A stockingful of holiday shows in Chicago for 2016!

| November 30, 2016


Ariana Burks stars as Clara in The Nutcracker, House Theatre Chicago 2Jason Groff stars as Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Broadway ChicagoLisa Gaye Dixon as Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol at Goodman TheatreFrancis Guinan and Travis Turner in Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You, Second City Goodman TheatreErica Stephan stars as Irene Roth in Crazy for You, Drury Lane TheatreJoe Foust and Larry Yando in A Christmas Carol, Goodman Theatre

The Chicago theater community will again produce a wide array of Christmas and holiday plays, musicals, ballets and comedies in 2016, all designed to put you in a festive mood.  Find the entire list of holiday offerings below

Chicago Christmas, Holiday Shows 2016


Annie Warbucks  (info)   Barney the Elf  (info)
Theatre at the Center, Munster, IN   The Other Theatre, Chicago
Nov 17 – Dec 14   Dec 1 – Jan 1   Half-priced tickets!
Auntie Chan’s 
   Office Holiday Party
  Bethlehem (PA)  (info)
The Annoyance Theatre, Chicago   20% Theatre Company, Chicago
Nov 5 – Dec 18   Dec 7 – Dec 10  Half-priced tix!
A Beer Carol  (info)   Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol 
Drinking & Writing Theater, Chicago   Meiley Theatre, Naperville  (info)
Dec 3 – Dec 24   Dec 8 – Dec 11   Half-priced tickets!
A Charlie Brown Christmas  (info)   Christmas at Christine’s  (info)
Emerald City Theatre, Chicago   Silk Road Rising, Chicago
Nov 22 – Dec 23   Half-priced tix!   Dec 2 – Dec 23
Christmas Bingo:
It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night
  A Christmas Carol  (info)
Royal George Theatre, Chicago   Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace
Nov 25 – Jan 7   Half-priced tickets!   Nov 16 – Dec 23
A Christmas Carol  (info)   A Christmas Carol  (info)
Goodman Theatre, Chicago   Metropolis Performing Arts, Arlington
Nov 27 – Dec 31    Nov 30 – Dec 22   Half-priced tix!
A Christmas Carol: An Evening
   of Dickensian Delight  
  Christmas Story:
   The Musical   
Fury Theatre, Chicago   Citadel Theatre, Lake Forest)
Dec 9 – Dec 18   Nov 18 – Dec 18  Half-priced tickets!
Christmas Schooner  (info)   Crazy for You (info)
Mercury Theater, Chicago   Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace
Nov 30-Dec 31   Half-priced tickets!   Nov 10 – Jan 8        Half-priced tix!
Comedy Roast
    of Mr. Scrooge
  Ebony Scrooge  (info)
Chicago Theater Works, Chicago   Broadway in Bronzeville, Chicago
Dec 8 – Dec 23   Dec 6 – Dec 15
Eight: Reindeer Monologues   Elf, Jr.  (info)
The Frontier, Chicago (info)   Children’s Theatre of Western Springs
Nov 30–Dec 23  Half-priced tickets!   Dec 2 – Dec 11
Father Zamboni’s
   Holiday Telethon
  Happy Holly-Daze:
  A Holiday Drinking Game
James Downing Theatre, Chicago   Corn Productions, Chicago
Dec 3 – Dec 11   Dec 1 – Dec 17
Holidazed and Confused   Nick & Gabe’s Christmas Party!
Up Comedy Club, Chicago  (info)   Up Comedy Club, Chicago  (info)
Nov 13 – Dec 31   Dec 1 – Dec 15
It’s A Wonderful Life:
  A Live Radio Play
  It’s A Wonderful Life:
   Live in Chicago! 
Metropolis Performing Arts, Arlington   American Blues Theater, Chicago
Nov 25–Dec 27  Half-priced tix!   Nov 20 – Dec 31   Half-priced tickets!
Junie B. Jones…Jingle Bells,
   Batman Smells!
   A Klingon Christmas Carol:
   Dickens meets Star Trek
Emerald City Theatre, Chicago   Heartland Studio, Chicago
Oct 22 – Jan 8  Half-priced tickets!   Dec 1 – Dec 18      Half-priced tix!
Miss Bennet: Christmas
   at  Pemberley 
  The Magic Flute  (info)
Northlight Theatre, Skokie   Lyric Opera, Chicago
Nov 18 – Dec 18   Half-priced tix!   Dec 10 – Jan 27
The Nutcracker  (info)   The Nutcracker  (info)
Joffrey Ballet, Chicago   The House Theatre, Chicago
Dec 10 – Dec 30   Nov 11 – Dec 30   Half-priced tickets!
The Nutcracker  (info)   The Other Cinderella  (info)
Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire   Black Ensemble Theater, Chicago
Nov 20 – Dec 7  Half-priced tix!   Dec 4 – Jan 8
The Rip Nelson
   Holiday Spectacular
  That’s Weird Grandma:
  The Holiday Special  
Hell in a Handbag, Chicago   Barrel of Monkeys, Chicago
Nov 26 – Dec 30      Dec 5 – Jan 2
 The Second City
   Second City’s Nut-Cracking
  Holiday Review
Metropolis Performing Arts, Arlington   Paramount Theatre, Aurora
Dec 28 – Dec 31   Dec 2 – Dec 23
 The Snow Queen  (info)   This Way Outta Santaland  (info)
Piccolo Theatre, Evanston   Theater Wit, Chicago
Nov 19 – Dec 18   Dec 3 – Dec 23    Half-priced tickets!
 Twelfth Night  (info)    Twist Your Dickens  (info)
Midsommer Flight, Chicago   Second City @ Goodman, Chicago
Dec 2 – Dec 18   Dec 8 – Dec 30
 The Twelve Days
  of White Christmas 
   The Winter’s Tale  (info)
Lake Forest Theatre, Lake Forest   Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago
Dec 2 – Dec 24   Dec 14 – Dec 21
Yippee-Ki-Yay Merry Christmas:
   A Die-Hard Christmas
  Yuletide Genocide: 
   A One-Act Festival
MCL Comedy Theater, Chicago   Stage 773, Chicago
Nov 12 – Jan 14  Half-priced tix!   Dec 1 – Dec 16
Christmas Survival Guide (info)   Tidings of Tap! (info)
The Raue Center, Crystal Lake   Chicago Tap Theatre, Skokie
Nov 26 – Dec 4   Half-priced tickets!   Dec 18 – Dec 18  Half-priced tix!
It’s A Wonderful Life:
  A Live Radio Play
  El Stories: 
  Holiday Train
Oil Lamp Theater, Glen View   Waltzing Mechanics, Chicago
Nov 25–Dec 27  Half-priced tix!   Nov 26 – Jan 14  Half-priced tickets!
Miracle on 34th Street:
  A Radio Play
  Merry Christmas, Mulch Pile! (info)
The Artistic Home, Chicago   Mercy Street Theatre, Chicago
Dec 10 – 18   Dec 8 – Dec 11
Burning Bluebeard (info)   The Miracle of Hanukkah and
  Amahl and the Night Visitors
The Ruffians, Chicago   Chamber Opera Chicago, Chicago
Dec 16 – Dec 18   Dec 11 – Dec 18 (info)

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