Archive for October 2014

Chicago Children's Theatre debuts Leo Lionni's Frederick

Chicago Children's Theatre debuts Leo Lionni's Frederick
The featured cast of mice in the Chicago Chidren's Theatre production of Leo Lionni's Frederick are certainly NO strangers to a Chicago winter. This playful new production is based on beloved children's author Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse. As usual, the Chicago Children's Theatre does not disappoint. The tickets for their productions aren't cheap, but the shows consistently deliver (no dumbed-down kiddie productions here).
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The show has a nuanced and philosophical message (that Chicagoans would do well to heed): When preparing for winter, one must take into account both logistics (nuts, berries and the like) while also stockpiling the less tangible sorts of memories, sensations and spiritual "food" we will need to survive until the spring returns again. I told you. It is kind of deep. The staging and scenery are stunning. The cast is enchanting. I thought the folksy songs were particularly fabulous. ...

Barilla Hosting Eataly Kid’s Kitchen Workshop on October 25, 2014

Barilla Hosting Eataly Kid’s Kitchen Workshop on October 25, 2014
What’s not to love about Eataly? I’ve enjoyed every trip to this eating emporium dedicated to all things Italian. But I’ve never taken my kids with me. I’ve worried that the non-stop hustle and bustle at Eataly might be overwhelming for them. I recently learned about a great way to introduce kids to this local... Read more »