When a broken hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativity
set that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuades
a lonely ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, and to
allow her son to watch him work on it. Performances are 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday from Nov. 21-Dec. 23. Also
have a select number of Wednesday morning matinees at 10 a.m.
Inspired by the classic holiday film, this production is
presented as a 1940's live radio broadcast in front of a live
audience. It's your chance to fall in love with the story of
Bedford Falls all over again. 8 p.m. Nov. 23, 24, 30; Dec. 1, 14,
15; 3 p.m. Dec. 1.
See a variety of styles ranging from hip-hop, ballet, tap and
jazz to contemporary and more. The festival is a cornerstone of the
city's fall dance season and showcases more than 300 individual
dynamic acts from more than 2,500 talented dancers and
choreographers from some of Chicago's best dance companies. Check
website for schedule. Oct. 20-Dec. 1.
Street Tempo Theatre takes the audience on a seasonal adventure
with singing, dancing, stories, interactive games and non-holiday
specific eggnog. Previews are 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 15, 16 and
17. Regular run is 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and
3 p.m. Sundays Nov. 23-Dec. 30.
Based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans, Performances run
Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. Nov. 24-Dec. 2.
The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming story of the
first Christmas tree ship, and the family who risked their lives to
fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. Performances are from
Nov. 23 to Dec. 30. The schedule is Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and
7:30 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m, Saturdays at 2 p.m.
and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p,m.
Chicago debut of ScrapArtsMusic, an earth-friendly,
Vancouver-based company that creates percussion performances using
kinetic instruments crafted from industrial scraps.
With instruments fashioned from offbeat materials,
ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells, ScrapArtsMusic
delivers an intoxicating mix of intricate rhythms, raw energy,
athletic choreography and a highly inventive percussive arts
Performances are 8 p.m. Nov. 24 and 3 p.m. Nov.
Performance of Disney's groundbreaking combination of symphonic
music and animation, Fantasia. Magnificent repertoire from
the original 1940 version and Fantasia 2000, including
The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and
The Nutcracker Suite, will be performed by the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra while Disney's footage is shown on the big
screen. Performances run Nov. 23-25.
Program is managed by Stepping Stones Therapy. Social skills
groups provide interactive and fun opportunities to increase
speech, language, oral-motor, motor planning, socialization and
sensory processing and modulation skills. Visit www.airtastic.com
to request additional information.