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9 Chicago theater shows to see in December

There’s more than just holiday fare to close out the year on Chicago’s stages

The Play That Goes Wrong
Photograph: Jeremy Daniel The Play That Goes Wrong

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a bounty of Christmas-themed productions at Chicago’s top theaters. Hell in a Handbag and the Den Theatre are both mounting holiday-themed musical movie parodies of Showgirls and Die Hard, respectively. Meanwhile, Otherworld Theatre is offering a new seasonal sci-fi fantasy, The Winter Wolf. If you’re all Scrooged out, there’s Steppenwolf’s Juarez-set La Ruta and Theo Ubique’s cabaret revival of The Full Monty. No matter where you're at on the holiday-spirit meter, there's something to see this month in Chicago. Take a look at the nine shows that caught our attention in December.

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