Even though we haven’t even made it through Thanksgiving dinner yet, local live theaters are gearing up for Christmas with a plethora of offerings to help make the season bright.
The Classic Theatre of San Antonio
1924 Fredericksburg Rd. | (210) 589-9450
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly. This 2017 comedy of manners inspired by Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” continues the stories of these characters two years later. It returns to the Classic after a successful — and extended — run last year. It plays Nov. 22 through Dec. 22. and reservations can be made here.
2562 Harney Rd. | (210) 222-9694
Somewhere in My Memory. Created by award-winning director Shawn Kjos, Somewhere in My Memory revives fond moments of Harlequin Christmases past and includes music made famous by Bing Crosby, The Grinch, Judy Garland, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Rosemary Clooney. It plays Dec. 5-28, and reservations can be made by calling the box office at (210) 222-9694.
The Magik Theatre
420 South Alamo | (210) 227-2751
Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol. The ghosts of Christmas past are going to be all over the Alamo City this holiday season. This version was adapted from the classic Charles Dickens novel by Tony award-winner Ken Ludwig and his son, Jack Ludwig. It plays at the Magik’s mainstage from Nov. 19 to Dec. 19, and tickets can be obtained here.
A Charlie Brown Christmas. Good grief! Continuing its annual tradition, the Magik once again presents the stage adaptation of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved television special. It will be performed at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre Dec. 12-15 before transferring to the Magik’s mainstage for a Dec. 21-24 run. Empire Theatre tickets can be obtained here and Magik Theatre tickets can be purchased here.
The Overtime Theater
5409 Bandera Rd., Ste. 205 | (210) 557-7562
Offbeat Christmas entertainment can be found at San Antonio’s off-off Broadway theater with Christmas City Confidential, written and directed by Scott McDowell. Murder has descended on the North Pole and Santa Claus has no idea what to do! His only option is to turn to the only private eye in Christmas City, a hard-boiled elf who has been deemed “too naughty.” With deceit and murder around every corner, a slinky and seductive Mrs. Claus, and Christmas fast-approaching, it’s up to one elf to solve the crime before the big night: Grayson Coal, elf detective. It plays Dec. 6-28, and reservations can be made here.
The Public Theater of San Antonio
800 W. Ashby Place | (210) 733-7258
Elf: the Musical. Based on the beloved Will Ferrell comedy, the musical adaptation is making its San Antonio debut at the Public Theater this holiday season. It opens Nov. 22 and continues through Dec. 22 at the Russell Hill Rogers Theater. Reservations can be made here.
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. Another San Antonio holiday tradition, this poignant musical production is moving this year to the Buena Vista Theater at the UTSA Downtown Campus. It plays Dec. 12-22, and tickets can be obtained here.
The Roxie Theatre
7460 Callaghan Road, Studio Theatre 333 | (210) 360-9180
Scrooge: A Classic Tale of Redemption. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, this version featuring traditi0nal Christmas carols was adapted by the Roxie’s producing artistic director, Jonathan Pennington. It plays Nov. 30 through Dec. 29. Reservations and more information can be obtained here.
The Holiday Season Show: A Tribute to Andy Williams. Everyone remembers the Andy Williams Christmas specials, and the Roxie brings them to the stage with a live band and tribute vocalists, performing such favorites as “White Christmas,” The First Noel” and “O Holy Night.” Reservations and more information can be found here.
The Woodlawn Theatre
1920 Fredericksburg Rd. | (210) 267- 8388
A Christmas Carol, the Musical. Featuring music by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), this production promises some enchanting stagecraft. It plays Nov. 29-Dec. 23 and reservations can be made here.
Feature photo: Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol at the Magik Theatre.