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Leo Lionni's FREDERICK
Runs Aug 17, 2020 - Mar 31, 2021

Frederick marks our first, but not last, venture into releasing fresh online content for children and families via CCTv. The Caldecott Award-winning picture book by Leo Lionni comes to brand new life as a clever and colorful virtual puppet show gently narrated by Michael Shannon, a founder of Chicago’s A Red Orchid Theatre and star …

Doll Face Has a Party!
Runs Aug 17, 2020 - May 21, 2021

Doll Face Has a Party! is a charming, zany, 10-minute toy theater show directed by Brian Selznick, writer and illustrator of “The Invention of Hugo Cabaret” and “The Houdini Box,” and the illustrator of the 20th anniversary “Harry Potter” box set. The show is based on the 1994 children’s picture book written by Pam Conrad and …

My Magic Breath
Runs Sep 10, 2020 - Sep 10, 2021

My Magic Breath combines animated storybook illustrations, solo musical performances by musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and narration by First Lady of Chicago Amy Eshleman to help young children—along with their parents, caregivers, and teachers—harness the calming and restorative power of mindful breathing. We developed the piece in partnership with the CSO as a …

Walkie Talkies
Runs Nov 6, 2020 - Aug 6, 2021

Walkie Talkies are fun, totally original audio experiences families can listen to together while exploring different Chicago neighborhoods. The first three Walkie Talkies are self-guided strolls through South Shore, Little Village, and around the North Pond Nature Sanctuary in Lincoln Park. Each episode was commissioned by Chicago Children’s Theatre and created by a different local …

Diamond's Dream
Runs Jan 18 - May 21, 2021

Diamond’s Dream is a virtual puppet production that takes place on a CTA Red Line train traveling south through pandemic-era Chicago. Diamond, a pre-teen African-American boy, has fallen asleep on the train while on his way to visit his dying grandmother. When he awakes, time and reality have shifted, and he meets the ghost of …

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