"A Christmas Carol" will return to Drury Lane next week. (Photo provided)
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"A Christmas Carol," the holiday classic, will be presented from Nov. 21 to Dec. 21 at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. The venue also offers families the opportunity to have breakfast or dinner with Santa Claus in the dining room on select performance dates.

Recently enhanced with carols, the story is directed by Scott Calcagno. The hour-long production uses 14 of the most versatile actors in the Chicago region to bring more than 30 of the colorful Dickens characters to life.

The cast is led by Jeff Award winner Bradley Armacost as Scrooge, ("Chicago Boys" at the Goodman Theatre), with Jake Helm and Quinn Sitt alternating as Tiny Tim. Also featured are Gary Alexander, Gary Carlson, McKinley Carter, Ashlee Edgemon, Derek Hasenstab, Nikki Hren, Frances Limoncelli, Megan Long, Tina Maloney, Liam Quealy, Lee Slobotkin of Wheaton, and Andrew Weir.
Santa packages
Breakfast with Santa is offered on Saturdays, including Nov. 23 and 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, with the meal at 11:30 a.m. and performance at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. The Breakfast Buffet package price for adults is $30, and $25 for children 12 and younger. A special Dinner Buffet with Santa is available Wednesday, Dec. 18, with meal at 5 p.m. and performance at 7 p.m.; cost is $40 and $30, respectively.
Regular performances begin at 10 a.m., with certain ones scheduled at noon and 1 p.m., with details at the box office. The theater is at 100 Drury Lane.

Performances take place every Monday through Saturday except Nov. 25 to 28 and Dec. 2. Performance-only tickets are available for $15, and a group rate of $12 per person is available for parties of 20 or more. For reservations, call 630-530-0111 or visit or