Main Street Theater – A Little House Christmas – November 10 to December 22, 2012

Address:  Main Street Theater Chelsea Market Location, 4617 Montrose Blvd, Houston, Texas

Cost:  Reasonable, $14 for Regular Seating

Appropriate Age:  3 and up

Our Review:  My kids have become big fans of Main Street Theater.  We’ve now seen Pinkalicious, Duck for President, Magic School Bus and have been to summer camp.  These 2 kids, ages 5 and 3, cannot sit through a movie and had never showed an interest in theater.  But after their first Pinkalicious show, the kids have been in love with Main Street Theater.


At the Chelsea Market location, parking is easy and the dress code is casual.  We were decked out for the holidays but jeans would have worked just as well.  There is nothing fancy about the theater, which is perfect for the BigKidSmallCity crew.

Now on stage is “A Little House Christmas” which is based on “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder.   In the play, the Ingalls family is stranded in their cabin due to bad weather and are worried that Santa will not make it this year.  Through the show, the children learn the true meaning of Christmas.

The show is about 1 hour long with a 15 minute intermission a little over halfway through.  There is singing and dancing, but less than in past shows we’ve seen, making it different.  It was not a bad difference, but my kids danced less in their chairs.  I was concerned that maybe A Little House Christmas was less of a hit, but when asked, they reported that THIS was their favorite Main Street Theater show yet.

After the show we met the cast and got autographs.  Joe and Brooke are starting to recognize the actors and they remember the past shows they were in.  With this I think they are getting an understanding of the art of acting.  Their mom the engineer can help with homework but these actors can make their imaginations soar.

Once again we loved the show and are counting down the days to the next one.  On December 1 at 11:45am there is an event with Laura and Mary, including pioneer food, crafts and games.  On January 23, a Wrinkle in Time opens, followed shortly by Miss Nelson is Missing, Charlotte’s Web and Alice in Wonderland!


  1. Thanks for including the run time in your review!!

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