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
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.
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.
Blue Man Group performances are a celebration of human connection. Mixing art, music, comedy and state-of-the-art technology, the show encourages audiences to reconnect with their inner (and outer) child and see the world through a new perspective. Backed by a live rock band, the Blue Men unify the audience for the show’s celebratory climax - an unforgettable, euphoric dance party.
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.