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Disney Junior Holiday Party! Nov 29  
Rosemont Theatre Disney Junior Holiday Party!
The all-new Disney Junior Holiday Party! is a dazzling musical wonderland where children and their families can sing and dance along to their favorite Disney Junior songs plus holiday classics with their favorite Disney friends including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Vampirina and Bingo and Rolly from Puppy Dog Pals performing live on stage to Disney Junior hits and other holiday classics such as "Jingle Bells" and "Deck The Halls." The show also includes a special appearance by characters from Disney Junior's upcoming animated series, T.O.T.S. and culminates with a special visit from Santa Claus.
America's Best Outcast Toy - An Oddball Holiday Reality Musical Nov 29 - Jan 12, 2020  
Pride Arts Center - The Broadway America's Best Outcast Toy - An Oddball Holiday Reality Musical
We all know the story of the outcast toys and how they were rescued from their island by a certain famous reindeer (may he rest in peace). But what became of the outcast toys when they came back to America? They became huge celebrities, of course! Now, years later, they return to the island to compete in a series of challenges where they must sing, model, design fashion, outwit/outplay/outlast and bake cakes, and of course, dance for their lives, all to prove that they are AMERICA'S BEST. And the audience actually determines the results with their vote, meaning every night can be a whole new show!
A Xmas Cuento Remix Nov 29 - Dec 29, 2019  
16th Street Theater at Berwyn Cultural Center A Xmas Cuento Remix
A modern-day take on Dicken's classic, A Christmas Carol. To Dolores who runs D's Pub, Christmas is a scam, and charity is for suckers. When her niece Anita faces eviction, Dolores turns her away into the cold. Can three sassy spirits turn this female Scrooge from bad to good? Celebrating Latinx culture and modern music, this is an exciting and joyous new Christmas Carol (Cuento) for today.
A Christmas Carol the Musical Nov 29 - Dec 15, 2019  
BrightSide Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall A Christmas Carol the Musical
The holiday season is just not the same without a bit of Scrooge! Playing for ten years at New York's Madison Square Garden, Charles Dickens' classic gets the full Broadway treatment by Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island) as they reawaken the true spirit of Christmas with a heart-stirring tale of beauty and redemption.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Sweater Nov 29 - Dec 22, 2019  
The Second City at Paramount Theatre The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Sweater
So find out what happens when you take The Second City's best and brightest comedians, roll 'em around in some tinsel and eggnog, and throw in your ugliest holiday sweater. Before you can say "Aunt Shirley is drunk and trying to put antlers on the dog again," you've got another holiday show ready to roast the chestnuts outta all the things we lovingly loathe about the holiday season.
The Ballad of CC Scrooge: #christmasmakeover Nov 29 - Dec 29, 2019  
Steel Beam Theatre The Ballad of CC Scrooge: #christmasmakeover
A Christmas Carol is adapted, by local playwright John David Westby, into a modern tale of female redemption and joy. A holiday favorite with just the right blend of humor and pathos. Fun for the whole family. Directed by Marge Uhlarik-Boller.
The Nutcracker Nov 30 - Dec 29, 2019  
The Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium Theatre The Nutcracker
See Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's production of The Nutcracker in this breath-taking performance by the Joffrey Ballet. This fresh adaptation of the timeless Christmas ballet is set during the historic 1893 Chicago World's Fair and centers on Marie - a young, impoverished girl from the South Side whose parents work at the fair. On the night before Christmas, a magical nutcracker guides Marie through a beautiful dreamland based on the World's Fair and the many exotic people, animals and places represented there. With Tchaikovsky's eternal music, this electrifying work from one of the world's foremost choreographers leaps into Chicago's Auditorium Theatre.
Cold Town/Hotline: A Chicago Holiday Story Nov 30 - Dec 22, 2019  
Raven Theatre Cold Town/Hotline: A Chicago Holiday Story
December, 1983. Five volunteers have come together to answer calls for a hotline created to help fellow Chicagoans cope with the holiday blues. But with a record-breaking cold front sweeping across Chicago, these good samaritans are forced to hunker down for a long night together. When an unexpected visitor bursts through the doors, everyone must work to embody the season's most valuable lessons and transform their humble hotline into a home for the holidays.
Amahl and the Night Visitors Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2019  
Athenaeum Theatre Amahl and the Night Visitors
Begin your holiday celebration with the 14th anniversary of this treasured Chicago holiday tradition, perfect for all ages! One of the most popular operas of all time, its timeless and inspiring message of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles will fill your hearts with the true meaning of the season! With original direction by Francis Menotti, son of Gian Carlo, based on his father's original 1951 production, assisted by Kyle Dougan. Opening with a holiday celebration of music and dance, featuring singers from Chamber Opera Chicago with ballet dancers from the Ruth Page Arts Center, Spanish dancers from Ensemble Espaņol, and world-champion Irish dancers!
Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery Dec 1  
Edge Theatre Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery
Idle Muse Theatre Company presents The Idle Musings of Sherlock Holmes, with its third episode in the series, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, by Michael Dalberg! Join IMTC for an evening of Sherlock Holmes, live radio performance, and delectable drinks as we rejoin the inimitable duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in another baffling mystery with friends and foes both old and new. Watch the wheels spin rapidly off the wagon as the world's greatest detective takes on a classic and compelling murder mystery with new twists, in this original adaptation voiced by IMTC ensemble members live to broadcast with onstage foley artist sound effects and presented live at The Edge Off Broadway Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood!
A Cherry, Cherry Christmas Neil Diamond Tribute Dec 2  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre A Cherry, Cherry Christmas Neil Diamond Tribute
A selection of song from Neil Diamond's four Christmas albums and, of course, his greatest hits.
It's a Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre Dec 3  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre It's a Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre
This 1940s radio style adaptation of Frank Capra's film classic is a guaranteed holiday winner. The four-member company masterfully conquers multiple characters & sound effects while saving their radio station from a winter blizzard's doom.
The Holiday Radio Show 1944 Dec 4 - Jan 4, 2020  
Three Cat Productions at Berger Park Coach House The Holiday Radio Show 1944
Three Cat Production is thrilled to announce the return of the hit show The Holiday Radio Show: 1944. The Holiday Radio Show takes us to the final Christmas of World War II. Featuring stories by Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Augustus M Hodges and more. Join us for drama, wacky humor, adorable actors and some truly transcendent three-part harmony that will chase away your "I Can't Believe It's the Holidays Again" blues.
The 12 Dames of Christmas Starring Angela Ingersoll Dec 4  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre The 12 Dames of Christmas Starring Angela Ingersoll
Emmy nominee Angela Ingersoll captures the festive sounds of a dozen divas. Ingersoll is known for her outstanding Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow (Los Angeles, Chicago) and Get Happy Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland on PBS. "The actress with the astonishing voice" (Chicago Sun-Times) joyfully shares her holiday bag of tricks with a haunting Judy Garland, a rockin' Brenda Lee, a purr-fect Eartha Kitt, a proper Julie Andrews, a soulful Edith Piaf, a sultry Marilyn Monroe, and plenty of surprises! Holiday favorites include "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Santa Baby," and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."
The Buttcracker, A Nutcracker Burlesque Dec 5 - Dec 26, 2019  
The Den Theatre The Buttcracker, A Nutcracker Burlesque
The best of Chicago's nightlife entertainment return for year four of the subversive and sexy alternative re-telling of the holiday classic. Clara is the office admin of Corporate Limited, INC., an office full of stuffy attitudes and a prude sense of humor. When her boss makes her plan the office holiday party, she hires Drosselmeyer, a burlesque drag star who shocks the office right out of their pants. Her none-too-pleased boss fires Clara, but Drosselmeyer has a few tricks up their sleeve, and whisks Clara away on a hallucinogenic trip down the rabbit hole to the magical Land of the Sweets. There she meets her life-size confections soldier, The Buttcracker, battles the Rat King and saves the day, all to learn with the help of the Sugar Bum Fairy that there is a place for those who play outside the box. One part ballet, one part parody, highlighting the world of Chicago's burlesque and variety scene. It's the holiday show you don't want to miss!
The White Plague Dec 5 - Jan 11, 2020  
Trap Door Theatre The White Plague
On the brink of a world war, a mysterious plague starts killing everyone older than 45. A young doctor finds a cure, but what is the cost he is willing to ask the afflicted to pay?
The Christmas Foundling Dec 5 - Jan 5, 2020  
Pride Arts Center - The Buena The Christmas Foundling
When a baby boy is orphaned in the California Sierras on Christmas Eve, 1850, two curmudgeonly miners agree to raise him. A decade later, the boy's idyllic life is interrupted by the arrival of a meddling aunt, who intends to take him back to Boston for a formal education and a life of success. Inspired by the stories of Bret Harte, THE CHRISTMAS FOUNDLING is a heartwarming holiday tale, with the love of a child at its center and an unlikely romance as its driving force.

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