Where to Stream The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, More Holiday Productions | Playbill

Holiday Coverage Where to Stream The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, More Holiday Productions
 
There’s plenty of shows to enjoy at home during the winter vacation.
“Waltz of the Snowflakes”
“Waltz of the Snowflakes” Erin Baiano

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for many—even for those who can't make it out to a theatre this holiday season. Much like last year, many theatres are offering audiences the chance to enjoy the festivities from home.

Check out a list of film capture and live streaming performances of The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, and more below.

Want to venture out? Check out these in-person show listings.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker at the Atlanta Ballet
The Nutcracker at the Atlanta Ballet Gene Schiavone

Atlanta Ballet
The Nutcracker: On Demand
Through December 31
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Ballet Vero Beach
Nutcracker on the Indian River
December 24-January 9, 2022
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Charlottesville Ballet
The Nutcracker: On Demand
Through January 2
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Moscow Ballet
Great Russian Nutcracker
Through January 3
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Pacific Northwest Ballet
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Through December 28
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University of North Carolina School of the Arts
The Nutcracker
Through June 30
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A Christmas Carol

Actors Theatre of Louisville
A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
Through December 31
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This spirited listening experience, brought to life by a theatrical creative team in collaboration with radio professionals, is infused with all the hearty laughs and abundant good cheer that make this story a cherished Christmas favorite.

Alliance Theatre
A Christmas Carol
Through January 9, 2022
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After 31 seasons, the Atlanta-based group is producing a new staging of its holiday tradition with direction by Leora Morris and a new adaptation by David H. Bell. The production is reimagined with stunning new costumes, beautiful live music, exciting puppetry, and a reconceived set by Tony Award winner Todd Rosenthal.

Citadel Theatre
A Christmas Carol
Through December 31
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In this re-imagining of David van Belle’s adaptation, enjoy the characters, songs, magic, and story in an abridged version filmed in The Citadel’s Rice Theatre.

Dallas Theater Center
A Christmas Carol
Through December 29
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The production is adapted by Kevin Moriarty and directed by Christie Vela, with Raphael Parry starring as Scrooge.

John Kevin Jones as Charles Dickens
John Kevin Jones as Charles Dickens

Merchant House
A Chrismtas Carol at Merchant’s House
Through January 1
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Let Mr. Dickens, in the person of John Kevin Jones, transport you back 150 years as this timeless tale—with a text based upon Dickens’ own touring script—unfolds surrounded by flickering candles and 19th century decoration in the Merchant’s House Museum’s Greek Revival double-parlor.

People’s Light
A Christmas Carol
Through January 6
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After presenting a filmed concert last year, People’s Light returns with a full production. Conceived by Zak Berkman, this version of Dickens’ novella features an ensemble of local artists performing newly arranged 19th-century English carols, original music by Berkman, and readings from Dickens' novella.

Trinity Repertory Company
A Christmas Carol
Available through January 16
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The 2021 show will be a celebration of community, culture, and ritual. This year’s production is directed by resident company member Joe Wilson, Jr. and features longtime resident actor Timothy Crowe as Ebenezer Scrooge. “Our A Christmas Carol will celebrate tradition and ritual as a means of finding hope, renewal, and reaffirmation in our commitment to our fellow man,” said the director.

Other Productions

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Holiday Revelations
December 22-28
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AAADT is is sharing a free broadcast of the #ReunitedWeDance Opening Night Gala, viewable via Ailey All Access, YouTube, and Facebook. The celebration features performances of Ella, Love Stories, Revelations, and more.

Austin Playhouse
The 12 Dates of Christmas / Stealing Baby Jesus
Through December 26
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Austin Playhouse offers a festive season with two holiday productions, especially made for adults. Ginna Hoben’s The 12 Dates of Christmas follows Mary as she re-enters the dating world after seeing her fiancé kiss another woman on the televised Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Bernadette Nason’s Stealing Baby Jesus is a solo piece based on the Nason’s dysfunctional seasonal experiences with diverse, maladjusted, makeshift families around the world.

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Old Lady Possum (Puppeteer: Anney Ozar), LaVon Fisher-Wilson, Squirrel (Puppeteer: James Silson), Yancy Woodchuck (Puppeteer: Matt Furtado), Kevin Covert, Laura Woyasz, Doc Bullfrog (puppeteer: Jordan Brownlee), Steven Huynh, Colin Trudell, Cass Morgan, Jakeim Hart, J. Antonio Rodriguez in Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas Richard Termine

New Victory Theatre
Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
Through January 2, 2022
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The family-friendly musical, based on the 1977 television special, features a mix of costumed characters and puppets from Jim Henson's Creature Shop. The story follows Emmet and Ma Otter as they enter a Christmas Eve talent contest hoping to win prize money to buy each other holiday gifts.

Playing On Air
The Man in Red
Ongoing
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The podcast theatre company presents its first musical, this one written, directed, and produced by Arian Moayed. It features a score by Butch Phelps, and performances by Brian Cox, Jayne Houdyshell, Javier Muñoz, Phylicia Rashad, and more. The story follows Santa as he keeps a closer eye on the naughty and nice lists than usual while Mrs. Claus and others try to keep Kris Kringle from singing the blues.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Through January 2
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This holiday production offers the beloved 1946 film as a 1940s era radio play. Five performers take on dozens of roles and provide all of the live sound effects, immersing audiences in George Bailey’s iconic tale of love, loss, and redemption on Christmas Eve.

Looking for more? Check out BroadwayHD, Broadway on Demand, or Marquee TV, the latter featuring a stream of New York City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

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