Category: Theater for Young Audiences.

Peter Pan takes audiences to new heights at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Peter Pan takes audiences to new heights at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
 “The reason that Peter Pan has endured for so long is because it inspires imagination, hope, and freedom.” Amber Mak Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) summer productions are always something special. This summer’s offering, Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure, is no exception. Most of us are familiar with the story about the boy who wouldn’t grow up, based on J.M. Barrie’s beloved... Read more »

Short Shakespeare at CST: The perfect introduction to the Bard

Short Shakespeare at CST: The perfect introduction to the Bard
William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, can be a little scary for the uninitiated. His poetic rhythm is not the language we typically hear on the streets of Chicago. That’s why Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) Short Shakespeare! programming is the perfect introduction to the Bard–and not just for children. The... Read more »

The Little Mermaid at Chicago Shakespeare Theater: A must sea

The Little Mermaid at Chicago Shakespeare Theater: A must sea
Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) summer family musical “The Little Mermaid” is a must sea. The story–which most already know, ad nauseum, from multiple viewings of Disney’s 1989 film, “The Little Mermaid”– centers around the mermaid Ariel (the youngest daughter of undersea monarch King Triton) who wants, oh so much, to be a human. Against her... Read more »
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Best Family Theatre: Five Fab Productions for the Holidays

Best Family Theatre: Five Fab Productions for the Holidays
Chicago has an outstanding line-up of theater productions that are perfect for the whole family this holiday season. The following five shows work for children, both boys and girls, and will also entertain the adults in the family. LOOKINGGLASS ALICE  ‘I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.’ Lookingglass Theatre... Read more »

Chicago's Holiday Theatre Guide: A Roundup of Theatre, Dance and Music for the Holidays

Chicago's Holiday Theatre Guide: A Roundup of Theatre, Dance and Music for the Holidays
Here’s your Chicago Holiday Theatre Guide for the 2013 season featuring theatre, dance and music for the Holiday Season. If your idea of holiday entertainment is The Nutcracker or A Christmas Carol, you are off to a good start but that is only a start. In Chicago there is more holiday programming than there are... Read more »

Theater in Chicago: Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre Brings a Sparkling Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Young Audiences.

Theater in Chicago: Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre Brings a Sparkling Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Young Audiences.
He’s back…”Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, the nearly half-century old story, has returned in a new guise to the Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences. The well-crafted, kid-friendly production has, in a sense, returned to its 1968 roots when Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice presented it for the first time as a 20-minute pop... Read more »
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