The Beatrix Potter Drive-In Theatre Experience

Runs Oct 1Nov 8, 2020
Based on the stories byBeatrix Potter
Created byWill Bishop, Lara Carling, Kay Kron, Grace Needlman, and Ray Rehberg
Directed byWill Bishop
Music written and performed byRay Rehberg
Performances byLara Carling and Kay Kron
Puppets designed and built byGrace Needlman
Costumes designed and built byIan Liberman
Cellist and additional costumes designed and built byStefani Azores-Gococo
Based on the original designs byJillian Gryzlak
Scenery designed and built byWill Bishop
Lighting designed byBecca Jeffords
Sound designed byKevin O’Donnell
Filmed and edited byLiviu Pasare
Live performance associate directed byJeffrey Paschal
Live music bySonia Goldberg
Technical supervision byAndrew Chien
Ideal forAges 2 – 6

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 invited to drive up to a socially distanced “pod” to view the show. Socially distanced puppeteers and musicians will lead interactive activities, perform kid-friendly classical music, and reveal puppet surprises.

Advanced reservations, online sales only. Walk-ups will not be admitted. All attendees must read and agree to adhere to our COVID-19 attendance policies.

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Quick Reference FAQ:

  • Each pod can accommodate up to 6 guests, not including lap children under 18 months.
  • Our parking lot is open-air. In the event of inclement weather, we will work with you to reschedule or offer a refund.
  • Audio for the show is accessible by FM radio either in your car or with a separate radio. We will have a limited amount of extra FM radios available. Please be advised that the signal will be broadcast locally and applications on cell phones will not work to broadcast the audio.
  • You are welcome to purchase your tickets using credit on your account from postponed or canceled programming. Enter the promo code CREDIT at check out, and we will follow up with your updated balance.
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