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Performance Parlor – Celebrity Reader Series
Saturday, April 29th at 10:00am
Miranda Rae Mayo
Miranda Rae Mayo is a fierce young actress who has performed in several movies, and has had recurring roles on Pretty Little LiarsTrue Detective, and – currently – has a starring role on Chicago Fire as Stella Kidd.  She will be reading You’re a Hero Daley B by Jon Blake and Axel Scheffler as a Celebrity Reader on April 29th.
Participation is FREE, but space is limited and preregistration is required.
David Eigenberg
Saturday, April 22th at 10:00am
The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave

Eigenberg is best know for his long-running role as Steve Brady on the HBO sit-com, Sex and the City, and for his role as a firefighter, Christopher Herrmann, on NBC’s Chicago Fire.  His stage talents have also been showcased in the past on Broadway and, locally, at Victory Gardens Theatre. Join him on April 22 for his appearance as a Celebrity Reader for Chicago Children’s Theatre. He will be reading Sparky by Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans as well as The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers.

Participation is FREE, but space is limited and we ask that you preregister.

A boy marionette, a toy maker, and a talking cricket. You think you know the story of Pinocchio, but you’ve never experienced anything like this.

CCT’s second stage show in The Pritzker Family Studio Theatre, Pinocchio, a Neverbird Project production, is a sophisticated exploration of love, loss, family, and the lessons we can teach each other.

An exciting collaboration of Deaf and hearing actorsPinocchio is a fantastical, re-imagining of a beloved children’s tale utilizing extensive ASL (American Sign Language) that is seamlessly inclusive and accessible for all audiences.

Pinocchio is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Celebrity Reader Series:
Ana Belaval
Saturday, April 15th at 10:00am
The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave
From the high wire to wake boarding, there is not much Ana hasn’t tried once as the “Around Town” reporter for the WGN Morning News. Ana, a three-time Emmy Award winner, enjoys bringing a slice of Chicago life to viewers each morning as she previews notable attractions, people, activities and uncovers some of Chicago’s best-kept secrets.  CCT is pleased to have her read Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See? and other Eric Carle works for the Celebrity Reader Series on April 15th.
David Eigenberg
Saturday, April 22th at 10:00am
The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave

Eigenberg is best know for his long-running role as Steve Brady on the HBO sit-com, Sex and the City, and for his role as a firefighter, Christopher Herrmann, on NBC’s Chicago Fire.  His stage talents have also been showcased in the past on Broadway and, locally, at Victory Gardens Theatre. Join him on April 22 for his appearance as a Celebrity Reader for Chicago Children’s Theatre. He will be reading Sparky by Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans as well as The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers.

Miranda Rae Mayo
Saturday, April 29th at 10:00am
The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave

Miranda Rae Mayo is a fierce young actress who has performed in several movies, and has had recurring roles on Pretty Little LiarsTrue Detective, and – currently – has a starring role on Chicago Fire as Sella Kidd.  She will be reading You’re a Hero Daley B by Jon Blake and Axel Scheffler as a Celebrity Reader on April 29th.

Participation is FREE, but space is limited and we ask that you preregister.

CPS Spring Break will be upon us before you know it, and your child could be Making a Scene! at CCT’s Spring Break Camp 2017. Utilizing the skills and training of one of CCT’s most popular classes, Taking the Stage, children will collaboratively author and develop a unique theatrical presentation that includes acting, play writing, song, dance, performance, and craft.

Learn more and register your child.

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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…

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