'Mary Poppins' to alight at Paramount Theatre

Fresh from her Goodman debut with "Brigadoon," Rachel Rockwell of Berwyn directs and choreographs Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's song-and-dance-filled "Mary Poppins," accompanied by a 16-piece orchestra. It runs Wednesday to Sunday through Jan. 4 at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, as part of the in-house Broadway series that's been earning raves.

Check out select events in Planit 5

Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a Gingerbread Festival to live theater, and premier vocal ensembles ...

Holiday Bazaar & Ladies Night Out set at White Pines in Bensenville

Diverse opportunities for pampering and fun will be part of the Holiday Bazaar & Ladies Night Out events from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, a ...

Theater troupes announce December auditions in Westmont, Elmhurst

Auditions for plays in Elmhurst and Westmont invite people to indulge their acting bug this winter.

Stephen Alltop to conduct Apollo Chorus in 'Messiah' 

The Apollo Chorus, Chicago’s oldest musical organization, will perform its signature rendition of Handel’s “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec ...

St. Nicholas at heart of Dec. 5 concert by Damenchor

The Elmhurst Historical Museum plans a joyful celebration of St. Nicholas Day and Elmhurst’s German roots at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. The fest ...

Theatre of Western Springs to present ‘Santaland Diaries’

Humorist David Sedaris’ comic tale of “The Santaland Diaries” will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Theatre of Western Springs. ...

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