Category: Children’s Theatre

Review: Akeelah and the Bee (Adventure Stage Chicago)

La Shone T. Kelly stars as Akeelah in Akeelah and the Bee, Adventure Stage Chicago            
      

Akeelah and the Bee
 
Adapted by Cheryl L. West
  from screenplay by Doug Atchison
at Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble (map)
thru Nov 22  |  tix: $7-$17  |  more info
       
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November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Puppet Playdate with Grandma D (Pride Arts Center)

Katharine Jordan, Benjamin Ponce, Khloe Janel and Tristan Tom star in Playdate with Grandma D 5             
   
                

A Puppet Playdate
    with Grandma D

   
Written and Directed by Tristan Tom  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway (map)
thru Aug 27  |  pay-what-you-can  |  more info    
            

   

August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Madagascar–A Musical Adventure (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Stephen Schellhardt, Gilbert Domally, Jordan Brown and Lisa Estridge star in Madagascar, Chicago Shakespeare            
      

   

Madagascar:
  A Musical Adventure

Written by Kevin Del Aguila (book), 
   George Noriega, Joel Someillan (music/lyrics)
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier (map)
thru Aug 27  |  tix: $22-$34  |  more info
       
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July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Haven Place (A Red Orchid Theatre)

Julissa Contreras, Sarah Cartwright and Ada Grey in The Haven Place, Red Orchid Theatre           
      
  

The Haven Place 

Written by Levi Holloway
A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells (map)
thru Dec 30  |  tix: $15-$25  |  more info
       
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December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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