Popular Holiday Performances (Pt. 2)

The holiday season has a significant way of joining people of different backgrounds and from different communities together. Holiday productions are one way to do just that. Below is a continuation of the most popular holiday productions to look for in a community near you!

Miracle on 34th Street

This Meredith Willson musical is based on the movie Miracle on 34th Street. Both film and musical follow the life of a single mother who has done her best to teach her six-year-old daughter about the fake romantic notions that come with the holiday. All of this changes, however, when a neighbor tries to pursue the mother by becoming friends with the daughter.

Holiday Inn

Although all multiple other holidays are depicted in this musical, it is still a great winter holiday performance! Story follows a farmer who was a former dancer, who transforms his farmhouse into an inn that opens only during the holidays. He wines up falling in love with an aspiring singer and tries to convince her to stay with him in the Inn.

“The Chanukkah Guest”

This is a classic holiday story by Eric A. Kimmel about an old woman who feeds a friendly bear her famous potato latkes without realizing it. The production carries a heartwarming message and features music like “The Magic Dreidels,” “Hanukkah Lights in the Big Sky” and “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.”

It’s a Wonderful Life

This Frank Capra Film, based on The Greatest Gift, is transformed into a musical production while still following the story of a suicidal man whose guardian angel takes into a journey to see how different the world would be if he had never been born.

Madeline’s Christmas

Madeline’s Christmas is one of the great holiday musicals for all families. It follows Madeline and her boarding school friends as they prepare to go home for the holidays. Unfortunately, they all catch the flu right before Christmas but are taken into an unexpected adventure!

With the many more holiday productions out there, there are some other ones that were not mentioned. Which, other holiday productions are you excited to see?

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