Performances run Jan. 17-March 24 at the Chopin Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. For more information visit thehousetheatre.com 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
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
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
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
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.
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.