Current Season

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 Shannon, a founder of Chicago’s A Red Orchid Theatre and star of …

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

Our newest virtual offering 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 illustrated …

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 …

The Beatrix Potter Drive-In Theatre Experience
Runs Oct 1 - Nov 8, 2020

Coming this October, experience Chicago Children's Theatre's Beatrix Potter puppet show like never before - as an interactive drive-in movie! Four classic Beatrix Potter stories, including the family favorite The Tale of Peter Rabbit, have been recreated as high-quality, made-for-film puppet performances, and will be projected onto a giant screen in CCT's parking lot. Families are …

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