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Holiday shows are a beloved tradition for many, not least for theater companies’ accountants. In preparing a guide to local holiday shows—primarily theatrical performances—we’re making a list and checking it twice. Here’s our list so far, with links to past reviews so you can find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. We’re looking for your input in two ways:
- What are we missing? Let us know what holiday shows aren’t on this list.
- What are your favorite holiday shows? Share your memories, and we’ll include some of them in our feature.
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Black Nativity: A Season for Change, Penumbra
A Christmas Carol, Orpheum Theatre
A Christmas Carol: The Golden Girls Remix, Theatre Arlo
A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol, Hennepin Stages
Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy, Minnesota Dance Theatre
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Orpheum Theatre
The Nutcracker (Not So) Suite, Ballet of the Dolls
The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose, Zenon Dance Company
Another Night Before Christmas, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
The Elves and the Shoemaker, Youth Performance Company
S. Gunter Klaus and the Story Before, Jon Ferguson Theater and John Heimbuch
Twas the Night Before Christmas, Stages Theatre Company
Other holiday shows
Amahl and the Night Visitors, James Sewell Ballet
Brett Favre’s Christmas Spectacular: The Immaculate Interception, Brave New Workshop
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, Minnesota Jewish Theatre
Indian Blood, Theatre in the Round
Sister’s Christmas Catechism, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
December shows that have nothing to do with the holidays
Cinderella, Children’s Theatre Company
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Hansel and Gretel, Old Log Theater
The Seafarer, Jungle Theater
Sisters of Swing, History Theatre