The Circle City is truly a magical place this time of year. Bring the family and join in the tradition as you experience the cheer with our favorite on-stage holiday picks below.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT), November 18-December 24
Celebrating the holidays at the IRT is an unforgettable experience. Marvel at the opulence of the historic 1927 Indiana Theatre while you take in this long-time Indy holiday favorite.
A Beef & Boards Christmas
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, November 24-December 23
This tried and true, crowd-pleasing performance has been an annual tradition in Indy for 20+ years. Showcasing an assortment of your favorite holiday songs, dances, and stories, theatergoers are mesmerized from start to finish.
Russian Grand Ballet - The Nutcracker
The Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts, November 26
The Russian Grand Ballet is coming to Indy and will feature Russia’s brightest ballet stars as they perform this holiday classic. The pairing of Tchaikovsky’s lustrous music and Marius Petipa’s beautiful choreography makes for a perfect blend of music, dance, and the holiday spirit.
Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage
Clowes Memorial Hall, December 10
This classic animated television show is coming to life on stage! Join your favorite classic Charlie Brown gang as they mount a play, save a tree, and discover the true meaning of Christmas.
A Very Phoenix Xmas
Phoenix Theatre, November 22-December 16For the past 11 years, The Phoenix Theatre has delivered both naughty and nice on stage. This year, the theatre will perform the four top-rated holiday sketches which audiences have chosen as their favorites. Don’t miss out on the best favorite bits of holiday cheer (or sass!) Indy has to offer.
A Christmas Story - The Musical
Old National Centre, November 28-December 3Based on the classic holiday movie everyone knows and loves which takes place in 1940s Indiana. Ralphie only wants an Official Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle for Christmas – come see what obstacles lie in the way of his Christmas wish.
Yuletide Celebration with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Hilbert Circle Theatre, December 1-23Located in the Hilbert Circle Theater, just steps from the Circle of Lights, this year marks the 32nd anniversary of a month-long holiday music spectacular. This year’s show features NBC’s World of Dance star Kyle Van Newkirk, Jack Everly, Sandi Patty, and Broadway’s best singers and dancers. After the show, make your way around the circle and enjoy a cup of legendary hot chocolate from the South Bend Chocolate Factory.
A Christmas Carol
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, December 2-22
As if A Beef & Boards Christmas
is not enough, Beef & Boards doubles the holiday cheer with a one-hour adaption of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, December 20
“The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” follows the journey of a runaway who breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater on December 20. While seeking shelter from the cold, the teen is discovered by the theater’s caretaker who uses the ghosts and spirits from the building’s past to turn her life around.
Jane Lynch - A Swingin' Little Christmas
The Cabaret, December 8 & 9 Broadway and Emmy Award winning actress Jane Lynch will take The Cabaret stage in her WWII USO canteen and 1960s Christmas performance. This comedic routine will be joined by fellow actress Kate Flannery (The Office) and vocal arranger Tim Davis (Glee). Don’t miss this swingin’ night of holiday entertainment. Click here
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