'Dueling Critics' unwrap a box full of holiday theater

December 15, 2011

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(Photo by Rick Aguilar courtesy of Hell in a Handbag Productions)
'Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer' runs through Dec. 30 at Mary’s Attic in Andersonville.

Believe it or not, every theater company in Chicago was not doing a holiday play--but many were. Now some of the productions are like the holidays themselves--filled with promise and anticipation, only to make theatergoers wish it was January already! Others are great presents for the audience: full of laughs, nostalgia and warm-and-fuzzy feelings. Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, talked about some of their favorites from the holiday stages.

For more picks, check out the Dueling Critics guide to holiday theater on WBEZ's Onstage/Backstage blog.