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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Famous fairy tales as you've never seen them before. Jack is trying to escape from the Giant, but other fairy tale characters keep getting in his way.

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday-Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday
Cost: $14, $12 kids

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. The bright and colorful exhibit provides a variety of learning opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional representation of Denslow's distinctive illustrations.

Cost: $9.50, $8.50 seniors

Ravinia Festival Music Makers

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Discover how sounds make music, and how music makes you feel, with activities like making melodies on bolt- and wrench-a-phones, using soft sculpture pegs to make a music box, blowing air over a reed, moving musical notes on a staff, beating percussion instruments, and creating an artistic masterpiece that reflects how music makes you feel

Cost: Free with admission

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre | Arlington Heights, Ill.

The Logan family is trying to eke out a living on their small family-owned farm in 1930s Mississippi. The Logan children soon learn the tribulations of racism and the many forms it comes in. They experience it first hand as they get teased while walking to school.  But this type of incident is the least of what they have to endure. The Logans try to peacefully fight the injustice, but their efforts only cause them further strife. It takes a drastic event to bring the town together, proving that their differences are only skin deep. Performances are 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19-22, 25-28; 1 p.m. Feb. 23.

Cost: $14, $12 kids 12 and under

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