NEW YEAR'S EVE PLAY
WHEN: 6 p.m. Dec. 31
WHERE: Center Stage Theater, 1665 Quincy Ave., suite 131, Naperville
COST AND INFO: $35 for adults, $15 for children ages 5 to 11; centerstage-theater.com
ABOUT: Usher in the new year with the Center Stage Players production of Disney's “Freaky Friday.” The show is followed by a dinner buffet by Chef Terrell Cole of King's Cafe. After dinner, meet the cast of "Freaky Friday" on the dance floor to welcome in 2019 with a DJ's interactive offerings from At Your Request Entertainment.
BONUS ITEM: 'THE MOST WONDERFUL CRIME OF THE YEAR'
WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 29
WHERE: Millhurst Charhouse, 1901 S. Meyers Road, Oakbrook Terrace
COST AND INFO: $60; www.grimprov.com
ABOUT: Enjoy a night of intrigue, deception and tempting food. Silver bells are ringing at a seasonal stand-up performance, but the jolly jokester gets upstaged by a murder. The audience must unravel the whodunit by gathering information, bribing guests for clues and solving the crime before the comedy act becomes a tragedy.