Illinois Youth Dance Theatre presents its 13th annual production of "The Nutcracker" at the Lake Zurich Performing Arts Center.
April Daly stars as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Dylan Guitierrez as her Cavalier in the Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker" at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.
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Jeff Dunham and his comic puppets perform at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
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Light Opera Works presents Lionel Bart's beloved "Oliver!," a 1960s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist," at Northwestern University's Cahn Auditorium in Evanston.
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Members of Tsukas Taiko perform "Taiko Legacy 9" at the MCA Stage in Chicago.
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The WWE Smackdown returns to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
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Time is running out to catch "The Nutcracker" ballet this season. Options include shows in Chicago, Crystal Lake and Lake Zurich. Mark the shortest day of the year today with a Winter Solstice Walk, which features a King and Queen of the Solstice, storytelling and a procession around Meadow Lake at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Catch the Geneva Underground Playhouse comedy revue “Scenes From the End” at The Geneva Underground Playhouse.