|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 bystanders to bullying*. Forty-five states, including Illinois, now have anti-bullying legislation. Bullying prevention programs have been shown to reduce school bullying by as much as 50%. To entertain and educate, Chicago Children’s Theatre remounts last season’s smash hit, The Hundred Dresses.
Peggy is rich. Wanda is poor. Maddie is somewhere in the middle. Clothing makes a fashion statement at Franklin Elementary School. Peggy is mean. Wanda is kind. Maddie is somewhere in the middle. The Hundred Dresses is a light-hearted musical dressed up to teach a powerful lesson. It’s the “Glee” episode that harmonizes “Clueless” meets “Mean Girls”.
Check out the rest of the review at Chicago Theater Blog.