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Jackie and Me  
Merle Reskin Theatre Jackie and Me
 
Joey Stoshack has a talent that many kids dream of: the ability to travel through time. When Joey is assigned to write a report on an African American role model, he uses his powers to travel back to 1947 and meet Jackie Robinson, one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Through their adventures, Joey learns about real courage and what it feels like to walk in someone else's shoes.
 
   
Little Red Riding Hood  
St. Patrick Performing Arts Center- Stahl Family Theater Little Red Riding Hood
 
Theatre for Children (CKC) presents Little Red Riding Hood, a one-hour musical adaptation! Meet Little Red and her friends as she travels through the woods to Grandma's house. Will she listen to her Mama's warning not to stray from the path? And why is the wacky Wolf so eager to help her out?
 
   
Lyle Finds His Mother  
Lifeline Theatre Lyle Finds His Mother
 
Lyle loves his life with the Primms in the house on East 88th Street. But everything changes when Hector P. Valenti, Star of Stage and Screen, appears with an offer to take Lyle to meet his mother in the land of the crocodile. Should Lyle trust the devious showman? And will his adopted family understand his desire to meet his birth mother? Travel the world on a journey of hilarity and heart in this world premiere musical
 
   
Ramona Quimby  
Apollo Theater Ramona Quimby
 
Ramona Quimby is about to start 3rd grade and everything is about to change. Her sister Beezus guides us through a full year on Klickitat Street, bringing changes for the Quimby familyand the speediest wedding this side of Alaska. Reunite with Beverly Cleary's classic family in this hysterical and heartwarming play.
 
   
Schoolhouse Rock Live!  
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire Schoolhouse Rock Live!
 
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Is the story of Tom, a nervous school teacher who learns how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction." The original "Schoolhouse Rock" television series was the brainchild of an advertising executive who noticed his son could remember all the words to popular songs on the radio, but could not memorize the multiplication tables. He then realized that if important educational information was coupled with exciting animation and catchy music, children would be able to learn and retain it.
 
   
Sleeping Beauty  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Sleeping Beauty
 
Sleeping Beauty has a curse put on her by the evil Maleficent - if she is pricked by a spinning wheel, she will fall into a sleep that can only be awoken by the kiss of a prince. Protected by three fairy godmothers, Sleeping Beauty is safe until her sixteenth birthday when she pricks her finger and falls into a deep sleep. The Prince goes to rescue Sleeping Beauty, but can he get past the enchanted castle covered with thorns and guarded by a dragon? It's a fun, musical version of the beloved fairytale! Recommended for grades PreK-3
 
   
Spark  
Adventure Stage Chicago Spark
 
Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy-the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above. But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught to her. Is Sanctuary the safe haven she has always believed it to be, or a prison built on fear? As sides are chosen and truths shattered, Pan must ultimately decide between the life she knows and the one that is calling to her. Using projections designed by Liviu Pasare to simulate the texting and gaming that is ever-present in Sanctuary's techno-savvy world, this inventive adventure set in the near future is recommended for ages 9 (grade 4) and up
 
   
The Teddy Bears' Picnic  
Emerald City's Little Theatre The Teddy Bears' Picnic
 
Mama Bear and Baby Bear have invited you to pack up your picnic basket and head out to the woods. Mama Bear needs your family's help to set up the picnic and gather the materials for a perfect lunch. Explore your surroundings and squeal with delight at the surprises you and Baby Bear discover there. Best suited for kids 0 - 4.
 
   
The Three Little Pigs  
Apollo Theater The Three Little Pigs
 
When the pigpen starts to look like a real sty, Mama says it's time to leave and build something new. Help Cha, Stu, and Bao watch for wolves while they use hay, sticks, and bricks to make it in a big, bad world. From the same Broadway composers as Honk! and Mary Poppins, this American premiere of this Stiles and Drewe musical is curly tail not to be missed!
 
   
  List Of Children's Shows Coming Soon
Sleeping Beauty Opens Apr 23  
Drury Lane- Oakbrook Sleeping Beauty
 
In a faraway kingdom, the vengeful sorceress Magenta casts an enchanted curse on the beautiful Princess Amber. Sleeping Beauty's spell can only be broken by her true love's first kiss before time runs out. Prince Hunter must overcome his fears as he scales the mountains, sails the dark sea and battles a dragon to prove his love to Princess Amber. The captivating and colorful fairy tale features a soaring score and lively choreography.
 
   
Chicken Little Opens Apr 23  
Beverly Arts Center Chicken Little
 
Sing along with Chicken Little, and her friends Henny Penny, Turkey Lurkey, Loosey Goosey, and Foxy Loxy as they journey to tell the king the news. The show runs one hour with no intermission, and is targeted for kids aged 2 to 12.
 
   
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites Opens Apr 29  
Ruth Page Center For Arts The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar that eats his way through an amazing variety of foods towards his eventual metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly.Children will likewise delight in the antics of Little Cloud. High up in a beautiful sky, Little Cloud slips away from the rest and transforms itself into various shapes of things it sees - a sheep, and airplane, a shark and more. In The Mixed-Up Chameleon, a little chameleon is bored with its life - sitting about predictably changing color all day. So it decides to embark on an adventurous trip to the zoo. Upon seeing the beautiful animals there, the little chameleon tries changing to look like each one of them.
 
   
Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries Opens May 3  
Rosemont Theatre Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries
 
In this exciting new production, the Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang has been called upon to help solve an epic mystery. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theatre and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine to crack the case. With crazy ghosts, perplexing puzzles, and an abundance of Scooby Snacks, it's Scooby-Doo and friends at their best, travelling across the country, solving mysteries wherever they go.
 
   
Mileep Saves Tuesday Opens May 10  
Cornservatory Mileep Saves Tuesday
 
Mileep is back, with some old friends and his trusty imagination and this time he must battle the evil forces and save Tuesday from being wiped off the calendar. Will what lurks around the corner and between Wednesday and Monday stop Mileep from restoring the weekdays to their rightful order? Bring the whole family to this musical adventure and find out!
 
   
Seussical Opens Jul 5  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Seussical
 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical for young audiences and their families. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy, Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the vibrant rainbow of Dr. Seuss’ colorful world. Seussical is written by the Tony Award® winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime and Once on This Island, and was co-conceived with Eric Idle of Monty Python and Spamalot fame. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction by Michael Mahler,