Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

May 2 - 27, 2011

Production Design & Direction by Jim Morrow. Music by Steven Naylor, Narration by Richard Donet

Treasured Stories by Eric Carle Book Drive: This May, give back by donating early childhood books to the Chicago Children’s Theatre book drive, benefiting Open Books. We will be collecting books in the lobby at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre before and after the show.

 

TICKETS SELLING FAST! SOME SHOWS SOLD OUT!

Kids and Critics Roar for Brown Bear!

“This was the best Sunday morning ever”

-Chicago Tribune

“Sweet-as-can-be”

-Time Out Chicago

“Colorful and larger than life” “Highly Recommended”

-ChicagoSplash.com

“Something to squeal about!”

-ChicagoNow.com

“Amazing…Spectacular”

-KidWinks.com

 

By the company that brought you the sold out run of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s new production, A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar And A Moon: Treasured Stories By Eric Carle, will bring together old favorites and new friends. Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry, the triple-bill highlights three of Eric Carle’s most beloved tales.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (veteran of more than 2000 performances), is joined by a whimsical cast of adventurous animals drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? The poignant story of a young girl’s unusual quest, Papa Please Get The Moon For Me, completes an hour-long performance, which both entertains and educates.

“A quiet delight… brought to memorable life.” - Los Angeles Times

Ticket Prices:

Tier 1 Seating: Adult $41, Children $31

Tier 2 Seating: Adult $36, Children $26

Tier 3 Seating: Adults $26, Children $18

***Please note, you will be given the children’s ticket pricing on the second screen in the online box office.

 

Celebrity Saturdays at “Treasured Stories by Eric Carle”

-Governor Pat Quinn: Saturday, May 12th, 12:00pm show

-WGN’s Ana Belaval: Saturday, May 19th, 12:00pm show

-Ralph (Ralph’s World) Covert: Saturday, May 26th, 12:00pm show

 

 

WISHCRAFT ERIC CARLE ACTIVITY PARTIES

Opening Night, May 4th, 7:00: Join Wishcraft before and after the show for fun Eric Carle activities!
Mother’s Day, May 13th, 11:00 & 3:00: Don’t miss special Mother’s Day activities from Wishcraft. Sign up information coming soon!

NEIGHBORHOOD PARENTS NETWORK & ON THE GO CHICAGO VIP KICK-OFF EVENT

Join us on May 5th for the 3:00pm performance when NPN & On-the-Go Chicago hosts the Eric Carle VIP kick-off event and party after the show! From refreshments, to activities, this it sure to make for a great Saturday afternoon. Tickets selling fast!

LITTLE BEANS CAFE POST-SHOW PARTY

Don’t miss the May 12th, 10:00am performance with the Little Beans Cafe Party. (We hear rumor that Thomas the Tank Engine might make an appearance!)

BUILDING BLOCKS POST-SHOW PARTY

Don’t miss the May 19th, 10:00am performance with Building Blocks Toys!

KICKSPROUT POST-SHOW PARTY

Don’t miss the May 20th, 11:00am performance with KickSprout, with post-show refreshments and fun!

MACARONI KID POST-SHOW PARTY

Don’t miss the May 26th, 3:00pm performance with Macaroni Kid!

MY GYM POST-SHOW PARTY

Don’t miss the May 27th, 11:00am performance with MyGym!

Plan Your Visit

Directions

The Ruth Page Center for Arts is located in Chicago’s Near North Side just steps from Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile, Chicago's shopping, dining and cultural mecca. The historic 1927 building in which the Center resides sits on a lovely tree-lined street in the heart of Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is a historic district roughly bounded by North Avenue, Lake Shore Drive, Oak Street, and Clark Street.

Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Parking

The Ruth Page Center validates discounted parking for the LAZ structure at 1250 N. Dearborn Street ($10 for 4 hours) and the Newberry Plaza structure at 1030 N. State Street ($12 for 6 hours). There is also paid street parking throughout the Gold Coast neighborhood within walking distance of The Ruth Page Center. Chicago Children's Theatre patrons are not allowed to park in the lot adjacent to the Ruth Page Center (on the north side of the building).

Dining

The Gold Coast is one of the most famous districts in Chicago for dining, with a very high concentration of restaurants and bars. Many of them are located on famed Rush Street. A densely packed area known for its energy and its lights, Rush is awake long after the Loop has gone to sleep. Even in cold weather, throngs of people can be found mingling outside each of the restaurants and bars in this area. It is, to many, the place to be. Many establishments, aware of the draw of Rush Street, use the moniker when naming their business. There is the Rush Street Restaurant, Phil Stefani's 437 Rush and Tavern on Rush, to name a few. Restaurants that are unique to Chicago include Tavern on Rush, Carmine's, Gibson's, Bistrot Zinc, Morton's Steakhouse and PJ Clarke's. Well-known chains also abound here. There are Dave and Buster's, Johnny Rockets, Big Bowl and the world-famous Cheesecake Factory. For faster food, visitors can try Corner Bakery or Gold Coast Dogs. After hours, check out Hugo's Frog Bar, The Back Room and Luxbar.