Best Bets: 'Elf on a Shelf' musical tours to Rosemont

  • "The Elf on a Shelf: A Christmas Musical" tours to the Rosemont Theatre for two shows on Sunday, Dec. 19.

    "The Elf on a Shelf: A Christmas Musical" tours to the Rosemont Theatre for two shows on Sunday, Dec. 19. Courtesy of Kenneth Ek, Mills Entertainment

  • "The Elf on a Shelf: A Christmas Musical" tours to the Rosemont Theatre for two shows on Sunday, Dec. 19.

    "The Elf on a Shelf: A Christmas Musical" tours to the Rosemont Theatre for two shows on Sunday, Dec. 19. Courtesy of Kenneth Ek, Mills Entertainment

  • Broadway veteran Jessica Vosk ("Wicked," "Fiddler on the Roof") makes her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut for the 2021 concert series "Merry, Merry Chicago!"

    Broadway veteran Jessica Vosk ("Wicked," "Fiddler on the Roof") makes her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut for the 2021 concert series "Merry, Merry Chicago!" Courtesy of Michael Hull Photography

  • The Artists Lounge Live show "Jingle Bell Rock With Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones" plays Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18-19.

    The Artists Lounge Live show "Jingle Bell Rock With Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones" plays Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18-19. Courtesy of Amy Boyle Photography

 
 
Updated 12/14/2021 8:47 AM

Winter watcher

See what that seasonal silent observer has to sing about in the tour of "The Elf on a Shelf: A Christmas Musical" at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $29.95-$59.95. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19

 

Anna Trebunskaya, who was famously paired in 2010 with Olympic ice skater Evan Lysacek on "Dancing With the Stars," is one of the stars in the tour of "Dance to the Holidays" at the Des Plaines Theatre on Friday, Dec. 17.
Anna Trebunskaya, who was famously paired in 2010 with Olympic ice skater Evan Lysacek on "Dancing With the Stars," is one of the stars in the tour of "Dance to the Holidays" at the Des Plaines Theatre on Friday, Dec. 17. - Daily Herald File Photo, 2010
Seasonal ballroom

Fans of "Dancing With the Stars" won't want to miss seeing performers like Anna Trebunskaya and Keo Motsepe in the tour of "Dance to the Holidays" at the Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., Des Plaines. $29. (630) 962-7000 or desplainestheatre.com. 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17

Symphonic cheer

Broadway veteran Jessica Vosk and conductor Alastair Willis are featured guests for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra series of "Merry, Merry Chicago!" concerts starting this weekend at the Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $36-$225. (312) 294-3000 or cso.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Tuesday, Dec. 17 and 21; 3 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday, Dec. 18 and 22; 1 and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23

Biblical pageant

Choristers, actors and animals combine for a Live Nativity outdoors at Faith Lutheran Church, 3000 Liberty St., Aurora. Free. (630) 862-3500 or discoveringfaith.com. 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18

Jingle via Jersey

Songs like "Run, Rudolph, Run," "Little Saint Nick" and more on are the bill for "Jingle Bell Rock With Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones" as part of the Artists Lounge Live series happening this weekend at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $40. (847) 622-0300 or elgin.edu/arts. 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19

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Barry Manilow performs "A Very Barry Christmas" at the Chicago Theatre for three concerts Sunday through Tuesday, Dec. 19-21.
Barry Manilow performs "A Very Barry Christmas" at the Chicago Theatre for three concerts Sunday through Tuesday, Dec. 19-21. - Associated Press, 2017
Merry Manilow

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Barry Manilow returns with his "A Very Barry Christmas" tour at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $39.99-$487.50. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com. 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, Dec. 19-21

Tchaikovsky classic

Dancenter North revives "The Magic of the Nutcracker," which is Lake County's largest take on the classic Tchaikovsky Christmas ballet. Public performances are on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $18-$40. (847) 367-7970 or (847) 263-6300, or geneseetheatre.com. 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 21-22

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra tour of "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" plays Rosemont's Allstate Arena Thursday, Dec. 23.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra tour of "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" plays Rosemont's Allstate Arena Thursday, Dec. 23. - Courtesy of Bob Carey
Rocking carols

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra tours again with a seasonal light and sound spectacle for two shows titled "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $49.50-$89.50; $25 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 3 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23

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