Your Wichita Theatre Guide to the 2022 Holiday Season!

Wichita’s theatres are back in full force for the Christmas 2022 season. There’s a fantastic array of shows for anybody looking to leave the house to catch a show. Once again, we’ve put together a guide to Christmas theatre in Wichita and what’s taking place.

Read on for more info on the best festive shows out there.

Scrooge You! A Bad Christmas Carol

Dates: November 11 – December 23
Location: Mosley Street Melodrama
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A chaotic and festive retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. Full of holiday hijinks featuring some of the greatest literary Christmas characters. Then following intermission, enjoy skits and songs then celebrate the season.

A Crown Holiday Spectacular

Dates: November 18 – December 18
Location: Crown Uptown Theatre
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Madi White and Max Wilson emcee this Rockettes-inspired Christmas spectacular! Our 7-piece band and talented troupe of performers will dazzle with high-energy vocals, high kicks, and holiday cheer. Singing, dancing, and comedic acts will entertain audiences of all ages this holiday season. You won’t find anything like this in Wichita!

Demise at the Department Store

Dates: November 18 – December 23
Location: Prairie Pines Playhouse
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It’s just days before Christmas, and Dullards Department Store is a frenzy of holiday activity. As stress levels go up, up, up, the unexpected blizzard comes down, down, down. Who will live to shop another day and who will see their credit limit slashed… for good? Find out in Demise at the Department Store …5 Shopping Days until Murder

A Cabaret Christmas

Dates: November 25 – December 23
Location: Roxy’s Downtown
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An Oldtown Cabaret for Christmas….a production full of laughter, song, and costumes galore. In true Cabaret-style, this Christmas season will be one of the most festive Roxy’s has seen. Sketch and musical comedy, from the minds of Christi Moore and Patty Reeder, both of these Wichita icons star alongside Tom Frye, Jenny Mitchell, Ethan Crank, Austin Ragusin, Jasmine Hall and Andrew Walker.

Metropolitan Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Dates: November 26-27
Location: Century II Performing Arts Center
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Metropolitan Ballet is excited to kick off the holidays by presenting The Nutcracker at Century II Concert Hall Thanksgiving Weekend: Saturday, November 26th and Sunday, November 27th! Featuring a cast of local and area dancers, Metropolitan Ballet is honored to bring Guest Artists Ingrid Silva and Dylan Santos from Dance Theatre of Harlem as the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier. This year, we are celebrating Artistic Director, Jill Landrith’s 25th year directing The Nutcracker in Wichita, Kansas. Don’t miss this Wichita holiday tradition! All ages will be delighted from the excitement of a holiday party in Victorian times to the thrill of seeing a Christmas tree magically grow on stage as mice and stuffed animals come to life to battle in Clara’s living room. A classic Snow scene and spectacular performances from characters in the Land of Sweets round out this family-friendly ballet.

Elf: The Musical

Dates: December 1-18
Location: The Forum Theatre
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Even the biggest Cotton-Headed-Ninny-Muggins will leave the theatre with a warm festive glow!” Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. A modern-day holiday classic. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Dates: December 1-11
Location: Wichita Community Threatre
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A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, Miss Bennett continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love. Sign up to volunteer at box office/bar!

Short & Suite Nutcracker

Dates: December 2-4
Location: Wichita Center for Performing Arts
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Midwest Dance Mechanix is proud to present its 4rd annual “Short & Suite Nutcracker” and they invite you to get swept away in the magic, beauty and grace of this holiday tradition that is perfect for families of all ages. The Short & Suite Nutcracker is packed full of magical memory making experiences for guests to enjoy! In addition to the performance itself, guests are also invited to come early and stay late for some extra holiday magic!

Wichita Wurlitzer 50th Anniversary Holiday Concert

Dates: December 3
Location: Century II
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Christmas Fantasies by Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Dates: December 4
Location: Century II
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Start your musical adventure through the winter wonderland of Germany’s Black Forest with the lush orchestration of Humperdinck’s Hänsel and Gretel. Then, take a snowy walk in the air with Howard Blake’s enchanting score for The Snowman and experience childhood imagination as the Oscar-nominated film rolls on the screen above the orchestra.

The Gingerbread Man

Dates: December 8-10
Location: Crown Uptown Theatre
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Music Theatre Wichita Holiday Special

Dates: December 9-11
Location: Century II
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Celebrate the holidays and begin a new tradition with Music Theatre Wichita! For the first time on stage, MTWichita brings you an original Live Holiday Special featuring Broadway veterans, the resident ensemble, local favorites, and talented youth singing and dancing to holiday classics. This special is certain to send your spirits soaring. It’s a show for the whole family to enjoy!

Ballet Wichita’s The Nutcracker

Dates: December 16-18
Location: Century II Performing Arts Center
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This December, Ballet Wichita will transport Wichita into a magical world of dancing dolls, mischievous mice and sparkling snowflakes with the time-honored classic, and the Holiday Event of the Season, the Nutcracker Ballet. Choreographed and directed by Ballet Wichita’s Artistic Director, David Justin, the 48th annual production promises a return to a traditional but lavish fairy-tale that has made the Nutcracker one of the season’s most treasured events. With gorgeous costumes and scenery by celebrated Wichita Set Designer, Michael Downs, this is the year to join us as we journey through the Kingdom of Sweets and create lasting Nutcracker memories.

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