Holiday Shows for Kids in NYC
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by Jacqueline Burt, Time Out New York contributor, 12/07/2010
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Big Annie and the Holiday Singalong
This Creole-flavored production weaves Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa songs into the story of a tugboat captain who delivers toys during a Christmas Eve snowstorm. December 9–23 at 10am, 10:30am and 11:30am; Sunday Family Theatre performance December 19 at 11am; December 28 at 10:30am and 1pm. The Shadox Box Theatre at 45 Bleecker Street. Advance tickets $15, at the door $20. Ages 2 to 7.
A Christmas Carol: The Musical
In the Literally Alive Children’s Theatre interpretation of the Dickens tale, Scrooge is more eccentric than mean, and most of the ghosts are silly, not spooky. November 27–December 19: Saturdays and Sundays at 11am; December 27–30 at 2pm. The Players Theatre. $25–$40. Ages 6 and up.
Lula Belle in Search of Santa
This bordering-on-slapstick musical comedy follows the journey of a girl determined to find Kris Kringle when he goes missing. She travels from the suburbs to outer space and back again. Through January 2: Saturdays and Sundays at noon and 2pm at the Manhattan Children’s Theatre. $20, premium seats $50. Ages 2 to 10.
The Nutcracker Sweets and The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Marionettes put an enchanting spin on Tchaikovsky’s Land of Sweets. Part two of the show tells Hans Christian Andersen’s original toy story. December 26–30 and January 2, 8 and 9 at 12:30pm and 2:30pm at Puppetworks. $8, under 18 $7. Ages 3 to 10.
The Three Bears Holiday Bash
In this puppet tale, Santa attends a variety show. Through December 23: Tuesdays at 10:30am and noon; Wednesdays at 10:30am, noon and 2:30pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30am and noon; Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm. December 26–30: 11am and 1pm daily. Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. $8, children under 13 $5. Ages 2 to 8.
For more holiday shows for kids, visit Time Out New York.