Chicago Children's Theatre's Goodnight Moon
the Musical, is rapidly approaching their highly
anticipated opening. ChiIL Mama paid a
visit to the set for
an original video interview with Director,
David, and Music Mastermind,
Mark.Click the link
and check it out.
We were so jazzed to talk to these two creative
forces, whose work we've admired for decades. They also
happen to be Chi-Town Dads (Mark's a new Granddad, too). We
LOVE Lookingglass Theatre and Mucca Pazza and were
curious to know how a sousaphone player, who heads up a punk rock
marching band, and a power house director/founding member of 2011
Tony Award Winning Lookingglass Theatre, teamed up. Their
collaboration has resulted in what's sure to be another amazing,
cutting edge show for Chicago Children's
We were also elated to be the first to get a
sneak peek at the stage--still a work in progress, but vividly and
magically alive already! We love book based theatre and
this awesome set takes things one literal step further with a book
based set! We can't wait to see the classic characters come
to life and spring off the pages of this giant, colorful, chunky
book. Chicago Children's
Theatre is set to open Goodnight Moon
previews October 27th.
ChiIL Mama chatted with the actors following rehearsal
and learned that almost every part of the stage moves and interacts
with the characters. Some of the multifaceted actors are
playing upwards of 6 different characters, and we can look forward
to a drumming fire and a saw playing mouse! The actors have
been working hard, but also getting playful with the production,
and thoroughly enjoying the process. They have been engaging
in improvisation along with the scripted bits, and keeping the
best, funniest stuff for us....the audience.
ChiIL Mama is also excited to be giving
away a family 4 pack of tickets right
Click this link for our entry form and
your chance to
you insomniac bunnies out there can enter through this Monday at
Winners will be announced on FREE TICKET
TUESDAY 10/25, along with our winners of 4 tickets to Ringling
Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus & Mr. Singer and The Sharp
Cookies at Beat Kitchen.
Based on the original book by Margaret Wise Brown. Original
illustrations by Clement Hurd. Book, lyrics, and music by Chad
Henry. Directed by David Kersnar (Lookingglass Theatre).
Choreography by Tommy Rapley (The House Theatre). New musical
arrangements by Mark Messing (Mucca Pazza).
October 27 - December 23, 2011
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
CCT is bringing everyone's favorite bedtime book vibrantly
alive on stage in a full-length new musical. Watch as Bunny's room
magically comes alive as he dances and sings his way to sweet
dreams through nursery rhyme scenes with dancing bears with chairs,
the Cat and the Fiddle, the Cow Jumping Over the Moon and even a
trip through the night sky with dancing
For more show information and details on donating
books and PJs to needy children through Scholastic and The Pajama
Program, check out Chicago
Children's Theatre's Website. Word is, the
PJ Parties are selling out fast, so reserve your tickets today.
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
See more of Bonnie's stories here.
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