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Number the Stars

Chicago Playworks at DePaul University | Chicago, Ill.

Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen play carefree games in Copenhagen, until the Nazi occupation of their city forces them to escape. Performances are 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 2 p.m. Saturdays from Jan. 18-Feb. 22.

Cost: $10

The Three Little Pigs

Emerald City Theatre Company | Chicago, Ill.

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, 2014.

Cost: $16, $13 kids

Ramona Quimby

Emerald City Theatre Company | Chicago, Ill.

Ramona Quimby is about to start 3rd grade and everything is about to change. Her sister Beezus guides us through a full year on Klickitat Street, bringing a change for Dad, a rivalry for Ramona, and the speediest wedding this side of Alaska. Runs from Feb. 6-May 18.

Cost: $16, $13 kids

Sounds of Blackness

eta Creative Arts Foundation | Chicago, Ill.

Performances run Jan. 28-June 13, 2014. The Showfolk Family Matinee is Sounds of Blackness, performed on Saturdays from Feb. 1-May 24, 2014.

Cost: Call for cost

Rose and the Rime

Lifeline Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Performances run Jan. 17-March 24 at the Chopin Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. For more information visit or call (773) 769-3832. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and3 p.m. Sundays. Set in Radio Falls, a little town by a big lake, must risk her life to rescue a magic coin from the icy clutches of the Rime Witch, her only hope in saving her friends and family from the spell that keeps them frozen in perpetual winter.



Cost: $20-40, S$10 kids

Into the Woods

Mercury Theater | Chicago, Ill.

The epic fairytale of several Brothers Grimm characters including the Baker and his Wife who learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse. As they set off on a journey to break the curse, the couple encounters Jack of Beanstalk fame, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Cinderella and her suitors, and the Witch herself. Runs Feb. 6-March 30.

Cost: $22-$59

Rose and the Rime

Chopin Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

The House Theatre of Chicago brings their favorite myth to life. The ensemble blends music, swirling acrobatic dance, spectacle, and stage craft to spin this cautionary tale. Set in a "little town by a big lake", young Rose undertakes a brave adventure to rescue a magic coin from the icy clutches of the Rime Witch. Performances Jan. 17-March 9.

Cost: $20 to $40

Social Group

The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center (The Chicago Lighthouse North) | Glenview, Ill.

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.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $48 for 6 weeks

Literacy Group

The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center (The Chicago Lighthouse North) | Glenview, Ill.

This program will provide activities for children to access the world of literature through tactile and auditory books, puppets, songs, dance and exposure to braille.

When: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $48 for 6 weeks
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