Give the Gift of Live Theater this Holiday Season: From A Christmas Carol to A Charlie Brown Christmas, Sacramento Area Theaters are Full of all your Holiday Favorites

We may not be New York or San Francisco with a thriving Broadway theater district, but Sacramento is still rich with talented theatrical venues and art shows. I’m always amazed at how many productions take place every month in our area.  From our Sacramento Theater Company downtown, to the Music Circus and all the venues in our surrounding areas, you don’t have to go far (or pay a small fortune) to see high quality performances.  Especially if you have young children and want to expose them to the arts, you can always find kid-friendly shows throughout our Sacramento Valley.

This month, with the holidays upon us we have a wide selection of festive plays and musicals to put us in the holiday spirit.  I have compiled a list of some local shows that you can enjoy with (or without) your kids.  These are sure to put a smile on your face, a “jingle in your step” and definitely put you in the mood for some holiday cheer!

B Street Theater, located at 2711 B St in Sacramento is showing the classic A Christmas Carol through December 31 on their main stage and Robin Hood on the family stage (suitable for all ages) through December 24.

Sacramento Community Center Theater at 13 & L Streets in Downtown Sacramento, will be showing a light- hearted, silly version of The Nutty Nutcracker on December 16. And of course, the holiday classic The Nutcracker will also be performed through December 23. The holiday classic White Christmas will be showing through December 29.

Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, 241 Vernon Street in Roseville is showing A Charlie Brown Christmas through December 17.

Chautauqua Playhouse,  5325 Engle Road in Carmichael, they will be showing Alice’s Christmas Party in Wonderland through December 17.

Sutter Street Theater located at 717 Sutter Street in historical old Folsom is showing Holiday in the Hills through December 23.  For the Dr. Seuss lovers- they are also showing Seussified Christmas Carol through December 24.

This is a short list of what is playing around town.  Please check with the venues for pricing information, these shows can range anywhere from $8- $60.

So do something different with your kids…turn off the TV version of Rudolph and introduce your children to the world of live theater… it will be a Christmas gift they will never forget!

By Heather Crivellone





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