The show based on the classic tale runs from April 16-Aug. 16.When: 10:30 a.m. weekdays; 1 p.m. Saturday May 18 and July 20.
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
Emerald City Theatre performs from June 15-Sept. 1. For more information, visit emeraldcitytheatre.com.Cost: $16-$27
This third installment continues the marriage of classic literature to music. Students will be introduced to Blues concepts along with other contemporary music. Playwright J. e Franklin reconstructs timeless fables about morals and values that stimulate critical thinking in a setting filled with music, fun, and laughter. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday from Oct. 29-June 14. Summer performances are June 24-Aug. 2.
The Jungle Book premieres June 21-Aug. 18. Tickets are available at goodmantheatre.org, by calling (312) 443-3800 or visiting the Goodman box office (170 N. Dearborn).Cost: $34-$105
Performances run May 22-Sept. 2 at the 1,500-seat, canopied, open-air theater on Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Cost: Call for cost
The Second City's performers lace up their sneakers and reach deep into their imaginations to present family-friendly improvisation and sketch comedy where they pull ideas straight from the audience, and make it all up on the spot. Perfect for ages 5 and up. Performances run from June 19-Aug. 8. Check website for dates and times.Cost: $11