Posts tagged "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 »

Off Book Chats Up Raven, TimeLine, Writers, Signal ATC, AFT, Children's & More

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Treasured Stories by Eric Carle” by Chicago Children’s Theater at Victory Gardens, ”Hostage Song” at Signal Ensemble Theatre, “Rent” at American Theater Company with About Face Theatre, and ”A Little Night Music” at Writers Theatre.  Our special guests are Michael Menendian from Raven Theatre and PJ Powers from Timeline Theatre. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This May 18, 2012 episode... 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 »
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"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 »

Off Book Chats with Court Theatre, Chicago Children's Theatre and MORE!

Chicago Theatre Off Book is kicking off 2012 chatting about upcoming shows at Court Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre and Theatre Oobleck.  With Chicago theatre just coming back from a holiday break, there is no review round-up.  But Charles Newell and Mark Messing intrigue with glimpses of 2012 theatre.  And of course, we have two new Got A Minute? segments... Read more »

"How to Survive a Fairytale" (Lifeline Theatre): Fantasy Bootcamp!

"How to Survive a Fairytale" (Lifeline Theatre):  Fantasy Bootcamp!
#3. The new television shows, “Grimm” and “Once,” have stirred up my fairytale memories.  These series, very different in nature, have gotten me remembering the details of childhood stories.  Kids playing in the forest.  Fathers remarrying.  Talking animals.  Where’s the danger?  Today’s kids may be desensitized to violence from exposure to movies and video games. ... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre Off Book chats it up with Molly Brennan and Roni Geva and so much more!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings featuring forbidden lovers, naughty bunnies and murderous dictators.  Later, we chat with Molly Brennan from Barrel of Monkeys and 500 Clown and Roni Geva with “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”  This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially... Read more »