Updated: December 19, 2012 7:33PM
‘Scrooge, The Musical’: Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles, presents this musical adaptation of the age-old holiday tale of redemption in a fresh new staging at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets are $25 per adult; $23 per seniors (ages 62 and better); $23 per student, 16 and younger. Learn more or purchase tickets at www.steelbeamtheatre.com or 630-587-8521.
Dickens’ ‘Christmas Carol’: The Riverfront Playhouse, 11-13 S. Water St. Mall, Aurora, concludes their adapted version of “A Christmas Carol” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Riverfront veteran Jack Schultz wrote the adaptation that features nine songs also written by Schultz. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for children younger than 12. Reservations are recommended. Call the box office at 630-897-9496.
Winter Solstice Ceremony — A Native Drum Journey to the Underworld: Sarah Richelle Starnes begins this night of purpose and presence with light movement, followed by a reclined vision quest — journeying to the underworld through a guided meditation to find your animal totem/spirit animal. In this drum journey, Sarah will play drum and cedar flute and share native chant to create an atmosphere for exploring a deeper part of our spirit on a very sacred night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $20. Learn more at www.just-shine.com or 630-482-9700.
‘The Wonderettes,’ a holiday musical of the ’60s: ’Tis the season in 1968 and Betty Jean has organized the holiday party at Harper’s Hardware Store. No doubt she’s hired the hottest girl group in town — Cindy Lou, Missy, Suzy and herself as the Marvelous Wonderettes! But when Santa turns up missing and the whole staff mistakenly gets fired on Christmas Eve, these singin’ sweethearts must use their talent and creative ingenuity to bring the merry back in Christmas. A holiday musical full of classic ’60s hits, including “Santa Baby,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “It’s a Marshmallow World” and more will be performed at the Fox Valley Repertory on the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets are $32 to $42. Learn more or order tickets at www.foxvalleyrep.org/Wonderettes or 630-524-5071.
A Christmas cantata: The program, “The Word Became Flesh,” by Dan Goeller, will be performed by the Batavia United Methodist Church music ministry in cooperation with the Batavia High School Music Department at 4 p.m. in the Batavia High School Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. There is no charge. Call Batavia United Methodist at 630-879-7060.
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