtual Radio Play

Venue: online

Price: $0.00

Reference Link: https://capstage.org/the-wickhams-a-radio-play/

Description:

It’s Christmas at Pemberley again in a new radio version of Gunderson & Melcon’s holiday hit show! The Wickhams—A Radio Play takes us downstairs of the Darcy household on an auditory storytelling adventure where servants are bustling with the arrival of holiday guests.

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The Thanksgiving Play

By: Larissa FastHorse

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An L.A. Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording, includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Life on Paper

By: Kenneth Lin

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An LA Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording of Kenneth Lin’s inspired-by-a-true-story play. When a billionaire dies in a plane crash, a forensic economist butts heads with a small town actuary over the exact value. Includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Extinction

By: Hannie Rayson

Directed by: Martin Jarvis

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $$20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An L.A. Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording of a new play by Australian playwright and newspaper columnist Hannie Rayson about the urgent need to combat man-made climate change to protect biodiversity. Includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Bump

By: Chiara Atik

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An LA Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio theater recording of Atik’s comedy. based on the true story of Jorge Odón and the birthing device he invented in his garage. Includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Virgin Play Festival

Magic Theatre

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Sun Jan 31

Type of Event: New Play Festival/Reading series

Venue: Online/Zoom

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://app.mobilecause.com/e/Bg2xFg?vid=f3r8ghttps://

Description:

Our annual play festival brings bold playwrights together to experiment, create, and hear their work out loud. This year, due to COVID, our festival will be virtual, held on Zoom. Our first playwright is Melis Aker, with her new play “When My Mama Was a Hittite” on Dec. 17.

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A Mighty Queer Virtual Variety Show

Directed by: Richard A. Mosqueda

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Digital Showcase

Price: $10-40

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/events/A-Mighty-Queer-Virtual-Variety-Show

Description:

Join us for a sparkling showcase of LGBTQ artists as they light up the NCTC virtual stage. Featuring fabulous drag performances, soul-stirring live music, a gravity-defying aerialist, and much more, this variety show is the queerest thing you’ll see this winter.

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The Law of Attraction

By: Patricia Milton

Directed by: Nikki Meñez

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Mon Nov 16 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Radio Play

Price: $0-40

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/The-Law-of-Attraction-Radio-Play

Description:

A brand new comedy of bad manners, The Law of Attraction explores just how miserable “perfect” really can be.

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In Good Company

By: Jewelle Gomez, Eric Reyes Loo, Laurel Ollstein, Tim Pinckney, and Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Directed by: Ed Decker

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Tue Jun 01

Type of Event: Podcast

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/In-Good-Company-Podcast

Description:

The drama onstage is nothing compared to what’s happening behind the scenes in this original episodic podcast series. A new kind of podcast for a different kind of world, “In Good Company” is a love letter to the resilience of art, artists, and the places they call “home”.

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An Iliad

By: Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare

Directed by: David Ellenstein

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 15 - Sun Jan 24

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: Virtual

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org

Description:

An Iliad is a dynamic tour-de-force adaptation of Homer’s classic poem about the Trojan War. Award-winning actor Richard Baird brings to life the power and humor of this brilliant adaptation which will keep you enthralled throughout.

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Hershey Felder: Tchaikovsky – Live From Florence

By: Hershey Felder

Directed by: Stefano DeCarli and Hershey Felder

San Diego Repertory Theatre

San Diego

Event Date(s): Sun Dec 20 - Sun Dec 20

Type of Event: Live Stream

Venue: Digital Viewing

Price: $55

Reference Link: https://www.sdrep.org/show-detail.php?id=639

Description:

An interesting, surprising and engaging holiday treat from piano virtuoso Hershey Felder.

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Winter Schminter: A Hanukkah/Solstice Concert

By: Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi

Directed by: Todd Salovey

San Diego Repertory Theatre

San Diego

Event Date(s): Mon Dec 21 - Mon Dec 21

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: Digital Viewing

Price: $18

Reference Link: https://www.sdrep.org/show-detail.php?id=640

Description:

Join Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival favorite Yale Strom and his band, Hot Pstromi, live online for a Hanukkah and Winter Solstice Celebration.

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Colorado

FAC Theatre 2020 Virtual Holiday Cabaret

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Fine Arts Center Theatre Company

Colorado Springs

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Virtual

Venue: Virtual

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://fac.coloradocollege.edu/theatre-events/holiday-cabaret/

Description:

From our homes to yours, we’re bringing love, light, laughter, and a few surprises direct to your kitchens and living rooms for the FAC’s 2020 holiday production. Grab your crew, a warm beverage, and a cozy chair and settle in for over a dozen unique acts from FAC Theatre Company.

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Living Room Local “Discount Ghost Stories: Colorado” Solstice Listening Party

Directed by: Nick Chase

Local Theater Company

Boulder

Event Date(s): Mon Dec 21 - Mon Dec 21

Type of Event: Solstice Listening Party

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Suggested donation: $20

Reference Link: https://dgssolstice.eventbrite.com/?aff=website

Description:

On the longest night of the year (Dec. 21 at 7pm MT), gather with the ghosts as we celebrate composer/lyricist Alexander Sage Oyen’s concept album, Discount Ghost Stories: Colorado. Marvel as special guests materialize for an extravaganza of music, games and ghoulish delights.

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Florida

We Need a Little Christmas

By: Michael Donald Edwards, Celine Rosenthal, Steve Orich

Directed by: Michael Donald Edwards and Celine Rosenthal

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Dec 18 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Outdoor Holiday Concert

Venue: Asolo Rep Terrace Stage

Price: $25-$50

Reference Link: https://https://www.asolorep.org/events/detail/we-need-a-little-christmas

Description:

A little bit camp. A little bit sentimental. A whole lot of fun. Asolo Rep rings in the season with a holiday concert under the stars on the new outdoor Terrace Stage. Join us for a safe evening of laughter and joy, filled with your favorite holiday and musical theatre classics.

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We Need a Little Christmas

By: Michael Donald Edwards, Celine Rosenthal, Steve orich

Directed by: Michael Donald Edwards and Celine Rosenthal

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Dec 18 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Outdoor Holiday Concert

Venue: Asolo Rep Terrace Stage

Price: $$25-$50

Reference Link: https://https://www.asolorep.org/events/detail/we-need-a-little-christmas

Description:

Asolo Rep rings in the season with a holiday concert performed under the stars on the theatre’s brand new outdoor Terrace Stage. A little bit camp, a little bit sentimental, a whole lot of fun, the performance is brimming with holiday and musical theatre classics.

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Jobsite Digital Shorts

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Online series

Venue: digitalshorts.jobsitetheater.org

Price: $1.99-$9.99

Reference Link: https://digitalshorts.jobsitetheater.org

Description:

An online series from the Jobsite Ensemble, this mixture of music videos, movement pieces, sketch, short films, readings, and more was commissioned by the company to help keep artists employed during the pandemic and possibly beyond. All proceeds go directly to the artists.

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7 Deadly Sins

By: Hilary Bettis, Nilo Cruz, Moises Kaufman, Rogelio Martinez, Dael Orlandersmith, Carmen Pelaez, & Aurin Squire

Directed by: Michel Hausmann

Miami New Drama

Miami Beach

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Live Theatre

Venue: Lincoln Rd Storefronts

Price: $60-75

Reference Link: https://www.miaminewdrama.org/7deadlysins

Description:

Miami New Drama presents 7 Deadly Sins, an outdoor, socially distanced and sinfully-safe theatrical experience, presented across seven storefronts along Miami Beach’s historic Lincoln Road.

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Georgia

A Christmas Carol

By: Charles Dickens, adapted by Tony Brown

Directed by: Justin Anderson

Aurora Theatre

Lawrenceville

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Wed Dec 23

Type of Event: In-Person Theatre

Venue: Mainstage at Aurora Theatre

Price: $60

Reference Link: https://www.auroratheatre.com/a-christmas-carol

Description:

Anthony Rodriguez is back to delight audiences with an exhilarating one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic. Limited engagement with reduced capacity seating to ensure social distancing.

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Laugh Track

Dad's Garage/Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 22 - Mon May 31

Type of Event: Comedy series

Venue: Alliance Theatre Anywhere (Streaming)

Price: $9.99 for series (6 episodes)

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/laughtrack

Description:

The talented comedians of Dad’s Garage examine what life’s key moments and holidays look like in this strange new world. With a mix of ridiculous characters and hilarious situations, get some much-needed laughter in this brand-new original sketch comedy show.

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Essential Workers Playwright Showcase

By: Multiple

Directed by: Multiple

Essential Theatre, Inc

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Wed Dec 16

Type of Event: Performance Showcase

Venue: Online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://essentialworkersshowcase12162020.eventbrite.com

Description:

For eight weeks this fall, essential workers from various fields came together to share stories and learn the craft of playwriting. On Dec. 16, see what they’ve created! Like all readings at Essential Theatre, this showcase is free and open to the public. Join us!

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Illinois

Kickback

By: multiple

Directed by: Mikael Burke

About Face Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Tue Jan 12

Type of Event: Virtual Festival of New Work

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.aboutfacetheatre.com

Description:

Kickback is an online festival of original plays and performances that highlights the intersection of queerness and Blackness in all its beauty and glory. When just being alive and living your best life is an act of rebellion, it’s time to turn up the music and make some noise!

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Power in Pride at Home

By: multiple

Directed by: Lexi Saunders

About Face Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Tue Aug 31

Type of Event: Streaming video series

Price: $free

Reference Link: https://www.aboutfacetheatre.com

Description:

Power in Pride is About Face Theatre’s touring show, sharing humorous and brave stories about gender & sexuality to spark conversations with students, educators, and community members of all ages.

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Kickback

By: Dionne Addai, Kirsten Baity, Robert Cornelius, Jenn Freeman, Keyonna Jackson, Ben Locke, Paul Oakley Stovall, Michael Turrentine, Cori Wash, Vic Wynter, avery r. young, and ShaZa (a collaboration between Zahra Baker and Shanta Nurullah)

Directed by: Mikael Burke

About Face Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Tue Jan 12

Type of Event: Online performance festival

Venue: Virtual

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://aboutfacetheatre.com/kickback

Description:

Kickback is an online festival of original plays and performances that highlights the intersection of queerness and Blackness in all its beauty and glory. When just being alive and living your best life is an act of rebellion, it’s time to turn up the music and make some noise!

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Maryland

Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains

By: Celeen Sinnette Jennings

Directed by: Paige Hernandez

Everyman Theatre

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Mon Dec 21 - Thu Feb 04

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Video On-Demand

Price: $30

Reference Link: https://everymantheatre.org

Description:

Third installment in award-winning trilogy. As the Vietnam War rages and the Kent State killings ignite campuses across the country, Jackie arrives in Vermont to begin college. Caught between an almost comically divergent set of friends, she searches for her place in the world.

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Gregory & Barbara’s 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar, now streaming online!

By: JD Sivert & Caitlyn Joy

Directed by: JD Sivert/Caitlyn Joy

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET)

Frederick

Event Date(s): Sat Dec 19 - Thu Dec 31

Type of Event: Pre-recorded, streaming

Venue: Facebook

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://marylandensemble.org/holidaybazaar/

Description:

After a disastrous first year helming their church’s Annual Holiday Bazaar, Barbara and Gregory are desperate to redeem themselves with a jam-packed holiday extravaganza…online! Tune in as they spread (or force-feed, if they have to) holiday cheer to one and all!

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A Christmas Carol: The Audio Experience

By: Theatricks/Julie Herber

Directed by: Julie Herber

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's FUN Company

Frederick

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Pre-recorded, download/radio broadcast on Xmas eve

Venue: Download/broadcast on Xmas eve on LITE 97.5

Price: $9.99/Free on Xmas eve

Reference Link: https://marylandensemble.org/carol2020/

Description:

A hybrid between the radio drama of yesteryear and the audiobook of today, this offering will transport listening audiences to a time when the whole family would gather around the radio to experience the defining tale of an old miser’s redemption by three spirits.

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Massachusetts

A Nantucket Christmas Carol

By: Mark Shanahan

Directed by: Mark Shanahan

White Heron Theatre Company

Nantucket

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Thu Dec 31

Type of Event: Podcast

Venue: All major podcasting platforms

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://www.whiteherontheatre.org/a-nantucket-christmas-carol-podcast/

Description:

Based on Dickens’ classic tale, set on Nantucket in the whaling era. Narrated by Christopher Plummer, featuring Dan Domingues as Scrooge, along with over a dozen other members of White Heron’s acting company. Original music, sound design and audio production by John Gromada.

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New-York

Sanctuary

By: Rachel Falcone & Michael Premo

Directed by: Rebecca Martinez

Working Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 23 - Thu Dec 31

Type of Event: Self-guided immersive soundwalk

Venue: Online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://theworkingtheater.org/sanctuary

Description:

In a world of chaos and uncertainty, what does sanctuary mean? Where do we go to find a place of safety in times of crisis? In this sonic exploration, audiences are invited to put on their headphones, take a walk, and be immersed in the stories and sounds of community.

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Ohio

A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play

By: Charles Dickens

Directed by: Performed by Bruce Cromer

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 23 - Thu Dec 31

Type of Event: Radio Play

Venue: wvxu.org

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/a-christmas-carol-radio

Description:

Actor Bruce Cromer, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s long-time Ebenezer Scrooge, will take to the radio for an intimate tour de force as he performs all the roles in this one-man version of A Christmas Carol on WVXU-FM. Stream for free at wvxu.org starting Dec. 24.

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Quarantine With the Clauses, a Virtual Production

By: Mark Waldrop/Jeff Lodin

Directed by: Edward Carignan

Short North Stage

Columbus

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Sun Dec 27

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Virtual

Price: Donation

Reference Link: https://ShortNorthStage.org

Description:

A much updated Santa and Mrs. Claus are quarantining in a bubble like the rest of us during C0VID, but don’t worry—they have decided to bring the world some needed cheer with their own variety show. Book/lyrics by Mark Waldrop, Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

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Pennsylvania

Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

By: Adapted by Anthony Lawton in collaboration with Christopher Colucci and Thom Weaver

Lantern Theater Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 15 - Sun Dec 27

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: Streaming on demand

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://www.lanterntheater.org/plays/a-christmas-carol-2020.html?utm_source=tcg&utm_medium=events&utm_campaign=Xmas2020

Description:

Now in its third year and reimagined for film, the beloved story is brought boldly to life by acclaimed Philadelphia playwright and actor Anthony Lawton, in a masterful combination of literature, theatre, and film. “A 95-minute masterpiece…brilliantly performed.” —Philadelphia Inquirer

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A Christmas Carol in Concert

By: Conception and music by Zak Berkman, arrangements by Mitch Chakour

Directed by: David Bradley

People's Light

Malvern

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Virtual Production

Venue: Streaming online

Price: $25 (discounts available)

Reference Link: https://bit.ly/ACCinConcert

Description:

A joyous, music-filled celebration of Charles Dickens’s beloved classic. Hosted by renowned actor Ian Merrill Peakes, this filmed concert event features performances of newly arranged 19th-century English carols, original music, and readings from Dickens’s novella.

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The Little Princess

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett, adapted by Suli Holum and Priyanka Shetty

Directed by: Suli Holum

Quintessence Theatre Group

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Dec 18 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Virtual Performance

Venue: Online

Price: $29

Reference Link: https://qtgrep.org/littleprincess

Description:

Quintessence Theatre presents The Little Princess, an interactive holiday adventure for the whole family. Team up with Sara Crewe as she tries to navigate the cruel Miss Minchin’s boarding school, equipped with only her books, vivid imagination, and the help of her friends.

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Christmas City Follies XXI

By: Touchstone Ensemble & Special Guests

Directed by: Jp Jordan

Touchstone Theatre

Bethlehem

Event Date(s): Sun Dec 20 - Sat Jan 02

Type of Event: Holiday revue

Venue: Online

Price: $5-35

Reference Link: http://www.touchstone.org/events/christmas-city-follies-xxi/

Description:

For the last 20 years Christmas City Follies has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way into the hearts of its audiences. In 2020, a streamed video edition will premiere on Dec. 20th at 7 p.m. via a YouTube watch party and be available online until Jan. 2.

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Heroes of the Fourth Turning

By: Will Arbery

Directed by: Blanka Zizka

Wilma Theater

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Sun Dec 20

Type of Event: Digital capture of fully staged performance

Venue: Online

Price: $37

Reference Link: https://wilmatheater.org/event/heroes-of-the-fourth-turning/

Description:

Four Catholic friends gather at a late-night backyard party in Wyoming, shortly before the 2017 eclipse. As they wait for the arrival of their mentor and newly appointed college president, secret passions and fears surface, revealing their troubled place in a divided country.

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Rhode Island

A Christmas Carol Online

Directed by: Curt Columbus

Trinity Rep

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Sun Jan 10

Type of Event: On-demand video

Venue: Online

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://www.trinityrep.com/carol

Description:

A free and thoroughly entertaining take on the Dickens classic that integrates traditional theatrical storytelling with new media, animation, and audience participation. Make the spirit of the season come alive with a memorable holiday experience filled with hope and joy.

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Texas

Buttons’ Sleeping Beauty: A One-Man Outrageous Unbelievable COVID Lockdown Panto

By: Kenn McLaughlin

Directed by: Leslie Swackhamer

Stages

Houston

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Sun Dec 27

Type of Event: Film/Digital

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://stageshouston.com/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=0092C62A-F42B-44BE-8096-B7D49096C676

Description:

Ryan Schabach returns as Buttons in a hilarious all-new, one-man version of our hit holiday romp. While sheltering in place due to COVID-19, Buttons tells the story of Senara, a courageous heroine battling a wicked fairy. Come ready to laugh, cheer, sing and boo with Buttons!

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‘Twas the Night at Theatre Three

By: Conceived by Jeffrey Schmidt & Christie Vela

Directed by: Jeffrey Schmidt

Theatre Three

Dallas

Event Date(s): Mon Dec 21 - Thu Dec 24

Type of Event: Streaming

Venue: Theatre Three

Price: $15/25

Reference Link: https://www.theatre3dallas.com

Description:

In hopes of sharing a little holiday cheer from afar, the Theatre Three team has arranged an evening full of festive illustrations, heartwarming musical performances, and a reading of a classic holiday tale. Don’t miss this family-friendly, short, stocking stuffer performance!

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Washington

A Very Merry Kraken Tea Party

By: Justin Huertas

Directed by: Justin Huertas & Mathew Wright

ArtsWest

Seattle

Event Date(s): Mon Dec 21 - Sun Jan 31

Type of Event: World Premiere Digital Mini-Musical

Venue: Online

Price: $10-100

Reference Link: https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/kraken-tea-party/

Description:

From the imagination of composer/lyricist Justin Huertas, A Very Merry Kraken Tea Party is a holiday sequel to Huertas’s The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion, following its characters as they find their way to love and connection during a very different holiday season.

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The Canterville Ghost

By: Oscar Wilde/Brandon J. Simmons

Directed by: Brandon J. Simmons

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 08 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: All-audio drama

Venue: Online

Price: $15 or pay what you will

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/the-canterville-ghost/

Description:

Full of Wilde’s wit and humor, for lovers of the cozy British mystery and a good holiday special, this classic ghost story is full of warmth, laughs, and great good fun.

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Childfinder

By: Octavia E. Butler/Shermona Mitchell

Directed by: Gin Hammon

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: All-audio drama

Venue: Online

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/childfinder/

Description:

From a giant in the science fiction genre, we bring you the short story of a woman charged with finding telepathic children and her mission to unleash a young girl’s potential. “Nuanced voice acting connects you intimately to complex characters in the audioplay’s 33 minutes.”

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Wisconsin

It Sounds Like a Christmas Carol

By: Neil Brookshire and Casandra Bissell

Directed by: Neil Brookshire

http://www.peninsulaplayers.com

Fish Creek

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Thu Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: Peninsula Players Theatre

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://https://www.peninsulaplayers.com/uncategorized/the-plays-the-thing-holiday-edition/

Description:

Join Carol and Fred, an actor and a sound engineer who are thrown together during an intense winter storm, tasked with last-minute fixes to an audiobook version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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