$20 Purchase includes a 48 Hour Rental and Study Guide for Families.
Available as a school virtual field trip experience, see details below.
Recommended for Grades Pre-K-3.
You are cordially invited to meet our friends Mrs. Tittlemouse, Jeremy Fischer, Simpkin the Cat and Peter Rabbit. Four adorable Beatrix Potter favorites come to life in this mesmerizing, interactive trunk and puppet show, complete with original music on mandolin, violin, toy piano, and banjo. Levers are pulled and cranks are turned to reveal images that surprise and delight. Our charming storytellers interweave the classic narration and guide gentle interactive moments, recruiting young watchers to join the adventure from the comfort of home.
This handmade, lovingly crafted piece is a popular annual favorite at Chicago Children’s Theatre. Over the past 5 years, Beatrix Potter & Friends has toured to schools, libraries, cultural institutions, and even to China. Over the summer of 2020, the show was re-imagined as a high-quality, made-for-film experience as part of a larger effort to continue serving our audiences despite the challenges of Covid-19. In October and November of 2020, the production was projected on a giant screen in CCT’s parkinglot as a drive-in theatre experience with extensive safety protocols and social distancing. Following a successful run and two extensions, we are pleased to share the video with schools and families.
Beatrix Potter & Friends is available as a virtual field trip experience for $5 per student. Each of the four stories is 12 minutes in length and includes a lesson plan for a 45-60 minute session focused on social-emotional learning. A mix of high-energy and thoughtful games and activities are intended to entertain students while providing the opportunity to identify emotions, practice acting on empathy, and connect as a classroom community. ‘Meet the Artists’ opportunities with members of the creative team are available as an add-on. Do not hesitate to reach out with questions to Dexter Ellis, Director of Education and Community Programs at email@example.com.
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