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Sally and her brother are bored on a rainy day when the Cat in the Hat appears with tricks and things and games to play. Their day is filled with mischief and imagination despite protests from their fish — that is, until their mom returns home. Join us for Dr. Seuss's classic children's story that illustrates boredom is truly just a state of mind.
In the spring, The Station itself transforms into an all-immersive, two-story theatrical environment, totally unique to Chicagoland, titled An Epic Tale of Scale, created and directed by Henry Wishcamper and Jo Cattell, collaboratively designed by CCT community programs artistic director Frank Maugeri, with original music by Gabriel Ruiz. Think The Magic School Bus meets Sleep No More, and you're close. Incorporating original music, science experiments, games, arts and craft projects, and more, kids and adults alike embark on this world premiere interactive theatrical experience spanning two levels of The Station. Kids will explore the wonders and mysteries of scale while journeying deep inside the human body and out to the farthest reaches of the galaxy.
Lyric Unlimited is excited to offer a day of behind-the-scenes fun and exploration with our inaugural Family Day at Lyric, a wonderful way to share your love for opera with family members of all ages! You'll get exclusive access to Lyric's backstage areas, including the orchestra pit, props area, costume department, and more. Enjoy demonstrations of operatic stagecraft and costume try-ons throughout the day. The afternoon will also feature a short live performance and programming geared specifically to children aged 5 to 10 — but the entire family can learn something new about opera at this unique event.
Nicholas Allen decides to invent a new word: From now on, a pen will be known as a "Frindle"! Before long, to the dismay of his Language Arts teacher Mrs. Granger, Nick's word begins to spread. This quirky, imaginative story about creative thought and the power of words is based on the award-winning best-selling novel by Andrew Clements. Recommended for grades 3-6.
Chicago Children's Theatre, in a co-commission with Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, will open Last Stop on Market Street, a world premiere musical based on the award-winning book by author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Christian Robinson, 2016 Newbery Medal winner, a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book.
Acclaimed playwright Cheryl L. West is creating this first-ever stage adaptation of one of the most celebrated children's books ever. Kids (and parents) love Peña's warm tale about young CJ and his wise, loving grandmother who teaches him to find beauty in everyday city life. Speaking of the mundane, the music will be anything but, as CCT is welcoming Motown music legend Lamont Dozier and Paris Ray Dozier, the duo behind the music in CCT's 2015 smash hit Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, back to Chicago to create the show's original score.
One, two, buckle your shoe, and take a gander at Mother Goose's magical garden! Enjoy a playful and interactive event in Emerald City's Little Theatre, a welcoming and safe space for kids and their grown-ups. In this world premiere production, join Jack and Jill as they search for Mother Goose and help a gaggle of your favorite characters along the way. Sing along to live music with Little Boy Blue, Miss Muffet, and others as you experience the fun in teamwork through hand puppetry and immersive play.
Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?, a world premiere family musical with book by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Heather Currie and Derek Czaplewski, music and lyrics by Laura McKenzie, and directed by Heather Currie, based on the book by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt, illustrated by David Slonim. Dew Drop just landed her dream assignment: training to become the next tooth fairy! But after coming on board, she learns that there's more to the job than simply being sparkly: It's going to take guts, skill, and a whole lot of training to succeed. Working closely with her mentor — and a flashy flock of firefly assistants — Dew Drop must learn the rules of Command Central, master "Tooth-o-Finder" technology, and bench-press mountains of quarters before she can fly on her own. Tackle a new challenge and learn what it takes to succeed in the fast-paced tooth collection industry with this world premiere musical based on the 2007 book.