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8-Track
8-Track

8-TRACK is a fast-paced musical journey through one of the most impassioned decades of the 20th Century as lived by four young adults who navigate the changes of those times. Their story is told through the music of The Emotions, The Carpenters, Labelle, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, The Doobie Brothers, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy, KC and the Sunshine Band, and more!

The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
Chicago Children's Theatre at The Station

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.

The Best Decision You've Ever Made
The Best Decision You've Ever Made

The Second City has no time for regrets in the 45th e.t.c. revue, The Best Decision You've Ever Made. This choose-your-own comedy (mis)adventure explores the choices we make and how they impact our world in a hilarious, heartfelt, and interactive way. From ASMR to the CTA, first dates to last goodbyes, and gender reveal parties to the birth of Jesus, we're not just addressing the elephants in the room-we're inviting them to the dungeon basement dance party. Make the best decision ever and come experience this show, where you're an essential part of the fun...and we're all encouraged to celebrate what makes us unique.

Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as "ground-breaking," "hilarious," "visually stunning" and "musically powerful." These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else.

Bug
Bug

In a seedy Oklahoma motel room, a lonely waitress begins an unexpected love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugs... Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classic-a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracy-roars back to Steppenwolf.

Burlesque is Christmas
Burlesque is Christmas

Burlesque is More is back for their holiday run directed by Julia Morales.

Bye Bye Liver
Bye Bye Liver

The Pub Theater Company performs a series of outrageous sketches centered on Chicago's favorite pastime: drinking. Bye Bye Liver is filled with interactive social games for the audience, pitting males versus females, actors versus audience and so on. Bar life and alcoholic adventures are held up for your amusement so you can laugh -- and drink -- your troubles away. With a spontaneous and interactive format, the outcome is always a fun and outrageous time for everyone, both audience and cast.

Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night
Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night

Brush up on your Yuletide trivia, watch as audience members play for actual prizes in this uniquely interactive show. Laugh as the show tackles the wackiest myths and most outrageous facts about Christmas, including jolly old St. Nick's origins and where candy canes come from. There’s also a hilarious quiz pitting boys against girls on stage to see who knows the most about the holiday season! Watch and laugh from the comfort of your own home!

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol

Now a beloved Chicago tradition, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday 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 continues to lift heats and spirits after four decades more than a million visitors, and the timeless holiday tale promises to be merrier and more magical than ever. The Daily Herald says the play is "the crown jewel of the holiday season" -- find out for yourself or relive the magic again.

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol

This retelling of the Charles Dickens classic is filled with warmth, humor, music and holiday cheer. Wealthy miser Ebenezer Scrooge greets every Christmas with a "Bah, Humbug". That all changes when he is visited by three holiday spirits who reveal to him his misguided past, reclusive present and tragic future, helping him to realize the errors of his ways and to embrace the kindness and generosity in his heart.

Christmas Dearest
Christmas Dearest
Hell In A Handbag Productions at Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Joan Crawford (David Cerda*) returns in Handbag's very own version of A Christmas Carol. It's 1953 and Joan is desperate to reignite her career with the new film, Oh, Mary!, a big splashy musical adaption of the life of the Virgin Mary. Everything has to be perfect, but the stress of surviving in Hollywood has turned Joan into a tyrant! Even Carol Ann (Ed Jones*), Joan's faithful personal assistant is at her wits' end. What Joan needs is a miracle, and that's exactly what she gets when she's visited by three ghosts who try to show Joan the error of her ways and the true meaning of the holidays.

Christmas Karol: A Holiday Intervention Cabaret
Christmas Karol: A Holiday Intervention Cabaret

Karol, a jaded cafe owner and former social worker must face the night she dreads the most: the Annual Christmas Carol concert at her cafe. As she prepares, she talks to the audience and welcomes carolers from around the city. By the end of the night the audience gets to know her real issue.

The Christmas Schooner
The Christmas Schooner

The Christmas Schooner is a show that has a loyal Chicago-area following. Our story is rooted in the famed history of the Christmas tree ships that would traverse the treacherous waters of Lake Michigan to bring Christmas trees to the immigrant families in Chicago.

Cinderella
Cinderella

Cinderella, the classic musical from the genius minds of Rodgers and Hammerstein, is an enchanting story that will make entire families wish fairy godmothers and glass slippers weren't just for fairy tales. Paramount is planning a mesmerizing new production that gives parents and children a familiar yet reimagined take on the story families have returned to over and over across generations.

Deck the Hallmark: A Greeting Card Channel Original
Deck the Hallmark: A Greeting Card Channel Original

Deck the Hallmark: A Greeting Card Channel Original returns to UP Comedy Club after the play's smash run in 2019. Directed by Carisa Barreca, this festive two-act holiday movie parody scorches the cliches, tropes, and so-bad-they're-good romances that keep viewers hooked and former child stars employed. The show features actors Tina Arafee, Mitchell J. Fain, Sarah Lo, Karla Serrato, TJ Thomas, and Morgan Van Dyne with musical direction by Lisa McQueen and stage manager Shannon Golden-Starr. New material for 2021 was written by Barreca, Edgar Blackmon and Marla Caceres.

Dishwasher Dreams
Dishwasher Dreams

Alaudin, a stand-up comedian whose family hails from Bangladesh, is in L.A. on the verge of success when a family crisis forces him back to New York. Deferring his dreams while confronting his family history, he takes us on a moving and hilarious journey from colonial India in the 1930s to Spanish Harlem in the 1970s and all the way to present-day Hollywood for his once-in-a-lifetime audition for a major film.

Drunk Shakespeare
Drunk Shakespeare

The stage is set in a hidden library with over fifteen thousand books. Five classically trained actors meet as members of "The Drunk Shakespeare Society." One of them has at least 5 shots of whiskey and then they overconfidently attempt to perform a major role in a Shakespearean play. Hilarity and mayhem ensues while the four sober actors try and keep the script on track. Every show is different depending on who is drinking ... and what they're drinking!