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Star Spangled Sitcoms: Huzzah and John Adams Nov 11 - Dec 4, 2016  
See Every Monster LCC at City Lit Theater Star Spangled Sitcoms: Huzzah and John Adams
The two plays, Huzzah and John Adams, historically parody popular sitcoms about a bar and its psychiatrist spin-off. The Founding Fathers stumble their way backwards into a Boston Tea Party, then celebrate the first Thanksgiving at the White House, where hilarity ensues.
The Nutcracker Nov 11 - Dec 30, 2016  
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire The Nutcracker
Filled with enchanted toys, mischievous mice and sugar plum fairies, the tale of The Nutcracker has enraptured generations of children and adults. Now this annual holiday favorite comes to Lincolnshire in an all-new musical adaptation. The story tells the tale of a young girl named Marie, who receives a magical nutcracker doll one Christmas Eve and sets out on a wondrous journey to reach the Sugar Plum fairy before the wicked Mouse King. Featuring Tchaikovsky's beloved score, this dazzling one-hour production at the Marriott Theatre is perfect for kids of all ages.
After The Dance Nov 11 - Dec 18, 2016  
Runcible Theatre Company at Royal George Theatre After The Dance
Part social comedy, part tragedy, After the Dance explores the crumbling façade of the Mayfair party circuit in 1930s London. With one war over, and another fast approaching, David and Joan Scott-Fowler are determined to exist in a state of idealistic, inebriated bill; but when the young Helen Banner pierces through the hedonism, David and Joan are forced to confront the truths around them, with devastating consequences.
One Boppa: Two Acts Nov 11 - Dec 18, 2016  
Curious Theatre Branch at Prop Theatre One Boppa: Two Acts
Directed by Matt Rieger, One Boppa: Two Acts concerns three step sisters, portrayed by Meredith Lyons, Vicki Walden and Julie Williams, who share a father as well as arguments over his flaws and the merits of dogs, not to mention the mystery parent of their youngest sibling's love child.
Cinderella At The Theater Of Potatoes Nov 12 - Jan 8, 2017  
The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre Cinderella At The Theater Of Potatoes
Adapted from Pauline Viardot-García's 1904 opera Cendrillon and many of her other compositions, Andra Velis Simon's musical-play is an elegantly irreverent exploration of the classic fairy tale. Here, Cinderella's version of happily-ever-after does not include acceptance by the Prince. In the actor-as-orchestra style of The Hypocrites' Gilbert & Sullivan opera work, Artistic Director Sean Graney directs this fun holiday-time show, perfect for the whole family.
[Trans]formation Nov 15 - Dec 17, 2016  
Nothing Without a Company and the Living Canvas at Flat Iron Arts Building [Trans]formation
[Trans]formation is devised entirely from the works of, and performed by, transgender, genderqueer, intersex, and non-binary artists. Designed and directed in the style of The Living Canvas, nude performers embody the expressive power and diversity of the human form clothed by projections to reveal, instead of conceal, every body's beautiful possibility.
Stomp Nov 16 - Jan 1, 2017  
Broadway Playhouse Stomp
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.
Turtle Nov 16 - Dec 30, 2016  
Redtwist Theatre Turtle
Molly has it all-a great suburban home, two cute kids, and a hard-working husband. According to what the politicians on her TV say, she is the model of the American dream. And yet, there's a sense of uneasiness in the air. When a sea turtle waddles its way into Molly's life, she and her family can't help but face the unspoken dread that has been lurking in the shadows. This charming and clever new play combines the distant echoes of timeless wisdom with an aggressively post-modern drama about our vexing present day fears.
A Christmas Story: The Musical Nov 16 - Dec 18, 2016  
Citadel Theatre Company A Christmas Story: The Musical
A Christmas Story, The Musical is a brilliant rebundling of Ralphie Parker's hilariously desperate quest for a Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200 shot range model air rifle into a musical sure to become every bit the holiday favorite as the movie that preceded it. All of your favorite highlights are here - the Old Man's leg lamp, the tongue-on-a-flagpole, the bunny suit, and all of Ralphie's extravagant daydreams! Bring the whole family to see this holiday classic in a new way with this Tony-nominated Best Musical.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Nov 17 - Nov 20, 2016  
Chicago Theatre Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," made its network television debut delighting audiences across the country. The longest-running and highest-rated television special comes to life, live on stage with "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" featuring the world's most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters. Rudolph and friends, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, help Santa save Christmas during a tour this holiday season.
It's A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! Nov 18 - Dec 31, 2016  
American Blues Theater at The Greenhouse Theater Center It's A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!
For 15 years, the American Blues Ensemble has treated Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast. The incredible cast recreates the entire town of Bedford Falls with Foley sound effects, an original score, and holiday carols. Critics call this "perfect Christmas theater" and "first-class holiday fare". After each performance, milk and cookies are served by the cast.
Hedda Gabler Nov 18 - Dec 17, 2016  
Red Theater Chicago at Pride Arts Center - The Buena Hedda Gabler
Newly married and returned from her honeymoon, Hedda finds herself ensnared by social circumstances and surrounded by reminders of her oppression. Her attempts to manipulate her oppressors and reclaim personal agency only serve to reveal the inescapability of her plight.
A Christmas Carol Nov 19 - Dec 31, 2016  
Goodman Theatre A Christmas Carol
Now a beloved Chicago tradition, each year The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story A Christmas Carol. Audiences look forward to the "bah humbugs," the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers and dancing, and Scrooge's joyful rediscovery of life, love and the Christmas spirit. Goodman's Carol has been produced for over 35 years, and the timeless holiday tale promises to be merrier and more magical than ever. With this special pre-sale offer, you have access to great seats before they go on sale to the public.
Winterset Nov 19 - Dec 23, 2016  
Griffin's Theatre at The Den Theatre Winterset
A rare revival, in keeping with the Griffin's work to explore lost plays like London Wall and Men Should Weep. Inspired by the infamous murder case of the 1920s when the Italian anarchists and immigrants, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were arrested, convicted and electrocuted despite the insubstantial evidence against them. Anderson's 1935 poetic verse play follows a young man's quest to prove his father's innocence years after he was executed for a murder he may not have committed Winner of the first New York Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best Play.
Give It All Back Nov 20 - Dec 18, 2016  
Sideshow Theatre Company at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Give It All Back
In a swank French hotel room in the mid-1960s, an artist hides out from a world that's turned on him. As a cavalcade of familiar faces tries to break down his door, he smokes, talks, drinks and tries not to think about acoustic versus electric. But when a prime career opportunity lands on the table, he has to decide which version of himself he wants to be, and how to keep the past from bubbling up beneath him. Calamity West delivers a hilariously sardonic examination of how you hold on to your art when everyone else thinks that it's theirs.
The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular Nov 20 - Dec 30, 2016  
Hell in a Handbag at Mary's Attic The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular
It's 1982 and a newly sober Rip manages to land another TV special after the death of his archrival, Paul Lynde. Rip is determined to get his career back on track but can he handle the stress of a network television special and stay sober? Luckily he's got help from a cavalcade of the hottest stars of 1982! Rip pulls every trick in the book to breathe some life in the dying variety series format and save his career but soon questions if his career is worth saving.
Finding Neverland Nov 22 - Dec 4, 2016  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Finding Neverland
FINDING NEVERLAND is Broadway's biggest new hit and the winner of's Audience Choice Award for BEST MUSICAL! This breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart" (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it's a must-see you'll remember for years to come!" Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).

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