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Wicked
Sep28
Dec4
Theatre & Performing Arts

Wicked

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young…

Wednesday September 28Sunday December 4
A Christmas Carol
Nov19
Dec31
Theatre & Performing Arts

A Christmas Carol

Experience the “perfect Chicago holiday tradition” (Chicago Parent) that has delighted nearly two million theatergoers—Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol. With its “first-rate cast and marvelous staging…

Saturday November 19Saturday December 31
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
The Lion King
Nov30
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Lion King

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from…

Wednesday November 30
2:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
The Island
Nov30
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Island

John and Winston are political prisoners on South Africa’s infamous Robben Island, spending their days toiling at grueling, futile tasks in the prison’s quarry. At…

Wednesday November 30
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis Ave.
The Island
Nov30
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Island

John and Winston are political prisoners on South Africa’s infamous Robben Island, spending their days toiling at grueling, futile tasks in the prison’s quarry. At…

Wednesday November 30
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis Ave.
Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical (BAC)
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical (BAC)

Chicago Kids Company’s holiday classic celebrates the 23rd year of MRS. CLAUS! A HOLIDAY MUSICAL. This show is so popular that we decided to present it…

Thursday December 1
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th Street
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Chicago’s beloved holiday tradition returns to the stage this holiday season, a classic the whole family will treasure! Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story about…

Thursday December 1
1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Lookingglass Theatre Company
821 N. Michigan Ave.
UChicago Tea Time Concert Series: Early Music Ensemble
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

UChicago Tea Time Concert Series: Early Music Ensemble

The Early Music Ensemble launches a season-long exploration of the works of Claudio Monteverdi, performing madrigals from his first, second, and third books, written to…

Thursday December 1
4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall
1010 E. 59th St.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Chicago’s beloved holiday tradition returns to the stage this holiday season, a classic the whole family will treasure! Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story about…

Thursday December 1
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Lookingglass Theatre Company
821 N. Michigan Ave.
Cabaret ZaZou presents LUMINAIRE
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Cabaret ZaZou presents LUMINAIRE

Randolph Entertainment LLC, producer of the fan favorite Teatro ZinZanni Chicago,  announced CABARET ZAZOU’s premier production, Luminaire will open on September 7, 2022. The new, groundbreaking,…

Thursday December 1
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
The Roar Speakeasy: A Prohibition Era Experience
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Roar Speakeasy: A Prohibition Era Experience

Go back in time to Chicago’s Prohibition Era at The Roar on Rush! A lively Speakeasy that lights the way to a hidden 4-room cocktail…

Thursday December 1
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Roar on Rush
437 N. Rush Street
Drunk Shakespeare
Dec1
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Drunk Shakespeare

Five classically-trained actors meet as members of “The Drunk Shakespeare Society.” One drinks at least 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform a…

Thursday December 1
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)
Jack Off the Beanstalk
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Jack Off the Beanstalk

PrideArts will bring the British theatrical genre of panto to Chicago for the company’s holiday show. A tradition with roots going back to Commedia Dell’Arte,…

Thursday December 1
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Create: Pride Arts Center
4139 N. Broadway
Title X: A World Premiere
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Title X: A World Premiere

Artemisia Theatre is back on stage with Title X (Ten), by Julie Proudfoot and directed by Willow James & Julie Proudfoot. A 17-year-old wrestles with…

Thursday December 1
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
It Runs in the Family
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

It Runs in the Family

Britain’s master farceur ( TWO INTO ONE, RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, and others) is at it again. Set in a hospital three days before Christmas,…

Thursday December 1
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Road
Stravinsky, Beethoven & Sibelius 2
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Stravinsky, Beethoven & Sibelius 2

Sibelius’ intense love of nature is mirrored in his Second Symphony, which inhabits a world of rugged, windswept beauty. In his kaleidoscopic choral masterpiece, Stravinsky…

Thursday December 1
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.

220 S. Michigan Ave.
The Island
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Island

John and Winston are political prisoners on South Africa’s infamous Robben Island, spending their days toiling at grueling, futile tasks in the prison’s quarry. At…

Thursday December 1
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis Ave.
The Island
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Island

John and Winston are political prisoners on South Africa’s infamous Robben Island, spending their days toiling at grueling, futile tasks in the prison’s quarry. At…

Thursday December 1
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis Ave.
Twelfth Night
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Twelfth Night

Midsommer Flight’s seventh annual holiday season staging of Shakespeare’s comedy in the beautiful Lincoln Park Conservatory. The twins Viola and Sebastian, travelling to Elyria by…

Thursday December 1
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 N. Stockton Drive
UChicago Jazz Ensemble
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

UChicago Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble Plays The Tunes –  The Jazz Ensemble presents a concert of jazz standards from the American songbook and of tunes by great jazz composers,…

Thursday December 1
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Logan Performance Hall
915 E 60th St
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble: “Season’s Greetings” by Alan Ayckbourn
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble: “Season’s Greetings” by Alan Ayckbourn

Friends and family gather at Neville and Belinda’s home to celebrate the holidays. Hilarious mayhem is quickly unleashed due to a tryst under the Christmas…

Thursday December 1
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd
Jazz Ensemble “Foundations: Playing Tunes”
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Jazz Ensemble “Foundations: Playing Tunes”

Foundations: Playing Tunes The Jazz Ensemble presents a concert of jazz standards from the American songbook and of tunes by great jazz composers Charlie Parker,…

Thursday December 1
8:00 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Logan Center for the Arts
Screening Room, 915 E 60th St
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Dec2
Dec3
Theatre & Performing Arts

Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre

Each week, Chicago comics bring the freshest, most experimental new material to the Annoyance for the Comedy Hour. The weekly show is an eclectic mix…

Friday December 2
12:00 a.m.Saturday December 3
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical (BAC)
Dec2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical (BAC)

Chicago Kids Company’s holiday classic celebrates the 23rd year of MRS. CLAUS! A HOLIDAY MUSICAL. This show is so popular that we decided to present it…

Friday December 2
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th Street
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