Holiday Show

Each year Portland Stage produces a Holiday Show. In 2017 it will be It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry.

Holiday productions are the cornerstone of our education program for children in grades 3-12. Students attend a matinee of an age appropriate full scale holiday production adapted from classic literature, and can participate in optional classroom workshops before and/or after the show with professional theater artists. By attending a professional production, students learn how understanding complex sentence and story structure and get an introduction to the classic “hero’s journey.” Seeing young actors in a Mainstage production inspires a connection to the material that they have seen performed. This personal connection is enhanced through discussions and classroom workshops where student have the opportunity to work as a team, building literacy by retelling the story using their bodies, voices and imaginations to bring a classic story to life.

Student Matinee Reservations are handled by the Education Department, not the Portland Stage Box Office. To make a reservation for one of our 10:00 am matinees, contact the Education Department at 207.774.1043 x101 or e-mail.
All student matinee performances are at 10 AM.

Click here to see the dates of the student matinee Holiday show performances.

Watch the 2014 Ensemble of the Charles Dickens’ Holiday Classic share their thoughts about performing at Portland Stage.