I’m late this year listing the Laura Christmas productions this year, but I wanted to get a record of them up anyway. Look for next year’s list and be sure to tell your local theaters that these plays are available.
Christmas Plays and Laura – An Annual Tradition
It’s time to get in the mood for the holidays and for many families attending a Laura Ingalls Wilder play. There are four titles that are currently running on the circuit.
- A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas by Laurie Brooks
- A Little House Christmas by James DeVita
- Melodies and Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder
A Little House Christmas at Plum Creek by Lisa Cordes
I’ve only found productions of the first two works this year, but I’ve included information for all four in case you want to encourage a local theater group to put one on for next year. Remind them there are only SO many versions of A Christmas Carol they can do and one of these might make a fun change.
I’ll also mention that although it really doesn’t have much of a Christmas connection Little House on the Prairie: The Musical is also available for production. Spread the word!
Little House on the Prairie: The Musical
This play was originally opened at the Guthrie and had an international tour. Then lay fallow for about 10 years before rights were released for purchase for local production groups. I’ll try to keep track of productions if you find out about one, please let me know.
December 6-7, 13-14, 2019
Peace United Church of Christ
A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas by Laurie Brooks
Here’s a clip from a production in 2012.
“A Little House Christmas” by James Devita
Grand Island, NE
December 11-15, 2019
Grand Island Little Theatre
3180 W US Hwy 34
Grand Island, NE 68801
December 13 – 15, 20 – 22, 2019
The Abbeville Opera House
100 Court Square
Abbeville, SC 29620
“Melodies and Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder”
Check out this clip from a 2009 production. No current productions found this year. Find out more if you want to put it on.
“A Little House Christmas at Plum Creek”
No current productions this year.
Here’s a story about its release.
This was the second year for a TV show cast reunion event. They are looking at making it an anuual event.
Colony Theater – Burbank, CA
“Little Christmas on the Prairie”
December 13-14, 2019
COLONY THEATER In Burbank, CA
Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.