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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Based on the book by ERIC CARLE
Created by JONATHAN ROCKERFELLER
Directed by JERRELL L. HENDERSON

Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station at 100 S. Racine Ave.
The Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
Opens September 28, 2019

This timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage. Based on author/illustrator Eric Carle’s beloved book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this is the story of an insatiable herbivore munching its way towards becoming a full-fledged butterfly.

This production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a bright, bold spectacle, featuring 75 lovable puppets. This adaptation also features the faithful adaption of three additional Eric Carle stories: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See,? 10 Little Rubber Ducks, andThe Very Lonely Firefly. After the performance, audience members will have the opportunity to experience the puppets and take pictures with the cast.

Subscription packages go on sale Saturday, May 4. Single tickets will go on sale July 1.
Recommended for All Ages.

The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
Based on the stories by BEATRIX POTTER
Created by WILL BISHOP, LARA CARLING, KAY KRON, GRACE NEEDLMAN, & RAY REHBERG
Directed by WILL BISHOP

Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station at 100 S. Racine Ave.
The Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
December 7 – December 29, 2019

This annual tradition is the perfect way to kick off your family’s holiday festivities! You are cordially invited to dress-up and enjoy a spot of hot cocoa with Chicago Children’s Theatre and our friends Jeremy Fisher, Simpkin the Cat, and Peter Rabbit.

After this interactive trunk and puppet show, audience members are invited on stage to pull levers and turn cranks that reveal images of surprise and delight and pose for memorable photos with the cast.

Guests then meander into a Victorian-style dining hall, adorned with beautiful holiday decor and of course, cocoa and cookies! This family-friendly event is a delight for theatre-lovers of all ages.

Subscription packages go on sale Saturday, May 4. Single tickets will go on sale July 1.
Recommended for Ages 2 – 6.

Wake Up, Brother Bear
Written by JANET STANFORD & KATHRYN CHASE
Directed by JAMIE ABELSON

Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station at 100 S. Racine Ave.
The Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
Opens January 25, 2020

CHICAGO PREMIERE
Wake Up, Brother Bear! is a highly interactive show that will take you and your cubs on a fun-filled journey through the four seasons with a playful pair of bears. Full of music and physical activity, this intimate theatrical experience is the perfect way to see out the waning months of your family’s winter hibernation.
Single tickets will go on sale at the end of the summer. Subscribe today and SAVE!

Subscription packages go on sale Saturday, May 4. Single tickets will go on sale July 1. 
Recommended for Ages 0 – 6.

Red Kite, Brown Box
Conceived and Directed by CCT Artistic Director JACQUELINE RUSSELL

Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station at 100 S. Racine Ave.
The Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
Opens February 29, 2020

Red Kite, Brown Box is a nationally unique, live theater experience that leads children with autism and their caregivers on an imaginative journey where simple cardboard boxes transform into a magical world full of treasures and joyous play.

Conceived by CCT Artistic Director Jacqueline Russell, Red Kite, Brown Box is a transformative educational experience created for children on the autism spectrum.

FOR CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM AND THEIR FAMILIES

Subscription packages go on sale Saturday, May 4. Single tickets will go on sale July 1.
Recommended for Ages 5 and up!

 

Me … Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall
Adapted by ANDY MITTON, PATRICK MCDONELL, & AARON POSNER
Music and Lyrics by ANDY MITTON
Based on the book Me … Jane by PATRICK MCDONNELL
Directed and Choreographed by ERICKA MAC
Musical Direction by ANDRA VELIS SIMON

Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station at 100 S. Racine Ave.
The Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
Opens April 4, 2020

CHICAGO PREMIERE
Before she was a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, and animal activist, Dr. Jane Goodall was a little girl with a very special toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Together, Jane and Jubilee went on outdoor adventures and observed all the miracles of nature around them. As they learned more and more on their expeditions, Jane dreamed of spending the rest of her life living with and helping animals. And one day, she would go on to do just that.

In this new musical adaptation, join young Jane and her special friend as they learn about the world around them and the importance of protecting all living species. With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall’s autobiography, this adaptation makes this very true story accessible for the young—and young at heart.

“The idea of bringing Me…Jane to the stage is very exciting. I love the book and I am sure that the live action will inspire children of all ages to pursue their dreams and to realize if Jane did it, they can do it, too.”—Jane Goodall

Subscription packages go on sale Saturday, May 4. Single tickets will go on sale July 1. Recommended for Ages 6 and up! 

MORE ARTICLES

⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Brought Beautifully to Life” – Chicago TribuneOctober 10, 2019

By Jerald Pierce Chicago Tribune Oct 4, 2019 Eric Carle, the author and illustrator behind the well-known picture book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” has a very distinct illustration style. It’s hard to imagine translating his method of collaging cut pieces … Continue reading

New fall classes!August 9, 2019

We’ve gained a reputation for presenting sophisticated and imaginative theatre that entertains, educates, and inspires the child within all of us. Through live theatre, students utilize critical and creative thinking skills, improve literacy, and interpret and shape the world around … Continue reading

Save Up to 30% by becoming a SubscriberJuly 1, 2019

Subscribers receive many perks, including up to 30% OFF the regular ticket price! Choose a package, and pick the shows that are right for you and your family. Packages are $60 July 1 – 31 and $80 beginning August 1. There are … Continue reading

Announcing our 2019/20 SeasonMay 23, 2019

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Announcing New Early Stages Summer Classes

MONDAYS 10:00a – 10:45a | Ages 6mo – 3 years old, Parent or Caregiver Participation Required 8 classes, June 10 – July 29 | $184 | Drop-Ins • $25 per class ABOUT THE CLASS: Storytime for Tots is a powerful learning experience for toddlers and … Continue reading