Seasonal Showtimes: The best holiday music and live theatre in Tulsa

sponsored by Victory Christian School

Celebrate the season with Tulsa’s talented musicians and performers! From Tulsa Ballet’s ever-popular “The Nutcracker” to Clark Youth Theatre’s annual production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” you won’t be at a loss for quality, festive entertainment.

Looking for more? Check out our lists of Holiday Parties and Miscellaneous FunHoliday Lights and Trees, Festive FestivalsSanta Sightings and Holiday Markets.


MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS

  • When: November 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Broken Arrow PAC, 701 S. Main St., Broken Arrow

Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Sun Records, now donned with a Christmas tree, garland, and mistletoe, rings with the sounds of the season and the chart toppers that made these four famous. Follow along with the gang’s usual antics as we journey through a story of Christmas past, present, and future. It’s a jam-packed evening of holidays hits and classic characters you won’t want to miss!


MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS

  • When: November 19-20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: OSU McKnight Center, 705 W. University Ave.

Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Sun Records, now donned with a Christmas tree, garland, and mistletoe, rings with the sounds of the season and the chart toppers that made these four famous. Follow along with the gang’s usual antics as we journey through a story of Christmas past, present, and future. It’s a jam-packed evening of holiday hits and classic characters you won’t want to miss!


THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

  • When: December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11th at 7:30 p.m. and December 5 and 12 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Clark Youth Theatre, 4825 S. Quaker Ave.

The Herdmans never go to church. So how did they end up with the lead roles in the Christmas play?  Chance, intimidation, and maybe a little Christmas magic help bring the Herdmans, as well as the rest of the town, to a new understanding of the holiday season. Don’t miss this Clark Youth Theatre tradition, 39 years strong! Tickets available online at: www.clarkyouththeatre.com.


THE POLAR EXPRESS™ IN CONCERT WITH THE TULSA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

  • When: December 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: OSU McKnight Center, 705 W. University Ave.

Imagine – It’s Christmas Eve, and you’re about to roller-coaster up and down mountains, slip-slide over ice fields, teeter across mile-high bridges, and be served hot chocolate by singing waiters more astonishing than any you can imagine. You’re on The Polar Express™! Tom Hanks stars in and Robert Zemeckis directs this instant holiday classic filmed in dazzling performance-capture animation that makes every moment magical.

Experience this beloved movie as you never have before – with a live symphony orchestra. The Tulsa Symphony performs Alan Silvestri’s masterful score along with the full film, preparing you for the magic of the holidays.


“THE POLAR EXPRESS” IN CONCERT

  • When: December 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.

Get up, get on, and get ready for the ride of your life! It’s Christmas Eve, and you’re about to roller-coaster up and down mountains, slip-slide over ice fields, teeter across mile-high bridges and be served hot chocolate by singing waiters more astonishing than any you can imagine. You’re on The Polar Express! Tom Hanks stars in and Robert Zemeckis directs this instant holiday classic filmed in dazzling performance-capture animation that makes every moment magical. “Seeing is believing,” says a mysterious hobo who rides the rails with you. You’ll see wonders. And you’ll believe. All aboooooard!

THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related character and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Presented by Tulsa Symphony.


TULSA BALLET’S “THE NUTCRACKER”

  • When: December 10-19, various showtimes (See schedule here)
  • Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.

With brand-new choreography by Val Caniparoli and Ma Cong, Tulsa Ballet’s past Resident Choreographers, and spectacular new sets and costumes by Tracy Grant Lord, Tulsa’s holiday tradition returns with an all-new blockbuster production of The Nutcracker. Taking audiences back to the original setting of 19th century Germany, this larger than life production brings the Victorian era to life with lavish visuals to tell the story of a young girl’s magical journey on Christmas Eve. From the epic battle between the Nutcracker Prince’s army of toy soldiers and the Mouse King’s rodent minions, to the enchanting land of the Snow Queen followed by the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Kingdom of Sweets, a cast of close to 100 local children joins the dancers of Tulsa Ballet to create a lifetime of memories for young and old. The Nutcracker is sponsored by The HA and Mary K Chapman Foundations and the Suzanne and Jim Kneale Family Foundation.


“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” PRESENTED BY AMERICAN THEATRE COMPANY

  • When: December 10-23, Various Showtimes (see schedule here)
  • Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.

Robert Odle and Richard Averill’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved novella about the joy of giving has been a Tulsa tradition for more than 40 years. It’s a heartwarming story about Scrooge, a lonely humbug who is given the rare chance to change his life and find his heart.


“CHRISTMAS IN TULSA” BY SIGNATURE SYMPHONY

  • When: December 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: VanTrease PACE, 10300 E. 81st St.

Featuring Scott Coulter and Tulsa Sings! Finalists. 


“ELF ON THE SHELF: A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL”

  • When: December 12, 2 and 6 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Theater, 105 E. Reconciliation Way

This holiday season, the beloved tradition that has captured the hearts of families everywhere returns to the live stage! The Elf on the Shelf: The Musical is the thrilling spectacle of music and dance that transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa’s Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and heartfelt moments that will bring the family together, this joyous and uplifting celebration will leave audiences captivated by the splendor of the season.


“RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL”

  • When: December 16, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, 701 S. Main St., Broken Arrow

Soaring off the screen and onto the stage, Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph! It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.


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