The mansion served as the Nickerson's winter residence
during the late 19
th century, and the family spent every holiday season
in Chicago lavishly entertaining acquaintances, friends, and family
from near and far. During this tour, participants are transported
back to the winter months of 1899, where they discover through a
servant's eyes how the Nickersons celebrated the holidays. As
applicants to a position in domestic service, participants learn
the best methods for preparing plum pudding, how to prevent the new
electrical lights on the Christmas tree from catching it on fire,
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.
In a world where a trip to the Laundromat threatens to separate
Trixie from her beloved bunny, a girl needs a hero to help--Dad.
Can her parents understand what she's saying in time to rescue
Knuffle Bunny? Performances run Oct. 2, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013.
This third installment continues the marriage of classic
literature to music. Students will be introduced to Blues concepts
along with other contemporary music. Playwright J. e Franklin
reconstructs timeless fables about morals and values that stimulate
critical thinking in a setting filled with music, fun, and
laughter. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday from Oct.
29-June 14. Summer performances are June 24-Aug. 2.
Teenage DeShawn goes from making exceptional to poor grades in a
matter of months due to the violent death of his best friend and
the break-up of his family. Presented in collaboration with the
University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative, this performance
examines the need to recognize signs of depression in youth due to
family disintegration and violence. Performances run Oct. 29-June
Join Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, a handsome Prince,
and two selfish stepsisters in Rodgers and Hammerstein's most
beloved tale. Performances run Nov. 17-Dec. 31.
Bring the entire family and join Annie and her pint-sized
cohorts on the musical adventure of a lifetime. Performances run
Nov. 21-Dec. 30.
In 1905, newlyweds Jim and Della lovingly sacrifice their
greatest possessions and find a holiday treasure in this
family-friendly show. Performances run Nov. 17-Dec. 23.
When a broken hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativity
set that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuades
a lonely ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, and to
allow her son to watch him work on it. Performances are 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday from Nov. 21-Dec. 23. Also
have a select number of Wednesday morning matinees at 10 a.m.
Inspired by the classic holiday film, this production is
presented as a 1940's live radio broadcast in front of a live
audience. It's your chance to fall in love with the story of
Bedford Falls all over again. 8 p.m. Nov. 23, 24, 30; Dec. 1, 14,
15; 3 p.m. Dec. 1.