“Cool!” “I know what possibility means.” “That was fantastic.” “Oh yeah!”
“That’s funny!” “They are making an apple tree.” “I want an apple!”
Sometimes the unscripted responses of the young audience are as entertaining as the play in progress.
Chicago Children’s Theatre presents a new musical version of Harold and the Purple Crayon. Author Crockett Johnson wrote a beloved children’s book about imagination. Harold draws adventures for his make believe world. From the bottom of the sea to the side of the moon, Harold’s inventiveness transports him from his bed to beyond. His curiosity lets him have all kinds of experiences. Harold and the Purple Crayon drew me into some colorful playtime.
Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.
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