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Performances begin November 29th and run through December 30th. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Saturday and Sunday 3pm matinees.

Tickets are $25. Kids 12 and under are $10.

Tickets can be purchased at or the box office at 773-327-7077. Call for group discounts on parties of ten or more.

Special Christmas Day 3pm Show followed by a Chinese Feast $50, kids under 12 $15 (post-show meal included in ticket price).

Special Christmas and New Year's Eve combo tickets. Advance tickets to the Christmas Day performance of Hannukatz the Musical and New Year's Eve At the Exact Center of the Universe for $75. Must purchase by December 24th.

The New National Pastime Theater presents, back by popular demand, 2200 years in the making, here to fill the holiday vOY-OY-OYd!, the only rock ‘n’ roll Hannukah musical on earth, HANNUKATZ THE MUSICAL! Director Shifra Werch creates a new production in The National Pastime Theater's recently acquired Uptown theater. You’ve seen The Nutcracker, now see "the Wisecracker," more pa-rum-pa-pum-pumped full of Rock n Roll and laughs for the whole family than the holidays have ever been! Inspired by Terry Abrahamson's best-selling, HANNUKATZ SAVES HANNUKAH, HANNUKATZ THE MUSICAL! is recommended for those who celebrate Hannukah and those who don't.

Starring Wellington Da Silva as the tie-dyed Meowmulkah-sporting title character on his Hannukah-eve visit to the Skokie-based Moskowitz family’s Hannukah-hating kids. Isaac Samuelson and Maren Rosenberg portray the Moskowitz kids Josh and Emily with Rachel Pallante and Jordan Levin as their parents Syl and Gil. Self-described in his Jerry Lee Lewis-inspired theme song as “a catnippy, kinda trippy, chocolate chippy old hippie,” Hannukatz is a 6'7" talking, rocking, cat armed with an arsenal of rousing Hannukarols like “Do the Chhhh,” “No Jews Allowed,” and “Hannukah is Not the Jewish Christmas.” Grammy-winner Abrahamson (book/lyrics) and collaborator Michael Carlson (music) bring the audience into the musical world.

See the book that started it all!


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