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Holiday Theater in Chicago: Alternative Picks from Hedy Weiss


There is no lack of holiday shows at the theater this season. We have a look at some alternative programming currently on stage, from a swinging musical about an ax murderer to the latest play from Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Letts. Titled “The Minutes,” it’s a scathing take on small-town politics that premiered recently at Steppenwolf Theatre and heads to Broadway in the new year.

Joining us to review these theatrical alternatives is Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss. 

Read Weiss’ reviews of the shows we discuss:

• “The Minutes
• “Beautiful—The Carole King Musical
• “Lizzie
• “Violet


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