Category: Children’s Theatre

Review: Frederick (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

Richard Juarez and Shawn Pfautsch star in Chicago Children's Theatre's world premiere of Leo Lionni's  "Frederick," adapted by Suzanne Miller, directed by Stuart Carden. (photo credit: Charles Osgood)        
      
Frederick

Adapted by Suzanne Miller
from the book by Leo Lionni
Directed by Stuart Carden  
at Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Nov 23  |  tickets: $23-$28   |  more info
       
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November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Bingo’s Birthday (Emerald City Theatre)

Alissa Sherwood and George Booker star as Farmer Pickle and Farmer Tickle in Emerald City Theatre's "Bingo's Birthday," created and directed by Ernie Nolan. (photo credit: Tom McGrath)    
      
      
       
Bingo’s Birthday 

Written and Directed by Ernie Nolan
at Little Theatre, 2933 N. Southport (map)
thru Jan 4  |  tickets: $8-$15   |  more info
       
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October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Seussical (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Alex Goodrich and Emily Chang star in Chicago Shakespeare's "Seussical" by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, directed by Scott Weinstein. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Seussical

Written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens 
Directed by Scott Weinstein 
at Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru Aug 17  |  tickets: $18-$25   |  more info
       
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July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Charlotte’s Web (Emerald City Theatre and Broadway in Chicago)

Liam Dahlborn stars as Wilbur in Emerald City Theatre's "Charlotte's Web," adapted by Joseph Robinette, directed by Ernie Nolan. (photo credit: Tom McGrath)        
      
Charlotte’s Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Directed by Ernie Nolan
at Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut (map)
thru Aug 17  |  tickets: $16-$24   |  more info
       
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July 16, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Chicago Children’s Theatre & Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia)

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia and Chicago Children's Theatre present "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," directed by Jim Morrow. (photo credit: Margo Ellen Gesser)        
       
The Very Hungry Caterpillar  

Adapted from the books of Eric Carle  
Directed by Jim Morrow  
at Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru June 1  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
       
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May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Lyle Finds His Mother (Lifeline Theatre)

Anthony Kayer and Deanna Myers star in Lifeline Theatre's "Lyle Finds His Mother," adapted by Jessica Wright Buha, music/lyrics by Michael James Brooks, directed by Dorothy Milne. (photo credit: Suzanne Plunkett)        
      
Lyle Finds His Mother

Adapted by Jessica Wright Buha
from book by Bernard Waber  
Music and Lyrics by Michael James Brooks
Directed by Dorothy Milne
at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood (map)
thru April 27  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More

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 | 1 Comment 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