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Welcome to the Universe

Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

Visitors become space adventurers and set off on a journey to discover the Universe in a way never done before. Travel a billion light-years and back, fly through space, orbit the Moon, zoom into a canyon on Mars, and soar through the cosmic web where a million galaxies shower down. The experience was created utilizing real telescopic data and the best scientific imagery.

Cost: $28 pass (includes admission); $22 kids 3-11

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

The Elephant & The Whale

Chicago Children's Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

An all new family fable featuring sea shanties, wild mechanical objects, theatrical clowning, hand-painted imagery, shadow puppets and an innovative sound design. Performances are April 10-May 26, 2013 at Chicago Children's Theatre's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago. Family-friendly 6:30 p.m. Thursday shows are preceded with a free pizza party starting at 5:45 p.m. Thursday evenings are $25 for dinner and show. On Friday evenings, families are encouraged to kick off their weekend at the 6:30 p.m. show, and stay after for a post-show craft party. Friday evenings are $25 for show and party.

Cost: $25

Oliver

Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Oliver follows the adventures of young orphan Oliver Twist. Forced into the scheming underworld of pick-pocketing, Oliver finds himself caught in a tug-of-war with his family and the sinister characters he has met in the streets of London. Performances run April 4-June 2, 2013.

Cost: Cost varies based on package.

Big Fish

Oriental Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

A new musical based on the book and movie. Performances run April 2-May 5.

 

 

Cost: $33-$100
 







 
 
 
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