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HOLIDAY SHOWS: 5 FESTIVE MUST-SEES

Chicago's winter season brings festive productions the whole family will enjoy. This season, don't leave the city without seeing at least one of these holiday favorites.

 

1) A CHRISTMAS CAROL

November 18 - December 31, 2017
Goodman Theatre: 170 N. Dearborn St.

See Dickens' timeless Christmas tale, now in its 40th anniversary year. Experience the electrifying arrival of ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers, the "Bah Humbugs" and Scrooge's joyful discovery of life and love.

 

2) KEN LUDWIG'S 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

November 10 – December 31, 2017 
Broadway Playhouse: 175 E. Chestnut St.


Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre present this hilarious take on the classic holiday poem at the Broadway Playhouse.

 

3) IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!

November 17 - December 30, 2017 

Stage 773: 1225 W. Belmont Ave.
 

For 16 years, the award-winning American Blues Theater has treated Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast. This incredible cast of eight recreates the entire town of Bedford Falls with Foley sound effects, an original score, and holiday carols. It's a Chicago original based on the beloved film by Frank Capra. After each performance, join the cast for milk and cookies.

 

4) IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

November 21 - December 3, 2017
Cadillac Palace Theatre: 151 W. Randolph St.
 

This lavish holiday classic about a song-and-dance team putting on a holiday show at a magical Vermont inn features unforgettable tunes by Irving Berlin, glorious dancing and singing, and lots of snow!

 

5) THE NUTCRACKER

December 1 - 30, 2017
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University: 50 E. Congress Pkwy.
 

Journey inside Chicago's 1893 World's Fair in this boldly reimagined version of The Nutcracker ballet. Get swept up by the grand production, lilting music and gorgeous costumes.

 

 


 

Check out our Events Calendar to see what shows are on stage while you're here and get top holiday picks from our Chicago Like a Local theater blog. Sign up for the monthly newsletter for more Chicago tips and updates.

 

Related Listings

The Joffrey Ballet
Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 739-0120

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 443-3800

American Blues Theater
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 654-3103

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Broadway In Chicago
17 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 977-1701

Emerald City Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 529-2690

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