Christmas plays and holiday theater in Chicago

Revisit your favorite carols and other perennials, or start a new seasonal tradition with these Christmas plays and musicals
Photograph: Liz Lauren There are few Christmas plays more traditional than A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre.

It's that time of year when multitudinous, mostly heartwarming variations on Scrooge, Rudolph and other familiar holiday faces fill the city's stages. Take a break from shopping the holiday markets, taking in the seasonal concerts or give your ankles a rest from ice skating with these perennial holiday favorites and new Christmas plays, comedy shows and dance performances.

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Theater, Children's

That's Weird, Grandma: Holiday Stories

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Want to look cool to your favorite pipsqueak (and adult friends, too)? Introduce them to Barrel of Monkeys' joyously long-running public show. The troupe conducts writing workshops with CPS grade school students by day, then transforms the kids' stories into hilarious or heartfelt skits and songs, performed with abandon by a spirited ensemble. The show goes holiday-themed for performances from December 4 through 23.

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