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From 12pm – 2pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017, Chicago Children’s Theatre will host a FREE Open House at The Station, 100 S. Racine Avenue, located at the corner of Racine and Monroe in the West Loop.

Come learn about our exciting, new Session II classes with sample classes enjoy discounts and snacks, and other great events, including:

  • An open rehearsal of our upcoming Pinocchio
  • Celebrity Reader Series with Tim Kazurinsky and Dave Pasquesi, 12-12:30
  • Hip Hop Theatre with Yuri Lane
  • Musical performance by Nick Davio
  • And much more!

This event is FREE, but space is limited and we ask that you pre-register. Limited parking is available at The Station. Additional paid parking is available on the street, or in the Impark lot located on West Madison.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Have you ever wanted to spend a year traveling abroad?

Join seven-year-old Giselle and her sister Chloë as they spend a year traveling through Italy by truck, performing in their parents’ puppet theater company, The Mystic Paper Beasts. Get a glimpse into the childhood that no doubt helped foster acclaimed illustrator Giselle Potter’s development as an artist.

Adapted by Lookingglass Theatre’s Heidi Stillman and Caroline Macon, and directed by Heidi Stillman, CCT’s third world premiere in the 2016.2017 season, The Year I Didn’t Go to School: A Homemade Circus is sure to be a thrilling theatrical experience, combining circus elements and a unique story.

Opening is March 4 and 5. Get your tickets TODAY!

Join us at The Station this Saturday, February 25 at 10am for our first Celebrity Reader Series with one of the most recognized faces in cooking today, critically acclaimed chef, restauranteur, and television personality Graham Elliot!

In addition to being co-host and judge on FOX’s Masterchef and Masterchef Jr, Elliot has appeared as a contestant on Iron Chef America, and on multiple seasons of Top Chef Masters.

Chef Elliot will be reading Todd Parr’s It’s OK to be Different. This event is FREE, but space is limited. Please reserve your tickets here.

On March 4, marking a pinnacle achievement in CCT’s history, guests will be invited to experience a unique “station to station” format at the event where they will move throughout the building enjoying food, drinks and sneak peeks of the type of programming the public will be engaged in – from aerial circus arts and campfire songs to animation and multi-cultural dance to maker’s space and STEAM instruction.
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Enjoy a cocktail in one of several staged lounges, participate in an epic auction and be one of the first community members to experience the profound symbolism and substance of a former police station becoming a true community arts epicenter.

 

Bring your little ones to the critically acclaimed The Selfish Giant, by Blair Thomas, Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10am and 11:30am at The Station!

Two Chicago theater icons—Blair Thomas and singer-songwriter Michael Smith collaborated on staging this Oscar Wilde classic. Original puppets and music tell the story of a grumpy old giant who forbids the children in his village from playing in his beautiful garden.

Tickets are only $5/person and can be purchased by clicking here.

Running time 45 minutes.

Chicago Children’s Theatre recently visited the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont to perform Red Kit, Brown Box, a highly personalized, multi-sensory interactive performance event, including songs, games, tactile experiences, and more for children on the autism spectrum. Read more…

For the officers, there was a gun range in the basement.

“Isn’t it a great place for costume storage?” said Jacqueline Russell, artistic director of that theater as she pulled open the door to that firing range, revealing a long, cavernous corridor of a room, a place where police handguns were fired for years and that now will be stuffed with the fruits and tools of child creativity.

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Chicago Children’s Theatre was nominated for two categories in the Totally Awesome Awards 2016 from Red Tricycle! Camp Red Kite and CCT Summer Camps were nominated. Continue reading…

Chicago Children’s Theatre and Thodos Dance Chicago are featured in American Theatre Magazine‘s recent article on dance and theater opening doors for young audiences. Full article link below:

http://www.americantheatre.org/2016/08/30/dancetheatre-opens-new-doors-for-young-audiences/

 

This summer enjoy A Sunny Day with Beatrix Potter & Friends as we tour the Chicago Parks!Sunny day with Beatrix 5.5x8

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