Nick's origins and where candy canes come from. A Christmas Carol. Now a beloved Chicago tradition celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story A Christmas Carol. Audiences look forward to the "bah humbugs," the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers and dancing, and Scrooge's joyful rediscovery of life, love and the Christmas spirit. Goodman's Carol continues to lift heats and spirits after four decades more than a million visitors, and the timeless holiday tale promises to be merrier and more magical than ever.
The Daily Herald says the play is "the crown jewel of the holiday season" -- find out for yourself or relive the magic again. This retelling of the Charles Dickens classic is filled with warmth, humor, music and holiday cheer. That all changes when he is visited by three holiday spirits who reveal to him his misguided past, reclusive present and tragic future, helping him to realize the errors of his ways and to embrace the kindness and generosity in his heart. The Christmas Foundling. Pride Arts Center - The Buena. The peace of a small colony of miners is disrupted with the discovery of a foundling on Christmas Eve in A decade later, the boy's idyllic life with this family of men is interrupted by the arrival of a meddling aunt.
Inspired by the stories of Bret Harte, The Christmas Foundling is a heartwarming holiday tale, with the love of a child at its center. The Color Purple. Join the heroic journey of Celie, an African-American woman in the American South during the early s as she navigates the love she has for her family, the strife of being in an abusive relationship, and her adoration for her beloved children.
This heart-wrenching musical is based on the novel by Alice Walker and has earned nearly fifteen Tony Award nominations including two wins, one for the Best Revival of a Musical. A hilarious interactive minute show where two teams compete for your laughs in comedy scenes, songs and games right on the spot based on your suggestions. You choose the winner and the show is never the same twice. It's clean, smart comedy for all audiences and all ages!
Comfortable Shoes. In this rigorous storytelling of epic and exhausting proportions, Ida weds herself to an appreciative but underwhelmed audience, equipped with nothing except size 8. Ida creates, stars, and bursts open in her world premiere Prime Time production. A small bear's quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime! The department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy as Corduroy must stay a step ahead of the Night Watchman to be ready for Lisa when she returns to the store.
Learn the importance of empathy and unconditional love along with a young girl and her mother in this sweet adaptation of the beloved book by Don Freeman. Corduroy is a Chicago premiere and a playful adventure that will delight ages three and up! The Creature Creeps. The Creature Creeps by Jack Sharkey is a hilarious send up of the horror story genre that has an ancient castle, creaking doors, a mad scientist, his misshapen assistant, a grim housekeeper, secret laboratory, shrieks from the depths of the cellar, disappearing villagers, an incredibly stalwart and stupid hero of sterling character, the scientist's absolutely dopey daughter, and so many laughs you'll lose count.
Daddies is described as a "comic drama" which takes place during the Christmas season.
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The story revolves around George, who has been living with a woman who is divorced with two small children and Carl, the biological father of the children. Dead Man Walking. A young couple is brutally killed, and the convicted murderer, Joseph De Rocher, sits on death row. Sister Helen Prejean agrees to be his spiritual adviser. As she meets his family, and the families of his victims, she begins questioning every attitude she has about how human beings treat each other.
Based on real-life events, Jake Heggie's music and Terrence McNally's libretto explore the nature of friendship and forgiveness in the most profound ways.
Hugely acclaimed in major houses internationally, Dead Man Walking is widely acknowledged as one of the most riveting operas of the 21st century. It simply demands to be seen - so don't miss this performance at Chicago's Lyric Opera House. Disney Junior Holiday Party! The all-new Disney Junior Holiday Party! Doubt: A Parable. In a story that could be from today's newspaper, a Bronx school principal, Sister Aloysius, suspects Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.
Variety called it "a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest's behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty.
Drunk Shakespeare. The stage is set in a hidden speakeasy located behind the Chicago Theater. Guests enter to find a glam cocktail bar and library with over 10, books. Five classically-trained actors meet there as members of "The Drunk Shakespeare Society". One drinks at least 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform a major role in a Shakespearean play.
Hilarity and mayhem ensue while the four sober actors try to keep the script on track. Each show is different depending on who is drinking The Effect. Hearts pounding, thoughts racing, and sleepless nights. Connie and Tristan are falling in love - or are they? Stuck in a clinical trial for an antidepressant, it's hard to know what is love and what is the drug.
As the trial's supervising doctors untangle this relationship, everyone involved has to question what they know.
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An Evening With C. Lewis Starring David Payne. The year is and C. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day. Seated in his living room, he recalls the people and events that inspired his thoughts and shaped his life; of his friendship with J.
Tolkien, why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles, how he came to embrace Christianity and of the American woman who turned his life upside down. Evil Dead The Musical. Evil Dead The Musical takes all the elements of the cult classic films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness and combines them for one of the craziest, funniest and bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons.
It's all up to Ash a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero , and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies.
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Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes The songs in the show are completely off the wall as well. The Facts Of Life. Ed Jones stars as Mrs. The Eastland seemed to be the place for the best and the brightest girls. But when a series of girls die mysterious accidental deaths, ace reporter Claudia Collins David Cerda , who is as beautiful as she is talented, goes undercover to avenge her kid sister's death.
The First Deep Breath. Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph. Originally developed as part of Victory Gardens Ignition Festival of New Plays, The First Deep Breath tells the story of Pastor Albert Jones who is planning a special church service to honor his late daughter Diane on the sixth anniversary of her death. But when his eldest son, Abdul-Malik, returns home from prison, the First family of Mother Bethel Baptist Church is forced to confront a hornet's nest of long-buried secrets.
Written with a ferocious passion by Lee Edward Colston II and directed by Malika Oyetimein, The First Deep Breath finds each member of the Jones clan desperately fighting to stay afloat and disregarding the caution that sometimes a family that stays together drowns together. Great Russian Nutcracker. Inspired by the Bolshoi's version of Tchaikovsky's classic, the young Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the Land of Peace and Harmony, where the Dove takes Masha on a magical trip across the globe, introducing her to the rich and colorful cultures of the world.
Filled with premier Russian dancers, larger-than-life nesting dolls, handmade costumes, young local dancers -- and even a falling snow effect -- this perennial favorite is sure to cast its seasonal spell over the entire family, leaving kids "wide-eyed with delight" The New York Times. Happy Birthday Mars Rover. Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church.
Happy Birthday Mars Rover is a morbidly whimsical kaleidoscope of life on Earth and the universe. A joy ride through a timeline of curious robots, existential cows, 5th grade power points on extinct species, and the last human on Earth on the search for more jars.
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Hell Followed With Her. Willow Parker has spent two years with revenge on her mind. Tonight she's found the man she's been looking for, but in this small Texas town where their bloody paths have converged, the undead have followed behind her The Holiday Radio Show Join us for drama, wacky humor, adorable actors and some truly transcendent three-part harmony that will chase away your "I Can't Believe It's the Holidays Again" blues.
The premise is that Mrs. Mary Margaret O'Brien, a former nun, is here tonight to raise money while playing bingo and talking about Halloween traditions, scary movies, condemned board games, haunted churches, the best candy, and the worst costumes.