December 2017

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Shows in December

Hamilton

The Privatebank Theatre Open Run

The exhilarating hit musical that is changing the face of theater!

Hamilton, The Privatebank Theatre, Chicago
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tony award

Winner of 11 Tony Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton, the exhilarating show that is changing the face of musicals, arrives in Chicago for an open-ended run. It's a rollicking historical epic, equal parts...

Prices from: $185

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Cadillac Palace Theater Dec 5, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018

The Broadway smash hit is now on tour, bringing the story of Carole King to life

Beautiful The Carole King Musical, Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
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tony award

Winner of 2 Tony Awards

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful is the feel good hit of 2014, scoring two 2014 Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as 'A complex,...

Prices from: $95

Wicked

Oriental Theatre Dec 6, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018

This Tony Award-winning musical defies gravity!

Wicked, Oriental Theatre, Chicago
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tony award tony award

Winner of 3 Tony Awards

Once upon a time in the Land of Oz, there was a girl and her dog - no, scrub that. This musical goes way before the arrival of Dorothy Gale and her pooch Toto. THIS is the story of two magically inclined...

Prices from: $60

Lyric Opera - The Pearl Fishers

Civic Opera House Nov 19 - Dec 7, 2017

Travel back to ancient Ceylon with Bizet's lush opera

Lyric Opera The Pearl Fishers, Civic Opera House, Chicago

Friendship is pushed to its limits this beautifully exotic work from Bizet that takes us back in time to ancient Ceylon (Sri Lanka) to a lush landscape where two fishermen find themselves subjected to...

Prices from: $170

Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

Auditorium Theatre Dec 1 - 30, 2017

Don't miss the world premiere of this brand new Nutcracker!

Joffrey Ballet The Nutcracker, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
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This year sees The Joffrey Ballet's annual holiday ballet return in a major reinvention choreographed by the iconic Christopher Wheeldon (Swan Lake, An American In Paris)! The previous Joffrey version...

Prices from: $90

Andrea Bocelli

United Center Dec 6, 2017

The biggest selling artist in classical music

Andrea Bocelli, United Center, Chicago
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A disciple of Luciano Pavarotti and Zucchero Fornaciari, the blind, Tuscany-born vocalist has emerged as one of the most exciting voices in contemporary opera.

Prices from: $95

Salt Creek Ballet - The Nutcracker

Center East Theatre Dec 16 - 17, 2017

Salt Creek Ballet's Holiday hit returns!

Salt Creek Ballet The Nutcracker, Center East Theatre, Chicago

Once again, Salt Creek Ballet will march their way into North Shore Center this December for the holiday season! This season you will be able to see the brand-new sets and costumes for the first time ever....

Prices from: $40

Escape to Margaritaville

Oriental Theatre Nov 9 - Dec 2, 2017

Sunny new musical based around the music of Jimmy Buffett

Escape to Margaritaville, Oriental Theatre, Chicago

Featuring Jimmy Buffett songs old and new, Escape to Margaritaville is a sunny new jukebox musical which debuts in Chicago before heading off to Broadway. Set on an idyllic island paradise, the show follows...

Prices from: $60

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Rosemont Theater Dec 3, 2017

A delightful treat for the whole family!

Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker, Rosemont Theater, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Featuring spectacular sets and beautifully costumed Russian dancers, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is an annual treat for the whole family. Whimsical and imaginative storytelling blends with...

Prices from: $55

42nd Street

Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Oct 26, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

A Drury Lane holiday show direct from Broadway!

42nd Street, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, Chicago

Kicking off the 2017/18 holiday season, Drury Lane presents their own staging of Broadway favorite, 42nd Street! A knowing look into the world of Broadway, this show revolves around the attempts of theatre...

Prices from: $100

Newsies: The Musical

Marriott Theatre Oct 25 - Dec 31, 2017

The high-octane Tony-winning musical!

Newsies The Musical, Marriott Theatre, Chicago

Part of the 2017 Marriott Theatre season, this local production of the hit Broadway musical Newsies will storm the stage this fall, in an electric story of the 1899 New York newsboys who made their living...

Prices from: $75

Lyric Opera - Turandot

Civic Opera House Dec 5, 2017 - Jan 27, 2018

Iconic melody of Nessun Dorma ushers in Puccini's closing act

Lyric Opera Turandot, Civic Opera House, Chicago
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Giacomo Puccinis magnum opus is a tale set in a fantastical realm of legendary China. The Princess of the title name, Turandot, is played by American Soprano Amber Wagner (star Ryan Opera Center alumni)...

Prices from: $170

Gospel Brunch

House of Blues Open Run

A regular musical treat for the whole family!

Gospel Brunch, House of Blues, Chicago

Head down to the House Of Blues on selected Sunday mornings for a celebration of the Lord with a gospel concert as well as a delicious brunch served up for the whole family to enjoy! Offering a wide selection...

Prices from: $65

Late Nite Catechism

Great Room - Royal George Theater Open Run

Hilarious, well-written and inspired!

Late Nite Catechism, Great Room Royal George Theater, Chicago

The two-act solo performances feature Sister giving instruction to a roomful of students (AKA you the audience). Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett. This is part catechism class, part stand-up routine....

Prices from: $55

Mannheim Steamroller

Rosemont Theater Dec 15, 2017

Ring in the Festive Season with this incredible rock band's Yuletide classics!

Mannheim Steamroller, Rosemont Theater, Chicago
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With the release of Mannheim Steamroller's first holiday album 1984 came the kind of fame that made the act a veritable Christmas time tradition. With founder and composer Chip Taylor at the helm, the...

Prices from: $70

A John Denver Christmas

Rosemont Theater Dec 16, 2017

Bring along your Stetson for this holiday tribute show!

A John Denver Christmas, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon ride into the Windy City this holiday season, performing the late Christmas Cowboy's best-loved hits, including Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Annie's...

Prices from: $60

Marc Anthony

All State Arena Dec 3, 2017

The top selling tropical salsa artist of all time!

Marc Anthony, All State Arena, Chicago

Marc Anthony is well known for many things - his good looks, his marriage to pop sensation Jennifer Lopez (aka J-Lo) and his acting career - however his claim to fame remains his multi-award winning career...

Prices from: $65

The National

Civic Opera House Dec 12 - 13, 2017

The National tour new record Sleep Well Beast

The National, Civic Opera House, Chicago

If you've been waiting patiently (or not so patiently) for The National's follow-up to their highly acclaimed 2013 release, Trouble Will Find Me, you don't have to wait much longer! Brand new studio album...

Prices from: $85

Shopkins Live

Star Plaza Theater Dec 10, 2017

The first-ever live show!

Shopkins Live, Star Plaza Theater, Chicago

The international toy sensation comes to glorious multi-colored life when it heads out in a brand-new stage show across the country this summer! Originally from Australia, the Shoppies (Jessicake, Bubbleisha...

Prices from: $40

Celtic Thunder

The Chicago Theatre Dec 7, 2017

The all-male Irish wonders' Symphony Tour

Celtic Thunder, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

The Irish all-male wonder from producer Sharon Browne, and legendary songwriter/composer Phil Coulter, performs an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, with some international...

Prices from: $65

Dennis DeYoung

Star Plaza Theater Dec 16, 2017

Bringing Styx's greatest hits to the stage once again, bigger and better

Dennis DeYoung, Star Plaza Theater, Chicago

One of the founding members of the 70s rock band Styx, Dennis DeYoung is a songwriter of extraordinary diversity, whether it be heartfelt ballads (Babe), synth-pop (Mr. Roboto) or epic theatrical prog-rock...

Prices from: $65

Rufus Wainwright

Center East Theatre Dec 3, 2017

A singer/songwriter whose lush, theatrical pop harks back to the traditions of Tin Pan Alley, cabaret, and even opera...

Rufus Wainwright, Center East Theatre, Chicago

Rufus Wainwright's lush, theatrical pop harks back to the traditions of Tin Pan Alley, cabaret and even opera. Son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, brother to musical siblings Martha and Wainwright,...

Prices from: $80

Johnny Mathis

Rosemont Theater Dec 1, 2017

This iconic crooner has sold more than 350 million albums and won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Johnny Mathis, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Johnny Mathis is a grammy award winning singer songwriter. For most of his career Mathis has focused his music in a jazz style but has since combined that with an easy listening style. He has persevered...

Prices from: $70

Mike Birbiglia

The Chicago Theatre Dec 8, 2017

The boy-next-door comedian - funny, clean-cut and cute

Mike Birbiglia, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

In his career of 11 years, Mike Birbiglia has released two critically acclaimed albums and three Comedy Central specials. At 24, Mike was one of the youngest comedians ever to appear on The Late Show With...

Prices from: $65

Needtobreathe

Thalia Hall Dec 9, 2017

Christian rockers Needtobreathe tour in support of their album Hard Love

Needtobreathe, Thalia Hall, Chicago

Christian rockers Needtobreathe head out on tour once again, this time in support of their brand new (and sixth!) studio album, Hard Love.

Prices from: $150

Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night

Royal George Theatre MainStage Nov 24 - Dec 31, 2017

Festive, Interactive fun for the whole family!

Christmas Bingo Its a Ho Ho Holy Night, Royal George Theatre MainStage, Chicago

Celebrate this festive season with something a little out of the ordinary... Christmas Themed Bingo! Devised by Nicki Quade, the woman behind Chicago's popular religious themed play 'Late Night Catechism',...

Prices from: $55

BLKS

Upstairs Theatre At Steppenwolf Theatre Dec 7, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018

Riotously funny and magically rendered

BLKS, Upstairs Theatre At Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Friends in Harmony

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 2, 2017

Prices from: $243

Mogwai

House of Blues Chicago Dec 2, 2017

Prices from: $44

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Shaham Performs Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017

Prices from: $107

A Chanticleer Christmas

Fourth Presbyterian Church Dec 5, 2017 - Dec 6, 2017

Prices from: $214

Christmas Bingo

Royal George Theatre Dec 8, 2017

Prices from: $51

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Home Alone

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 9, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017

Prices from: $243

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Dvorak 5 and Barber Cello Concerto

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 7, 2017 - Dec 12, 2017

Prices from: $107

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Merry, Merry Chicago

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017

Prices from: $243

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Trifonov, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 14, 2017 - Dec 19, 2017

Prices from: $107

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 20, 2017

Prices from: $243

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Merry, Merry, Chicago

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 22, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017

Prices from: $243

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich 5 and Beethoven Violin Concerto

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 21, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017

Prices from: $107

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