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What's Happening in Local Theater

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Press Openings:

December 17th, "The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story" Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.

December 18th only, "Any of my Enemies" American Theater Company’s (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) SEASON 33 CORE PROJECTS, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, Chicago. FYI www.atcweb.org/.

Now Playing in Indiana:

Through December 17th, "A Fabulous 50's Christmas" Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond. FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

Through December 17th, "You Better Watch Out" Hammond Community Theatre, Beatniks on Conkey, 418/420 Conkey Street, Hammond. FYI (219) 852-0848 or www.hammondcommunitytheatre.org/

Through December 18th, "It's a Wonderful Life" Chicago Street Theatre, 154 Chicago Street, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

Through December 23rd, "A Wonderful Life: The Musical" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

Now Playing in Illinois:

Through December 17th, "Twelfth Night, or What You Will" Midsommer Flight, Show House room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 Stockton Dr., Chicago. FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

Through December 17th, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Musical” Pearl Poet Productions, East Stage, Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N Clark St, Chicago. FYI www.greenknight. brownpapertickets.com.

**** Through December 17th, "Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party" Chicago Children's Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine St., Chicago. FYI (872) 222-9555 or www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

Through December 17th, "The Infinite Wrench" Neo-Futurists, The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 878-4557 or www.neofuturists.org.

Through December 17th, "Quixote: On the Conquest of Self", Writers Theatre, Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

Through December 17th, "Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White" The Artistic Home Theatre. 1376 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (866) 811-4111 or www.theartistichome.org/.

Through December 17th, "The Book of Will" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

Through December 17th, U.S. Premiere, "Wild Boar" Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall, The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago. FYI (312) 857-1234 or www.silkroadrising.org.

Through December 17th, "Lizzie" Firebrand Theatre, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.firebrandtheatre.org.

Through December 21st, "42nd Street" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Through December 22nd, "Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits" Citadel Theatre Company, 300 South Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. FYI (847) 735-8554 or www.citadeltheatre.org/plays-events/scrooge-and-ghostly-spirits.

**** Through December 23rd, "THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories" Barrel of Monkeys, Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 506-7140 or www.barrelofmonkeys.org.

Through December 23rd, "Fade" Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

Through December 23rd, "The Importance of Being Ernest" Writers Theatre, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

Through December 30th, "The Nutcracker" The Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

Through December 30th, "The Nutcracker" The House Theatre of Chicago, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago. FYI www.thehousetheatre.com.

**** Through December 30th, "Sleeping Beauty" The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.MarriottTheatre.com.

Through December 30th, "This Way Outta Santaland (and other Xmas miracles)" Theater Wit, 1229 N. Belmont, Chicago. FYI (773) 975.8150 or www.theaterwit.org.

Through December 30th, "Altered Boy" Written and Performed by Garrett Allain, The Buena, Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (800) 737-0984 or www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

Through December 30th, "RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER 2017" Hell in a Handbag Productions, Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI www.handbagproductions.org.

Through December 30th, "Barney the Elf" The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.greenhousetheater.org.

Through December 30th, "Hellcab" The Agency Theatre, Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.wearetheagency.org.

Through December 31st, "The Christmas Schooner" Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 325-1700 or www.mercurytheaterchicago.com.

Through December 31st, "Newsies" Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com.

**** Through December 31st, "Mother Goose’s Garden" Ages 0-5, Emerald City Theatre, Emerald City’s Little Theatre, 2933 N. Southport, Chicago. FYI www.emeraldcitytheatre.com.

Through December 31st, "Billy Elliott" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

Through December 31st, "KEN LUDWIG’S ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS" Emerald City Theatre, Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

Through December 31st, 40th Annual Production, "A Christmas Carol" in the Albert, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.GoodmanTheatre.org/LaHavanaMadrid.

Through December 31st, "Q Brothers Christmas Carol" The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

Through December 31st, "Barney the Elf" Other Theatre, the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago www.TheOtherTheatreCompany.com.

**** Through January 6th, "It's A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont, Chicago. FYI (773) 327-5252 or www.americanbluestheater.com/season-32/wonderful-life-live-chicago/.

Through January 7th, World Premiere, "The Minutes" Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

Through January 7th, "Puff: Believe It or Not" Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.remybumppo.org.

**** Through January 7th, "Elf": The Musical" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

Through January 10th, "THE GOLDEN GIRLS – THE LOST EPISODES THE HOLIDAY EDITION" Hell in a Handbag Productions, Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI www.handbagproductions.org.

Through January 13th, "Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Christmas Musical" MCL Chicago, 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. FYI www.mclchicago.com.

Through January 13th, "Violet" Griffin Theatre Company, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.griffintheatre.com.

Through January 14th, "Hard Times" Lookingglass Theatre in Association with The Actors Gymnasium, 821 N Michigan Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org/.

Through January 14th, "Altar Boyz" Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, No Exit Café, 6970 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (800) 595-4849 or www.theo-u.com.

Through January 21st, "Red Velvet" Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

Through January 21st, "Wicked" Broadway in Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

Through January 21st, World Premiere, "BLKS" Upstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

Through January 21st, "Sammy: A Tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr." Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.

**** Through January 21st, "Potted Potter: the Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff" Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

Through January 27th, "Turandot" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

Through January 28th, "Beautiful—The Carole King Musical" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

Through September 2nd, 2018, "Hamilton" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

Open Run, "Tony & Tina's Wedding" Chicago Theater Works, Resurrection Church, 3309 North Seminary Ave., Reception at Vinnie Black’s Colosseum, 1113 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 391-0404, www.tonylovestina.com/ or www.ChicagoTheaterWorks.com.

Open Run, "VAMP" A Music Comedy Drinking Show, MCL Chicago, 3110 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 610-5930 or www.mclchicago.com/vamp.html.

Open Run, "Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno" e.t.c. Stage, Second City, 1616 N. Wells St., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

Open Run, "Dream Freaks Fall from Space" Main Stage, The Second City, 1616 N. Wells St Chicago. FYI 312-662-4562 or www.secondcity.com/shows/chicago/venue/chicago-mainstage/.

Open Run, "Blue Man Group" Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 348-4000, Ticketmaster (800) 982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com/bluemanchicago or www.blueman.com/chicago.

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Now Playing in Wisconsin:

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