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Burning Bluebeard Dec 4 - Jan 3, 2021  
Porchlight Music Theatre at Online Stream Burning Bluebeard
Burning Bluebeard, now in its ninth year, was created and performed by the critically acclaimed theatre troupe The Ruffians. A magical story is told with music, clowning, tumbling, acrobatics and dance, Burning Bluebeard is a physical-performance phenomena inspired by the true story of Chicago's former Iroquois Theatre and the unforgettable events that resulted in tragedy for 600 theatergoers at Christmastime in 1903. The running time for Burning Bluebeard is 100 minutes and this streamed performance was filmed during the 2019 run at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts.
The Rip Nelson Holiday Quarantine Special Dec 4 - Jan 9, 2021  
Hell in a Handbag Productions at Online Stream The Rip Nelson Holiday Quarantine Special
It's 2020 and Rip is in the hospital after an ill-advised gig on a Pride cruise. Rip's devoted make-up woman and confidante Gladys (Lori Lee*), is worried sick, but Rip is more upset that Ryan Seacrest is taking over as host of his annual television holiday special! Rip's not going to let anything, including the overbearing Nurse Ursula (Terry McCarthy*), stop him from being on that show! A determined Rip makes it to the studio with a little help from trippy magician, Doug Henning (David Lipschutz*) and soon finds himself in his weirdest television special ever.
A Bloody Mary Christmas Dec 4 - Dec 19, 2020  
Online Stream A Bloody Mary Christmas
For the 11th consecutive year (and first time virtually!), Space 55 presents A Bloody Mary Christmas, a holiday musical for people who hate the holidays and musicals. Sun City retirees Blanche, Bertha and Mabel sing, dance and drink themselves silly as they battle a heartless homeowner’s association that tries to evict them from their condo on Christmas Eve. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll pee a little. Need we add that this show isn’t even remotely appropriate for children? Streaming LIVE on December 4, 11, 18 & 19 on the Space 55 YouTube Channel. Starring Mary Timpany, Suze St John, Thea Eigo, and Kalei Devilly. Directed by Willa Eigo.
Holiday-In (Because, Baby, it's COVID Outside) Dec 4  
Online Stream Holiday-In (Because, Baby, it's COVID Outside)
Don’t let what’s gloomy outside ruin the holidays inside! Come December 4th, we’re celebrating the season with a talented cast of performers from around the world for a show reminiscent of the 1950s Christmas specials with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and other singing greats. From a home base that once belonged to Bing Crosby, Holiday In is putting a new twist on classic holiday tunes from Broadway, Hollywood, and the jazz worlds and shout-outs from music insiders, including Frank Dilella, Emmy-Award winning host of On Stage on Spectrum News NY1, and Kathryn Crosby, wife of the late Bing Crosby. So mark your calendars for December 4. Find a spot to get comfortable; maybe learn a lesson from Bing and Frank and grab “a little hot toddy for the body” and enjoy this holiday in! Proceeds from the evening go to support arts organizations Jazz At The Ballroom and the Actors Fund.
Hershel and The Hanukkah Goblins Dec 5 - Dec 20, 2020  
Strawdog Theatre Company at Live Online Hershel and The Hanukkah Goblins
Strawdog is bringing back its holiday family favorite Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblin, reimagined to be enjoyed in the comfort of your home. Based on the award-winning book by Eric Kimmel, Hershel is adapted by ensemble member Michael Dailey*, with music and lyrics by Jacob Combs and direction by Spencer Ryan Diedrick. Following the production, Strawdog will make a donation to The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, working to transform Chicago into a city free of poverty, racism and antisemitism.
A Christmas Carol Dec 8 - Jan 3, 2021  
Writers Theatre at Online Stream A Christmas Carol
Artistic Director Michael Halberstam's acclaimed one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens' holiday ghost story, featuring Halberstam in his tour-de-force solo performance, masterfully recreates the greatest ghost story ever written. Not seen at Writers Theatre since its in-demand run in 2008, One-Man Christmas Carol will be directed by Stanton Long in collaboration with HMS Media (PBS Great Performances, numerous Broadway productions) to bring this streamed holiday tradition to your home.
A Pair Of Lunatics Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2020  
PrideArts at Online Stream A Pair Of Lunatics
A one-act comedy that premiered in London in 1898, He and She meet for the first time in an asylum and each mistakes the other for an inmate.
A Christmas Carol In The Dark Dec 10 - Dec 24, 2020  
Theatre in the Dark at Online Stream A Christmas Carol In The Dark
Theatre in the Dark, the two-year-old Chicago theater company whose original audio play retelling of H.G. Wells' WAR OF THE WORLDS was the breakout hit of the fall season, will follow up with live online performances of A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN THE DARK for 10 special performances from December 10 through 24. Company Artistic Producer Mack Gordon created and will direct this new adaptation of Dickens' classic. It will be performed live at each of the ten performances by a cast performing from three locations across North America, with Theatre in the Dark's signature audio style recreating Ebenezer Scrooge's infamous Christmas Eve journey from darkness into light.
Who's Holiday! Dec 11 - Dec 15, 2020  
Online Stream Who's Holiday!
Who's Holiday! tells the story of a middle-aged Cindy Lou Who, now residing in a beaten-down trailer in the snowy hills of Mount Crumpit. As she prepares to host a Christmas Eve party for her friends, she recalls her own perspective of that fateful night when she first met the Grinch, and the strange turn of events her life has taken for the past 40 years.
A Very Covid Christmas Carol Dec 11 - Dec 24, 2020  
This Moment Productions at Online Stream A Very Covid Christmas Carol
A view into the life of iconic Ebenezer Scrooge comes streaming directly into our homes this holiday season. This unique adaptation allows us to be a passenger on Scrooge’s transformative journey. A Very Covid Christmas Carol is set in current day, with social distancing in mind. It brings timely and brilliant observational levity without losing heart. You won’t want to miss this groundbreaking adaptation directed by the original playwright!
Christmas Comes But Once A Year Dec 12  
Oak Park Festival Theatre at Live Online Christmas Comes But Once A Year
Late December: At a backwater British university, a trio of squabbling academics attempts to unlock an ancient puzzle box containing the script for "Christmas Comes But Once A Year," a long-lost holiday extravaganza penned by a quartet of Shakespeare's contemporaries. And in a flashback to November 1602, those playwrights-Thomas Heywood, Henry Chettle, Thomas Dekker, and John Webster-struggle to complete an "accessible" holiday story.
A Celtic Family Christmas At Home Dec 12 - Dec 31, 2020  
Auditorium Theatre at Online Stream A Celtic Family Christmas At Home
This special hour-long performance will feature MacMaster and Leahy's music and culture, holiday traditions, and general real life family dynamic. They will share their music, as well as their way of life - raising children, farming, and Christmas traditions still honored and celebrated. This intimate show will offer some traditional and original music with the whole family but also a few special numbers with their own stellar band: Mac Morin on piano, Mark Kelso on drums, Remi Arsenault on bass, and Elmer Ferrer on guitar. A Celtic Family Christmas "At Home" also includes personal stories, candid moments, plus the MacMaster/Leahy Christmas food traditions.
Holiday Cabernet Dec 12  
Ghostlight Ensemble at Online Stream Holiday Cabernet
The Holiday Cabernet is back for a third year — in a slightly altered format. Thanks to the Year(s) of COVID, we’ll be presenting a virtual season, including our popular holiday offering. So prepare to G.E.T. toasted in your pjs at home, while we enjoy an evening of holiday classics (or not-so-classics) by favorite G.E.T. performers, emerging artists and surprise guests in a virtual setting with a host filled with holiday spirits!
Holiday Sing-Along with the Symphony Dec 12 - Jan 3, 2021  
New Philharmonic at Online Stream Holiday Sing-Along with the Symphony
Make a batch of cookies, gather your family, and go caroling from your couch! A concert full of the most festive carols, a Hanukkah medley, and other orchestral seasonal favorites, Maestro Muspratt and the New Philharmonic will spark your sing-along spirit. To ensure no one skips a beat, lyrics will be displayed on the bottom of the screen.
A New York Holiday Minute Dec 14 - Dec 20, 2020  
Live Online A New York Holiday Minute
In a series of six short plays commissioned by Out of Box Theatrics, New Yorkers of all walks of life navigate their way through the highs and lows of living in the city during the holidays. From cynical Christmas elves to awkward family gatherings to heartwarming holiday magic, New York City during the holidays offers a fresh start unlike anywhere else. Representing BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities, featured playwrights include Anthony Anello, Harron Atkins, Elise Forier Edie, Lauren Jennings, Kevin Renn, and Marcus Scott.
Wally World Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2020  
Steppenwolf Theatre at Online Stream Wally World
It's Christmas Eve and a group of Wally World employees are about to lose it. On the one day of the year the mega-department superstore is supposed to close its doors, secrets come to life that may destroy more than their holiday cheer. Their manager Andy is doing everything in her power to keep her store in line and her employees in check. But can hard truths from her past ruin everything she's ever worked for? Wally World is a festive, poignant examination of finding magic in the mundane as ten employees do everything, they can to find purpose in a place that has never seen purpose in them.
Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Musical Parody Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2020  
Online Stream Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Musical Parody
It's Christmas Eve at Nakatomi Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. New York cop Bruce McClane is there to rekindle love between himself and his estranged wife. Everyone seems headed toward a merry Christmas until Hans Solo and his group of German terrorists take everyone in the building hostage...except McClane. Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas! A DIE HARD Musical Parody to be released on YouTube December 17, 2020 at 7PM CST. Subscribe to the official Yippee YouTube channel to watch the full length version of the show. No purchase necessary.

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