Back by Popular Demand, Stage 773 Presents the 2nd Annual Holiday Show It’s a Wonderful Santaland Miracle, Nut Cracking Christmas Story… Jews Welcome!

unnamed (16)Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, presents THE holiday show of the season, It’s a Wonderful Santaland Miracle, Nut Cracking Christmas Story… Jews Welcome!, running November 14 through December 28 with a press opening Sunday, November 16 at 3 p.m. Directed by Stage 773 Creative Director Brian Posen with choreography by Matter Dance, this family-friendly, interactive show features orig.inal Christmas carols, dance numbers, spoken word, puppets and everything in between. Stage 773 puts their own twist on the traditional holiday show, packing the world’s most beloved stories and traditions into one extravagant cavalcade. To heighten the holiday spirit, both cookies and non-holiday-specific eggnog will be served. Additionally, Stage 773 will serve as a drop-off site for the Greater Chicago Food Depository throughout the run of the production.

“This year we are expanding our Christmas Show band and cast, making it the most exciting season yet!” says Stage 773 Creative Director Brian Posen. “This interactive musical element will bring the “Santaland” stage to life and entertain audiences with classic Christmas tunes and brand new holiday inspired pieces.”

It’s a Wonderful Santaland Miracle, Nut Cracking Christmas Story… Jews Welcome! stars Caitlin Cavannaugh, Nick Curatolo, Dylan Guzman, David Kaplinsky, Sheena Laird, James McGuire, Amanda McWorter, Kristen Rau, Mollie Rehner, Kellen Robinson, Ana Santini and Michael Silver.

The production team is led by Director Brian Posen, Choreographer Carisa Barreca, Musical Director Jack Short, Assistant Musical Director Chris Gorton and Stage Manager Bridget Thomas.

All tickets may be purchased at the Stage773 box office, by phone at 773.327.5252 or online Performances run November 14 through December 28, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

ABOUT Stage 773

Stage 773 is a four-theater performance and tenant facility anchoring the Belmont Theater District in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Every year, it brings together more than 75,000 patrons with 5,000 artists in productions that range from low-budget, intimate shows to the largest sketch comedy festival in the nation. Stage 773 presents accessible, affordable, and exceptional entertainment, as well as opportunities for artists to develop through continuing education and programs. As a tenant facility, Stage 773 provides material, technical, organizational, and emotional support to artists and administrators.

For more information and to order tickets, visit, or call 773.327.5252.