18 Plays in Chicago You Won't Want to Miss This Holiday Season

Whether you’re entertaining out-of-town guests or simply need a break from the hustle and bustle of the season, here are 17 plays in Chicago you won’t want to miss this month and beyond. “Twelfth Night, or What You Will“ Nov. 7 to Dec. 16 William Shakespeare wrote this rom-com 416 years ago, and yet, like […]

5 Things to Do: December 11-13

Spend some time with your family in Chicago at Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest or the Art Institute, where you can build a gingerbread house. Or, enjoy some music at 27 Live and Found Kitchen and Social House. Plus, a laugh-out-loud funny Second City show is coming to the ‘burbs. Will Tilson at 27 Live Dec. […]

Goodman’s “A Christmas Carol” Wows Once Again

By now, people know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the man who goes from most hated to most loved after a night spent with the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. So why, then, do locals and tourists alike continue to make their way to Goodman Theatre for “A Christmas Carol” after […]

Classic Meets Modern: A Holiday Fashion Affair at Goodman Theatre

Fashion eras clashed on the Goodman Theatre’s rehearsal stage for our holiday fashion story. While some of the characters from the Goodman’s famed production of “A Christmas Carol” were appalled by the modern dress of our models, others admired the newfangled frocks of the 21st century. This season, celebrate by donning looks in the holiday spirit: […]

2011 Holiday Go Guide

Is your house home base for the family over the holidays? We’ve got the goods on where to go—for everyone in your family:   Arts & Music For kids of all ages: Try Dr. Suess & The Art of Invention at the Museum of Science and Industry. 40-somethings will enjoy the trip back in time […]

Holiday Theater Roundup

The holidays are a fantastic time to catch a show in Chicago. Theater choices in Chicago and on the North Shore are plentiful—and varied. Whatever the reason— a holiday outing, date night, or family get-together—there’s plenty to choose from. Need a few quick ideas? Check out some of these reviews for an entertaining day or […]

Goodman's 'A Christmas Carol' Truly Sings

Think you’ve seen enough productions of “A Christmas Carol” to last a lifetime? Don’t be so sure. The Goodman Theatre in Chicago, which has presented Charles Dickens’s perennial salute to Christmas annually for more than three decades, has a surprise for you. Adapter Tom Creamer and director William Brown have given us a fresh retelling […]