Marriott Theatre in LincolnshireDecember 29, 2014 10:00 AM
10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Based on the 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz franchise has seen an absurd number of adaptations, off-brand sequels and spin-offs. The classic tale of a Kansas girl named Dorothy and her adventure into the land of wicked witches, flying monkeys and talking scarecrows has captivated children and adults alike for over a century. People are usually most familiar with the 1939 film version, but The Wizard of Oz was performed as a live musical as early as 1902, when it was adapted for the stage by Baum himself.
Metropolis Performing Arts CentreDecember 29, 2014 8:00 PM
111 West Campbell Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Just like marathon shopping trips, chugging too much egg nog and itchy sweaters with jingle bells on them, legendary sketch comedy troupe The Second City has made their annual sketch comedy show "Holidays in the Heights" a bona fide Yuletide tradition. In the past, The Second City has produced such comedy stars as Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray, John Candy and many more. Now The Second City's current cast stars in a series of hilarious and irreverent sketches about life around the holidays. No holiday traditions are safe as they take on gift giving, traveling and family gatherings in this updated version of their classic show at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.