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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.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

The Wilmette Theatre | Wilmette, Ill.

Performances are at 10 a.m. and noon Dec. 8 and 15.

Cost: $12, $10 in advance

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Theatre at the Center | Munster, Ind.

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.

Cost: $9.50, $7.50 children

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

Peter and Paul in the Land of Nod

Chicago Folks Operetta | Oak Park, Ill.

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.

Cost: $15, $12 seniors, $10 kids at www.chicagofolksoperetta.org or at the door

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

Magic at the Mansion

Driehaus Museum | Chicago, Ill.

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.

When: 3 p.m.
Cost: $12, $8 kids
 







 
 
 
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