'BALLAD OF CC SCROOGE'
WHERE: Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles
WHEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 27 and 28 and 3 p.m. Dec. 29
COST AND INFO: $23 to $28; steelbeamtheatre.com, 630-587-8521
ABOUT: It's the final weekend to catch a commissioned piece by local playwright John David Westby who has transformed the Dickens holiday classic into "The Ballad of CC Scrooge #ChristmasMakeover." As part of the theater's season called "Women of Steel," it turns "A Christmas Carol" into a modern-day tale of female redemption and joy – a holiday favorite with just the right blend of humor and pathos. The family show is directed by Marge Uhlarik-Boller, and JoAnn Smith portrays CC Scrooge (shown).