Tuesday December 18 10:11 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

DECK THE HALLS WITH SEASONAL SATIRE WHEN THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE RETURNS TO AURORA’S COPLEY THEATRE

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Second City has the perfect present for you, and it’s actually something you’ll love! Break out the eggnog, throw on your Santa hat and get ready to laugh all the way through the holidays because Chicago’s famed sketch and improv comedy theater is returning to downtown Aurora with another hilarious take on the holidays.

CHICAGO CHILDREN’S THEATRE RECEIVES $200,000 INVEST FOR KIDS AWARD

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Chicago Children’s Theatre is proud to have been honored with a 2018 Invest For Kids Award at the 10th Anniversary Invest For Kids Conference held October 24th at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

THE JOFFREY BALLET CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON’S CHICAGO-SET THE NUTCRACKER

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The Joffrey Ballet’s critically acclaimed reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, in downtown Chicago at 50 East Congress Parkway, in 29 performances, December 1-30, 2018.

Meet the Women of Steppenwolf's La Ruta (begins Dec 13)

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This December, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere production of La Ruta by acclaimed Chicago playwright Isaac Gomez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez. Featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez along with an eight-member all female Latinx cast, La Ruta is inspired by the lives of Mexican women who live, work—and disappear—along a Ciudad Juárez bus route. La Ruta weaves live music through a story of resilience in the wake of loss.

Porchlight Music Theatre announces its 2018 - 2019 Season of "New Faces Sing Broadway"

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Porchlight Music Theatre announces the 2018 – 2019 New Faces Sing Broadway series: New Faces Sing Broadway 1964, with host WGN’s Paul Lisnek, November 19 and 20; New Faces Sing Broadway 1941, February 26 – 28 and New Faces Sing Broadway NOW, April 29 and 30. Single tickets and subscriptions to the New Faces Sing Broadway series are available now at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.

THE HOUSE THEATRE OF CHICAGO PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER

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The House Theatre of Chicago brings back the hit holiday production with its annual engagement of The Nutcracker, an all-original, ballet-free and family-friendly production playing at The Chopin Theatre upstairs theatre, 1543 W. Division, November 8 – December 30. Company Members Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, Kevin O’Donnell and Tommy Rapley created the adaptation based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story with original direction and choreography by Tommy Rapley.

BNI Drama Department to take audiences to “Almost, Maine”

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Bishop Noll Institute’s Drama Department will present the play “Almost, Maine” Nov. 16-18 in the BNI auditorium, 1519 Hoffman St. Enter Door C. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Windy City Playhouse Wins Big at Jeff Awards with Smash Hit "Southern Gothic"

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Windy City Playhouse took home three Jeff Awards on Monday night for their breakout hit “Southern Gothic.” The venue is celebrating the hat-trick honor by giving theatregoers a special ticket offer for the award-winning play whereby guests can obtain three tickets for the price of two to catch the immersive production before it moves to the venue’s brand-new Motor Row location in January 2019. The offer is only valid on weeknights now through December 9, 2018 by calling 773.891.8985.