Now is the perfect time to select your organization’s holiday show!

Whether you’re in the market for a Christmas classic or for a show that simply and gently captures the holiday spirit, MTI has a show that’s right for you.

Classic Holiday Shows

For a crowd-pleaser that will capture the hearts and minds of young and old alike, introduce your audience to Kris Kringle and young Susan Walker in Meredith Wilson’s It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, the musical adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street. The show is filled to the brim with Christmas spirit and deftly captures the feelings of nostalgia and possibility so close to our hearts during the holiday season.

christmasschoonerThe Christmas Schooner, a beautiful tale set on Lake Michigan in the late 1800s, tells the story of the Stossel family and their ship, the Molly Doone. Determined to bring a bit of Old World Christmas to his cousin, Gustav Stossel begins to sail Christmas trees across the lake to the German families living in Chicago. A lovely story about the importance of family, community, tradition, and hope, The Christmas Schooner will sail into your heart and inspire generations to come.

If the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future are tapping on shoulder, MTI has a trio of Ebenezer-friendly shows guaranteed to please:christmascarol1

First presented by Radio City Entertainment at Madison Square Garden, A Christmas Carol: The Musical is bursting with fantastic songs by Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and features a heart-warming book by Lynn Ahrens and Mark Ockrent.

Scrooge: The Stingiest Man in Town takes a more Victorian approach to the classic tale and features a narrator, a group of carolers, and a wide range of parts appropriate for actors young and old.

A Charles Dickens Christmas follows Charles Dickens as he struggles to write his timeless tale, deals with memories from the past, and finally finds the inspiration for “A Christmas Carol.”

Song-Studded Shows

plaidtidingsThe Plaids are back in the musically-packed pleaser Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. With a little Christmas magic and heavenly help from Rosemary Clooney, Sparky, Jinx, Smudge, and Frankie bring the Christmas spirit to life with song after beloved holiday song performed in classic Plaid style.

Rock Nativity presents the story of the first Christmas as you’ve never seen – or heard – it before! The contemporary pop score adeptly mixes new hits and favorite Christmas classics while telling the story of Mary and Joseph, the three wise men, King Herod, and the miraculous birth of baby Jesus in the manger.

Season-Friendly Alternatives

shelovesmeWhen asked, many people say that She Loves Me is their favorite holiday show. Ultimately charming and perfect for any-sized theatre, She Loves Me follows the romance of Georg and Amalia, two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930s. As the seasons pass, Georg and Amalia fall in love with their anonymous pen-pals, never knowing they are actually writing to each other. (Audiences may recognize that She Loves Me stems from the play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo, which also gave birth to the films “The Shop Around the Corner” and “You’ve Got Mail.”) While the show focuses on the romance between Amalia and Georg, much of it is set in the shop at Christmastime, lending a festive atmosphere to this funny, intelligent, and endearing show.

When Oliver Warbucks decides to brighten an orphan’s life at Christmas, the plot for Annie is set in motion. With it’s optimistic focus on family, charity, and the rewards of opening your home (and your heart) to others, both Annie and Annie Jr. make an excellent holiday show.heidi

If you are looking for a show that captures the spirit of the season without being about a specific holiday, consider Heidi, The Velveteen Rabbit, or Brandon Finds His Star. These shows work wonderfully for the holiday season and are filled with family, nostalgia, and a sense of wonder without mentioning Christmas once.

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    Marcia Vanderslice August 9, 2013 at 7:47 am

    I am looking for a holiday musical that doesn’t exceed 45 minutes.
    Is there any indication of show length in the descriptions?
    Thank you for any assistance you can give me.

    ScottF August 12, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Any of the shows in our full catalogue are going to be full length shows with one or two acts which will be over 45 minutes. Our Broadway Jr collection is going to be your best bet for something under 45 minutes. Our JR titles are designed to be 60 minutes and our KIDS titles are designed to be only 30 minutes long.

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