• Disney On Ice Frozen, Oprah, and Holiday Shows Top Fall Theater Events 2014

    Aug 26, 2014 2:19 PM by Alyssa

    2014 Theater News

    With the selection of theater events set to launch in fall 2014, there’s no shortage of opportunities to catch incredible live performances and speakers across North America this year. Browse Vivid Seats’ selection of theater and Broadway tickets to see which events are stopping in your neck of the woods.

    Disney On Ice Frozen Set to Begin Labor Day Weekend
    Disney’s animated feature Frozen will be transferring to an icy stage beginning on Sept. 4, when the Disney On Ice: Frozen production begins a lengthy tour of the U.S.  Complete with appearances from the Princesses Elsa and Anna, as well as Sven, Kristoff, and Olaf, this skating production is fit for the whole family to enjoy. Currently, the schedule already includes dates extending out to May 2015, when the show will be in New Orleans (April 30-May 3) and Baton Rouge, La. (May 7-10), and more than 25 other cities will host Disney On Ice: Frozen after it opens on Sept. 4 in Orlando, Fla.

     

    Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want Weekend to Begin Two-Month Trek in September
    More than three years after her talk show went off the air, Oprah Winfrey will be back in front of fans this fall with her upcoming The Life You Want Weekend venture. Scheduled to visit eight U.S. cities for two days in each location, the tour will bring Oprah and several of her hand-selected motivational speakers, authors, and life coaches to speak to arenas full of adoring fans. She’ll begin in Atlanta on Sept. 5-6 and will close the tour on Nov. 14-15 in San Jose, Calif.

     

     

    Holiday Theater Events Ring In the Christmas Season
    In 2014, many theatrical staples of the holiday season are set to return to the stage to bring Christmas cheer to audiences around the country. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will once again be on stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall beginning on Nov. 7, and there will also be touring productions of the show set to visit Omaha, Neb., Nashville, and Houston.

     

    This fall, the musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ beloved How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be coming back to stages around the U.S. to bring the story of Max, the Grinch, and Whoville to live audiences. Performances of A Christmas Carol and the comedic classic A Christmas Story are also on the schedule for many theaters around the country. Ballet fans can also see local performances of Tchaikovsky’s holiday staple The Nutcracker this season, including productions from the New York City Ballet (Nov. 28-Jan. 3), American Ballet Theatre (Dec. 12-21), and San Francisco Ballet (Dec. 12-29).

    Ewan McGregor, Emma Stone, and Sting’s The Last Ship to Make Broadway Debuts
    The excitement on Broadway will be strong as ever this year, as new stars and productions are scheduled to arrive in New York in the coming months. Ewan McGregor, a veteran of the West End stage, will make his debut on Broadway in The Real Thing, which begins previews Oct. 2 and will complete its limited engagement at American Airlines Theatre on Jan. 4. Emma Stone is set to take over the lead role of Sally Bowles in the ongoing Studio 54 production of Cabaret beginning on Nov. 11. She will remain in the role through the production’s current closing date of March 29. Also coming to Broadway this fall will be The Last Ship, Sting’s first foray into writing music for the stage. The production received rave reviews from its Chicago tryout earlier this year, and fans will be able to see the show at the Neil Simon Theatre starting Sept. 29.