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Bully Goat Gruff meet the Ugly Duckling

AlphaBet Soup Productions | Lombard, Ill.

Professor McBumble's group of traveling actor's teach the lesson's of Anti-Bullying by using fairtales as their backdrop. Performances run from Jan. 23-May 3 at various locations. Check website for dates and location schedule.

When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Call for cost.

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any other. One of the world's most popular theatrical productions, today's Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that examine the influence of technology on today's world with a funny and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles.

When: Performance dates and times vary. A full schedule can be found at: www.blueman.com/chicago/buy-tickets
Cost: $49-$97

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Chicago Playworks at DePaul University | Chicago, Ill.

Based on the book by Gary D. Schmidt, performances are 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays from Jan. 19-March 2 (no performances Jan. 26-Feb. 2). Recommended for children 9 and older.

Cost: $10

Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet

Chicago Shakespeare Theater | Chicago, Ill.

This 75-minute adaptation, told in Shakespeare's own words, speaks to today's youth about their own lives. After the performance, audiences are welcome to join the cast for a post-show discussion. Runs 11 a.m. Saturdays from Feb. 23-March 23.

 

When: 11 a.m.
Cost: $16-$20

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Emerald City Theatre Company | Chicago, Ill.

The Cat in the Hat is the perfect friend for a boring rainy afternoon. From games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two, The Cat brings all sorts of trouble to this gray day--but will Sally and her brother be able to explain the mess to Mother? Performances run Jan. 26-June 9, 2013.

Cost: $16, $13 kids, limited number of $10 tickets available for all performances

The Frog Prince Continued

Emerald City Theatre Company | Chicago, Ill.

When happily ever after isn't what he expected, the Frog Prince heads out for a new adventure. While searching for his true amphibian self, he meets witches from Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. Performances run Jan. 26-June 9, 2013.

Cost: $16, $13 kids, limited number of $10 tickets available for all performances

Have You Seen My Daddy?

eta Creative Arts Foundation | Chicago, Ill.

Musical that chronicles the sociological effects upon youth from fatherless homes and how they manage to uplift themselves in spite of it. Kwanzaa week holiday performances are Dec. 26, 27, 28. Regular run is Jan. 12-June 1, 2013.


When: 2 p.m.
Cost: $6

Free Music Together Classes

Greenhouse Theater Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

March is "Sing With Your Child Month" so Marsha's Music is hosting an Open House Week of Free Classes culminating in a Drum Circle Fam Jam. Classes are appropriate for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and are at Greenhouse Theater Center; Joan's Studio, 1438 E. 57th St., Chicago; and Nazareth Family Center, 1127 N. Oakley, Chicago. Free classes run from March 1-7. Call (773) 288-3815 or marshasmusic.com to register.

 

 

Cost: Free

The People's Passion Play

Quest Theatre Ensemble | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Chronicles the creation of the universe and key biblical events through the Passion and Resurrection. The production is suitable for all ages and uses music and large-scale puppetry. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 22-March 31.

Cost: Free, donations accepted

How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence

Steppenwolf Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Public performances are scheduled on March 2, 4 and 9.

Cost: $20, 2-for-1 on Saturdays, $15 student tickets
 







 
 
 
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