Choosing Your 2019 Holiday Musical

Choosing Your 2019 Holiday Musical

Halloween and the holidays will be here before you know it! It's not too late to book your 2019 holiday show and never too early to start planning for next year. Whether you are looking for a spooky Halloween treat, a Christmas classic, or a show that captures the warmth of the holiday spirit, we have the perfect musical for you. From celebrated classics to contemporary gems - and even shows perfect for Broadway Junior performers - MTI is here for your holiday needs. 

Ultimately, you know what best suits your theatre's needs and what will fill those auditorium seats. Check out the dropdown menus below to view some shows to consider when choosing your next holiday hit.

Halloween Hits

These ghoulish shows are perfect for the spookiest night of the year!

Dracula The Musical

Set in Europe at the end of the Victorian Age, Dracula The Musical follows the famed vampire as he lusts for new blood. Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray fall victim to Dracula's unnatural charm and, along with Doctor Van Helsing, must fight Dracula's supernatural powers. Dracula The Musical is a thrilling drama of suspense and a Gothic romance of dreamlike temptation from the extraordinary team of Christopher Hampton, Don Black and Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & HydeThe Civil War).

Spookley the Square Pumpkin: The Musical

A TYA show with an important message, Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Musical tells the story of a square pumpkin living in a round pumpkin patch on Holiday Hill Farm. Shunned by the other pumpkins, Spookley believes he doesn't belong. When a storm puts the patch in danger, Spookley realizes it is up to him and his square shape to save the day. As a result, all the pumpkins in the patch learn that the things that make you different make you special.

Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch

Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch is an enchanting children's musical about a young witch whose love of fashion keeps her in hot water with her elders. With its delightful charm, gentle wit and winning sense of humor, it's the perfect family show and a natural choice for Halloween. A small, predominantly female cast and simple piano accompaniment make it particularly easy to produce for schools or community theatres.

Little Shop of Horrors

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little MermaidBeauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. 

The Toxic Avenger

A toxic love story with an environmental twist, The Toxic Avenger has it all: an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play... well, everyone else ... bullies, mobsters, old ladies and stiletto-wearing back up singers. Melvin Ferd, the Third, wants to clean up Tromaville, the most polluted town in New Jersey - only to be dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste and reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey's first superhero.

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat attends the tale of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber who returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.

Young Frankenstein

It's alive! The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation. Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. 

Jekyll & Hyde

The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.

Captain Louie

Featuring a score by Grammy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz (WickedGodspellPippin), Captain Louie and Captain Louie JR. tell a delightfully fresh and touching story that is perfectly suited for young audiences. Settling into a new home, Louie takes flight in his imagination back to his old neighborhood, where he spends Halloween with his colorful crew of chums. Over the course of trick-or-treating and being introduced to the new kids in that neighborhood, Louie discovers that making new friends is nothing to be afraid of.

Phantom of the Country Opera

The Phantom of the Opera gets a little bit country in Phantom of the Country Opera, a side-splitting, Country-Western adaptation of the infamous masked opera ghost and his muse. Operatic sensation Christina ("Chrissy") Joseph leaves a promising career and a devoted boyfriend at La Scala and returns to her roots in Nashville, Tennessee, singing backup at the Country Palace. When mysterious things start happening at the Opry, Chrissy finds out that there's more going on backstage than she first suspected.

Disco Inferno

In Disco Inferno, the story of Faust is brought to life in an explosion of 1970's hit songs, high-energy dance routines and glitter ball-spinning action. Filled with hits that defined a generations, it tells the story of Jack, an aspiring musician who wants nothing more than to be famous and thinks signing away this thing called a soul is a small price to pay. With its retro setting, Disco Inferno oozes nostalgia and inspires smiles to hustle their way onto audience members' faces.

Broadway Junior Holiday Hits

Unwrap the magic of Christmas with these guaranteed Broadway Junior Hits!

Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens JR. 
From the celebrated Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne comes an exciting new Christmas tale. Join Jack and Annie as they magically travel to Dickensian London in order to convince a young Charles Dickens to not give up on his dreams of being a writer - and to rediscover the magic within.  

Elf The Musical JR. 
Only one word can truly describe the magic of Elf the Musical JR...SPARKLEJOLLYTWINKLEJINGLEY! Based on the hit film and subsequent Broadway musical, Elf the Musical JR. is a guaranteed hit of a gift that kids from 1 to 92 will ask for year after year. 

Annie JR. 
Everyone's favorite musical about the irrepressible redhead is a perfect show to stage at anytime of the year - and producing it during the holidays makes it all the more special. Annie's universal themes of hope and optimism are sure to resonate with your audiences this holiday season.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR.  
This 'tale as old as time' is the holiday hit ready-made for your stage. Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR. features timeless songs and incredible set and costume opportunities to dazzle your audiences. This contemporary classic's themes of love and respect will fit perfectly in your holiday schedule. 

Classic Holiday Shows

Beloved favorites with heart-warming holiday themes and messages. 

The Christmas Schooner

Set on Lake Michigan in the late 1800s, The Christmas Schooner tells the story of the Stossel family and their ship, the Molly Doone. Determined to deliver a bit of Old World Christmas, Gustav Stossel sails Christmas trees across the lake to families living in Chicago. A moving musical about the importance of family, community and tradition, The Christmas Schooner never fails to sail into hearts of every audince member.

Miracle on 34th Street

A bona fide crowd-pleaser that will capture the hearts of all, Miracle on 34th Street, Meredith Willson's musical adaptation of the classic film, is sure to delight this holiday season. The show is packed with Christmas spirit, capturing feelings of nostalgia, hope, and possibility.


You'll be getting a 'new deal for Christmas' this holiday season. Everyone's favorite musical about the irrepressible redhead is a perfect show to stage at anytime of the year - and producing it during the holidays makes it all the more special. Annie's universal themes of hope and optimism are sure to resonate with your audiences this holiday season.

She Loves Me

The charming She Loves Me is another show that fits perfectly at any point in your season, and the holidays make it even sweeter. Feuding parfumerie clerks, Georg and Amalia, unknowingly fall in love when they begin an anonymous pen-pal correspondence. Much of the show is set in the perfume shop during Christmas time, lending a festive atmosphere to this funny, intelligent, and endearing show.

What the Dickens?

Charles Dickens' life and works are the inspiration for these Christmas classics.

A Christmas Carol The Musical

Dickens' classic story set to a stunning musical score by the incomparable Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), A Christmas Carol: The Musical was first presented by Radio City Entertainment at Madison Square Garden, and has been delighting audiences ever since.

A Charles Dickens Christmas

A Charles Dickens Christmas follows Charles Dickens as he struggles to write his classic Christmas tale, dealing with haunting past memories and ultimately finding his inspiration for A Christmas Carol.

Scrooge, The Stingiest Man In Town

A classic twist on the traditional Dickens' tale, Scrooge, The Stingiest Man in Town is the perfect holiday show to bring to your audience. Victorian London comes alive in this lush adaptation, featuring many roles for actors of all ages.

Song Studded Shows

It's a veritable jukebox of holiday cheer for all to hear. 

Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf

Meet Eubie the Elf - the happiest Elf in the Northpole - as he sets off on a mission to bring Christmas cheer to the town of Bluesville. Set to an infectious, jazz filled score by the Grammy Award-winning composer, Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf will cheer all in your audience this holiday season.  

Rock Nativity

It's the story of the first Christmas as you've never seen - or heard before! Rock Nativity tells the story of Mary and Joseph, the three wise men, King Herod, and the birth of baby Jesus in the manger - all set to a fun, contemporary pop score that adeptly mixes new hits and favorite Christmas classics.

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings

The Plaids are back with a show that offers the best of Forever Plaid wrapped up in a package with a big Christmas bow on top! Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings brings Sparky, Jinx, Smudge and Francis back with a little heavenly help from Rosemary Clooney and some Christmas magic to bring the holiday spirit to life with song after beloved song.

Coming Down the Chimney

Planning ahead for a perfect Holiday 2019.

Elf The Musical

The hilarious adaptation of the now classic Christmas film starring is almost down the chimney so you can start planning your 2019-2020 Season! We'll be sure to spread the good cheer by singing loud for all to hear, but in the meantime don't forget to "Follow" Elf the Musical to find out any exciting news immediately.

Hopefully, the above shows inspire some Halloween or holiday ideas for your next onstage adventure. The full list of Holiday shows can be found in our Christmas Collection.

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