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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Every Theater Fan

12.14.18

BY: MAGGIE PARKER

Broadway lovers come in all types: Some want to see the world; others would be perfectly content never leaving the Theater District; some wear jeans and a t-shirt every single day; others love fashion as much as the stage. So when it comes to finding the perfect give for the theater fan in your life, the hunt can be a challenge — which is why we’ve done the hunting for you. Read on for Broadway Roulette‘s ultimate holiday gift guide for every type of Broadway enthusiast.

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Jet Set Candy Broadway charm.

For the travel enthusiast: Jet Set Candy Broadway Charm

Add some flash to your favorite Broadway lover’s life jewelry box with Jet Set Candy’s Broadway charm, which, FYI, launched in a joint partnership with Broadway Roulette earlier this year (!). Whether they want to flaunt their devotion to theater in silver or gold, jewelry-inclined theatergoers will love this cute accessory. Plus, you’ll be supporting a woman-owned business. Our only warning: These charms are addictive — so this will probably be the first of many JSC trinkets to come. From $68

 

No dress rehearsals here.

For the fashionista: Kenneth Cole x The Prom “Today Is Not A Dress Rehearsal” Graphic Tee

Fans of The Prom who also like giving back will love this Kenneth Cole t-shirt inspired by the musical. The iconic designer partnered with the new Broadway show to support human rights of LBGTQI+ people and equality. Quoting the Act 1 finale of The Prom, the t-shirt reminds us, “Today Is Not a Dress Rehearsal.” The goes-with-everything black tee is available here and all proceeds will be donated to the UN Foundation in support of UN Free & Equal. $35

 

For the artiste: Coloring Books

Whether you’re shopping for a young theater lover or a showgoer in desperate need of a distraction, Coloring Broadway‘s coloring pages are a great holiday gift for anyone with a creative steak. This Etsy shop sells Broadway-themed coloring booklets. Choose from shows like Come From Away, Heathers, and Hamilton and color your heart out. FYI: Awesome image featured here was created in collaboration with Amber Kempter from Broadway Goes Pop. Collaboration for the win. From $8

 

For the person you want to go to Broadway with: Broadway Roulette Gift Cards

If you’re here, it’s because you love seeing shows. Spread that love while saving a buck with Broadway Roulette’s gift card holiday special that allows you to purchase a $100 gift card for only $90. We are also offering scheduled delivery, so whether you have a pre-Christmas gift exchange or want it to arrive just in time to go under the tree, we have you covered. $90 for $100 (but available for purchase in any amount)

 

For the makeup maven: Wicked by Inglot

Let your loved one turns themselves into Elphaba or Glinda with Wicked by Inglot makeup. The Wicked-inspired makeup was created for the show’s 15th anniversary and features everything from lipsticks to makeup palettes. It’s only available until the end of January, making it the perfect once-in-a-lifetime Christmas gift. From $8

 

For the do-gooder: Scenery Bags 

Whether they’re a set designer or long distance Broadway lover, bring the stage to them with a Scenery Bag. Made from retired theater backdrops, these bags range in size and style, from clutch to tote and from abstract hand paintings to song lyrics to logos like ruby red slippers. While the materials come from theaters all over the U.S., Broadway suppliers include The Lion King, Lobby Hero, Mamma Mia! and Rocky. Also female-owned, Scenery Bags donates a portion of its proceeds to TDF’s Introduction to Theatre Program and Accessibility for Students Program. From $30

 

For the person who moved in six months ago and still hasn’t hung anything on the walls: Broadway Wall Art

Give them the gift of bringing Broadway home with this illustrated map from JagInkArt (another Etsy gem). The creative print shows all the theaters in Times Square. It will bring a boring (or just plain blank) wall to life, the way the bright signs light up Broadway. From $25

 

Phillipa Soo in all her glory.

For the traditionalist: Sardi’s Gift Certificate

In the heart of New York’s Theater District, Sardi’s has been the toast of Broadway for 90 years. Anyone would be thrilled to dine in the red banquets that also host Tony Awards lunches and opening-night parties. They’ll be thanking their lucky stars for this gift as they enjoy a meal amid famous color caricatures of Broadway stars like Lin Manuel Miranda, Liza Minnelli, and Phillipa Soo. From $50

 

Sound waves on a necklace. It’s a thing.

For the person who has everything: Sound Wave Art or Jewelry

What do you get the theater lover who, you know, doesn’t need anything at all? Turn their favorite song into abstract art. All you have to do is submit a song they love to Sound Wave Art (also on Etsy!), select an item + style, and voila! Their favorite Broadway tune’s sound wave is turned into an interesting piece of art or jewelry that becomes a guaranteed conversation starter. Varying