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The Magic Parlour  
The House Theatre of Chicago at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel The Magic Parlour
 
The performance contains some of his favorite pieces of magic, alongside some brand new routines in an hour-long show packed with mind-reading, levitations, escapes, and a ridiculous new adaptation of the classic “Card Stab” during which Watkins climbs inside of a fully inflated 7 foot balloon!
   
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament  
Medieval Times Schaumburg Castle Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
 
Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six knights as they compete in the joust and other tests of skill. Expect lots of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, and displays of extraordinary horsemanship as part of an exciting story set in Medieval Spain.
   
Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley  
Northlight Theatre Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley
 
In this charmingly imagined sequel to Pride and Prejudice, the ever-dependable Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings' romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary's hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.
   
Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth  
Lookingglass Theatre Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth
 
Traveling storytellers Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth captivate audiences with spell-binding tales. But one day, The Big Bad Wolf mysteriously dies before his story is complete. Fairytales disappear from the pages, characters are utterly forgotten, and Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth must journey through the stories to restore order before they are lost forever.
   
Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical  
Beverly Arts Center Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical
 
This holiday classic and audience favorite returns for its 18th consecutive year. Our biggest and most colorful show will put children and adults alike in the holiday spirit. Join Mrs. Claus as she teams up with the new Elf Class of 2016 to find Santa’s missing list in time for Christmas. Can Mrs. Claus and the elves save the holidays? All CKC shows feature plenty of audience participation and run for one hour with no intermission. Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical is targeted for children from 2 to 8 years old.
   
Musical Horror Story: Exorcism  
The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company at Charnel House Chicago Musical Horror Story: Exorcism
 
Set in New Orleans, 1964, the story follows Reverend Mother, charged with leading the girls in her care at the Divine Lorraine Home for Wayward Girls, to a life of Godliness. When a mysteriously abandoned young lady arrives late one night, her deadly secret threatens to destroy everything the Reverend Mother stands for. The terror mounts as creepy and eerie unexplained paranormal activity begins to wreak havoc on the orderly life at the convent, resulting in a clandestine visit from a priest with a passionate past to perform an exorcism - live on stage.
   
The Nutcracker  
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre The Nutcracker
 
The House Theatre of Chicago brings holiday cheer with its fifth annual return of their all-original, family-friendly The Nutcracker. The House's fantastical expansion of this holiday classic centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas. With the help of a magical nutcracker, this brave little girl will fight the Rat King and save her family. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original song and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope -- a fun outing fit for the whole family.
   
The Nutcracker  
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.
   
One Boppa: Two Acts  
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.
   
The Other Cinderella  
Black Ensemble Theater The Other Cinderella
 
The most popular of all the Black Ensemble Theater productions this holiday classic always features some new twists, turns, and surprises. The show joyously retells the familiar fairy tale with an Afro-centric twist. There's a "Stepmama" who works at the post office, two mean, evil but especially funny stepsisters, the brothers are from the 'hood, Cinderella was born in the projects and the "Fairy Godmama" is from Jamaica. The Other Cinderella is appropriate for all ages, featuring original music, exciting dances and a heartwarming story that reminds audiences of the greatness of the human spirit.
   
The Other Side of Christmas  
Three Cat Productions at Berger Park Coach House The Other Side of Christmas
 
What's it like to be an outsider on the biggest, most commercial and most televised event of the year? Whether you know first hand or want to see life on "the other side," you're in for a treat. The third annual The Other Side of Christmas features eight playwrights using drama, wacky humor and music to show what it's like to not celebrate Christmas. See it now at Berger Park Coach House Theater in Chicago.
   
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories  
Annoyance Theatre Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
 
Join us as these hilarious and smart stories come to life onstage with a fresh twist. Stories you think you remember from your youth will never be the same after seeing this satirical parody. You will laugh all the way home!
   
Purity the Musical  
Annoyance Theatre Purity the Musical
 
Our story follows Isabel, a devout Christian tempted to have sex with the dreamy worship bandleader days before the Colorado Springs Purity Ball. As purity festivities inch towards a bizarre father-daughter love-fest, Isabel must decide: Is purity a myth or does losing your virginity actually make you a broken garbage woman?
   
Pygmalion  
Remy Bumppo Theatre at The Greenhouse Theater Center Pygmalion
 
Language lovers rejoice for Shaw's most enduring and endearing critique of high society at the turn of the century. When Eliza Doolittle volunteers as the subject for Henry Higgins' exciting social experiment, the optimistic flower girl opens the door to a world more fierce and complex than the dirty London streets. Filled with wit and wordplay, Pygmalion explores what defines who we are and who we might become.
   
A Red Line Runs Through It  
Second City A Red Line Runs Through It
 
A Red Line Runs Through It rides the rails of Chicago in order to answer life's tough questions. How does the past sculpt the future? Are we all guided by anger? In this ever-changing landscape of nostalgia and uncertainty sometimes we need a brunch with friends to sort it all out. Who will snap first? No one knows what tomorrow will bring and the only thing that is certain is that this train keeps moving. This diverse cast of comedians will take you on their own ride exploring the new mother blues, black girl magic, and salacious local news. This non-stop locomotive launches from north to south along a transit line of pure comic bliss.
   
The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular  
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.
   
The Rosenkranz Mysteries  
Royal George Theatre The Rosenkranz Mysteries
 
Classic as well as never been seen before illusions take over the Royal George Cabaret space this winter as the nationally regarded illusionist Ricardo Rosenkranz stars in The Rosenkranz Mysteries, an evening of magic to lift the spirits. Truly astounding numbers will captivate audiences in an intimate, true cabaret style setting with tables featured in the space. A leading local mixologist will enhance the atmosphere by creating several themed drinks that will help create a fully immersive experience for theatregoers.
   

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