Category Archives: Children’s Theater

The Annoyance Christmas Pageant playing @ Annoyance Theatre

The Annoyance Christmas Pageant The Annoyance Christmas Pageant takes two well loved, holiday children specials and combines them into two acts. Charley Brown Christmas follows Charley Brown on his journey to find the true meaning of Christmas, while enduring the commercialization of the season, and insults from Lucy Van Pelt. In Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Sam the Snowman tells… (more…)

Cinderella opening @ Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire

Cinderella For the first time on the Marriott stage – the original enchanting score from the creators of The King & I and Oklahoma! Join Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, a handsome Prince, and two selfish Step-Sisters, as they turn “Impossible” to “Possible” in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved tale. Thru – Dec 31, 2012 @ Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire 10… (more…)

Fools Tango – REVIEW

By Robert Andersen Theatre comes in many forms and can be seen in many locations. What you see and where you see it is your decision. During the next few weeks you should definitely make the decision to see Theatre Zarko’s Fools Tango at the Noyes Cultural Center in Evanston. The cozy theater on the 2nd floor is the perfect spot… (more…)

Six Stories Tall opening @ Adventure Stage Chicago

Six Stories Tall Inspired by Hispanic folklore, Six Stories Tall is a storytelling spectacle unlike anything ever seen on our stage. Featuring a live DJ and incorporating a unique mix of narrative influences including comic books, video games, hip-hop music and mythology, the six fantastical tales that comprise this remarkable play create a thrilling, heartfelt journey that families will not… (more…)

Fools Tango – Now Playing @ Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Fools Tango A selection of short comic puppet plays created to tickle your funny bone, Fools Tango is wild and sometimes poignant, full of visual surprise and haunting beauty ranging from the early repertoire to the very latest works by master puppeteer, Michael Montenegro. Live music composed and played by the incomparable Jude Mathews. Read the 3 STAR review here: Fools… (more…)

Chicago’s Weird, Grandma – REVIEW

By J. Scott Hill The Neo-Futurarium is one of the protected wild spaces of the arts in Chicago. Within this maze of a theatre, some tremendous performers can be observed in their natural habitat. On Monday nights, when the Neo-Futurists are allowed to roam off the preserve, the space houses a menagerie of monkeys — Barrel of Monkeys. Barrel of… (more…)

Harold and the Purple Crayon opening @ Ruth Page Center For Arts

Harold and the Purple Crayon Harold and the Purple Crayon teaches young audiences that anything is possible with a crayon and a big imagination. Meet Harold, a curious four year old boy who, armed with his trusty purple crayon, has the power to create a world of his own simply by drawing it. This imaginative musical uses breathtaking animation, inventive… (more…)

Sleeping Beauty opening @ Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire

Sleeping Beauty In a fanciful and far-off kingdom, the vengeful sorceress Magenta places a wicked curse on the beautiful Princess Amber. Only a kiss from her one true love can unlock the spell and wake this Sleeping Beauty before it is too late. Will Prince Hunter overcome his fears as he scales the mountains, sails the dark sea and battles… (more…)

Beauty And The Beast opening @ Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Beauty And The Beast Bring your whole family to Navy Pier for this 75-minute heartwarming musical adventure based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film. It recounts the “tale as old as time” of a clever beauty and her ferocious captor—a young prince trapped under an enchantress’s spell, who must learn to love and be loved in order to break the… (more…)

Peter Pan or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up opening @ Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

Peter Pan or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up Join Li’l Buds Theatre for the adventure of a lifetime. Fly along with Peter Pan, and meet the lost Boys, the Pirates, The Darling family, Nana, Tinkerbell and the dreaded Captain Hook, as they take you on a journey through a child’s eyes into Neverland! This classic tale teaches us… (more…)