Chicago’s Second City unveils mentoring program for those on the spectrum

Second City hoping to help teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders have fun and make friends.

The best pottery places for kids in and around Chicago

Clay-caked fingernails. Paint-splattered clothes. Beyond-messy tables and floors. Who's ready to make some pottery? Sculpting, kneading and painting clay to form a masterpiece sounds like a...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Rockettes

Glitz, glamour and very high kicks coming to Chicago.

A teeny talk with Tiny Tim

So what's it like to play the focal point in a big holiday show? Chicago Parent editor Tamara O'Shaughnessy sat down with Roni Akurati, who plays Tiny Tim in the Goodman's A Christmas Carol.

New Blue Man show reinvents 20-year-old Chicago theater classic

Blue Man Group has reinvented itself again, embracing today's tech-obsessed kids while poking a little fun at them - and their parents - at the same time.

‘Wicked’ in Chicago is pure magic on stage

With the witches of Oz finally back in Chicago, albeit for just a short visit, there's no better time to introduce your kids to the magic at play between the good and the supposedly evil in "Wicked."

Red Orchid Theater raises curtain on all-girls “Iliad”

A young girl lunges and thrusts an invisible sword into her opponent and hovers triumphantly as her victim crumples to the floor. Thus...

Ever seen a collie pirouette? You will in dog-speckled “Nutcracker” in Downers Grove

The canine version of "The Nutcracker" is performed by the PAWSitive Therapy Troupe. The production includes 29 working dogs of all different breeds, which spend months practicing their spins and dances.

“Pinkalicious” speaks to parents of picky kids

As the show's name implies, this production is heaven for little pink-loving girls.

Kids find their muse at theater for the deaf

Hands communicate wildly as actors rush in and out of scenes, their facial and body expressions bringing characters to life without anyone uttering a word.
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