In a true act of Christmas giving, Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest and Heal Team 6, a Libertyville-based non-profit charitable organization, have collaborated to donate 300 tickets to “A Christmas Carol” to local active military members and their families.
Voices in Harmony and the McHenry County College Choir, under the direction of Steven Szalaj, will present the Sing-Along Messiah at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.
The Lake County Folk Club will present Tricia Alaxander in concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at The In-Laws Restaurant in Gurnee.
The Lake Bluff History Museum’s Historic Christmas Home Tour, featuring five houses new to the event, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14.
Celebrate the holiday season as Marion Consort performs “Sing We All Noel” at 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake.
Children will receive a “goodie bag” and will be treated to hot cocoa and cookies during a visit to Santa’s Cottage from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21 in Mundelein.
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The “Piano Man” who became one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time with such hits as “Just the Way You Are,” “Uptown Girl” and “Allentown” is being awarded the nation’s highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.
The Second City’s “Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Mainstage Theatre at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.
Last December the Northbrook Park District’s first-ever “Home for the Holidays” concert at Techny sold out. So this year the Northbrook Community Choir and the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra are presenting two performances in the 700-seat Divine Word Chapel.
Launched in 1984 during the Ugandan civil war, the British Columbia-based African Children’s Choir project aims to provide educational opportunities for young people in East Africa who might otherwise never see the inside of a college classroom. The focus of that mission is the sharing of song, and the 40th choir in the organization’s history is scheduled to make two Lake County stops on its current Midwestern tour, starting with a free performance this Sunday, Dec. 8, at Waukegan Community Church.
The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 26th annual presentation of Robert Joffrey’s “The Nutcracker” performed through Dec. 28 at Auditorium Theatre, Roosevelt University.
Storefront windows along Genesee Street were painted this week with images of Christmas trees and the Mouse King from “The Nutcracker,” as volunteers from Waukegan Main Street prepared for the annual HolidayWauk on Saturday, Dec. 7.
“Godspell,” a musical based on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, will be performed at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at PM&L Theatre, 877 Main St., Antioch.
“The Magic of the Nutcracker’s” 25th anniversary will be the place of a very special reunion for three professional dancers. Former Joffrey Ballet dancers Stacy Keller, Mauro Villanueva and David Gombert will grace the stage in both Libertyville and Waukegan in starring roles. This will be the first time the three of them have performed together since their company days at Joffrey Chicago.