Live Holiday-Themed Performances in and Around OKC

December 18, 2019

If you savor live entertainment, you’ll definitely want to attend one or more of the shows listed below this month. With everything from the decidedly traditional to the uniquely one-of-a-kind to choose from, HO HO HO, who wouldn’t go?
  • Carpenter Square Theatre is presenting The Santaland Diaries, a comedy written by Dave Sedaris and adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, through Dec. 21. So, if you enjoy your holiday performances wrapped with plenty of laughter, call 405-232-6500 to buy tickets and learn more.
 
  • Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker is on tap from Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park through Dec. 21. Based on Austen’s novels, some of her most beloved characters will invite you during their performances to dance, sing and enjoy sweet treats with them as they act out some of the author’s most famous love scenes while decked out in their Christmas finery. Suitable for all ages, get your tickets HERE.
 
  • Performances of the Oklahoma City Ballet’s traditional holiday offering, The Nutcracker, run through Dec. 21 and feature the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. So, Tchaikovsky’s well-known score is echoing once again throughout the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. Whether hoping to relive Christmas memories from the past or to create some for the future, do call 405-848-8637 or visit com to either purchase tickets or learn more.
 
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, another longstanding holiday favorite, plays at Lyric Theatre all the way up to Christmas Eve. Come and thrill once again to the beloved story of penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge going on the transformative adventure of his life in a single night. Go HERE to both purchase tickets and learn more.
 
  • Thanks to OKC Improv, December is the funniest time of the year as they present holiday-themed improvisational performances on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to celebrate Winter Festivus, a holiday for the rest of us: anyone interested in a seasonal but non-traditional good time. Check out their calendar and learn more HERE.
 
  • In two performances (at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.) held on a single day, 21, the Rodeo Opry Band,  joined by  a bevy of top performers, will share songs of the season in their annual Rodeo Opry Christmas Show.
 
  • It’s a Wonderful Life runs through December 28 as a live 1940s radio broadcast by the Pollard Theatre in Guthrie. An ensemble cast brings a few dozen characters to life on the night idealistic George Bailey wonders if it might have been better if he’d never been born. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Go HERE to learn more and purchase tickets.
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