About the Show
You’re invited! In a room overflowing with beautifully wrapped presents, three children, Oobladee, Ooblahdah, and Shebobshebe explore their friendship at a magical birthday party! In a Land Beyond the Rainbow, when hurtful words about skin color slip out, best friends discover how to appreciate outer beauty while learning to seek the remarkable gifts inside each of us.
Join the party at My Wonderful Birthday Suit!, a world premiere written and directed by Gloria Bond Clunie. Developed from a conversation sparked by Michael Tyler’s The Skin You Live In, music, surprise and the wisdom of the splendiferous Thinking Tree make My Wonderful Birthday Suit! a very special celebration, complete with hands-on pre and post show experiences to explore outward appearances and inside gifts.
*If you have special seating accommodations, please inform the Box Office 72 hours before your performance.
For guests attending any performance of My Wonderful Birthday Suit! who are blind or have low vision, we will offer a guided tour of the production at 9am on Saturday, February 3. This touch-tour allows for a deeper connection and understanding of the performance. Children and adults alike are allowed to touch portions of the scenery, props, and costumes while also meeting the cast and listening to them describe their characters and appearance. Sign up for the touch tour on February 3 at 9am for My Wonderful Birthday Suit! is coming soon!
On Sunday, February 4, we will offer sensory friendly performances at both 9:30am and 11:30am. A quiet room and family restroom will be available.
Information regarding ASL and audio described performances is coming soon!
For more information about access and inclusion at CCT, contact the Access department at email@example.com
Chicago Children’s Theatre: The Station
Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
100 S. Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60607
Getting to the Theatre and Parking
Chicago Children’s Theatre is conveniently located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, minutes from I90 and I290, as well as downtown and Ashland Ave.
We are happy to offer free onsite parking at The Station on the south side of the building, entering from Racine Ave. Additional parking is also available in the following locations:
– Impark parking lot, located at 1301 West Madison Street
– On-street parking, metered at $2/hour, 3 hour maximum
Please see the map below for specific directions to Chicago Children’s Theatre.