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
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.
See a variety of styles ranging from hip-hop, ballet, tap and jazz to contemporary and more. The festival is a cornerstone of the city's fall dance season and showcases more than 300 individual dynamic acts from more than 2,500 talented dancers and choreographers from some of Chicago's best dance companies. Check website for schedule. Oct. 20-Dec. 1.When: 7:30 p.m.
Street Tempo Theatre takes the audience on a seasonal adventure with singing, dancing, stories, interactive games and non-holiday specific eggnog. Previews are 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 15, 16 and 17. Regular run is 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays Nov. 23-Dec. 30.
Cost: Previews: $15. Regular Run: $30
Based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans, Performances run Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. Nov. 24-Dec. 2.Cost: $12
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.
Chicago debut of ScrapArtsMusic, an earth-friendly, Vancouver-based company that creates percussion performances using kinetic instruments crafted from industrial scraps. With instruments fashioned from offbeat materials, ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells, ScrapArtsMusic delivers an intoxicating mix of intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and a highly inventive percussive arts concert. Performances are 8 p.m. Nov. 24 and 3 p.m. Nov. 25.
Performance of Disney's groundbreaking combination of symphonic music and animation, Fantasia. Magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and Fantasia 2000, including The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and The Nutcracker Suite, will be performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra while Disney's footage is shown on the big screen. Performances run Nov. 23-25.When: 8 p.m. Nov. 23-24; 3 p.m. Nov. 25
Program is managed by Stepping Stones Therapy. Social skills groups provide interactive and fun opportunities to increase speech, language, oral-motor, motor planning, socialization and sensory processing and modulation skills. Visit www.airtastic.com to request additional information.Cost: Check website