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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: $60

A Christmas Carol

Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Until Dec 22, 2018

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: $30

Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker

Auditorium Theatre Until Dec 30, 2018

Joffrey gifts Chicago a homegrown holiday classic not to be missed!

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

The Joffrey Ballet's annual holiday ballet returns following a critically acclaimed reinvention by the iconic Christopher Wheeldon in 2016. The previous Joffrey version ran for many years, becoming the...

Prices from: $60

Fiddler on the Roof

Cadillac Palace Theater Dec 18, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

The classic musical in Tony-nominated Broadway revival

Fiddler on the Roof, Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The jubilant classic set on the eve of the Russian Revolution heads out on tour after its hugely successful Broadway revival. Featuring the songs 'If I Were a Rich Man' and 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker', Bartlett...

Prices from: $45

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: $90

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Until Jan 27, 2019

Joe Dowling revisits his much acclaimed production of Shakespeare's supernatural rom-com

A Midsummer Nights Dream, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

In joyous celebration of 20 years of Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier, Joe Dowling revisits his much-acclaimed production of the Bard's wondrous supernatural rom-com for a new era. A delightful and dizzying...

Prices from: $110

Charlie Brown Christmas

Rosemont Theater Dec 22, 2018

Charlie and the gang ring in the Holidays

Charlie Brown Christmas, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Charlie and the gang are here to show you the true meaning of Christmas in this stage adaptation of the classic TV Special. Debuting in 2013, this theatrical production faithfully recreates the atmosphere...

Prices from: $55

Into The Woods

Cahn Auditorium Dec 22 - 31, 2018

Sondheim's twisted fairytale classic!

Into The Woods, Cahn Auditorium, Chicago

Stephen Sondheim's famed classic, Into the Woods is a twisted and enthralling re-imagining of our favorite fairytale characters that delves into their hopes and dreams (and wishes), uncovering the dark...

Prices from: $55

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Handel Messiah

Symphony Center Orchestra Hall Dec 20 - 23, 2018

Experience the world's greatest oratorio

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Handel Messiah, Symphony Center Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Composed over 275 years ago, Handel's career-defining oratorio remains one of the most popular pieces in the classical canon, an unequaled tribute to the holiday season that sets the audience's pulses...

Prices from: $70

The Woman in Black

Royal George Theatre MainStage Until Feb 17, 2019

The terrifying original heads out on a US tour this fall!

The Woman in Black, Royal George Theatre MainStage, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

For the better part of three decades, Stephen Mallatratt's masterful adaptation of Susan Hill's terrifying tale has been thrilling audiences in London's West End, raising pulses and eliciting shrieks at...

Prices from: $65

Holiday Inn

Marriott Theatre Until Jan 6, 2019

A Marriott Theatre revival of the festive Irving Berlin musical classic!

Holiday Inn, Marriott Theatre, Chicago
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Nothing says the holidays like an old-fashioned musical, so get into the festive swing of things with the new Marriott Theatre revival of Irving Berlin's iconic Broadway tuner Holiday Inn, fresh from a...

Prices from: $90

'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Broadway Playhouse Until Dec 30, 2018

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: $30

American Girl Live

Center East Theatre Dec 21 - 23, 2018

The popular American Girl dolls step onto the stage in a brand new musical production

American Girl Live, Center East Theatre, Chicago

For over 30 years, the American Girl dolls have inspired millions of young girls, encouraging them to dream big and reach for the stars with its relatable characters and story lines. In the spirit of the...

Prices from: $65

Shrek - The Musical

Marriott Theatre Until Dec 30, 2018

Everyone's favorite ogre stars in his own musical

Shrek The Musical, Marriott Theatre, Chicago

Join Shrek, Fiona and Donkey in this magical musical version of the Oscar-winning Dreamworks animation. Following the same story beats as the movie, this Tony-winning show features original songs from...

Prices from: $40

The TSO are back celebrating 20 years as top purveyors of Christmas spectacle!

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

The Tran-Siberian Orchestra hit the road with an exciting new production of their beloved classic, celebrating 20 years as top purveyors of Christmas spectacle! Including Ghosts of Christmas Eve alongside...

Prices from: $75

Amy Schumer

The Chicago Theatre Dec 19 - 20, 2018

The Trainwreck and Comedy Central star is back on the road

Amy Schumer, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

There's no bigger name in comedy right now than Amy Schumer. Her incredibly topical and incisive Comedy Central show has won her critical plaudits and a huge fanbase, tackling subjects like gun control,...

Prices from: $120

DeRay Davis

Arie Crown Theater Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019

Get ready for 2019 with DeRay Davis!

DeRay Davis, Arie Crown Theater, Chicago

'Tis the time to party and what better way than to celebrate the incoming of 2019 than with comedian extraordinaire, DeRay Davis! Join Davis as he hits the road with his Funny & Famous Comedy Jam, where...

Prices from: $115

Jeff Dunham

All State Arena Dec 31, 2018

Jeff, Achmed and company embark on their Passively Aggressive Tour!

Jeff Dunham, All State Arena, Chicago

One of the most successful comics in the business, Jeff Dunham returns to the road this year in his brand new Passively Aggressive tour. He'll of course be joined by Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Jose Jalapeno...

Prices from: $60

Stomp

Broadway Playhouse Until Dec 30, 2018

A remarkable show which creates thunderous music from everyday items

Stomp, Broadway Playhouse, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Inspiring the music-makers in all of us, Stomp conjures up intricate rhythms from everyday household items. Marvel as the cast of eight incredibly talented players fill your theater with an orchestra of...

Prices from: $70

Brian Regan

The Chicago Theatre Dec 31, 2018

The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality...

Brian Regan, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Critics and peers agree Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The "perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality" (Wall Street Journal), Brian...

Prices from: $90

Noname

Thalia Hall Dec 29, 2018

Noname Takes Room 25 on Tour

Noname, Thalia Hall, Chicago

Breakout Chicago rapper Noname's music became an instant hit when she released her 'Telefone' mix tape in 2016. Two years later, the rapper brought out 'Room 25,' an insightful and personal debut album...

Prices from: $55

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Civic Opera House Dec 26 - 30, 2018

Exceptional entertainment for the whole family

Shen Yun Performing Arts, Civic Opera House, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

A glorious celebration of five thousand years of Chinese culture, Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, integrating technique and influence from...

Prices from: $130

The Harlem Globetrotters

All State Arena Dec 27, 2018

The greatest exhibition basketball team in the world!

The Harlem Globetrotters, All State Arena, 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: $45

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

Royal George Theatre MainStage Until Dec 30, 2018

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: $65

The Buttcracker - A Nutcracker Burlesque

Reggie Until Dec 26, 2018

A saucy take on the Christmas classic...

The Buttcracker A Nutcracker Burlesque, Reggie, Chicago

Forget everything you know about The Nutcracker and leave your inhibitions at the door as you enjoy this saucy take on the Christmas classic. Full to the brim with entertainment be wowed with fire-spinning,...

Prices from: $65

Late Nite Catechism

Great Room - Royal George Theater Until Feb 24, 2019

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: $60

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Cendrillon

Civic Opera House Until Jan 20, 2019

Massenet writes gloriously for the female voice, coddling it on an orchestral feather-bed; he has an innate theatrical sense

Lyric Opera of Chicago Cendrillon, Civic Opera House, Chicago

Prices from: $110

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre Until Jan 12, 2019

A countryside caper for all ages

Fantastic Mr Fox, Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, Chicago

Prices from: $15

Waistwatchers The Musical

Royal George Theatre Dec 16, 2018

Prices from: $110

A Merry-Achi Christmas

Copernicus Center Dec 16, 2018

Prices from: $135

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Chicago Theatre Dec 16, 2018

Prices from: $50

The Lox (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 16, 2018

Prices from: $55

Vienna Teng

City Winery - Chicago Dec 16, 2018

Prices from: $85

Rufus Du Sol (18+ Event) (Rescheduled from 11/14)

Aragon Ballroom Dec 17, 2018

Prices from: $80

Timbuck2 Forever (21+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 18, 2018

Prices from: $55

Nothing Nowhere

Bottom Lounge Dec 19, 2018

Prices from: $45

Grungefest - A Tribute To 90s Alt Music

House of Blues Chicago Dec 19, 2018

Prices from: $30

A Very Merry Murder Mystery

The Mission Theater Dec 19, 2018

Prices from: $40

Tribute to Family Values Tour

House of Blues Chicago Dec 20, 2018

Prices from: $30

The Audition (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Dec 20, 2018

Prices from: $55

Cat Power (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Dec 20, 2018

Prices from: $50

Kurt Elling

City Winery - Chicago Dec 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018

Prices from: $110

Veil of Maya

Bottom Lounge Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $65

All Time Low

House of Blues Chicago Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $50

Freddie Gibbs (Rescheduled from 11/16)

Park West Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $65

Farewell to February (21+ Event)

Cubby Bear Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $110

Silent Party (18+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $25

Bonaventure (21+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $35

Rahsaan Patterson (18+ Event)

Park West Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $110

Macabre (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $40

Knuckle Puck

Bottom Lounge Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $50

Kurt Vile (18+ Event)

Riviera Theatre - IL Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $50

Saved By the 90s

House of Blues Chicago Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $30

Handels Messiah

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $70

Illenium (18+ Event)

Aragon Ballroom Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $80

The Floozies (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $35

Michael McDermott

City Winery - Chicago Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $90

Patrick Russell (21+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $40

Rahsaan Patterson

Park West Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $110

Shiba San

The MID Chicago Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $105

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Merry, Merry Chicago

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018

Prices from: $105

Tribute to Knot Fest

House of Blues Chicago Dec 27, 2018

Prices from: $70

Shemekia Copeland

City Winery - Chicago Dec 26, 2018 - Dec 27, 2018

Prices from: $90

Glass Basement

The Mission Theater Dec 27, 2018

Prices from: $40

AC Slater (18+ Event)

Park West Dec 27, 2018

Prices from: $60

Suicide Machines (17+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $40

Greensky Bluegrass - 4 Day Pass (12/28-12-31) (18+ Event)

Riviera Theatre - IL Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $160

G Herbo

Chicago Theatre Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $95

The Musical Armando Stacked: All-Female Musical Improv

The Mission Theater Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $45

Every Avenue (17+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Dec 27, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $40

Doug Allen Nash

Park West Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $70

Seven Lions (18+ Event)

Vic Theatre Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $85

J. Phlip (21+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $40

Cash Cash (21+ Event)

PRYSM Nightclub Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $60

Real Friends

Subterranean Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $85

Macy Gray

City Winery - Chicago Dec 28, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $185

Green Velvet (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $55

Second City 107th Mainstage Revue

Second City Chicago - Mainstage Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $80

Owen Finn (21+ Event)

Cubby Bear Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $105

New Years Comedy Jam

Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $75

Trip 6

Reggies Rock Club Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $25

Squnto

Park West Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $55

The Selena Experience (17+ Event)

House of Blues Chicago Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $45

Tensnake (21+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $40

Whirled News Tonight

The Mission Theater Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $45

The Santaland Diaries

Goodman Theatre - Owen Theatre Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $145

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra - Salute To Vienna

Chicago Symphony Center Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $105

Familiar

Steppenwolf Theatre Dec 18, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $115

Noname (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $55

La Ruta

Steppenwolf Theatre Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $110

What So Not (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $45

Space Jesus

Bottom Lounge Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $180

Eve of the Eve with Adriatique (21+ Event)

Spybar Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $40

Space Jesus (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $75

The Queers (18+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $40

Mathien (21+ Event)

Reggies Rock Club Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $45

Noname (21+ Event)

Thalia Hall Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $60

Greensky Bluegrass (18+ Event)

Riviera Theatre - IL Dec 28, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $85

Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press (18+ Event)

Vic Theatre Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $85

Guided by Voices (21+ Event)

Bottom Lounge Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $70

Lotus (18+ Event)

Park West Dec 30, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $70

Windy City Soul Club (21+ Event)

Logan Square Auditorium Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $100

Golf Clap (21+ Event)

Spybar Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $125

The Hood Internet

Subterranean Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $65

Galantis (18+ Event)

Aragon Ballroom Dec 30, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $100

Avery Sunshine

City Winery - Chicago Dec 30, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $125

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