The vacation season appears to encourage the plenty to do issues that they might have by no means finished at another time of the yr — like risking extreme damage to make sure that their home is extra brightly-lit than the neighbor’s home, listening to vocal jazz or, for some, catching a neighborhood theater manufacturing. Over time, it has develop into a vacation custom for a lot of Cincinnatians to see the Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker and even Cincinnati Shakespeare Firm’s annual vacation manufacturing. This yr, there are various possibilities to catch vacation classics (A Christmas Carol) and to attempt one thing new (like a stay studying of Die Laborious). Forward, we have detailed 10 vacation theater productions in Higher Cincinnati fitted to each kind of reveler.
A Christmas Carol — Charles Dickens’ feel-good Christmas favourite graces the West Facet with “essentially the most well-known haunters of all.” The ghosts of Christmas previous, current and future go to Ebenezer Scrooge for a whimsical musical manufacturing of a very fantastic vacation story that everybody ought to see no less than as soon as. Dec. 1-23. $31 adults; $28 seniors/college students. Covedale Heart for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Covedale, cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.
Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker — Cincinnati Ballet presents a real vacation traditional: The Nutcracker. The enchanted dreamland involves life as soon as once more because of Tchaikovsky’s treasured rating and the good Cincinnati Ballet firm. It’s a standard technique to get into the spirit with the entire household. Dec. 15-24. Tickets begin at $59. Music Corridor, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cballet.org.
Cirque Desires Holidaze — Acrobat Santa doesn’t want a sleigh. Vacation spirit will soar by way of Cincinnati on this Broadway-style manufacturing that includes up to date circus artistry, dazzling vacation costumes and festive feats of acrobatics. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and seven:30 p.m. Dec. 3; 1 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets begin at $33.75. Aronoff Heart, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.
Each Christmas Story Ever Informed (And Then Some!) — Cincinnati Shakespeare Firm presents one other season of “high-octane jollity and frivolity.” NSFW or true Santa believers, it’s a light-hearted spoof of traditional Christmas tales like It’s a Fantastic Life and Rudolph the Purple-Nosed Reindeer that guarantees a night of Santa-style stomach laughs. Dec. 8-31. Tickets begin at $14. Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincyshakes.com.
Hip Hop Nutcracker — Hip-hop legend Kurtis Blow — the primary rapper ever signed by a significant label — emcees the tenth season of this reimagined model of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The 130-year-old ballet has been remodeled right into a dance spectacle and energetic vacation celebration. Characters navigate modern-day New York Metropolis and discover themselves within the land of sweets. Seasonable rhymes sprinkle vacation cheer because the present makes its technique to 30 cities throughout the nation. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Tickets begin at $30. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org.
Holidazed — The Village Gamers of Fort Thomas current a collection of 9 new performs celebrating the season. With titles like Merry No matter, A Christmas Uncarol and Santa’s Laborious Street to Ho, these authentic tales are merrily distinctive and certain to be entertaining. A “enjoyable and humorous vacation pick-me-up” carried out by native expertise. Dec. 2-10. $20. The Village Gamers of Fort Thomas, 8 N. Ft Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas, villageplayers.org.
Dwell Script Studying of Die Laborious — Yippee ki-yay, motherfuckers. The six-annual script studying of Die Laborious involves Woodward Theater as native comedians rework themselves into John McClane, Hans Gruber, Karl and the gang for a one-night-only, action-packed vacation occasion. Formal apparel beneficial. 6:30 p.m. doorways Dec. 7. Free admission, however reserve seating prematurely. Woodward Theater, 1404 Most important St., Over-the-Rhine, instagram.com/gorillacinemapresents.
Million Greenback Quartet Christmas — Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Money come collectively to carry out vacation hits and traditional songs with a jingle bell twist on this “heartwarming vacation rock ‘n’ roll musical.” It’ll be a hunk of burning Christmas love on this jam-packed night time of vacation medleys with a jolly rock n’ roll flare. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Tickets begin at $39. Aronoff Heart, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.
Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig’s Vacation Social gathering — This season, whereas the Cincinnati Playhouse hits pause on its annual manufacturing of A Christmas Carol because of venue development, the Ghost of Christmas Previous visits to usher you again to the Victorian-era vacation get together of Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig. Held on the Phoenix, interactive festivities embody mingling with carolers and actors, arts and crafts, Victorian-era dance classes, video games, puppet reveals and extra, all to get you within the vacation spirit. 7 p.m. Dec. 14-17; 2 p.m. Dec. 17-18. Tickets begin at $60. The Phoenix, 812 Race St., Downtown, cincyplay.com.
Rudolph the Purple-Nosed Reindeer Jr. — A spirited adaptation of classics Rudolph the Purple-Nosed Reindeer and A Holly Jolly Christmas, this play glitters with stars like Santa Claus, Rudolph, Yukon Cornelius and one jolly big who’s presumably essentially the most thrilling of all of them: the Abominable Snow Monster. An ideal expression of vacation magic for youngsters. Public performances Dec. 10-18. Tickets begin at $37.25. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, thechildrenstheatre.com.
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