Posts in category "Chicago Children's Theatre"

"The Elephant and the Whale" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Big Time Adorable!

"The Elephant and the Whale" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Big Time Adorable!
Chicago Children’s Theatre, in conjunction with Redmoon Theatre, presents the world premiere of The Elephant and the Whale. The best indicator of an engaging children’s show is the stillness of the kids.  From lights up to blackout, this audience is transfixed.  Everyone is glued to their seat as the theatrics commence.  Of course, there are the frequent... Read more »

Off Book Chats UP Rivendell, Chicago Children's Theatre and more!

Off Book Chats UP Rivendell, Chicago Children's Theatre and more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “American Wee Pie” at Rivendell Theatre and “Bud, Not Buddy” at Chicago Children’s Theatre.  Our special guests are Kamal Angelo Bolden and Travis Turner performing in “Bud, Not Buddy” at Chicago Children’s Theatre. This February 8, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                      ... Read more »

"Bud, Not Buddy" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Joyful Weeper!

"Bud, Not Buddy" (Chicago Children's Theatre):  Joyful Weeper!
Chicago Children’s Theatre presents Bud, Not Buddy.  Bud is a ten year old growing up in the Depression Era. Life has been rough for him.  His mama died four years ago.  The boys at the orphanage bully him.  Then, when his new foster family lock him in a shed, Bud decides to hit the road.  He’s leaving... Read more »
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"Harold and the Purple Crayon" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Color Me Happy!

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" (Chicago Children's Theatre):  Color Me Happy!
“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... Read more »

Treasured Stories By Eric Carle: Something to Squeal about!

Treasured Stories By Eric Carle: Something to Squeal about!
#100. “Shut off your cell phone” is a familiar announcement.  But what happened next was a complete surprise.  The nice lady told the audience if they wanted to tell the story along with the narrator to go ahead.  “This is a no shushing show.” Chicago Children’s Theatre hosts Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia presenting an... Read more »

"The Houdini Box" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Marvelously Magical!

#19.  I’m a big fan of magic!  It’s an inarguable explanation for anything.  What makes my computer work?  Magic! How did she know to call?  Magic! Where did that cookie go?  Magic!  I could have gotten a liberal arts degree at Hogwarts.  I’m completely satisfied with *magic* being the answer to any question. Chicago Children’s... Read more »
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EXTENDED Thru Dec 31st "Good Night Moon The Musical" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Page to Stage Brilliant!

EXTENDED Thru Dec 31st  "Good Night Moon The Musical" (Chicago Children's Theatre):  Page to Stage Brilliant!
When I was a little girl, I loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder series.  Little House… in the big woods, on the banks of Plum Creek, by the shores of Silver Lake, I loved this pioneering family struggling for a better life.  Through Laura’s writing, I could visualize it so clearly.  So when the “Little House... Read more »

Review "The Hundred Dresses": "Glee" Harmonizes "Clueless" "Mean Girls"

Chicago Children’s Theatre presents     The Hundred Dresses     Written by Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills Directed by Sean Graney North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie (map) through Dec 2   |  tickets: $26-$36  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh  One in five students are bullied each year. 60% of students are... Read more »

"Nonsense", "Hood" with "Dresses" before "Christmas" then "Auctioning" off "Cats"!

Before giving thanks, stuffing myself with Chicago theatre feast.   11.18.10  Boojum! Nonsense, Truth and Lewis Carroll by Caffeine Theatre at DCA Storefront 11.19.10  Robin Hood by Piccolo Theatre 11.20.10  100 Dresses by Chicago Children’s Theatre at NorthShore Center 11.20.10  Civil War Christmas at Northlight Theatre 11.21.10  Auctioning the Ainsleys by Dog & Pony at The Building Stage 11.21.10  Cats by Theo... Read more »
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"Sister," "Aftermath" before getting the "Dress" and "Man" to the "Ball"!

I’m becoming a veteran of Chicago Theatre.  This week it’s drama before the singing starts! 11.11.10  Kid Sister at Profiles Theatre 11.13.10  Aftermath at Signal Esemble 11.14.10  100 Dresses by Chicago Children’s Theatre in Skokie 11.14.10  Music Man at Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire 11.15.10  Masked Ball at Lyric Opera