Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

October 27 - December 23, 2011

Chicago Premiere

Based on the classic book by Margaret Wise Brown. Original Illustrations by Clement Hurd. Book, lyrics and Music by Chad Henry. Directed by David Kersnar (Lookingglass Theatre). Choreography by Tommy Rapley (House Theatre). New musical arrangements by Mark Messing (Mucca Pazza).

Bunny – Alex Goodrich
Old Lady, Mama Bear, Clarabelle the Cow – Sara Sevigny
Mouse, Dog, Dish, Spoon, Baby Bear – Becky Poole
Clock, Fire, Cat, Papa Bear – Aaron Holland

Understudies: Reeny Hofrichter (Old Lady, Mouse); Evan Tyrone Martin (Bunny, Actor 4)

Musicians: Nicholas Davio (Keyboard/Guitar); Eric Engleson (Drums/Percussion)

CCT is bringing everyone’s favorite bedtime book vibrantly alive on stage in a full-length new musical. Watch as Bunny’s room magically comes alive as he dances and sings his way to sweet dreams through nursery rhyme scenes with dancing bears with chairs, the Cat and the Fiddle, the Cow Jumping Over the Moon and even a trip through the night sky with dancing constellations.

Goodnight Moon Pajama Parties: Fridays Nov 11, Dec 9 & 16 at 7:00pm

Families are encouraged to kick off the weekend and wear their pajamas to the theater for three specially-added Friday evening “Pajama Party” performances of Goodnight Moon on November 11, December 9 and December 16 at 7 pm. All three performances will be followed by milk and cookie receptions. What a great start to the perfect slumber party!

Macaroni Kids sponsored Pajama Party (December 10th, 3:00pm) Join Macaroni Kid at the Saturday, Dec. 10, 3PM performance at Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre (2433 N Lincoln). We’ll enjoy the show and then celebrate at a post-show PJ party in the lobby. We will have yummy snacks, crafts, photos, best PJ contest and MORE! So bring the kiddies out in their cutest/silliest/funniest pajamas and party with Mac Kid! For more information, visit For the Dec. 10, 3PM performance use code MOUSE for $5 off your tickets.

KickSprout and UrbaBaby sponsored Pajama Party (December 17th, 3:00pm) Join kickSprout and UrbaBaby as the Chicago Children’s Theatre presents Goodnight Moon, the Musical. Bring the entire family to watch this favorite bedtime book come to life as Bunny dances and sings his way to sweet dreams. After the show join us for a VERY special Holiday Reception. Treats, craft station, giveaways and more! SPECIAL DISCOUNT ADMISSION: kickSprout and UrbaBaby families receive a special $5 off all tickets using code WONDER at checkout.

Goodnight Moon Pajama Drive with Scholastic and Pajama Program

Chicago Children’s Theatre is excited to partner with Scholastic Books and The Pajama Program, a non-profit organization which provides new, warm pajamas and new books to children in need in Chicago and around the world. Throughout the run of Goodnight Moon The Musical, Chicago Children’s Theatre will post a Pajama Drive donation bin in the Biograph lobby during every performance. For every pair of new pajamas donated during the run of Goodnight Moon, Scholastic Books will donate an equal number of early learning books for disadvantaged youth. Note: Many of the children receiving new pajamas and books via Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Goodnight Moon Pajama Drive are waiting to be adopted – youngsters who may not know the comforts of a mother or father to tuck them into a cozy bed and read them a bedtime story. For more information, visit

Download our “Goodnight Moon The Musical” Study Guide

Share the Goodnight Moon study guide with your children or students, complete with activities supplied from the Adler Planetarium! Click to download Study Guide

Plan Your Visit


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


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).


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.