Christmas on stage around Chicago for 2012

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.

There’s so much theater 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 theater we could muster in the Chicago area. There are three Christmas Carols at three major theaters, but there are also smaller stories like Ahmal and the Night Visitors, Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!, and the theater version of it’s a Wonderful Life.


Midwinter’s Tales

This year’s version of Midwinter’s Tales celebrates the music and food of the season. Features the seasonal musings of Maya Angelou, Charles Dickens, Anne Lamott, Ogden Nash, Rumi, Dr. Seuss, Issac Bashevis Singer, and Dylan Thomas. Setting the mood with beautiful harmonies will be the Unity Temple Singers under the direction of Martha Swisher. The evening will include a post-performance reception hosted by Prevail.






Welcome Yule!

Full-length musical production includes favorite carols, dancers, children’s chorus and appearances by holiday characters. Performances are Dec. 13-23.


A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is an annual holiday tradition. Families can have breakfast, brunch or dinner with Santa Claus on select performance dates, with a festive buffet-style menu complete with seasonal favorites, or a holiday afternoon tea.



Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical

Join Mrs. Claus as she teams up with the new Elf Class of 2016 to find Santa’s missing list in time for Christmas. Can Mrs. Claus and the elves save the holidays?







A Christmas Carol

Bob Cratchit recounts the tale of his miserly boss Ebenezer Scrooge, who greets every day with a firm “Bah-humbug!” and is consumed by his pursuit of money. A traditional staging of the holiday favorite.



The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

When a broken hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativityset that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuadesa lonely ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, and toallow 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. Alsohave a select number of Wednesday morning matinees at 10 a.m.




The Christmas Schooner

The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming story of thefirst Christmas tree ship, and the family who risked their lives tofill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. Performances are fromNov. 23 to Dec. 30.The schedule is Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and7:30 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.



A Christmas Carol

Join Ebenezer Scrooge as he journeys through his past, present and future to discover the importance of friendship and love—with plenty of jubilant musical numbers, spectacular costumes and hilarious “Bah Humbugs!” along the way!


Nino’s Magical Holiday Adventure

Take a magical journey through time with Nino and friends asthey discover the true meaning of the holidays. Clowns, trapeze andjugglers from Zoppé, an Italian Family Circus.



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