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Beauty & The Beast

The Comedy Shrine | Aurora, Ill.

Farcical Fairy tales presents a hilarious take on Beauty and The Beast. This interactive three woman show puts a new spin on the original classic tale and is fun for children of all ages. Performances run July 6-Dec. 28.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: $10, $5

Hogwash: An Improvised Tall Tale

Bughouse Theater | Chicago, Ill.

Interactive kids show where the kids help guide the story from scene to scene and song to song with out talented improvisors. Kids create backdrop of the story and pick out the costumes. For tickets email For more information, visit







When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Donations welcome.

The Old Man and The Old Moon

Writers Theatre | Glencoe, Ill.

The Old Man and the Old Moon creates an epic new mythology, centered on a man whose job is to collect light to refill the leaking moon. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home in pursuit of much-needed adventure, he abandons his post to follow her, throwing the world into chaos as he searches for his lost love. A blend of storytelling, indie-folk music and puppetry. Performances run Sept. 3-Dec. 1, 2013.



Cost: $35 - $70

Sweets to the Sweet

Gorilla Tango's Skokie Theatre | Skokie, Ill.

Lies. Murder. Sword fights. After her mother's untimely death and her father's remarriage to the murderer, Hamlette is looking for vengeance in this modern retelling, gender-reversed version of Shakespeare's classic tale. Performances are 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 7-15.

When: 2 p.m.
Cost: $12

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.

The Naperville Park District and Magical Starlight Theatre presents the fairy tale of Snow White. A sign language interpreter will be present at the 2 p.m. performance on Sept. 8. Performances are Sept. 6-8 and 13-15 at Naperville Central High School Little Theatre, Entrance #3, 440 W. Aurora Ave., Naperville.



Naperville Park District and Magical Starlight Theatre present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
September 6 (7:30-9:30 p.m.), September 7 (2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m.), September 8 (2:00-4:00 p.m.), September 13 (7:30-9:30 p.m.), September 14 (2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m.) and  September 15 (2:00-4:00 p.m.)
Naperville Central High School Little Theater, Entrance #3, 440 W. Aurora Ave.
$8(R)(N) if purchased by the Thursday before the performance; $10(R)(N) if purchased Friday or at the door
Magical Starlight Theatre presents the fairy tale of Snow White, a beautiful, young maiden cast into a deep sleep by her evil stepmother, but rescued from the dark magic spell through the love of handsome Prince Charming. A sign language interpreter will be present at the 2:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, September 8. Designed for those ages 4 and up. Visit or call 630-848-5000 to purchase tickets. Reebie Storage & Moving Co. is the official storage company for Magical Starlight Theatre.





Cost: $10, $8 if purchased in advance

Dance Free 4 All

The American Rhythm Center | Chicago, Ill.

The American Rhythm Center, a program of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, hosts a Free 4 All, four days of free dance classes on the third floor of the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave. Th event takes place Sept. 5-8. The Free 4 All features free classes for all ability levels in a range of genres and styles, including tap, jazz, flameno, classic Indian, swing, Latin, reggae soul and more.
When: Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5 and 6, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, from 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

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