Inside scoop on theatrical holiday events

“Don’t be square in Cleveland this year”


Lilith Freed/Observer

Playhouse Square is putting on their annual Holiday plays once again this year.

Enio Chinca, Staff Reporter

Events: “A Christmas Story”/”A Christmas Carol”
Location: Various theaters in Playhouse Square
Price: $15-$75

As the weather gets colder and the snow keeps falling, it will get harder and harder to want to go outside. While this winter hibernation is a Case Western Reserve University ritual, there are many exciting events for those who still desire to explore the city. Playhouse Square, Cleveland’s home for theater, will be putting on a variety of performances in the spirit of the various holidays coming up.

The first play they will be hosting is “A Christmas Story,” an old and endearing tale about one boy’s journey to achieve his holiday dream. Inspired by the film, the cast will dress colorfully and youthfully, including a moment with the legendary pink bunny suit. The show opened Nov. 28, and runs until Dec. 21. It starts at 7:30 p.m. during the week, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on weekends. The show is on the pricey side, however, as tickets cost $27.50-$75. As a reminder: Playhouse Square runs most shows every day but stays closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Also in the holiday spirit, “A Christmas Carol” will also be running during the holidays. “A Christmas Carol” is a classic novella written by Charles Dickens. The story depicts one old man’s transformation from a selfish “scrooge” to a generous and kind person. The show runs at 7:30 p.m., with 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. matinees. In case your schedule is packed until vacation, the show runs until Dec. 23. Tickets range from $15 to $70.