Category: Holiday Show

Review: The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson star in Lyric Opera's "The Merry Widow," music by Franz Lehár, directed by Susan Stroman. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)          
      
The Merry Widow 

Music by Franz Lehár
Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Dec 13  |  tix: $20-$249  |  more info
       
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November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Long Christmas Ride Home (Strawdog Theatre)

Ed Dzialo, Sarah Gitenstein, Kristen Johnson and Sam Hubbard star in Strawdog Theatre's "Long Christmas Ride Home" by Paula Vogel, directed by Josh Sobel. (photo credit: KBH Media)          
      
The Long Christmas Ride Home

Written by Paula Vogel
Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway (map)
thru Dec 12  | tix: $28  | more info
       
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November 14, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Review: A Klingon Christmas Carol (Commedia Beauregard, 2014)

Christina Romano stars in Commedia Beauregard's "A Klingon Christmas Carol" by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom and Sasha Warren, directed by Catie O'Donnell. (photo credit: Anne Petersen)        
      
A Klingon Christmas Carol

Written by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom 
      and Sasha Warren
Directed by Catie O’Donnell 
at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Dec 21  |  tickets: $30-$34   |  more info
       
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December 19, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Nutcracker (Joffrey Ballet, 2014)

Joffrey Ballet Chicago presents Peter Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," conceived and directed by Robert Joffrey, conducted by Scott Speck. (photo credit: Cheryl Mann)        
    
      
The Nutcracker

Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
Conceived and Choreographed by Robert Joffrey
at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map)
thru Dec 28  |  tickets: $32-$134   |  more info
       
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December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You! (Second City at Goodman Theatre)

Francis Guinan (Scrooge) and Tim Stoltenberg (Bob Cratchit) in The Second City’s Twist Your Dickens, Or Scrooge You! by Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort at Goodman Theatre        
      
Twist Your Dickens
        or Scrooge You!

Written by Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort
Directed by Matt Hovde
at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Jan 3  |  tickets: $20-$61   |  more info
       
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December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Christmas Schooner (Mercury Theater, 2014)

Stef Tovar, Brianna Borger and James Wilson Sherman star in Mercury Theater's 2014 production of "The Christmas Schooner" by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, directed by L. Walter Stearns.        
      
   
The Christmas Schooner

Book by John Reeger  
Music and Lyrics by Julie Shannon
Directed by L. Walter Stearns  
at Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport (map)
thru Dec 28  |  tickets: $25-$65   |  more info
       
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December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Christmas sanity break: 5 year-old Claire signs her Christmas concert for her deaf parents!

 

The only thing cuter than kindergartners singing in a holiday concert is this video of five-year-old Claire Koch going into full ASL-mode so that her hearing-impaired parents can fully enjoy her class’s holiday show.  (I especially love the “Santa is his Name-O”)  With that expressive face, she’s made for the stage – what a ham!

December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Winter Pageant (Redmoon Theatre, 2013)

Yana Atim stars in Redmoon Theatre's "Winter Pageant," directed by John Musical with Will Bishop, choreographed by Pranita Jain. (photo credit: Al Zayed)        
      

Winter Pageant

Directed by John Musial with Will Bishop
Choreographed by Pranita Jain
at Redmoon, 2120 S. Jefferson (map)
thru Dec 22  |  tickets: $10-$25   |  more info
       
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December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More