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.
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
Performances are at 10 a.m. and noon Dec. 8 and 15.
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with this
timeless musical classic, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 1, 8
and 15. Audience members can join in a sing-along to popular
holiday melodies. Santa and his friends make a surprise visit.
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.
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
Children's Christmas operetta performed at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Dec. 8 and 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 9. Performances are at the 19th
Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.
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.
Master magician Sean Masterson uses stories and audience
participation to transport guests back to an earlier Gilded
Age holiday. This year, a game of three-card switcheroo,
levitation, and an apparition are part of the show. This 45-minute
performance is suitable for children eight years and older. Tickets
include general admission to the museum. As space is limited,
advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Performances are 3
p.m. On Dec. 15-16, Santa Claus will visit 4-5 p.m.