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Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

Chicago Children’s Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

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.

Cost: $25

Princess and the Pea

Chicago Kids Company | Chicago, Ill.

Classic story runs from Jan. 15-March 5.

Cost: $12

Sleeping Beauty

Chicago Kids Company | Chicago, Ill.

Classic tale runs from Jan. 29-April 11.

Cost: $12

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


Metropolis Performing Arts Centre | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Nick and his friends think that Language Arts class is the worst! A plan to get out of having homework backfires as Mrs. Granger, their teacher, assigns Nick the task of finding out where words come from. Nick, a creative and imaginative student, decides to make up his own word. Nick will get everyone in class to call a pen…a frindle! Mrs. Granger is not happy about Nick's new word and tries to put an end to it, but soon it spreads so far even Nick can't stop the world from using his new word. Performances are Feb. 6-14.

Cost: $14, $12 for kids 12 and under

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

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