Midwinter's Tales

Oak Park Festival Theatre | Oak Park, Ill.

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.

When: 7 p.m.
Cost: $20, $15 students and seniors, free kids 12 and under

The Gifts of the Magi

Porchlight Music Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

In 1905, newlyweds Jim and Della lovingly sacrifice their greatest possessions and find a holiday treasure in this family-friendly show. Performances run Nov. 17-Dec. 23.

Cost: Call for cost.

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

It's a Wonderful Santa Land Miracle Nut-Cracking Christmas Story…Jews Welcome

Stage 773 | Chicago, Ill.

 

Previews: Thursday, Nov. 15, Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 and 8 p.m.
Regular Run: Friday, Nov. 23 - Sunday, Dec. 30 • Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Street Tempo Theatre packs the whole holiday season into one festivous, exciting, cheery and merry show. Audiences will be taken on a seasonal adventure with singing, dancing, stories, interactive games and non-holiday specific eggnog.

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

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
 





 
 
 
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