November 11, 2019
Christmas Tree Ship Leads Fleet of Holiday Shows
A new holiday musical, The Christmas Tree Ship, based on a true story, will debut at Ohio Star Theater. In November 1912, “Captain Santa” stood at the helm of the Christmas Tree Ship, moving Christmas trees from upper Michigan to the Chicago area’s underprivileged, until going down in a storm on Lake Michigan. Years later his widow was inspired to skipper her own ship and carry on his mission. This heartwarming new musical recalls the traditions, kindness, and joy of Christmas.The Christmas Tree Ship docks from November 19 through December 28. Reserve tickets here.
There's more at Ohio Star, too, with a beautiful lineup of holiday shows to keep you joyful right through New Year’s: plays, traditional harmonies, instrumental and vocal music, and dance.
Mystery Dinner Theater, The Nutcracker Bring Joy
Holmes Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization that supports arts in the region, and this year the arts center celebrates with two holiday productions, including a first-ever mystery dinner theater performance, The Death of Jacob Marley. Set at the New York Stock Exchange Christmas Party, Marley will make you part of the action as you enjoy food from Olde World Bistro, music by Holmes Center for the Arts Adult Choir, and local performers. Performances are Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 at Holmes Center for the Arts building. Tickets are $40 per person, which includes your meal. All proceeds from the shows go toward enriching the lives of the community through the arts.
The Center is also bringing a production of the beloved The Nutcracker ballet to the area, with two performances, December 6-8 at West Holmes High School, and December 14-15 at Ohio Star Theater.
Amish Country Theater Adds Country to Christmas
For some holiday specials with a special spirit, check out the shows at Amish Country Theater, voted a Top 100 Event in North America!. Christmas in the Country is a holiday variety show with southern roots. It takes place every week from November 8 through December 14.
Christmas with the Celts on December 9 combines modern Christmas hits, Irish Carols, spontaneous humor, Irish dancing, a children’s choir and lush string arrangements for a Christmas memory with performers from Ireland and Scotland. Shows take place in a 600-seat auditorium with state-of-the-art lighting, video, and sound.
It’s A Wonderful Life at the Amish Door
On December 4-5, Stardust Dinner Theatre of Canton brings the seasonal classic It’s A Wonderful Life to the Amish Door Theater as an old-time radio play. Enjoy the sound effects, talented actors and a special spin on a classic. Tickets are $30.00 and include a full course meal featuring Amish Door's broasted chicken