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Twelfth Night Dec 5 - Dec 22, 2019  
Midsommer Flight at Lincoln Park Conservatory Twelfth Night
 
A woman, Viola, poses as a man - causing much romantic confusion; and a servant, Malvolio, imagines he can become a nobleman. Midsommer Flight's popular perennial intimate production of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT is performed alley style amid the flowers of the Lincoln Park Conservatory's beautiful Show House Room, will return with a new cast for its fifth year.
 
   
Working Dec 6 - Jan 26, 2020  
Theo Ubique Working
 
Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, WORKING paints a vivid portrait of the working men and women that the world so often takes for granted. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Mary Rodgers, Micki Grant and James Taylor.
 
   
Bette: Xmas At The Continental Baths Dec 6 - Dec 31, 2019  
Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic Bette: Xmas At The Continental Baths
 
With the inimitable Tommy Ross tickling the ivories as Barry Manilow, Handbag's loving recreation of the beginning of Ms. Midler's stellar career features the fabulous songs she sang for the boys in the bathhouse, including Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Superstar - plus holiday ditties done in Bette's unparalleled style. BETTE: XMAS AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS is adapted by Artistic Director David Cerda and Catilin Jackson, with direction by Catilin Jackson and Marc Lewallen.
 
   
Xmas Time at Lost Pines Dec 6 - Dec 14, 2019  
Curious Theatre Branch at Prop Theatre Xmas Time at Lost Pines
 
Xmas Time at Lost Pines is an anti-Christmas one-act about three strangers in a strange land, meeting by chance at a tree farm that may or may not be on fire. Existential ennui and holiday grouch are shared, along with a flask or two and a growing sense that something here just isn't right.
 
   
Seasonal Wraps Dec 6 - Dec 15, 2019  
Vero Voce Theater Seasonal Wraps
 
WT Productions presents this new collection of six short plays that takes Christmas and the winter holidays and looks at them from different perspectives. Each play tells a different story and elements of the first five get wrapped together in the finale. Seasonal Wraps blends light comedy, dark comedy, and drama to put a unique spin on this traditional time of year.
 
   
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose Dec 6 - Dec 15, 2019  
James Downing Theatre Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose
 
In this family-friendly holiday mystery, Sherlock Holmes is asked to discover the identity of a man who lost his hat and goose in a late-night scuffle. At first, Holmes treats the request as only a mild curiosity, but then the countess of Morcar's rare and valuable blue carbuncle is found stuffed down the goose's throat. The pursuit of the thief leads Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson from 221B Baker Street to Covent Garden Market and all over the streets of wintery London.
 
   
Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins Dec 7 - Dec 29, 2019  
Strawdog Theatre Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins
 
This new stage adaptation of the classic children's holiday book is the latest edition of Strawdog's programming geared towards families and young audiences. The creative team, led by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, will use live music to tell the fantastical story of Hershel of Ostropol defeating a series of goblins over the eight days of Hanukkah.
 
   
The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party Dec 7 - Dec 29, 2019  
Chicago Children's Theatre at The Station The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
 
Now a popular annual tradition, The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party is the perfect way to kick off your family's holiday festivities. Three adorable Beatrix Potter favorite tales are unspooled in this mesmerizing, interactive trunk and puppet show, complete with live music. Then, audience members are invited on stage to pull the levers and turn the same cranks that produced such whimsical images of surprise and delight. After photos with the cast, families are whisked to a Victorian-style dining hall, which is adorned with beautiful holiday decor and open tables set with cookies and warm cocoa.
 
   
An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas Dec 7 - Dec 15, 2019  
Mercury Theater An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas
 
Join us this holiday season for An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas: Starring Evan Tyrone Martin! Cozy up in the Venus Cabaret Theater for a festive celebration of the legendary crooner, featuring holiday cocktails, dazzling decor and a one-of-a-kind holiday experience!
 
   
The Winter Wolf Dec 7 - Dec 29, 2019  
Otherworld Theatre The Winter Wolf
 
It's Christmas night in Cora's house. She's visited by her beloved grandfather, a man of high spirits and failing health. They sit around the fireplace as she listens to the legend of the Winter Wolf, a strange creature who serves as Time's hunter, stalking those who are in the winter of their lives. That night, the Winter Wolf comes for Cora's grandfather, but the young girl manages to trap it. What follows is a magical journey through the mysteries of time, as Cora learns how far one can go for the sake of someone they love.
 
   
Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 8  
Rosemont Theatre Great Russian Nutcracker
 
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Chicagoland's Rosemont Theatre, spreading holiday joy and goodwill with its Dove of Peace tour. Inspired by the Bolshoi's 1957 version of Tchaikovsky's classic, the young Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the Land of Peace and Harmony, where the Dove takes Masha on a magical trip across the globe, introducing her to the rich and colorful cultures of the world. Filled with premier Russian dancers, larger-than-life nesting dolls, handmade costumes, young local dancers -- and even a falling snow effect -- this perennial favorite is sure to cast its seasonal spell over the entire family, leaving kids "wide-eyed with delight" (The New York Times).
 
   
The Holidays Dec 8 - Dec 22, 2019  
SHE the Arts at The Frontier The Holidays
 
Christmas at Mother Holiday's Cafe is a family tradition. This year generations gather to discover a painful truth and make decisions to restore hope. Where's my apron? I have to go to work. The neighborhood is hungry. Its Christmas time and people come from all over for Mother Holidays Cafe. What's wrong with me? Why is this family calling me mama and granny? I don't know them. She picked my numbers right out of her dream book. I have to go. Where is Jerome? I've never lost my apron. Lord give me strength!
 
   
That's Weird, Grandma: Holiday Extravaganza Dec 9 - Dec 21, 2019  
Neo-Futurists That's Weird, Grandma: Holiday Extravaganza
 
That's Weird, Grandma is back with holiday classics and new family favorites.
 
   
Irving Berlin's White Christmas Dec 10 - Dec 15, 2019  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Irving Berlin's White Christmas
 
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "Blue Skies," and the unforgettable title song, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family! IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS features Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin with Book by David Ives and Paul Blake and is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.
 
   
Uncle Larry's Holiday Humbug Comedy Show Dec 10  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Uncle Larry's Holiday Humbug Comedy Show
 
Known as "Uncle Lar". Larry Reeb is the wise cracking politically incorrect relative everyone knows. Like any concerned relative "Uncle Lar" wants to help, so in his own way he does, he gives tips. "Uncle Lar" gives tips on everything from marriage to lotteries to children. Always topping it off with that's a tip from your "Uncle Lar".
 
   
Potted Potter Dec 11 - Jan 5, 2020  
Broadway Playhouse Potted Potter
 
Playing to sold out houses all over the world, Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. This fantastically funny show features all your favorite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic!
 
   
Dance Nation Dec 12 - Jan 26, 2020  
Steppenwolf Theatre Dance Nation
 
A pre-teen dance troupe navigates ambition, friendship and desire as they claw their way to Nationals in Tampa Bay. Featuring a multigenerational cast of women playing our pre-teen heroines, this Chicago premiere is fiercely funny, theatrically inventive and full of heart.
 
   

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