From the enchanting tale of The Nutcracker to a fun-filled sing-along concert, Hamilton County has so many wonderful holiday performances to choose from this season!
A Christmas Cactus
Christmas Eve is tough for private investigator Cactus O’Riley when two fugitives burst into her office looking for justice and a dead detective named Jake Marley. She also doesn’t need her secretary’s mother who arrives and decides to stay because she thinks this is the Christmas murder mystery party she has always dreamed of attending.
When: November 17 – December 3
Where: The Belfry Theatre, Noblesville
Cost: $15 adults; $12, 12 and under
A Year with Frog and Toad presented by Actors Theatre of Indiana
They’re back! After a long hibernation, Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters have returned to hop “page to stage” in Actors Theatre of Indiana’s charming holiday musical production, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD! Holding true to the heart of the book series, this is a story of friendship that spans four fun-filled seasons. It bubbles with beautiful melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical for ages 4 to 104! Make it a part of your family’s annual holiday tradition.
When: November 25-26
Where: Studio Theatre, Carmel
Cost: Tickets start at $25.00
The Russian Grand Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
Before there was Toy Story, there was The Nutcracker. Masha, one of ballet’s pluckiest heroines, journeys to a land where toys come to life. The Nutcracker, based on a fairy tale by Hoffman isn’t just for Christmas. Tchaikovsky’s lustrous music and the magnificent choreography of Marius Petipa have made this beloved story a must-see for children of all ages. Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length classical production features Russia’s brightest ballet stars.
When: November 26 at 2pm & 6:30pm
Where: The Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel
Cost: Tickets start at $55
he Homecoming is known on television as The Waltons. The time is the Great Depression and the large family, living at the foot of a Virginia mountain, are struggling to survive. With his father having to take a job a long way from home, Clay-boy is stuck with watching over his brothers and sisters. Clay-boy yearns to be a writer, which is unheard of for a young man growing up on Spencer’s Mountain. His father doesn’t understand him and as the holiday approaches his father is long overdue getting home.
When: December 1-2, 8-10, 15-17
Where: Westfield Playhouse
Cost: Tickets start at $10
PB&J: Melchior Marionettes “Holiday Cabaret on Strings”
Back by popular demand! Join us for a faced paced, entertaining cabaret of hand crafted marionettes. Children and adults will delight in the hilarious antics of the marionettes and the skill of the puppeteers. Everyone will want to sing along with the holiday classics and favorites.
When: Saturday, December 2, 10:30am
Where: The Studio Theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $10 per child, 2 free adult tickets with every child ticket!
IU Health Holidays at the Palladium
This heartwarming ‘family-friendly’ concert is a community tradition. Enjoy your favorite songs of the season – and an audience sing-along, too!
When: Saturday, December 9, 3 and 7:30 pm
Where: The Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: Click here for ticket information
Festival of Carols
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir presents Festival of Carols – with 4 performances to choose from! The Midwest’s beloved holiday tradition features your favorite carols and holiday music performed by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and special guest artists.
When: December 15-17
Where: The Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: Click here for ticket information.
Ballet Theatre Of Carmel presents The Nutcracker
A holiday tradition in the heart of downtown Carmel. This performance will take place in the Carmel High School Auditorium.
When: December 16-17. Afternoon and evening performances.
Where: Dale E. Graham Auditorium at Carmel High School
Cost: Tickets start at $18