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Holiday Plays In San Diego

A List of Holiday Plays This 2017 Season
With the holidays near, here is a list of a few shows that may get you in the holiday spirit.

Check back soon as we continue to add more shows as the holidays get closer.


  Most Popular Holiday Shows
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues Nov 25 - Dec 17, 2017  
Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
 
Make no mistake about it, these reindeer games from OB Theatre Company are definitely for adults only. This dark-as-coal Christmas comedy finds the North Pole a hotbed of scandal after one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of a little jolly old sexual harassment. As the media catches the scent of scandal and invades Santa's sanctuary, the rest of the reindeer chime in with their own perspectives. The result: a heinous and hilarious tale of perversion and corruption -- entangling everyone from the littlest elf in the workshop to the tainted Saint himself -- that's sure to have mature audiences howling this holiday season. Celebrate the XXXmas season with The Eight: Reindeer Monologues at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.

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Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play Nov 24 - Dec 24, 2017  
Horton Grand Theatre Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play
 
Miracle on 34th Street gets even more miraculous when San Diego Musical Theatre performs it live in the style of an old-time radio play, complete with onstage sound effects. When a man named Kris Kringle agrees to serve as a last-minute replacement for Santa in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he's so convincing that he's offered a job as the department store's in-house Claus. But how can he convince the doubters, including a cynical single mother and her eight-year-old daughter who yearns for something to believe in? Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Hour Broadcast, this charming production perfectly captures the spirit of the season at The Horton Grand Theatre.

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  Other Holiday Shows
A Christmas Carol Dec 23 - Dec 23, 2017  
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre A Christmas Carol
 
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is such a beloved holiday staple that you don't even need us to tell you what it's about -- you've seen it before. But you've never seen the story of Scrooge told like this. Scrooge: One Christmas Carol is a faithful adaptation of Dickens' story in which actor Kellan D. Baker portrays 34 colorful characters in a solo tour-de-force performance that blends tragedy, pathos, humor and hope. See Baker transform into everyone from Tiny Tim to The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in this heartfelt holiday performance at the Garfield Theatre in La Jolla.

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A Christmas Carol Nov 29 - Dec 24, 2017  
Old Town Theatre A Christmas Carol
 
Cygnet Theatre brings back A Christmas Carol to San Diego, a longtime tradition and a holiday favorite. Join Scrooge, Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a variety of colorful characters as they help misguided miser Ebenezer Scrooge discover love, joy and the true meaning of Christmas. Three spirits usher Scrooge through the lessons of his past, present and possible future in this charming and heartfelt musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic, reimagined with original music, unique stagecraft and puppetry and live sound effects! It's a seasonal treat that the family will love.

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A Christmas Carol: The Musical Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2017  
California Center for the Arts A Christmas Carol: The Musical
 
Broadway Theatre Arts Academy's delightfully festive, musically merry holiday tradition returns. The inspirational story of Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and Scrooge is performed by a cast of young actors ages 5 to 18. Bring the whole family to A Christmas Carol: The Musical at California Center for the Arts, Escondido for an outing everyone will love.

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Elf the Musical Jr Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2017  
Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center Elf the Musical Jr
 
Based on the modern cinema classic, Elf the Musical Jr. is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This youth production of the modern Christmas favorite is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf as it ice skates into the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.

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Festival of Christmas Dec 1 - Dec 30, 2017  
Lamb's Players Theatre Festival of Christmas
 
Lamb's Players Theatre has been celebrating its Festival of Christmas for 40 years and the annual Coronado tradition continues to deepen its roots. This year, resident playwright Kerry Meads brings fresh flair to the fest with A Fargo Christmas. Of course, the production's filled with great music capturing the spirit of the season. But the new narrative also features plenty of onstage hilarity and joyous discoveries. Watch what happens when a rising star, a real estate mogul, a precocious child and an octogenarian all vie for the same "dream" property to be their new Christmas home.

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Greetings! Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2017  
Patio Playhouse Greetings!
 
It's Christmas Eve, and New York copywriter Andy Gorski has returned home to Pittsburgh to introduce his new fiancee Randi to his family. Much to the chagrin of Andy's conservative, Catholic parents, their soon-to-be daughter-in-law turns out to be a Jewish atheist. Hilarious one-liners are slung and conflict breaks out between parents and children -- until a miraculous occurrence brings everyone together in an exploration of love, religion, personal truths and the very nature of reality. Greetings!, written by Tom Dudzick, is a quirky and touching farce offering its own signature cure for holiday angst and insensitivity. Check it out when it comes to the Patio Playhouse in Escondido.

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An Irish Christmas Dec 15 - Dec 15, 2017  
Balboa Theatre An Irish Christmas
 
Celebrate Christmas like they do in Ireland -- with glorious music, traditional dance, laughter and plenty of Celtic soul. The latest edition of An Irish Christmas, as seen on PBS, features world-champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty (Riverdance, Lord of the Dance) and Tyler Schwartz (Magic of the Dance, Gaelforce Dance). Traditional Irish vocalists, musicians and dancers lend their spirit, along with Connor Reider and Colin Barkell for a memorable night that sparkles with charm. This annual family favorite brings a joyous and authentic international spirit to the holiday season at San Diego's Balboa Theatre.

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Isaac Oliver's Lonely Christmas Dec 14 - Dec 16, 2017  
Diversionary Theatre Isaac Oliver's Lonely Christmas
 
Trim the tree, hang the stockings, light the menora and slug the eggnog. Ring out this troubling year with NYC comedy connoisseur Isaac Oliver as he regales San Diego for the first time with stories from his hit debut novel, Intimacy Idiot (Best of 2015 - NPR), and tales of woe of holidays past. This unabashedly authentic storyteller's take on the world and the season is as hilarious as it is moving, and intelligent as it is restorative. Oliver's unique blend of poignancy, candor and levity is the perfect antidote to a year filled with crazy, and the craziness of the holidaze!

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Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2017  
Balboa Theatre Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas
 
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas is a flying, singing and swashbuckling holiday adventure performed in the style of a British panto in San Diego. Step into the Spreckels Theatre and embark on a wild quest with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan, as they try to put a stop to the plot of some dastardly pirates who plan to kidnap Peter as a present to Captain Hook. Filled with big laughs, magic, dancers and contemporary songs by everyone from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, this family show has a little bit of something for everyone.

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Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2017  
Spreckels Theatre Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas
 
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas is a flying, singing and swashbuckling holiday adventure performed in the style of a British panto in San Diego. Step into the Spreckels Theatre and embark on a wild quest with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan, as they try to put a stop to the plot of some dastardly pirates who plan to kidnap Peter as a present to Captain Hook. Filled with big laughs, magic, dancers and contemporary songs by everyone from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, this family show has a little bit of something for everyone.

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