Jeff Award-winner Alex Goodrich stars in Elf at The Marriott Theatre on 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. Featuring a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin with book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, the musical runs through December 31. For more information, call 847-634-0200 or visit www.MarriottTheatre.com.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, based on the 1964 TV special, comes to the Rosemont Theatre on 5400 North River Road in Rosemont for four performances (December 18 -19). To learn more, visit www.rudolphthemusical.com. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com, or call 866-448-7849. Group discounts are available at www.grouptix.net and 773-327-3778.
Jeff Award-winner Linda Fortunato directs A Christmas Story by Phil Grecian through December 27 at Theatre at the Center on 1040 Ridge Road in Munster. To learn more, visit www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.
The McAninch Arts Center, on the College of DuPage’s campus, gears up for the holidays with a variety of performances—from Alan Thicke in Kenny Rogers Presents The Toy Shoppe on December 4 to New Year’s Eve with an International Twist performed by the New Philharmonic on December 31. In between, mature audiences can enjoy the comedy of The Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue on December 5 and the improvised humor of Whose Line is it Anyway? players Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood on December 12.
Mark A. Pence takes a page from the Charles Dickens classic with his musical adaptation A Christmas Carol in Hog Patch Holler! on December 12, followed by the Von Heidecke Chicago Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker with the New Philharmonic conducted by Kirk Muspratt (December 19-20).
For details on McAninch Arts Center shows, visit www.AtTheMAC.org or call 630-942-4000.