One of the highlights of December and the Christmas season in general is how many activities there are going on. And one of the big highlight of this time of year is local theater performances. Maybe it’s the end of year play down at the local high school, or maybe it’s just a small skit that some kids have put together in church. These productions are always heartwarming and entertaining.

This is so much funThere are a few different types of people that you will find in these audiences. You will find family members and friends, of course. These are the people that have a child or some other relative or loved one that’s either in the cast or the crew of the audience. For school productions, it’s usually fair to say that the majority of those in the audience tend to fit into this category.

The other segment of the audience population is comprised of community members that love the arts. These are the people who don’t ever miss a school production, even though their children graduated twenty years ago and have children of their own now. These are the people who love the theater at all levels, whether it’s a Broadway show or a tiny neighborhood performance. These are the people who love their community and want to give back, even if it’s only in a very small way. For these people, tickets to a local theater production are always great gifts, during the holiday season and beyond.

What You’ll See

Most holiday season shows are pretty festive. They may pertain to the First Christmas, Hanukkah, or another religious celebration. They might have to do with things like Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, or Frosty the Snowman. Or, they might have nothing to do with the time of year at all. Local theaters are always putting on musical productions of the classics like Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Sound of Music, and Phantom of the Opera.

You may have seen these productions at the professional level, either on TV or on Broadway, but tickets to see these classics performed at the community level can be a great break from the craziness of the holiday season. With shopping, finishing up school for the calendar year, and all of the family get-togethers that can happen during this time of year, our lives can get pretty crazy. Taking a break and enjoying a show can be a good de-stressing event. You can even use it as a family activity in itself. Tickets for local shows tend to be a lot cheaper than any other type of show. You can afford to bring your whole family and make an evening out of it. You can even go out for dinner or dessert afterward.

And the bonus? Proceeds for local theater productions tend to go to a good use. They go toward more performing arts in your community in the future, to local charities, and to the general betterment of your community. This makes these events not just fun, but a way to be supportive of the people that you love.