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53 days until Hannukah and 56 until Christmas! Time is flying and you are not going to want to miss out on these must-buy theatre tickets in New York, Los Angeles, and London. With stars such as Jenn Gambatese, Claire Moore and Caroline Bowman, you know these shows will be amazing.


West Side Story

Opening on 6 February 2020, West Side Story will be the first Broadway production not to feature Jerome Robbins’ choreography. New choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker premieres on Broadway 10 December 2019 (previews).

Starring: Isaac Powell (Once On This Island) as Tony and Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) as Maria.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Opening 5 April 2020 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, this new musical based on the Robin Williams’ movie features a book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick.

Starring: Rob McClure in the title role, Jenn Gambatese as Miranda Hillard, Brad Oscar as Frank Hillard, Analise Scarpaci as Lydia Hillard, Jake Ryan Flynn as Christopher Hillard, Avery Sellas Natalie Hillard, J. Harrison Ghee as Andre, Mark Evans as Stuart Dunmeyer, Charity Angél Dawson as Wanda Sellner, and Peter Bartlett as Mr. Jolly.

Los Angeles

Disney’s Frozen

The big-ticket item in Los Angeles is Disney’s Frozen at Pantages Theatre playing through 2 February 2020.

Starring: Caroline Bowman (Evita) as Elsa.

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

The stunning Matthew Bourne ballet is playing at The Ahmanson Theatre from 3 December until 5 January 2020. After 2019’s gorgeous Cinderella I am certain this will make our minds explode. [review]

West End

Disney’s Mary Poppins

Disney’s Mary Poppins returns to the West End on 13 November 2019 with new sound design by Paul Gatehouse, new lighting by Hugh Vanstone and Natasha Katz, and reimagined set and costume designs by Bob Crowley.

The cast features my all-time favorite West End actress, Claire Moore, as Miss Andrews and acclaimed Petula Clark as Bird Woman.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Limited Run)

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas runs from 16 Nov 2019 — 4 Jan 2020 at the Dominion Theatre following an acclaimed sell-out season at Curve, Leicester.

Starring: Danny Mac (Sunset Boulevard, Strictly Come Dancing), Olivier-nominated Dan Burton (Gypsy, Singin’ in the Rain), Danielle Hope (Over The Rainbow winner), Clare Halse (42nd Street), Brenda Edwards (We Will Rock You, ChicagoLoose Women) and Olivier-nominated Michael Brandon (Dempsey and Makepeace, Jerry Springer: The Opera).

The Joyous Living: 6 Must-Buy Theatre Tickets

For more gift ideas:

Check out The Joyous Living’s 2019 GIft Guide.