The mansion served as the Nickerson's winter residence
during the late 19
th century, and the family spent every holiday season
in Chicago lavishly entertaining acquaintances, friends, and family
from near and far. During this tour, participants are transported
back to the winter months of 1899, where they discover through a
servant's eyes how the Nickersons celebrated the holidays. As
applicants to a position in domestic service, participants learn
the best methods for preparing plum pudding, how to prevent the new
electrical lights on the Christmas tree from catching it on fire,
Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the
conservatory's Elizabeth Morse Genius Children's Garden to
plant an imaginary garden, build a tropical habitat, help
water the plants, or read a book under the tropical canopy. Runs
through entire 2012.
Build a snowman out of biodegradable and natural items to win.
Fill out an entry form at the main office.
Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience that fuses
innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with
hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any
other. One of the world's most popular theatrical productions,
today's Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has
been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that
examine the influence of technology on today's world with a funny
and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles.
In a world where a trip to the Laundromat threatens to separate
Trixie from her beloved bunny, a girl needs a hero to help--Dad.
Can her parents understand what she's saying in time to rescue
Knuffle Bunny? Performances run Oct. 2, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013.
Musical that chronicles the sociological effects upon youth from
fatherless homes and how they manage to uplift themselves in spite
of it. Kwanzaa week holiday performances are Dec. 26, 27, 28.
Regular run is Jan. 12-June 1, 2013.
Santa hires the highly ambitious New Elf who promises a
faster, more efficient Christmas. When Santa and the North Polians
can't seem to keep up with these new ideas, New Elf creates a clone
of Santa to help out. But this corporate savvy 'Santa Deux' begins
automating and downsizing the entire town and threatens the very
essence of Christmas. Performances are 1 p.m. Saturday and 11
a.m. Sunday from Dec. 8-30. Also performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 12. For more information visit
The 1960 musical version of Charles Dickens' Oliver
Twist includes the songs "Consider Yourself,"
"Where Is Love?," "As Long as He Needs Me," "Who Will
Buy?" and "I'd Do Anything." Performances run Dec. 22-31.
Join Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, a handsome Prince,
and two selfish stepsisters in Rodgers and Hammerstein's most
beloved tale. Performances run Nov. 17-Dec. 31.
Bring the entire family and join Annie and her pint-sized
cohorts on the musical adventure of a lifetime. Performances run
Nov. 21-Dec. 30.