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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

The Coral King

Chicago Playworks at DePaul University | Chicago, Ill.

Performances are held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays from April 2-May 25.

Cost: $10

Seussical

Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

The children's musical will be presented from April 24 through June 1. Regular performances are at 10 a.m. Wednesday through Friday and Saturdays at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. (except for Saturday, May 4). There will also be a 10 a.m.performance Tuesday, April 30. A meet-and-greet breakfast with the  characters is offered on April 27, May 11, May 18, May 25, and June 1 at 11:30 a.m., with the performance at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.  The Breakfast Buffet package price for adults is $25 and $22 for children 12 and under.

Cost: $12

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.

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

Alice In Wonderland

Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences | Lincolnshire, Ill.

The classic tale, live on stage. A special one-hour presentation for children of all ages. March 14-May 18.

Cost: $15

Freckleface Strawberry

Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences | Northbrook, Ill.

The musical is based on the best-selling children's book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore. Freckleface Strawberry will try anything to get rid of her freckles - from scrubbing them with soap to applying makeup and even wearing a ski mask to school. With the help of her loveable schoolmates, she learns that everyone is special, even if they are different. Through music, dancing and laughter, this new musical teaches us to love the skin we're in. Performances run 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays from March 30-May 11.

Cost: Reserved seats are $8 in advance or $10 online and at the door
 







 
 
 
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