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It Shoudda Been Me

eta Creative Arts Foundation | Chicago, Ill.

Teenage DeShawn goes from making exceptional to poor grades in a matter of months due to the violent death of his best friend and the break-up of his family. Presented in collaboration with the University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative, this performance examines the need to recognize signs of depression in youth due to family disintegration and violence. Performances run Oct. 29-June 14.

When: 10 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday
Cost: $6

Cinderella

Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences | Lincolnshire, Ill.

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.

Cost: $15

The Gifts of the Magi

Porchlight Music Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

In 1905, newlyweds Jim and Della lovingly sacrifice their greatest possessions and find a holiday treasure in this family-friendly show. Performances run Nov. 17-Dec. 23.

Cost: Call for cost.

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Provision Theater Company | Chicago, Ill.

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.

 

Cost: $32, $15 student, $10 kids 11 and under

It's A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play presented by WS Rep

Raue Center for the Arts | Crystal Lake, Ill.

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.

 

Cost: $22-$28

Madeline’s Christmas

The Theatre of Western Springs | Western Springs, Ill.

Madeline saves Christmas from disaster. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 4 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9.

 

Cost: $15, $7 kids 18 and under.

The Christmas Schooner

Mercury Theater | Chicago, Ill.

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.

 

 

Cost: $29-$59

Little Women: The Musical

Overshadowed Theatrical Productions | Itasca, Ill.

Little Women The Musical follows the story of the beloved March sisters--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy--as they grow up in Civil War America. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday from Nov. 23-Dec. 15. The last three Saturdays also have a matinee at 2 p.m.

Cost: $14, $12 students

Freddie the Frog

Robert L. Johnson Auditorium at Niles West High School | Skokie, Ill.

FREE  

Interactive musical for kids premieres Dec. 6 and 7 with free 10 a.m. community shows; public performances will be presented Dec. 7 at 4 and 7 p.m., and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.

Cost: $10, $7 students, senior Citizens and kids
 







 
 
 
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