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Larry Yando

Larry Yando stars as Ebeneezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" coming to  The Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

Start making plans to attend the holiday shows coming to Chicago. When looking for shows to attend, don't forget the following ones.

"A Christmas Carol"

"A Christmas Carol" runs Nov. 17 to Dec. 30 at The Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago. Regular-price tickets for "A Christmas Carol" range from $40 to $60. Call 312-443-3800 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org for other ticket prices and special performances.

The beloved holiday production, starring Larry Yando, tells the story of Scrooge and the well-known tale of his encounter with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come.

"Christopher Wheeldon's The Nutcracker" by The Joffrey Ballet

Christopher Wheeldon's "The Nutcracker" performed by The Joffrey Ballet, runs  Dec. 1 to Dec. 30 at The Auditorium Theatre,  50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago.  Call 312-386-8905 for ticket information or visit Joffrey.org.

This version of "The Nutcracker" is a re-imagined rendition of the traditional ballet. The story veers from the traditional one, which focuses on Clara, from a high-brow family, and turns its attention to a setting and family during the time of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. There are also local children performing in the cast of "The Nutcracker."

"Q Brothers Christmas Carol"

"Q Brothers Christmas Carol" runs Nov. 20 to Dec. 30 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier, Chicago. Tickets range from $30 to $52. Call 312-595-5600 or visit chicagoshakes.com.

"Q Brothers Christmas Carol" is an energetic hip-hop rendition of the holiday classic. The show, performed by Q Brothers Collective, is directed and created by brothers GQ and JQ.

"Ken Ludwig's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

"Ken Ludwig's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" runs to Dec. 30 at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago.  Call 800-775-2000 for ticket information or visit BroadwayInChicago.com.

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Eloise is A&E Editor and a food, entertainment and features writer for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.