Holiday Gift Ideas for Her (Theatre Edition)

Yesterday, we guided you through five gift suggestions for the female concert-goer. But, don’t think we’ve forgotten about other gift ideas… we’re coming back with the holiday guide sequel, “Part Two: Electric Boogaloo,” today.

What if concert tickets just aren’t your style? We’ve got you covered. Below are five musicals and plays that will make great presents for the women in your life.

  • The Book of Mormon – Ahh, The Book of Mormon. The good ol’ fallback. These tickets are exclusive (pairs of weekend tickets have sold out months in advance), and if you haven’t seen this musical, what better time to purchase tickets? It’s bound to be a classic and you won’t want to miss out. Make sure you read our seating guide before purchasing!
  • Matilda the Musical – There’s nothing better to get for a daughter or young relative than tickets to a musical based on the novel by Roald Dahl. The book and the musical highlight the power of reading and intelligence as the telekinetic young girl plays pranks on her teacher. The musical has already won awards across the pond, and makes its debut stateside in March.
  • Newsies the Musical – Okay, I’m just going to break this one down for you guys. This is a musical starring around twenty strapping young men who can all sing, dance, and act quite proficiently. If this isn’t a hit with your lady friend, I don’t know what will be.
  • OnceOnce is the anti-musical musical. The only set is a bar (that doubles as the theatre’s bar during intermission), and when actors aren’t onstage, they sit off to the side and serve as the orchestra. There aren’t any over-extravagant musical numbers like the ones you might see in The Book of Mormon or Wicked. The plot itself feels much more realistic than anything else on Broadway right now, and it’s got a great, tragic love story to boot. Don’t pass up on this.
  • Peter and the Starcatcher – If you’ve seen every musical on the block, or if you want something a little more toned down, Peter and the Starcatcher might be the ticket for you. It was nominated for the “Best Play” Tony and won Broadway.com’s “Favorite Play” Audience Award. It may seem childish (an adaptation of Peter Pan?), and it is, but in all the right ways. It’s a sure-fire hit.

– Caroline

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