Wednesday, December 6, 2023

There’s a lot coming up at the Kimball Theatre this holiday season. Just check out this list

William & Mary will use the location for theatre instruction and performances as well as performances by other university groups. To the extent possible when not in use by W&M, the university will make the theatre available for community use. Photo by Erin Zagursky
What’s in store at the historic Kimball Theatre for the rest of the year? (WYDaily/Courtesy Erin Zagursky)

It’s been nearly a year and a half since William & Mary took over the Kimball Theatre, and the university is continuing the theater’s legacy with a steady lineup of fall and winter events.

While the university is leasing the theater from Colonial Williamsburg, the school is in charge of organizing and putting on events.

Because the Kimball is operated by William & Mary now, the full lineup of upcoming events can be found on a William & Mary webpage dedicated to the Kimball. It is no longer found on the Colonial Williamsburg website.

So, what’s in store at the historic Kimball Theatre for the rest of the year?

Just around the corner, the Kimball presents “The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee,” a comedy performance that covers the lives of six mid-prepubescents as they vie for the “spelling championship of a lifetime.” The show will be on Nov. 15-18, Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2. Tickets are up to $20, according to the Kimball website.

After “The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee” makes its final showing, Steinway artist Don Irwin will bring his annual Christmas show to the Kimball. The piano concert will bring holiday melodies to the stage on Dec. 9. All tickets are $28.50.

On Dec. 8, the film “The Room” will be shown on the big screen. The 2003 cult classic, produced and directed by Tommy Wiseau, will start at 7 p.m. All tickets are $5 and are sold only at the door, not in advance of the showing.

More holiday shows are on the way for the rest of December, including dance shows such as Christmas in Killarney and the local Institute for Dance’s Christmas Dreams 2018.

Those looking for holiday music performances can get tickets to see the Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra, Good Shot Judy and Bobby BlackHat and other blues musicians.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” is also set for a performance on Dec. 21.

Get more information on Kimball events on William & Mary’s Kimball Theatre website.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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