This is an adventure of the seasons you must see! Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 

Showing NOW until March 1, 2020!


My daughter and I felt completely immersed in the activities that enhanced the performance during the entire time. Prepare your family for an adventure and get ready to learn a few “beary” Important lessons in sign language too. This show is for parents, grandparents, and children. A true joy for the whole family! It was fun for my daughter to learn the attributes of the seasons in a very fun and inviting way. She had never been to such an interactive and engaging performance, so to begin, my daughter was first scared and nervous. She soon decided there was nothing to be scared or nervous about, as she knew Brother, Sister, and Musician Bear would guide her through the seasons and beyond. This is a performance I would definitely go to participate in again!

Come along to see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish and skate on an icy pond. Full of music and physical activity, Wake Up, Brother Bear! takes kids on a fun, intimate and immersive theatrical experience. Even the littlest theatergoers feel part of the show as they experience live storytelling in a whole new way! There are pre and post-show activities in the lobby to round out the fun.

Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave is waiting for you to come out of hibernation and into the fun!  The run time is 45 minutes. Single tickets are $22-$32 including fees. For tickets, discounted rates for groups of 8 or more and information on weekday student matinees, visit chicagochildrenstheatre.org or call Chicago Children’s TheatreGuest Services, (312) 374-8835.

There is Free onsite parking and it’s available in CCT’s lot on the south side of the building. Free and metered street parking is available nearby too.

Access Weekend is February 8th and 9th! CCT continues to grow its commitment to all Chicago children at The Station by expanding services for patrons with disabilities. Services include

ASL interpretation and Open Captioning: Saturday, February 8, 9:30 a.m.

Touch Tour for patrons who are low vision or blind: Saturday, February 8, 10:30 a.m., before the 11:30 performance

Sensory Friendly Performances: Sunday, February 9, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.



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