Holiday theatre entertainment in Chicago

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The critically acclaimed "It's a Wonderful Life: Live of the Biograph!" returns to Chicago now through December 31, 2011. You can find the Biograph Theater at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Put together by the American Blues Theater (ABT), performances are Thursday and Friday nights starting at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. You can find more information by visiting their website at americanbluestheater.com. or phone 773.549.5788.

The Joffery Ballet's Annual Production of Robert Joffery's, The Nutcracker, will be at the Auditorium Theatre December 9-27, 2011. This winter wonderland will be filled with enchanting delights during the production. The Nutcracker will be presented in 20 performances at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway. For more information on The Joffrey Ballet, a winter wonderland hit, you can visit joffery.org.

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is ringing in the holiday spirit with a one night-only concert featuring the world famous Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, with Rockapella on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. ATRU is located at 50 E. Congress Parkway and will be bringing you this fascinating show for the very first time to hit Chicago. To find out what's in store on this holiday night visit www.ticketmaster.com/auditorium or call (800)982.2787.

Brought to you by Broadway in Chicago, the legendary sibling duo invite you and your family to help celebrate the holiday season as they perform for the first time together on a Chicago stage. "Donny and Marie-Christmas in Chicago", a holiday creation will play a limited three-week engagement that will begin Dec. 6-24, 2011 at the Oriental Theatre located at 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Individual tickets are on sale now starting at just $37. For more information on tickets and packages, phone (312) 977.1710 or visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

A tradition turns musical as Irving Berlin presents "White Christmas" at The Marriott Theatre. Now through January 1, 2012, the holiday cheer takes place at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069. To learn more about ticket prices and possible discounts visit www.MarriottTheatre.com or phone (847) 634.0200.

"A Christmas Story, The Musical" is coming to the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Dec. 14-30, 2011 only. The popular and traditionally known movie comes to life as a humorous musical to bring holiday cheer to the windy city. Tickets and premium packages are now available at The Chicago Theatre box office bu visiting www.thechicagotheatre.com or calling (800) 745.3000.

Hinsdale Central Auditorium is bringing Salt Creek Ballet's most cherished production 'The Nutcracker,' to you! This theatrical performance where toys-come-to-life returns to 5500 S. Grant St., Hinsdale, IL, November 26-27, 2011. To learn more about ticket prices and Sunday's special, visit saltcreekballet.org or call (630) 769.1199. 'The Nutcracker' will also be performed at the Paramount Theatre 23 E. Galena Blvd Aurora, IL 60506) on Saturday December 3rd as well as Governors State University (1 University Parkway University Park, IL 60484) December 10, 2011 and North Shore Center for the Performing Arts (9501 N. Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL 60077).

Northlight Theatre has opened the fun riotously comedy "Season's Greetings" at The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie. This ball of holiday joy is taking place now through December 18, 2011. The box office is also located at 9501 Skokie Blvd. You can call the office at (847) 673. 6300 or visit northlight.org

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with an old holiday tradition. "A Christmas Carol" is at the Goodman Albert's Theatre and is playing now through December 31, 2011. You can find Goodman Theatre at 170 North Dearborn, Chicago where tickets can also be purchased. Visit GoodmanTheatre.org for more information on tickets and packages or phone 312.443.3800

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