There's so much theatre this time of year, you can see two a weekend and not see every holiday show. Below is a list of all the holiday related theatre we could muster in the Chicago area. There are three Christmas Carols at three major theatres, but there are also smaller stories like Ahmal and the Night Visitors, Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!, and the theatre version of it's a Wonderful Life.
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.
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.
Performance is a celebration of the marvelous, merry madness of the holiday season. Includes lighting of the first candle of the menorah, music from The Madrigal Singers of Grace Episcopal and a visit from the Maiden Street School of Irish Dance. Following the performance, guests are invited to enjoy cider and homemade desserts in Unity House.
Take a magical journey through time with Nino and friends as they discover the true meaning of the holidays. Clowns, trapeze and jugglers from Zoppé, an Italian Family Circus.
The Goodman presents its annual production of the Dickens Christmas classic from Nov. 16-Dec. 28. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone, or on the website.
A Christmas Carol, an annual holiday tradition, will be presented from Nov. 21-Dec. 21. Families can have breakfast with Santa Claus on select performance dates, with a festive buffet-style menu complete with seasonal favorites.
It's the story of old, grumpy Mr. Scrooge and his employee Bob Cratchit, all told from the perspective of the Cratchit family. Scrooge has all the money he could hope for, but his stingy ways leave his loyal assistant struggling to support his family, especially his ill son Tiny Tim. Scrooge is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve who remind Scrooge what the Christmas season is all about - to bring everyone together for a Merry Christmas. Performances run Nov. 29-Dec. 24.
Join the Elf Class as they try to find the missing list in time for Christmas in this musical show. Performances at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, from Dec. 5-23.
Full-length musical production includes favorite carols, dancers, children's chorus and appearances by holiday characters. Performances are Dec. 14-23.