Category: Children’s Theatre

Review: The People’s Return of Neverland (Quest Theatre Ensemble)

Jason Bowen stars as Hook in Quest Theatre's "The People's Return of Neverland" by Andrew Park and Scott Lamps, directed by Andrew Park. (photo credit: Braxton Black)        
      
The People’s Return
        of Neverland

Book and Lyrics by Andrew Park
Music by Scott Lamps  
Directed by Andrew Park
at The Blue Theater, 1609 W. Gregory (map)
thru March 30  |  tickets: FREE   |  more info
       
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March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: That’s Weird, Grandma – Winter Matinees (Barrel of Monkeys)

Michael Govier, Tom Malinowski and Zeke Sulkes star in Barrel of Monkeys' "That's Weird, Grandma: Winter Matinees," directed by Jason Sperling. (photo credit: Maggie Fullilove-Nugent)        
       
That’s Weird, Grandma:
    Winter Matinees
  

Written by Chicago Public School students 
Adapted by Barrel of Monkeys 
Directed by Jason Sperling
at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (map) 
thru March 23  |  tickets: $6-$12   |  more info
       
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February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Three Little Pigs (Emerald City Theatre)

Mary Margaret Roberts stars as Siu in Emerald City Theatre's "The Three Little Pigs" by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, directed by Ernie Nolan. (photo credit: Tom McGrath)        
      
The Three Little Pigs

Music by George Stiles 
Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe 
Directed by Ernie Nolan
at Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln (map)
thru May 17  |  tickets: $10-$16   |  more info
       
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February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

Jonathan Butler-Duplessis and Bear Bellinger star in Chicago Children's Theatre's "Mr. Chickee's Funny Money," directed by Derrick Sanders. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
      
Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money

Music/Lyrics by Lamont Dozier and Paris Dozier
Book by David Ingber
Directed by Derrick Sanders
at Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru March 2  |  tickets: $25-$38   |  more info
       
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January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (Lifeline Theatre)

David Sajewich, Diana Coates and Allison Cain in True Story of 3 Pigs, Lifeline Theatre         
       
The True Story  
     of the Three Little Pigs

Book and Lyrics by Robert Kauzlaric  
Music by Paul Gilvary and William Rush
Directed by Amanda Link  
at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood (map)
thru Feb 16  Mar 2  |  tickets: $15   |  more info 
       
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January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Dead Prince (Strange Tree Group)

Kate Nawrocki as Tasha, Scott Cupper as The Dead Prince, Elizabeth Bagby as The Captain, Sara Scanlon as Sallie, Jenifer Starewhich as Pea, Stuart Ritter as Wilkes, Dan Behrendt as Leopold, Cory Aiello as Diggs, Thomas Zeitner as Dennis and Michael Thomas Downey as Maldorf the Mirror in The Strange Tree Group’s world premiere musical THE DEAD PRINCE by Emily Schwartz, directed by Paul Holmquist.  Photo by Emily Schwartz.        
      
The Dead Prince

Book, Music and Lyrics by Emily Schwartz  
Directed by Paul S. Holmquist
DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru Dec 22  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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November 27, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: Click, Clack, BOO! (Lifeline Theatre)

Nathaniel Niemi, Heather Currie, Amanda Link and Liz Bollar in Click, Clack, BOO at Lifeline Theatre        
       
Click, Clack, BOO!
          A Tricky Treat
 

Adapted by James E. Grote  
Music by George Howe
Directed by Shole Milos
at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood (map)
thru Nov 24  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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November 7, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: A Year with Frog and Toad (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan star as Frog and Toad in Chicago Children Theatre's "A Year with Frog and Toad" by Robert and Willie Reale, directed by Henry Godinez. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
       
A Year with Frog and Toad  

Music by Robert Reale  
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Directed by Henry Godinez
Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Nov 24  |  tickets: $28-$43   |  more info
       
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October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Teddy Bears’ Picnic (Emerald City Theatre)

Amanda Hartley stars as Mama Bear in Emerald City Theatre's "The Teddy Bears' Picnic," written and directed by Ernie Nolan. (photo credit: Tom McGrath)        
      
The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Written and Directed by Ernie Nolan
at EC’s Little Theatre, 2933 N. Southport (map)
thru Jan 5  |  tickets: $7-$14   |  more info
       
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October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (Emerald City Theatre @ Broadway Playhouse)

Danny Taylor stars as The Cat in Emerald City Theatre's "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat," adapted by Katie Mitchell, directed by Ernie Nolan. (photo credit: Tom McGrath)        
       
Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat 

Adapted by Katie Mitchell  
Directed by Ernie Nolan 
Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut (map)
thru Sept 1  |  tickets: $16-$22   |  more info
       
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July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Marvelous Land of Oz (New American Folk Theatre)

Matt Huston and Jamal Howard star as Scarecrow and Jack Pumpkinhead in New American Folk Theatre's "The Marvelous Land of Oz", written and directed by Anthony Whitaker.        
       
The Marvelous Land of Oz 

Written and Directed by Anthony Whitaker
Based on the book by L. Frank Baum
at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru June 2  |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Elephant and the Whale (Chicago Children’s Theatre and Redmoon Theatre)

Kasey Foster, Becky Poole and Kurt Brocker star in the world premiere of "The Elephant and the Whale", produced by Chicago Children's Theatre and Redmoon Theatre, written by Seth Bockley and Kevin O'Donnell. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
       
The Elephant
          and the Whale
  

Script and Lyrics by Seth Bockley
Music by Kevin O’Donnell  
Directed by Leslie B. Danzig & Frank Maugeri
Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru May 26  |  tickets: $25-$36   |  more info
       
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April 21, 2013 | 4 Comments More