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.
A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas by Laurie Brooks
Here’s a clip from a production in 2012.
Nov. 16-17, 2018
Building Block School for the Arts
Location: 700 Woodland Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: (931) 442-5007
Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 9, 14 and 15, 2018
Abbeville Opera House
Location: 100 Court Square Abbeville, SC 29620
Phone: (864) 366-2157
“A Little House Christmas”
Eau Claire, WI
Dec. 7-8, 14-16, 2018
Location: 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire, WI, 54701,
Phone: (715) 839-8877
December 7-9, 2018
“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 it’s release.
UPDATED November 12 2018: Of course as soon as I published it I got a lead on another show. This one isn’t for Christmas, but I wanted to add it. Thanks to Judy Green for sharing about it.
“Patchwork – the Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder”
I hadn’t heard about this show before, but it looks like it was around since at least 2010, is aimed at an elementary school audience, and doesn’t seem to have had many performances – at least that hit the internet. It isn’t a Christmas show, but since there is a production coming in February I’m including it.
February 17, 2019
Location: 410 Adams St.
Toledo, OH 43604
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (executive director)
Phone: (419) 242-3490
Sarah S. Uthoff 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.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.