Your Wichita Theatre Guide to the Holiday Season!

After the misery of the past two years, Wichita’s theatres are back to their best for Christmas 2021, with a spectacular array of shows for all comers. Many venues around town have a full slate awaiting your presence. So if you’ve been missing out on live shows, our guide to Christmas theatre in Wichita has got you covered.

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


The Hallmork Channel Christmas Melodrama

Dates: November 13 – December 23
Location: Mosley Street Melodrama
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A new melodrama written by Molly Tully and Ryan Schafer that lovingly parodies holiday television movies. Then following intermission, enjoy a musical revue featuring some favorite holiday tunes and characters.

Roxy’s Downtown
Nov. 18-Dec. 19 | Away in the Basement: a Church Basement Ladies Musical

Away in the Basement: a Church Basement Ladies Musical

Dates: November 18 – December 19
Location: Roxy’s Downtown
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This musical comedy from the Church Basement Ladies franchise, chronicles Christmas-time with the ladies that work in the church basement of the Lutheran Church. Charming and funny, these ladies will warm up the nights at Roxy’s during the holiday season and take a sweetly nostalgic look at holiday traditions and life in rural America. Just 19 performances will grace our stage during this holiday period. Make your reservations quickly as this is a sure sell-out.

Peril at the North Pole: Yule Die Laughing

Dates: November 19 – December 23
Location: Prairie Pines Playhouse
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“It’s Christmas time at the North Pole and Santa’s world tour is due to begin in just a few days. But trouble is afoot! Toy production is behind schedule and the elves are tired. The pressure is murder…LITERALLY! Will Santa make it on time to save Christmas? Find out in PERIL AT THE NORTH POLE!”

Cool Yule

Dates: November 27 – December 19
Location: The Forum Theatre
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Mr. “C” is H-O-T and he’s bringing you a dazzling brand, new Christmas spectacular right down your chimney! From Coney Island to the Sunset Strip, “Cool Yule” will have audiences singing and dancing along to reimagined Christmas favorites new and old! With a star-studded cast, you are bound to have a Yule that’s cool!

A Tuna Christmas

Dates: December 1-19
Location: Kechi Playhouse
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It’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, the town’s production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens join in the holiday fun, including the controversial theater director, the chain smoking used gun shop owner and the flirtatious Tastee Kreme waitresses.

Toyland

Dates: December 2-4
Location: Crown Uptown Theatre
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The Crown Uptown is teaming up with Wichita Children’s Theatre to bring quality children’s entertainment back to The Crown Uptown Stage, starring WCT’s professional adult acting company. Santa’s Toyland is the perfect children’s show to get kids of all ages into the Christmas spirit!

The Christmas Spirit

Dates: December 2-12
Location: Wichita Community Threatre
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Julia Dowling has an unexpected visitor who intends to escort her off to the afterlife. Infusing comedy into the classic Death Takes a HolidayThe Christmas Spirit is set in contemporary Long Island. Julia persuades Death to give her one more day to enjoy Christmas and invites him to be her guest at a festive party. The next day the house fills with bickering relatives, friends, the local priest…and Death, masquerading as a human, singing carols and drinking eggnog. Moments of high farce, drama, and even romance arise as bright holiday fantasies collide with a not-so-merry reality.

Short & Suite Nutcracker

Dates: December 3-5
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!

Inverno: The Great Holiday Circus

Dates: December 3-19
Location: Crown Uptown Theatre
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The musical spectacle follows a ringleader and his troupe of circus performers who remind him of the importance of community and love around the holidays. With aerial silk performers, strongmen, fire breathers, dancers, singers, and more, this is the big holiday show that Wichita has been waiting for!

The Nutcracker (Ballet Wichita)

Dates: December 10-12
Location: Century II Performing Arts Center
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This December, for one weekend only, Ballet Wichita will transport you to a magical world of dancing dolls, mischievous mice and sparkling snowflakes with the time-honored classic, The Nutcracker ballet with three (3) performances in Century II Concert Hall.

2021 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Dates: December 15-17
Location: Century II Performing Arts Center
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Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center returns with their annual holiday tradition. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a funny and memorable story that introduces an outrageous family of children who learn the Christmas story and help everyone to rediscover its true meaning.

The Nutcracker (Metropolitan Ballet Wichita)

Dates: December 18-19
Location: Century II Performing Arts Center
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We are excited to return to Century II this year for in-person performances of The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 18th and Sunday, December 19th! Artistic Director, Jill Landrith, continues her decades-long tradition in Wichita, Kansas bringing this holiday classic to life. Clara and her Prince will grace the stage along with a myriad of exciting characters from all over the magic land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Featuring a cast of local and area dancers, Metropolitan Ballet is honored to bring Guest Artists from Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alicia Mae Holloway and Dylan Santos, as the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier.


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