Best bets for Saturday
|“The Winter Wonderettes” is playing at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. (Submitted photo)|
Classics in holiday entertainment are celebrated with performances of “The Winter Wonderettes” musical at Pheasant Run, and “A Christmas Carol” on the College of DuPage campus.
‘Wonderland’ of favorites
Fox Valley Repertory celebrates the season with an 8 p.m. performance of “The Winter Wonderettes” musical set in 1968, and featuring nostalgic holiday hits. As a sequel to “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” the show follows Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy who have to put the merry back in Christmas when Santa goes missing. The show is appropriate for the entire family. Fox Valley Rep is based at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. (Route 64), St. Charles, where the musical continues through Dec. 30. Tickets range from $32 to $42, with dinner show packages available. For tickets, visit foxvalleyrep.org or call the box office at (630) 584-6342.
Dickens classic at College of DuPage
College Theater at College of DuPage presents “A Christmas Carol” at 2 and 7 p.m. The show continues Friday through Sunday until Dec. 2 in the Building K Theater on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. Directed by Amelia Barrett, the holiday favorite is an adaptation by William J. Norris who originated the role of Scrooge for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. College Theater’s biennial production of the Dickens work chronicles Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey of self-discovery as he revisits his past to rewrite his fate. As the sour and stingy bachelor realizes the mistakes of his youth, he learns the power of kindness to transform the lives of those around him. Tickets cost $10,$9 for seniors, College of DuPage students and youth 17 and younger. For more information, call the MAC Ticket Office at (630) 942-4000 or visit www.atthemac.org.
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