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    Now Playing in Indiana

    **** December 4th, Scrooge the Musical, M & M Productions, Reinhart Auditorium, Merrillville High School. 276 E. 68th Place, Merrillville.  $12 Adults, $11 Senior/Student, $9 Child.  FYI https://our.show/scrooge22.

    Through December 11th, Dickens Christmas Carol Dinner Show, Theatre at the Center, 1040 "Ridge Road, Munster. Show only $30.  FYI (219) 936-3255 or www.cvpa.org/christmas-dinner-show.  Additional dinner option $25 FYI Trama Catering (219) 836-1930 ext 2

    **** Through December 11th, The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon, Footlight Players, 1705 Franklin Street, Michigan City.  Adults $10, Children under 12 $10.   FYI (219) 874-4035 or www.footlightplayers.org.  

    **** Through December 17th, Twas the Night before Christmas, Chicago Street Theater, 154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso.  $20-$22.  FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org. 

    **** Through December 18th, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jr. South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St. South Bend.  FYI (574) 234-1112 or www.sbct.org.  

    **** December 4th, 9th-11th, 16th-18th, A Fabulous 50's Christmas, Towle Theater, 5205n Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  $21.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org

    Now Playing in Illinois:  

    December 4th, 7:00 pm,  2022 RefrAction Lab ShowcaseRefracted Theatre Company, iO Theater –The Weed Cabaret (2nd floor), 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $10.  FYI www.seetickets.us/wafform.aspx?_act=fullsearchv3&v3=yes&s=refraction%20l...

    Through December 4th, The Island, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

    Through December 4th, Jeeves Intervenes, First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83, Oak Brook.  FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org

    Through December 4th, The Mark of Kane, City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave (Inside Edgewater Presbyterian Church), Chicago.  $29-$34.  FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org

    Through December 4th, Wicked, Broadway in Chicago, Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph Street, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    **** Through December 11th, The Christmas Schooner, The Drama Group, 330 202nd Street, Chicago Heights.  Tickets $23, $21 Seniors.  https://dg.booktix.com/  FYI (708) 755-3444 or www.dramagroup.org.  

    Through December 11th, RENT, Porchlight Music Theatre, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., Chicago.  FYI (773) 777-9884 or PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

    Through December 11th, World Premiere, A Mile in the Dark, Co-Produced by Interrobang Theatre Project and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble.  Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago $28-$38.  FYI (773) 334-7728 or www.RivendellTheatre.org

    **** Through December 11th, Dooby Dooby Moo, KidSeries, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago.  $35-$35  FYI (773) 761- 4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com

    Through December 11th, Among the Dead, Jackalope Theatre Company, Jackalope Theatre in the Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway, Chicago.   $15-35  FYI (773) 340-2543 or https://jackalopetheatre.org

    Through December 11th, World Premiere, Malapert Love, The Artistic Home, Den Theatre's Upstairs Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  $35.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or thedentheatre.com 

    Through December 17thMosque4Mosque, About Face Theatre, The Den, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  Pay-what-you-can tickets ($5-$35) on sale Sept. 15th.  FYI www.aboutfacetheatre.com.  

    Through December 18th, PrideArts’ holiday Panto extravaganza, Jack Off The Beanstalk, Pride Arts, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.  $25.  FYI www.goelevent.com/pridearts/e/JackOffTheBeanstalk

     Through December 18th, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Midsommer Flight, Show House Room of the beautiful Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 North Stockton Drive, Chicago.  Pay-what-you-can. Suggested donation $30.00.  FYI www.midsommerflight.com

    Through December 18th, New Stages Festival, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

    Through December 18th, Title X, Artemisia Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  $25-$40.  FYI (773) 975-8150, TheaterWit.org or artemisiatheatre.org 

    Through December 18th, It Runs in the Family, Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest.  $40-$45.  FYI (847) -735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org 

    Through December 18th, Seasons Greetings, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.atthemac.org 

    Through December 18th, Trouble in Mind, TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago.  $42-$57.  FYI (773) 281-8463 x6 or timelinetheatre.com 

    Through December 18thSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Kokandy Productions, Chopin Theater, 1543 W Division St., Chicago.  FYI www.kokandyproductions.com.

    Through December 23rdIt’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!  American Blues Theater, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago.  FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com

    Through December 23rd, The Second City’s Holiday Revue: I Saw Mommy Kissing The Second City, Copley Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.  18 and older.  $35    FYI (630) 896-6666 or ParamountAurora.com, 

    Through December 24th, Rolling World Premiere, Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley, Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  www.northlight.org/subscribe.

    Through December 24th, Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre, Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

    **** Through December 24th, Saturdays & Sundays at 9:30 & 11:30 am, The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party, Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine, Chicago.  Ages 2 - 6.  Tickets start at $45 including both show and tea party.  FYI chicagochildrenstheatre.org

    **** Through December 27th, The Nutcracker, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

    **** Through December 30th, A Christmas Carol, The Theatre for Young Audiences, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

    Through December 30th, Who's Holiday?  Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago.  $24-$50.  FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.theaterwit.org. 

    Through December 30thThe Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, The Obligatory Holiday Special, Hell in a Handbag Productions, The Hoover Leppen Theater at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago.  $29 in advance, $34 at the door,  $48 VIP/reserved seating with drink ticket.  FYI handbagproductions.org or buytickets.at/hellinahandbagproductions/775153.

    Through December 31stThe Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque©, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.greenhousetheater.org/.   

    **** Through December 31stThe Wizard of Oz, Marriott's Theatre for Young Audiences, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com/shows/childrens-theatre

    **** Through December 31st, 45th Annual production of  A Christmas Carol, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  Tickets start at $29.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

    Through December 31st, Mondays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 pm, The Best of The Second City Holidays, The Second City230 W North Ave, Chicago.  FYI (312) 337-3992 or www.secondcity.com

    Through January 1st, Thursday through Saturday, 8:00 pm, Sundays, 7:00 pm, What the Elf?  The Second City230 W North Ave, Chicago. Tickets start at $29. FYI (312) 337-3992 or www.secondcity.com

    **** Through January 1st, Christmas Bingo by Vicki Quade, a Family Friendly Holiday Classic, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  $37.  FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.greenhousetheater.org. 

    Through January 1st, Sundays at 12:00 pm, The Second City’s Holiday Improv Brunch, The Second City230 W North Ave, Chicago.  Tickets start at $35.  FYI (312) 337-3992 or www.secondcity.com

    **** Through January 1st, A Christmas Story, The Musical, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.co

    Through January 1st, Clue, Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago.  FYI www.MercuryTheaterChicago.com.

    Through January 1st, A Christmas Carol in the DarkOriginal Audio Play, available to stream.  A Theatre in the Dark. Single stream purchase: $15 (or $12 with code CAROL 22),  FYI On sale now at www.atheaterinthedark.com

    Through January 6th, Fridays only, FORTS: Adult Night, a BYOB version of FORTS: Build Your Own AdventureFilament Theatre, 4041 N. MIlwaukee, Chicago.  $15.  FYI www.filamenttheatre.org 

    **** Through January 8thFORTS: Build Your Own Adventure, Filament Theatre, 4041 N. MIlwaukee, Chicago.  $15.  FYI www.filamenttheatre.org 

    **** Through January 8th, Sound of Music, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

    **** Through January 8th, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Lookingglass Theatre in Water ToWorld Premiere, wer Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago.  FYI (312) 337-0665, www.lookingglasstheatre.org

    **** Through January 9th, Elf the Musical, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

    **** Through January 14thDisney’s The Lion King, Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    Through January 15th, World Premiere, Bold Sisters, Ensemble Theatre in Honor of Helen Zell, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

    Through January 15thThe Twenty-Sided Tavern, Broadway in ChicagoBroadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago.  $40-$65.  www.thetwentysidedtavern.com  FYI  (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    Through April 23rd, Cabaret Zazou's Luminaire, Randolph Entertainment LLC, Spiegeltent, 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel, 32 W. Randolph, Chicago.  $125-$210 (Show only $75).  FYI (312) 488-0900 or www.CabaretZaZou.com   

    Open Run, A Murder in the Court of Xanadu, Original Audio Play, available to stream November 3rd.  A Theatre in the Dark.  $25 "season pass"  FYI https://www.theatreinthedark.com/a-matter-of-red-herrings

    Open Run, A Matter of Red Herrings, Original Audio Play, available to stream.  A Theatre in the Dark.  $25 "season pass"  FYI https://www.theatreinthedark.com/a-matter-of-red-herrings

    Open Run, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  $49.95-$79.95.  FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.sextipsplay.com.   

    Open Run, Saturdays @ 5:00 pm, Sundays @ 2:00 pm, Late Night Catechism, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  $37.  FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.greenhousetheater.org/.   

    Open Run, James M. Barrie's The New Word, Mesalliance Repertory Theatre.  30 minute radio play..  Free,  Now streaming at www.misalliancerepertory.org

    Open run, 2 live performances per week, The Infinite Wrench The Neo-Futurists Theater, 5153 N Ashland Ave, Chicago.  $10.  FYI www.neofuturists.org.

    Open Run, Thursdays-Sundays at 7:00pm, Fridays and Sundays at 10pm, The Signature ShowChicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $50-$80.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com. 

    At Second City 

    Open Run, Tuesdays through Thursdays. 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00 & 10:00 om, Sundays, 7:00 pm, 110th Revue, Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not, Mainstage, The Second City. 1616 N. Wells, Chicago.  Tickets start at $39.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays, 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00 & 10:00 pm, Sundays, 4:00 pm, Secret Altercations, e.t.c. Theatre, The Second City, 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $30.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays–Saturdays, 8:00 pm; Sundays at 7:00 pm, Queer Eye: The Musical Parody, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $29.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Tuesdas & Wednesdays, 8:00 pm, The Best of The Second City, Chicago Style, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $39.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Sundays, 12:00 noon, The Second City’s Improv Brunch, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  $35.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Mondays, 8:00 pm, Saturdays, 3:00 pm, The Best of The Second City, Main Stage, The Second City, 1616 N. Wells, Chicago.  Tickets start at $39.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Fridays & Saturdays, 11:00 pm, The Second City’s Late Night Date Night, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  $25.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Saturdays, 7:30 & 9:00 pm, Baby Wants Candy, the completely improvised, full band musical, Donny's Skybox Theatre, 4th Floor, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  $25.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Saturdays, 7:30 pm, Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery, The Blackout Cabaret, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  $25.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Now Playing in Michigan:

     

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    Now Playing Elsewhere: 

    Through December 19th, Stones in His Pockets, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  $20-$54.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

    Through December 24thA Christmas Carol, West Theatre at TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  $20-$54.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

    Now Playing in London: 

    Link to London guide: https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/theatre-news/news/your-guide-to-london-theatre-shows

    **** Family Friendly and/or Children's Theatre

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