Holiday options include several classic Nutcracker ballets and a Southern Rep production of A Christmas Carol. For a laugh during the holiday season, check out a few of the comedic Christmas plays in New Orleans including an annual spoof of Dickens' Scrooge tale and a live version of the movie, A Christmas Story.
A Christmas Carol - The Whole Story is funny and fun for the whole family. This wacky take-off on the classic Charles Dickens holiday story by writer/director Rene Piazza is in its 19th year. This this comedy, Scrooge is visited and bothered by the past/present/future ghosts as well as unexpected characters such as Cinderella.It's the 20th anniversar of the play in 2012, and there will be live performances at the JOY theater on Canal St. downtown on Dec. 15th. taking the stage on December 15th, 2012 with a special
Nutcracker Ballets in NOLA & BeyondAttending a performance of the Nutcracker ballet with its iconic music by Peter Tchaikovsky is a traditional outing during the Christmas holidays in New Orleans. BALLET APETREI IN COVINGTON
On the Northshore, Ballet Apetreil performs at St Joseph's Abbey, 75376 River Road in Covington. It's a North Shore tradition for over two decades. Visit Apetrei's Facebook page, call 985.674.3622 or buy tickets on-line.RIVER REGION BALLET IN DESTREHAN
The River Region Ballet has performed the full length Nutcracker ballet since 1995 in Destrehan, Louisiana. There's also a special shorter 1-hour kid's matinee show to accommodate shorter attention usuallyy with a Sugar Plum Party with the cast.
This is just what you need to get into the Christmas spirit. The singing Victory Belles Ring in the Holidays at the National World War II Museum in the Warehouse District of New Orleans.
The musical trio present a brand new show at the Stage Door Canteen on Andrew Higgens Drive between Camp and Magazine Streets.
Slidell Little Theater can be counted on for an appropriate Christmas play during the holidays. In 20122 it was Miracle on 34th Street. In 2012, it's the live version of the hilarious holiday movie: A Christmas Story. Call 985.641.4800.