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'Home for Holidays' featuring Beckie Menzie Tom Michael will be staged Dec. 11 Freedom Hall Park Forest.

"Home for the Holidays" featuring Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael will be staged Dec. 11 at Freedom Hall in Park Forest.

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Updated: January 7, 2013 7:14AM



Here is a look at top events you won’t want to miss.

Suggestions include “Home for the Holidays” featuring Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael at Freedom Hall in Park Forest and “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.

‘Home for the Holidays’

This matinee series show featuring Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael will take place at 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at Freedom Hall’s Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest.

Tickets are $10.

Information: (708) 747-0580, freedomhall.org.

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, will present “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9.

Tickets are $22 for the show, which is co-sponsored by the SouthtownStar.

Information: (773) 445-3838, beverlyartcenter.org.

Weekend

Dec. 7’s Weekend magazine features a preview of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s live debut of “The Lost Christmas Eve.”

There are also movie reviews of “The Collection” and “Anna Karenina.”

Some of these articles are already available in SouthtownStar.com’s Entertainment section.

Also for Dec. 6, 2012

Carpe Weekend offers the second installment of 10 albums that are great from the beginning of Side A to the end of Side B.

There is also a movie review of “Killing Them Softly” and a preview of the BACinema series screening of “Compliance” at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.

Jessi Virtusio blogs about music, movies and much more on Elaborating on Entertainment at blogs.southtownstar.com/entertainment.



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