Thanksgiving is here and soon to follow is Christmas! What better way to bring in the holiday season than to go see a show!? This season switch up the holiday tradition of staying in when it gets cold and bundle up your family to start new traditions. The Metro Detroit area is full of large and small theaters alike and there are so many stories being brought to life on stage. So while the family is getting the trimmings for the holiday meals, Christmas decorations and the perfect icing for the gingerbread house; don’t forget to grab some tickets to some of these upcoming shows in the D.
Detroit Opera House
This year The Nutcracker will be performed by the Cincinnati Ballet as they make their debut in Detroit at the Opera House. This timeless Christmas classic will be sure to fill your heart with the holiday traditions this season. Get ready for the Sugar Plum Fairy and watch Clara take down the Mouse King live on stage with magical choreography and an equally magical supporting score.
After Thanksgiving dinner leftovers and Black Friday shopping, take the family to a light show. Now, this isn’t your traditional light show. This is an ELECTRIC Christmas show. Throughout the performance, you will hear holiday music we all love such as Nat King Cole and Mariah Carey. What makes this show special, however, is that all the while you will learn the story of a Max, the bird that gets swept into a whirlwind of a magical journey to the North Pole to meet Santa. This show will certainly get you in the holiday spirit.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall
No holiday season is complete without seeing A Charlie Brown Christmas. Of course, you can watch it on TV, but why not see the live rendition of this classic show which is coming to the stage for the holiday season. Now in its fifth year in a row on the stage, The Peanuts gang is back for another Christma sing-a-long. Charlie Brown goes through the Christma Blues but by the end of the show he will have found his Christmas cheer with his pals his side, even Snoopy will be there!