Author Archives: CCT

We’re excited to announce that we were awarded the TYA Artistic Innovation Award through Theatre for Young Audiences/USA –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The National TYA/USA Awards honor excellence in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences. Nominated by TYA/USA members and selected by … Continue reading

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s ‘The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963’ is a tender ode to family, perseverance By Quinn Rigg | April 3, 2019 It is easy to submit to hatred—to relinquish oneself to dark insecurities and lash out in fear of … Continue reading

Family: The Roots That Keep You Standing By Jezail Jackson, Macaroni Kid Chicago Apr 2, 2019 The story of the Watsons is one for every family member to see. It’s a performance that reminds us of the true purpose of … Continue reading

Turn Back Time with the World Premiere Play of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 MJ Tam | April 1, 2019 The racial divide in America has always been around, and although there’s a heightened sense of racial discrimination … Continue reading

Chicago, February 21, 2019 – Chicago Children’s Theatre’s 13th season finale is the world premiere of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, a civil rights era family drama based on the groundbreaking young adult novel by Christopher Paul Curtis … Continue reading

Join us for our Third Annual, Extraordinary Family Event, BOING! Festival this June in the West Loop!  Celebrate with CCT and hundreds of our closest neighbors and friends as we spring into summer! Enjoy unique family experiences, summertime food & drinks and … Continue reading

VIEW REVIEW ‘The World Inside Me’ welcomes toddlers to theater by Hillary Bird February 11, 2019 From introductions at the door to cozy props that kids can play with to a chance to walk on the stage, each delightful detail about … Continue reading

For February: Join the CCT board of directors, supporters, donors, staff, educators, and artists as we celebrate the world premieres of X Marks The Spot and The World Inside Me at Fulton Market Kitchen on February 28! Inspired by the … Continue reading

An X-Traordinary X- Experience by Brenda and Rick McCain | January 27 We have five senses, and they play a significant role in how we effectively go about our daily lives to perceive the world around us. When we lose … Continue reading

Registration for Spring Adventure Camp is live! Every year, almost 500 kids attend our winter, spring and summer camps!  They’re perfect for children in grades K-5, and the best part, no experience is necessary. So, if you’re planning a staycation this … Continue reading