Spend your Christmas holidays at the theatre

We have officially entered into the holiday season! At my house, the holiday decorations are up and the holiday music is playing around the clock. Now that my husband and I have a family of our own, we had to take the traditions from both sides of the family and decide which ones we want our children to enjoy and remember. For example, my mother quilted a wall-size advent calendar for my family to enjoy–similar to the one that still hangs at my parent’s house overseas. And I am going to attempt (for the first time) my mother-in-law’s homemade cinnamon rolls recipe that is now a must for breakfast on Christmas morning.

I’ve also decided to add one more tradition to our list that I did not grow up with but think would be a wonderful treat for the whole family. I want my children to grow up appreciating the arts, and what better way to instill that love in them than with a trip to the theater at Christmas time! Sure, there are a number of holiday movies available on DVD. But there is something special about going out as a family, having a little adventure together and creating memories.

That being said, here is a list of upcoming performances around Alabama that your whole family can also enjoy!

  • A Christmas Story–Whole Backstage Theatre, 1120 Rayburn Avenue, Guntersville
    December 3 through 6
    $15 for adults and $12 for seniors
    Contact the theatre office at 256-582-SHOW (7469) or visit www.wholebackstage.com.
  • A Christmas Carol–ACTA Theatre, 225 Parkway Drive, Trussville
    December 4 through 13
    $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for students
    Contact the theater office at 205-655-3902 or visit www.actatheater.com.
  • Wits’ Other End Holiday Cabaret–Virginia Samford Theatre, 1116 26th Street So, Birmingham
    December 3 through 19 at 8 PM
    $24 for tickets
    Contact the theater office at 205-251-1206 or visit www.virginiasamfordtheatre.org.
  • Merry Memories–RMTC Cabaret Theatre, 301 19th Street North, Birmingham
    December 10 through 20
    Thurs, Fri, and Sat evenings at 7:30 PM and Sat/Sunday matinees at 2 PM
    $30 for tickets (group rates available)
    Contact the theater office at 205-324-2424 or visit www.redmountaintheatre.org.
  • A South City Christmas–South City Theatre, 109 Cloverdale Drive, Alabaster
    December 11 through 20
    Thurs, Fri, and Sat evenings at 8 PM and Sunday matinees at 2 PM
    $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $10 tickets for groups of 10 or more
    Contact the theatre office at 205-621-2128 or visit www.southcitytheatre.com.
  • The Nutcracker–The Alabama Youth Ballet, Pelham High School Auditorium, Pelham
    December 19 and 20
    Sat evening at 7 PM and Sunday matinee at 2:30 PM
    $10 for general admissions, educators’ and group discounts are available
    Contact the office at 205-987-7234 or visit www.grebeldance.com or www.alabamayouthballet.info.

Merry Christmas!

Written by: Béverly B.