Get Festive With These 10 Upcoming Holiday Shows

By: Scott Davis | November 4, 2016

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means it is time to get in the mood. One of the best ways to do that is to catch a holiday play. Lucky for you the Fox Theatre, Meadow Brook Theatre, City Theatre, and Michigan Opera Theatre have great productions going on throughout the holiday season.

A Christmas Carol, 11/11-12/23, Meadow Brook Theatre

The holiday classic returns to Meadow Brook Theatre for its 35th year. There are plenty of showtimes during its month and a half run, and there are great discounts for Oakland University alumni.

Silent Night, 11/12-11/20, Michigan Opera Theatre

Based on events from World War I, Silent Night tells the uplifting story of a spontaneous cease-fire between French, Scottish, and German soldiers on Christmas Eve, 1914.

Elf, 11/15-11/20, Fox Theatre

Based off the movie of the same name, Elf tells the hilarious tale of Buddy who accidentally gets transported to the North Pole and is raised as one of Santa’s elves.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze, 11/22-11/26, Fox Theatre

The iconic holiday stage spectacular, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, comes to the Fox Theatre for a special long weekend of shows. The show can be classified as a cirque show, Broadway musical, holiday spectacular, and family show all rolled into one.

The Nutcracker, 11/25-11/27, Michigan Opera Theatre

One of Detroit’s richest holiday traditions returns to the Michigan Opera Theatre for four special performances. Family matinees include live reindeer, photos with Santa and Nutcracker, holiday-themed craft-making, and more.

Twas A Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical, 12/1-12/4, City Theatre

From the creators of Girls Night: The Musical comes a new holiday show, Twas A Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical. The show sequel follows the same ladies from the original play as they go out on the town the night before Christmas.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 12/3-12/4, Fox Theatre

The original television classic comes to life with this take on the classic tale. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical features all of the classic characters from the television special and features top-notch projections, costumes, and energetic songs.

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas, 12/16-12/18, City Theatre

Based off the bestselling book of the same name, Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas is a fun holiday musical for the whole family. The story focuses around Fancy Nancy who must figure out the true meaning of the holidays when things don’t go the way she planned.

Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker, 12/18, Fox Theatre

Moscow Ballet’s iconic Great Russian Nutcracker comes to the Fox Theatre for three special performances on Sunday, December 18. The critically acclaimed production features a dancing company of almost 40 dancers, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, new and spectacular hand-made costumes, and stunning sets.

A Christmas Story, 12/20-24, Fox Theatre

Based on the iconic holiday movie of the same name, A Christmas Story: The Musical will be coming to the Fox Theatre for the first time ever.