Chicago Children's Theatre
S. Racine Ave
Chicago Children’s Theatre is working with theater artists and musicians from around the country to make BOING! 2020, a one-of-a-kind online event, all in under one hour.
Included will be the world debut of Chicago Children’s Theatre’s newest virtual puppet show, Doll Face Has a Party!, directed by Brian Selznick, writer and illustrator of “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” and “The Houdini Box,” and a “Harry Potter” illustrator, headlines this Saturday Morning Must-See CCTv webcast.
Other artists bouncing in and out of BOING! (at press time) include GQ of the Q Brothers performing a new Javid Music Party solo song, Christian Robinson, 2016 Caldecott Honoree and winner of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña leading a craft activity for kids, actors from CCT's 2019 production of Leo Lionni’s Frederick performing a high-energy song from the musical, reimagined from home, and online drop-ins by Chicago theater wunderkinds Ariana Burks (Alice in CCT’s world premiere Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure) and Cameron Goode (Jabari in CCT’s world premiere Jabari Dreams of Freedom).
Virtual festival goers will also learn epic dance moves, solve a mysterious puzzle, and sing-along with Mr. Nick Davio as he leads the world’s longest birthday song honoring everyone who have had to celebrate theirs while sheltering-in-place.
Event Cost: $10.
Event Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.