Enjoy these Holiday Plays and Performances

Fun plays and performances around Richmond make the holidays fun. Here are some of CK’s favorites.

December 1st, 2012 to January 23, 2013

Polar Express.  Science Museum of Virginia IMAX Dome.   Join us as a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. What unfolds is an adventure where he learns that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Visit the website for show times and fees.

Monday, November 26th –  Saturday, December 22nd

Drifty’s Polar Parade.  Swift Creek Mill Theater, 17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Colonial Heights, VA 23834.  Visit the website for show times and fees.

November 30th – December 2nd

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL.  7:30pm.  Landmark Theater.  Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas”, THE GRINCH discovers there’s more to Christmas then he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic.  Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit.  Fee.

November 30th  – December 15th

A Christmas Story.  The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.  Henrico Theatre Company.   Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the 1940′s Midwest follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. He pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out.” All of the elements from the beloved motion picture are here for this joyous celebration of childhood. Tickets on sale starting October 29.  Fee.

November 30th – December 30th

Madeline’s Christmas.  Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn.  Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre.  Visit the website for show times and fees.

December 14th – 23rd


Richmond Ballet presents The Nutcracker. 407 East Canal Street  Richmond, Virginia 23219.  Visit the website for show times and fees.


December 22nd


Theatre IV on Tour – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.  11am & 1pm.  The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.  Fee.