The Albright Theatre Company, Batavia
The Albright Theatre Company is a performance arts theatre downtown Batavia. The Albright is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is membership driven and relies upon volunteer actors. 100 North Island Ave., Batavia on the third floor of the Batavia Government Center.
A Christmas Story
Performance Dates: December 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17; Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sundays 2:30pm
Based on the much-loved classic film, join Ralphie as he pines for his Red Ryder, decodes secret messages, witnesses the feared triple-dog dare, and tries to make it to Christmas with the help of his oddball but loving family.
Playhouse 38, Geneva
Geneva Park District’s Playhouse 38 is the ultimate theater experience in downtown Geneva. 321 Stevens St., Suite P.
Babes in Toyland (A Playhouse 38 Youth Holiday Production)
Performance Dates: December 9, 3pm & 7pm; December 10, 3pm
Come enjoy this classic holiday tale that boasts new, fresh music! The villainous Barnaby has fallen in love with sweet Mistress Mary Quite Contrary. If he can’t buy her love, then he’ll force her to marry him by threatening to foreclose on her mother, the poor Widow Piper.
It’s a Wonderful Life (A Live Radio Play)
Performance Dates: December 14 & 15 7pm, December 16 3pm & 7pm, December 17 3pm
Travel back to the 1940’s and be a part of the live studio audience for a radio broadcast of this holiday classic.
Arcada Family Theatre at Pheasant Run, St. Charles
Pheasant Run’s 320-seat tiered amphitheater sets the stage for the ultimate night out. 4051 East Main St., St. Charles.
Performance Dates: December 7 & 8 7:30pm, December 9 & 10 3pm
Hosted by Giggles the Jester, this classic tale will have a spin based around the Christmas Holiday.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Performance Dates: December 16 & 17 (call for times)When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.
Paramount Theatre, Aurora
The Paramount was named one of the top theaters in Chicago by the League of Chicago Theatres. Enjoy world-class entertainment. 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.
Elf, The Musical
Performance Dates: Performances of Elf continue through January 7 (call for times)
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.
Performance Dates: February 7–March 18 (call for times)
Cabaret is one of the most well-known Broadway musicals of all time, and it’s because of the extraordinary songs, universal appeal and a spellbinding story that still holds true in today’s world. Cabaret is exactly what musical theatre should be: entertaining, enlightening, provocative, edgy and a continuing reflection of our own lives.
The Albright Theatre Company: 630-406-8838, albrighttheatre.com
Playhouse 38: 630-232-4542, genevaparks.org/facilities/playhouse-38-theater
Arcada Family Theatre at Pheasant Run: 630-584-6300, pheasantrun.com
Paramount Theatre: 630-896-6666, paramountaurora.com