Category: Children’s Theatre

Review: Schoolhouse Rock Live! (Broadway Playhouse)

Jed Feder, Emily Goldberg and Eliza-Jane Morris in Schoolhouse Rock Live, Broadway Chicago          
  

       
Schoolhouse Rock Live! 

Directed by Morgan Ashley Madison
Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut (map)
thru Aug 28  |  tix: $16-$24  | more info
       
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July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Jabari Dreams of Freedom (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

13-year-old Cameron A. Goode (left) plays Jabari, whose dreams take him back to 1963 Birmingham, Alabama to meet members of the Birmingham Children’s Brigade (Leslie Ann Sheppard and Patrick Agada) in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s world premiere of Jabari Dreams of Freedom by Nambi E. Kelley. Performances are April 5-May 1 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (Note: Cameron A. Goode alternates with another 13-year-old, Philip Cusic, as the title character in Jabari Dreams of Freedom.) Tickets: chicagochildrenstheatre.org or (872) 222-9555. Photo credit: Charles Osgood

 

 
 

 
          

           
Jabari Dreams of Freedom

Written by Nambi E. Kelley
Ruth Page Arts Ctr, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru May 1  |  tix: $10-$39  |  more info
       
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April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters (Lifeline Theatre)

Sam Button-Harrison as Lester in Lesters Dreadful Sweaters, Lifeline Theatre 1          
      

   
Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters

Aly Renee Amidei (book, lyrics), Julie Tallarida (lyrics)
   and Scott Tallarida (music, lyrics)
Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood (map)
thru Apr 24  |  tix: $15  |  more info
       
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April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Matilda the Musical (Broadway in Chicago)

Matilda

Mia Sinclair Jenness
Bryce Ryness

 Jenness, and Ryness will be joined by fellow principal cast members Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Quinn Mattfeld (Mr. Wormwood) and Cassie Silva (Mrs. Wormwood).

The ensemble will include Cal Alexander, Kayla Amistad, Cameron Burke, Brittany Conigatti, Michael Fatica, Wesley Faucher, John Michael Fiumara, Camden Gonzales, Shonica Gooden, Evan Gray, Cassidy Hagel, Meliki Hurd, Michael D. Jablonski, Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Stephanie Martignetti, Megan McGuff, Ora Jones, Justin Packard, Serena Quadrato, Aristotle Rock, Jaquez Andre Sims, Ian Michael Stuart, Danny Tieger, Kaci Walfall, Natalie Wisdom and Darius Wright.         
   
        
Matilda the Musical

By Tim Minchin (music & lyrics) 
    and Dennis Kelly (book)
Based on the novel by Roald Dahl
Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (map)
thru Apr 10  |  tix: $33-$90  |  more info
       
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April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Pinocchio–A Folk Musical (Filament Theatre)

Roberto Johnson with cricket puppet by Jeff Semmerling in Pinocchio Musical, Filament Theatre          
      
  

Pinocchio:
    A Folk Musical

Adapted/Composed by Tyler Beattie
Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru March 6  |  tix: $14-$20  |  more info 
       
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February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: That’s Weird Grandma–The Holiday Special (Barrel of Monkeys, 2015)

Tai Palmgren in "The Marshmallow," part of Barrel of Monkey's "That's Weird, Grandma: The Holiday Special," written by CPS students, directed by Joseph Shupbach. (photo credit: Evan Hanover)         
      
That’s Weird, Grandma:
  The Holiday Special
 

Written by CPS Students
Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland (map)
thru Dec 28  |  tix: $6-$12   |  more info
       
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November 27, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Chicago Children’s Theatre)

Melanie Brezill stars in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane," adapted by Dwayne Hartford from book by Kate DiCamillo, and directed by Stuart Carden. (Photo credit: Charles Osgood)         
      
The Miraculous Journey
   of Edward Tulane
 

Adapted by Dwayne Hartford
  from book by Kate DiCamillo 
Ruth Page Arts Center, 1016 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Nov 15 |  tix: $10-$39 | more info
       
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November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More

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