Thursday, December 17, 2020

2020 Holiday Offerings at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven

The Show Must Go On - At New Haven's Shubert Theatre!

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate then by supporting the arts with virtual shows presented by the The Shubert Theatre now through January 3, 2021:

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

December 19, 2020 at 7:00pm

Recorded Live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a holiday mash-up for the entire family. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this evening-length production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.

Just like the original, in The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince go on a dream adventure battling a gang of mice, visiting the land of sweets and learning the lessons of the holiday season. Innovative digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th Century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York City.

Through this re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker take us on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.


Tickets begin at $25:


Jim Brickman: Comfort and Joy at Home 

December 23, 2020 at 7:00pm


Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman will be taking the nation by storm this holiday season with his new Virtual Concert Tour: “Comfort & Joy at Home.” Fans and their families can enjoy this unique virtual concert experience from the comfort of home, while supporting the Shubert Theatre during this challenging time.

Brickman will bring the LIVE concert experience up close and personal by blending yuletide memories and holiday carols with his own hit songs such as "The Gift," "Sending You A Little Christmas," "Angel Eyes" and "If You Believe." Brickman will warm the hearts of all as sweet sounds of faith and love make spirits bright, bringing family and friends together for anything but a silent night.


Tickets begin at $40:


Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish – The Musical

Streaming now – December 27, 2020 (your ticket provides access to watch during a 48-hour timeframe of your choosing)


Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish – The Musical tells the story of a rag doll named Eleanor who lives in the magical world of The North Pole. Despite her love for her family there, including Santa, Mrs. “Cookie” Claus, Clara Claus, and the elves – Twinkle, Sprinkle, and Sparkle - Eleanor’s very merry Christmas wish is for a best friend and home of her own. Realizing that wishing is not enough, she writes a letter to Santa expressing her dream. The letter opens the door to answering many questions, and to the journey which leads to her wish (and others) coming true.

The 65-minute musical written by Denise McGowan Tracy, with eight original songs by composer/lyricist Kathleen Butler-Duplessis and McGowan Tracy, is bursting with heartwarming lessons for kids of all ages of the importance of friendship, family, and working hard to make your dreams come true.


Tickets start at $20:


A Christmas Carol

Streaming now – January 3, 2021


Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other—past, present or future. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to thrilling new life as Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman’s Guide…) plays over 50 roles in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed. This theatrical achievement comes from the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden (Tony-winning Best Revival - Once on This Island).

Staged exclusively for this production and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays.


Tickets start at $50:



About the Shubert Theatre

Opened in 1914, the Shubert Theatre, located in the heart of downtown New Haven, Connecticut, is a historic space best known for its pre-Broadway and Broadway series presentations, as well as performances of dance, cabaret, music, comedy, solo performances and family entertainment.  In addition to presenting more than 600 pre-Broadway tryouts, world and American premieres over its storied 100+ year history, the not-for-profit organization fulfills its mission of making culture and performing arts accessible to the community at large through accessible programming and education and outreach offerings.  Theatre operations are supported by the generosity of loyal individual donors, corporate sponsors and grant funders. With more than 150 events and performances each year, the Shubert Theatre drives thousands of patrons to local restaurants and small businesses.  The facilities’ fully-restored Broadway style theatre and other spaces are also available for private and public event rentals.


The Shubert Theatre is owned and operated by CAPA (Columbus Association for the Performing Arts), a not-for-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment.  The organization also owns and operates the Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre and Southern Theatre, located in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and manages other Ohio venues including the Drexel theatre, Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre and McCoy Center for the Arts.


For more information, visit, or Facebook (@ShubertTheater), Instagram (@shubertnewhaven), Twitter (@ShubertTheater) and YouTube (@ShubertTheaterNH).


Visit The Shops at Yale for Christmas 2020

Holiday Shopping in New Haven CT

New Haven got hit today with a blanket of snow, which makes Christmas shopping so much more fun!

Downtown shopping in New Haven CT

Visit the Shops at Yale to support your local downtown merchants - and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays!

Gift Card Guide

Celebrate the holidays by treating your loved ones to chef-prepared holiday dinners to go from Union League CafeSherkaan Indian Street FoodTarry Lodge (Feast of the 7 fishes), Anchor Spa and Claire’s Corner Copia. Special at home dinners sell out quickly, so please order yours soon! Visit our Takeout Dining Guide for additional menus, including family style options!
lululemon New Haven, 13 Broadway. Store hours, contact information and more!
Urban Outfitters, 43 Broadway. Store hours, contact information and more!
FatFace New Haven, 37 Broadway. Store hours, contact information and more!
Lou Lou Boutiques, 23 Broadway. Store hours, contact information and more!
Arethusa Farm Dairy, 1020 Chapel Street. Store hours, contact information and more!
Patagonia New Haven, 1 Broadway. Store hours, contact information and more!
Kennedy & Perkins, 80 Whitney Avenue. Store hours, contact information and more!
Campus Customs, 57 Broadway. Store hours, contact information and more!

Raggs for Men & Women • Sneaker Junkies • Neville Wisdom Design Studio • idiom Boutique • Walker-Loden • Gilden's Jewelers • dwell New Haven • Grey Matter Books • View Gift Guide #1!

Apple • Book Trader Cafe • Shiana Hair • L'Epicerie Choupette • CPR Cell Phone Repair • Knit New Haven • View Gift Guide #2!

L.L.Bean • Hull's Art Suppy & Framing • The Yale Bookstore • J.Crew • Atticus Bookstore Cafe • Derek Simpson Goldsmith • Cristhian Shoe Repair • Katahdin Furniture • View Gift Guide #3!

Hot Cocoa Bombs & Cookie Gift Boxes at Katalina's
Katalina's Bakery, located at 74 Whitney Avenue, is offering a variety of sweet gifts made with love in New Haven! Click here to view Katalina's hours and contact information!

Atticus Bookstore Café, 1082 Chapel Street: 15% OFF hardcover books.
Barnes & Noble / The Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway: 50% OFF Yale blue sherpa jackets through Dec. 24.

Book Trader Café, 1140 Chapel Street: Spend $25 on books, CDs or DVDs and receive a FREE medium drink of your choice. 
Campus Customs, 57 Broadway: 20% OFF entire store through Dec. 24.
Derek Simpson Goldsmith, 1094 Chapel: 20% OFF all jewelry in stock, plus receive a $50 gift card for every $250 spent through Feb. 28.
FatFace, 37 Broadway: 50% off select merchandise.

Hull’s Art Supply and Framing, 1144 Chapel: 20% OFF select gifts and 25% OFF ready-made frames through Dec. 31.
idiom Boutique, 1014 Chapel: 60% OFF select sale apparel.
J.Crew, 29 Broadway: 20% OFF cashmere, 50% OFF full-priced items, 60% OFF sale items through Dec. 24. Some exclusions apply.
L.L.Bean, 272 York: $10 bounce back coupon with a purchase of $10 or more through Feb. 16, 2021.
Lou Lou Boutiques, 23 Broadway: $20 Classic Plaid Ruana through Dec. 20. 50% OFF select handbags & wearables and 60% OFF select jewelry through Dec. 31.
Neville Wisdom Design Studio, 27 Broadway: 50% OFF select fashions. 

Raggs for Men & Women, 1020 Chapel: 20% OFF all regular-priced merchandise & gift cards through Jan. 1.
Shiana Hair, 1020 Chapel: 10% OFF color services and $65 blowout special (shampoo, conditioning & styling blowout) through Dec. 23. 
Sneaker Junkies, 976 Chapel: 25% - 50% OFF a wide selection of merchandise.
Urban Outfitters, 43 Broadway: 40% OFF sweater sale on Dec. 17 & 18. 30% OFF dresses & rompers on Dec. 19 & 20.


Gift Card Guide
Did you know gift cards are the most popular item on wish lists according to a 2019 study by the National Retail Federation? Support your favorite local businesses! Click here to view our Gift Card Guide featuring 65 New Haven merchants!

Shopping Rewards - With $25 Or More Purchase!
Free 2-Hour Parking & Free Gourmet Hot Cocoa from Claire's Corner Copia or Blue State Coffee with $25 purchase from participating retailers through 12/31. Details at 2020 Holiday Promotions!

Shopping Rewards - With $150 Or More Purchase!
Free 2-Hour Parking, Gourmet Hot Cocoa PLUS Gourmet Chocolates or Made in New Haven Face Mask with $150 purchase from participating retailers through 12/31. Details at 2020 Holiday Promotions!

Holiday Shopping Passport
Shop at 38 participating merchants. Spend $25 or more, get stamped and turn your passport in when you have 4 stamps for a chance to win 1 of 3 $950 gift card packages! Hurry, ends December 20. Details at Holiday Shopping Passport!

FREE Socially Distanced Photos With Santa
Saturday, Dec. 19 & Sunday, Dec. 20 from 11am-2pm at Shubert Theatre Plaza, 247 College Street. Free parking, giveaways, exclusive discount shopping rack card and more! Click Here for Details!

FREE 2-Hour Parking When You Spend $25
Park free in your choice of 3 convenient surface parking lots at The Shops at Yale for up to 2 hours with a same-day receipt of $25 or more from any retailer or restaurant! Details!

SHOP & DINE more than 60 unique boutiques, retailers, eateries, and award-winning restaurants in the heart of downtown New Haven.
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