December 2017

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Shows in December

Hamilton

CIBC Theatre Open Run

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

Hamilton, CIBC Theatre, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating
tony award

Winner of 11 Tony Awards

Don't miss Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton, the exhilarating show that is changing the face of musicals. It's a rollicking historical epic, equal parts Sondheim and Notorious B.I.G.,...

Prices from: $100

Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker

Auditorium Theatre Until Dec 30, 2017

Journey to the Chicago World's Fair in this vibrant production

Joffrey Ballet The Nutcracker, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

This year sees The Joffrey Ballet's annual holiday ballet return, following its critically acclaimed major reinvention by the iconic Christopher Wheeldon in 2016. The previous Joffrey version ran for many...

Prices from: $40

Wicked

Oriental Theatre Until Jan 21, 2018

This Tony Award-winning musical defies gravity!

Wicked, Oriental Theatre, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating
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: $130

A Christmas Carol

Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Until Dec 23, 2017

The family favorite A Christmas Carol is back at Drury Lane!

A Christmas Carol, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Penny pinching and bad tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge goes on the adventure of his life, from his past to his present and beyond and learns that the value of gold will never equal that of genuine...

Prices from: $295

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Cadillac Palace Theater Until 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
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating
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: $50

42nd Street

Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Until 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: $75

Potted Potter

Broadway Playhouse Until Jan 7, 2018

This hilarious Harry Potter show returns for the Holidays!

Potted Potter, Broadway Playhouse, Chicago

Distilling seven books into 70 minutes is no mean feat, but hold on to your wizard hats ladies and gents, because this two-man production is a fast-paced, thrill ride that will have you spellbound and...

Prices from: $70

It's A Wonderful Life

Theatre at the Center Until Dec 23, 2017

A winning musical version of Frank Capra's holiday classic

Its A Wonderful Life, Theatre at the Center, Chicago

Based on the classic Frank Capra movie, this musical version of It's A Wonderful Life is fast becoming a tradition for local theatre companies across the country. Taking inspiration from Dickens' A Christmas...

Prices from: $285

Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theater Open Run

Musical genius at its most inventive - a unique experience for your ears and eyes!

Blue Man Group, Briar Street Theater, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Unlike anything you've ever seen before, the Blue Man Group's show is a dazzling audio-visual delight, throwing dance, performance art, music and comedy into a big melting pot and giving it a mighty stir....

Prices from: $80

Newsies: The Musical

Marriott Theatre Until 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: $80

Sleeping Beauty

Marriott Theatre Until Dec 30, 2017

A family-friendly musical update of the timeless tale

Sleeping Beauty, Marriott Theatre, Chicago

​Marriott Theatre welcomes back an old favorite, as Sleeping Beauty returns for its third run. Written by Marc Robins, this musical re-telling borrows elements from the Disney movie and the Brothers...

Prices from: $30

An exciting classic from the purveyors of Christmas rock opera!

Trans Siberian Orchestra The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve, All State Arena, Chicago
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

This exciting Trans-Siberian Orchestra show has to be seen to be believed! The story is about a runaway girl who takes refuge in an abandoned theater on Christmas Eve, and meets the Ghosts of Christmas,...

Prices from: $65

Christmas Queens

Metro Smart Bar Dec 21, 2017

RuPaul's Drag Race contestants bring you some Christmas cheer

Christmas Queens, Metro Smart Bar, Chicago

Mixing holiday cheer with just a little sprinkling of naughtiness, Christmas Queens is here to serenade you with seasonal classics as you've never seen or heard them before! Taking to the stage will be...

Prices from: $70

The Harlem Globetrotters

United Center Dec 28, 2017

The greatest exhibition basketball team in the world!

The Harlem Globetrotters, United Center, Chicago

The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combine athleticism, theatre, and comedy. They also claim to have the longest running streak in the sport's history, which isn't too surprising...

Prices from: $35

Under The Streetlamp

I Wireless Center Dec 19, 2017

Under The Streetlamp are back for the holidays with Hip To The Holidays!

Under The Streetlamp, I Wireless Center, Chicago

One of the country's most in-demand vocal groups, Under the Streetlamp are back on tour. The four boys first met while performing in the hit musical Jersey Boys, and decided to get together to pay tribute...

SZA

Concord Music Hall Dec 20, 2017

Alt-R&B goddess SZA heads out on her debut album CTRL tour

SZA, Concord Music Hall, Chicago

Songstress of the moment Solana Imani Rowe AKA SZA is riding high off the release of her debut album CTRL, a critically lauded offering that's placed her firmly at the forefront of alt-R&B, favoring experimental...

Prices from: $240

'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Broadway Playhouse Until Dec 31, 2017

And nothing was stirring, except this one mouse!

Twas The Night Before Christmas, Broadway Playhouse, Chicago

'Twas the night before Christmas and nothing was stirring, except for one mouse! Welcome to Ken Ludwig's delightful and wacky holiday adventure where an unlikely bunch band together to save Christmas when...

Prices from: $40

Late Nite Catechism

Great Room - Royal George Theater Until Mar 4, 2018

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

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

Royal George Theatre MainStage Until 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: $50

A Very Electric Christmas

Theatre at the Center Dec 29 - 30, 2017

Light up your holiday season with this innovative show!

A Very Electric Christmas, Theatre at the Center, Chicago

BLKS

Upstairs Theatre At Steppenwolf Theatre Until Jan 21, 2018

Riotously funny and magically rendered

BLKS, Upstairs Theatre At Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky

Symphony Center Orchestra Hall Until Dec 19, 2017

It was hard, in fact, to imagine any pianist seizing this formidably difficult concerto in a mightier grip than this Russian firebrand. Even in a day when keyboard virtuosos are thick on the ground, Kozhukhin is special

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, Symphony Center Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Prices from: $440

SOLD OUT

Flogging Molly

House of Blues Dec 30 - 31, 2017

The terms "Celtic" and "punk," on their own, don't seem to belong together. But after nearly two decades, Flogging Molly has made a career out of fusing the two genres into a maelstrom of catchy shanties and drunken sentiments.

Flogging Molly, House of Blues, Chicago

Prices from: $80

SOLD OUT

Lyric Opera - Turandot

Civic Opera House Until Jan 27, 2018

The music contains lyrical and dramatic passages that are full of tenderness, hope, and passion... it is a time travel fantasy that can take one's breath away.

Lyric Opera Turandot, Civic Opera House, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Prices from: $120

SOLD OUT

Chevelle (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 17, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017

Prices from: $55

Kris Allen

City Winery - Chicago Dec 18, 2017

Prices from: $67

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Trifonov, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 19, 2017

Prices from: $419

Timbuck2 Forever

House of Blues Chicago Dec 19, 2017

Prices from: $52

Butch Walker

House of Blues Chicago Dec 20, 2017

Prices from: $28

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 20, 2017

Prices from: $419

Bebel Gilberto

City Winery - Chicago Dec 19, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017

Prices from: $137

Southern Accents - Tom Petty Tribute

House of Blues Chicago Dec 21, 2017

Prices from: $15

PnB Rock

Portage Theater Dec 22, 2017

Prices from: $26

The Hush Sound

Thalia Hall Dec 22, 2017

Prices from: $74

Jon McLaughlin

Park West Dec 22, 2017

Prices from: $68

Freedom - Tribute to George Michael and Wham (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 22, 2017

Prices from: $26

This Must Be The Band

Vic Theater Dec 22, 2017

Prices from: $75

House of Burlesque (21+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 22, 2017

Prices from: $21

Nina Kraviz (21+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Dec 22, 2017

Prices from: $73

Tiesto - Afterparty (21+ Event)

The MID Chicago Dec 23, 2017

Prices from: $87

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Merry, Merry, Chicago

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

Prices from: $139

Macabre

Reggies Rock Club Dec 23, 2017

Prices from: $77

Taylor Bennett

Metro Smart Bar Dec 23, 2017

Prices from: $38

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich 5 and Beethoven Violin Concerto

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

Prices from: $107

Michael McDermott

City Winery - Chicago Dec 22, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017

Prices from: $77

The Linden Method

Cubby Bear Dec 23, 2017

Prices from: $44

Dru Hill (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 23, 2017

Prices from: $39

Tiesto (18+ Event)

Aragon Ballroom Dec 23, 2017

Prices from: $98

Mr. Blotto

Cubby Bear Dec 25, 2017

Prices from: $70

Tribute Night

House of Blues Chicago Dec 26, 2017 - Dec 27, 2017

Prices from: $21

Flosstradamus

Concord Music Hall Dec 27, 2017

Prices from: $44

Chrisette Michele

House of Blues Chicago Dec 28, 2017

Prices from: $56

Drew Michael

Reggies Rock Club Dec 28, 2017

Prices from: $75

Pianoman

Cubby Bear Dec 28, 2017

Prices from: $38

Bruce In The USA Tribute

House of Blues Chicago Dec 29, 2017

Prices from: $40

Hannibal Buress with Thundercat

Civic Opera House Dec 29, 2017

Prices from: $60

HeRobust

Concord Music Hall Dec 29, 2017

Prices from: $51

Dark Heart News

Cubby Bear Dec 29, 2017

Prices from: $43

Real Friends

Metro Smart Bar Dec 29, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $42

WGCI Big Jam

United Center Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $55

Thriftworks (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $66

Metalachi

Reggies Rock Club Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $60

Flogging Molly (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $77

Poi Dog Pondering

City Winery - Chicago Dec 29, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $167

Second City 106th Mainstage Revue

Second City Chicago - Mainstage Dec 22, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $77

The Ron Burgundys (21+ Event)

Joes on Weed Street Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $54

Snails

Aragon Ballroom Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $43

Nerdvana

Cubby Bear Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $43

Thomas Jack

The MID Chicago Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $73

Hard Times

Lookingglass Theatre Dec 20, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $122

DeRay Davis

Arie Crown Theater Dec 30, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $146

Guided by Voices

Empty Bottle Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $327

Twin Peaks

Thalia Hall Dec 29, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $74

Greensky Bluegrass (18+ Event)

Riviera Theatre - IL Dec 29, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $86

New Years Eve (21+ Event)

The MID Chicago Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $61

Murder By Death

Bottom Lounge Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $37

Freakeasy New Years Eve

Metro Smart Bar Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $79

Reaction NYE - Adventure Club, Bear Grillz, Ookay (18+ Event)

Aragon Ballroom Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $54

Windy City Soul Club NYE (18+ Event)

Logan Square Auditorium Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $81

Lucky Boys Confusion

House of Blues Chicago Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $87

Flogging Molly (21+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $119

Into It. Over It. (21+ Event)

GMan Tavern Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $43

BoDeans

City Winery - Chicago Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $157

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