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Holiday shows at TriCities theatres

Photo: Pheasant Run 

Arcada Family Theatre at Pheasant Run, St. Charles

Pheasant Run's 320-seat tiered amphitheater sets the stage for the ultimate night out. Enjoy farm to fork dining in the Harvest Restaurant with a bottle of the Chef’s signature Tiffany’s Toast Chardonnay. Catch a bite from the resort’s themed menu in Jambalaya before the show and enjoy live entertainment.

Sleeping Beauty

Hosted by Giggles the Jester, this classic tale will have a spin based around the Christmas Holiday. Performances of Sleeping Beauty take place Dec. 7–10.

The Pheasant Run Resort is located at 4051 East Main Street, St. Charles. 630-584-6300,

Playhouse 38, Geneva

Geneva Park District’s Playhouse 38 is the ultimate theatre experience in downtown Geneva. Playhouse 38 is host to the District’s Cultural Arts program and provides participants an outlet to be creative, express themselves and have fun.

Playhouse 38 is located at 321 Stevens Street, Suite P. 630-232-4542,

Paramount Theatre, Aurora

Named one of the top ten theaters in Chicago by the League of Chicago Theatres, the Paramount continues to provide world-class entertainment for an annual audience of over 300,000 patrons from over 250 communities.

Photo: Paramount 

Elf, The Musical

Based on the hilarious 2003 Will Ferrell movie, Elf is one of those rare holiday shows that will have both kids and adults lighting up with laughter, humming tunes like “A Christmas Song” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” for days and rediscovering what it means to be a family. Elf runs from November 22–January 7.

The Paramount Theatre is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. 630-896-6666,  

Batavia Fine Arts Centre

After years of planning, the Batavia Fine Arts Centre was built in 2011 and opened its doors to the Fox Valley on August 20, 2011. This space stands to provide arts education to the students of Batavia, an artistic outlet to organizations that utilize the space and entertainment to the patrons that pass through the doors. Whether you are looking for theatre, music, dance or visual art they all come to life at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.

Photo: A. Doran Photography, Fox Valley Ballet

The Fox Valley Nutcracker

Fox Valley Ballet is very proud to present The Fox Valley Nutcracker, a Fox Valley holiday tradition that showcases students and families from local dance studios alongside professional dancers, in the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker. Performances of The Fox Valley Nutcracker take place at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre Sat., Nov. 25 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sun., Nov. 26 at 2pm.

The Batavia Fine Arts Centre is located at 1399 W. Wilson St., Batavia. 630-937-8930,