A duo of classic holiday cartoons hits the stage in downtown New Orleans over the next few days in a professional live production with a Christmas vibe.
Transformed into live musicals, “How Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch Stole Christmas” and “A Charlie Brown’s Christmas” bring audiences into the festive mood at the Saenger Theater and Orpheum Theatre, respectively.
Inspired by the original book, The Grinch features magical and hilarious costumes and sets. Shows are December 13-17 at 7:30pm, December 17 at 11am and 3pm, December 18 at 1pm (ASL performance) and 5pm, December 19-17 Doors open at 2pm on the 20th.
The music plays with classics like “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” plus additional tunes to keep the Whos singing and dancing.
In this production, Max, the Grinch’s obstinate puppy, takes on the role of narrator, and the audience wonders whether the green goblin really “prevents Christmas from coming” or whether his heart is a normal (or larger) size. Will he carve a roast beast?
Tickets start at $30. The Saenger Theater is located at 1111 Canal Street in New Orleans. Visit Broadwayinneworleans.com.
A sad Christmas tree, stage divas and gross commercialism ruin the Peanuts gang’s holiday as Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Snoopy take the stage for a live show at the Orpheum Theater December 27-28 I can not do it.
Based on Charles Schulz’s character from the classic 1965 animated short, the Peanuts Gang hosts a Christmas pageant and is committed to discovering the true meaning of the holidays.
The show will feature Vince Guaraldi’s memorable music such as “Skate,” “Linus and Lucy,” and “Christmas is Here,” performed by Combo on stage.
The show takes place at 129 Roosevelt Way at 1pm and 7pm both days. Tickets start at $18. Visit orpheumnola.com.
“Broadway — New Orleans Style!”: Sundays through December 18th at 6pm. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Featuring Ricky Graham and Jefferson Turner, we bring you a version of the Broadway hit with a New Orleans twist. Tickets are $30. Rivertowntheaters.com.
“CRAIGS LISTED”: Thursday through Saturday and Wednesday at 7:30 PM and Sunday through December 17 at 3:00 PM. Market Theater, 6301 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans. In the NOLA Project’s regional premiere, college student Maggie in need of money uses her Craigslist to make some quick bucks, but “about people (and herself) she wants to know.” You just discover ‘more than you’ve ever been’. Tickets start at $20. nolaproject.com.
“fairy”: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Cutting Edge Theater. Buddy is no ordinary elf. In fact, he’s just a normal guy, even though he was raised by elves. Or is he? Based on the 2003 film hit, follow Buddy to New York City to find his real father and help the Big Apple restore its Christmas spirit this time.Tickets start at $25. cutting edge theater.com.
“Family line”: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays at 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Sundays from 2:30 PM to December 18th. Beauregard-Keyes House and Garden, 1113 Chartres St. Goat in the Road Productions’ immersive performance piece is inspired by the historic house and his 1892 general strike, a successful interracial organizing event is. Tickets are $40. bkhouse.org.
“Frozen JR”: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 11 AM and 2 PM, December 19 at 1 PM. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. In addition to Elsa and Anna, all the other characters in the film are two sisters, some good (and not-so-good) people and a true friend. Bringing to life with the music and magic of the film’s version of the act of love, Arendelle sings “The Cold Weather.” Tickets start at $22. Rivertowntheaters.com.
“Holiday Inn”: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2 PM. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. The Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents holiday-themed musical plays based on the 1942 film about a holiday inn. Tickets start at $20. jpas.org.
“Louisiana Christmas Day”: Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 12:45 PM through December 23rd. BB’s Stage Door Canteen, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. Vocal His trio is a highlight of the museum’s entertainment arsenal. Join Victory Bells for a hilarious multimedia tour through Caroling in Cajun Bayou and Jackson Square for a “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “New Orleans Christmas,” and “White Christmas.” A holiday buffet will be held at 11:45 AM. Show tickets start at $20. nationalww2museum.org.
“Miracle on 34th Street“: Saturday through December 18th at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm. Playmakers Theatre, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Revolves around people wearing Santa who don’t believe (or don’t) believe he’s real.Things come to a head in sane hearings but miracles do happen.Tickets start at $15.playmakersinc .com.