As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us once again, it is easy to get pulled into the tide of commercialized preparations and traditions. A sure way to remove some of the stress that has become associated with the season is to enjoy some Christmas theater on Cape Cod.
All through out the Cape and the Island are festive shows at the local theaters and playhouses that will give you respite from your expanding to-do list and get you back in the true spirit of the season.
Christmas Theater on Cape Cod:
A Christmas Story: The Musical– playing weekend through December 30th, at the Harwich Junior Theatre is based off the much-loved holiday movie classic from 1983. As Ralphie Parker counts down the days to Christmas, you will be transported back to your own childhood days of wonder and magic. A great way to experience Christmas theater on Cape Cod and support the local talent.
Miracle on South Division Street– plays through December 17th, at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. This performance spins the tale of the Nowak family’s ritual of commemorating their own family “Christmas miracle”. This intimate Black Box Theatre production, makes for the perfect December date night for you and your partner.
A Christmas Carol – a one-man performance by actor Neil McGarry returns to the Cotuit Center for the Arts this year for two performances on December 12th and 14th. Neil, a Massachusetts native, tours the country bringing this Dicken’s classic to life for his audiences.
Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Show
A Cape Cod Christmas– a special showing of the 2021 film that was shot in Falmouth during the pandemic. The writer/director John Stimpson will participate in a Q&A session following the film. Tickets can be purchased online at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center.
White Christmas – this beloved Christmas movie classic, starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, will be shown at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse on December 19th at 6pm. There is a $5 admission fee.
Nantucket Christmas Theater
Scrooge: The Magical Holiday Musical -will play at the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket through December 10th. The whole family will love this musical adaptation of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. This lively, fast paced retelling of the classic tale of family, friendship and second chances is a holiday experience not to be missed!
A Charlie Brown Christmas -this Christmas classic will have multiple showings at Dreamland, Nantucket’s Film and Cultural Center through December 8th- 18th. A great tradition to get the whole family into the holiday spirit.
Christmas Theater in Plymouth
An Americana Christmas – playing December 10-18th at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, is a debut production sure to delight the audience, with it’s humorous take on A Christmas Carol being produced by a formerly married couple. With 8 different performances throughout the week, you are sure to find one that fits your schedule.
A Christmas Carol – actor Neil McGarry returns home to Plymouth for this solo performance of Dicken’s classic on December 18th at 3pm in Plymouth’s Spire Theater. Neil has wooed audience all over the US and Europe. Sure to become a beloved tradition in your family as well.
With the numerous Christmas Theater on Cape Cod options to choose from you are sure to find the show that is perfect for your family and begin your own family tradition of supporting the local arts. Give yourself the gift of a Christmas Theater on Cape Cod this season and you will not be disappointed.