A skating rink near Bloomingdales opens Nov. 20 (weather
permitting). There will be special performances on
Sundays and Tuesdays, along with live DJs on Saturday
This action-packed, all-new show features a magical montage of
celebrations and is set to a blend of contemporary music and
favorite Disney songs. Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they
celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad
Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal
Valentine's Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau
with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and
Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more
in the celebration of the century. Performances run Jan. 22-26 at
Allstate Arena and Jan. 29-Feb. 9 at United Center. Visit
disneyonice.com for more information.
Join Professor McBumble and his group of rag tag actors as they
present three different fairy tales with an anti-bullying message.
Updated adaptions of Little Red Ridinghood, The Ugly Duckling &
Three Billy Goats Gruff are performed in this world premiere
musical. "It's not cool to be cruel!" "It's so lame to call people
names!" are just a few of the lesson taught in this important show.
Performances are from Oct. 2-May 2 at locations throughout Chicago
and the suburbs. Check website for venue dates and times.
Barrel of Monkeys, a Chicago-based arts education theater
ensemble, conducts creative writing workshops with
3rd-5th grade students in underserved Chicago Public Schools
and turns their stories and words into professionally-performed
theater, presented both in-school - and for the general public
through its weekly revue. The line-up changes each week by audience
vote - so no two shows are ever the same. The Monkeys' all-musical
revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Behind the [Monkey] Music plays March
2 - 31.
A series of sketches and songs written by Chicago Public School students in grades 3-6 and performed by the Barrel of Monkeys troupe of actors. The program changes each week. Performances are 8 p.m. Mondays.
The story follows 9-year-old Steven, a self-proclaimed spy
and president of the "Flint Future Detectives Club." As
Steven and his friends plot to save Flint from financial ruin, this
all-new musicalgrooves to a diverse new
set list of original songs, all played by a live band, and so
high-energy and entertaining that kids won't even know they're
being treated to a celebration of music through the decades,
including Motown, disco, rap, rock, soul, jazz and hip hop. Runs
from Jan. 18-March 2, 2014.
When the pigpen starts to look like a real sty, Mama says
it's time to leave and build something new. Help Cha, Stu, and Bao
watch for wolves while they use hay, sticks, and bricks to make it
in a big, bad world. Performances run Jan. 22-May 17,
Performances run Jan. 28-June 13, 2014. The Showfolk Family
Matinee is Sounds of Blackness, performed on Saturdays
from Feb. 1-May 24, 2014.
Sensory activities with a focus on food exploration are the
basis for this series of classes, targeted at all five senses. The
rich environment will focus on developing skills through taste,
touch, movement, listening and functional vision. This program
offers a well-rounded appreciation of the arts through sensory
Kids have the opportunity to build long-lasting friendships
through organized play that aims for positive group interaction.
This lively group will also eat a small meal together to further
enhance social development and maximize each child's potential.
Families are asked to bring their own lunch. An interesting sensory
food item will be provided.