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  List Of Children's Shows Now Playing
The Greatest Story Never Told  
Under The Gun Theater The Greatest Story Never Told
 
The Greatest Story Never Told is an all ages show especially great for ages 4-13. The show begins with a narrator who walks on stage and discovers a storybook with no text inside and learns the professional actors scheduled to perform are stuck in traffic! The solution to this conundrum? Invite the children in the audience to volunteer to come on stage and be a character in The Greatest Story Never Told along with The Greatest Interns. The "interns" are played by a rotating cast of professional adult improvisers. After the show, designers collaborate and transform the improvised story into a purchasable digital and physical storybook.
 
   
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook  
Merle Reskin Theatre Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
 
Junie B. Jones, the star of Barbara Park's sassy and spirited children's book series, takes the stage for a new adventure. When Junie loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Everyone in your family will be able to relate those to bumpy back-to-school days -- and catch a serious case of the grade-school giggles while you're at it -- when Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook comes to Chicago's Merle Reskin Theatre.
 
   
Montauciel Takes Flight  
Lifeline Theatre Montauciel Takes Flight
 
Montauciel's name may mean "climb-to-the-sky," but for all her life the young ewe has been stuck on the ground. Then one day, her adventurous spirit carries her to the town of Annonay, where she teams up with the legendary Montgolfier brothers. Bringing her ingenuity and love of science to bear, Montauciel helps the two scientists invent the hot air balloon, and she soon finds herself captaining the first "manned" test flight, with a duck and a rooster as trusty co-pilots. Take a leap into the unknown and realize your full potential with this world premiere musical inspired by the story of the first living creatures to take to the skies in a human-made flying machine. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs approximately one hour with no intermission.
 
   
Mother Goose's Garden  
Emerald City's Little Theatre Mother Goose's Garden
 
One, two, buckle your shoe, and take a gander at Mother Goose's magical community garden at ECT's Little Theatre! Join Jack and Jill as they search for Mother Goose and help out a gaggle of your favorite characters along the way. Sing along to live music with Little Boy Blue, Miss Muffett, and others as you experience the fun in teamwork through hand-puppetry and interactive play. For ages 0 - 5
 
   
My Wonderful Birthday Suit!  
The Station My Wonderful Birthday Suit!
 
n a Land Beyond the Rainbow, in a room overflowing with beautifully wrapped presents, three children explore their friendship, similarities, and differences at a magical birthday party. What follows is a story of learning through experience and communication; a story of redemption and forgiveness. My Wonderful Birthday Suit! includes music, puppetry and a visit to the splendiferous Thinking Tree where one is gently inspired to contemplate one's own words and actions. My Wonderful Birthday Suit! concludes with kindness, generosity and the sharing of a big, amazing present, symbolizing one of the work's major themes: that we as people are ALL gifts to be treasured and celebrated inside and out. My Wonderful Birthday Suit! advances the conversation from the common but outdated notion of tolerating differences to one of understanding, accepting, and celebrating our diversity. Recommended for Ages 4 - 7
 
   
The Tortoise and the Hare  
Beverly Arts Center The Tortoise and the Hare
 
The Hare is ready to win all the blue ribbons at this yearís Stringbean Valley County Fair, but then an unlikely challenger comes to town. Soon the race is on! Who will win first place--the slow and steady Tortoise? Or the fast and furious Hare? This show features a cast of silly animals and an exciting photo-finish ending! Donít miss out on the fun! All CKC productions feature professional actors, colorful scenery and costumes, sing-along songs, and plenty of audience participation. The show runs one hour with no intermission and is for children from 2 to 8 years old.
 
   
The Wizard of Oz  
Prairie Lakes Theatre The Wizard of Oz
 
This classic tale of adventure, friendship and family has been entertaining audiences for generations. This one-hour adaptation celebrates L. Frank Baum's timeless story and characters with the music everyone knows and loves, but with BNT's own special twist. The production is sure to delight audiences of all ages!
 
   
  List Of Children's Shows Coming Soon
Magic Tree House: Showtime With Shakespeare Opens Jan 27  
Apollo Theater Magic Tree House: Showtime With Shakespeare
 
Annie and her brother Jack climb up into their backyard treehouse and climb back down more than 400 years in the past in the Midwest premiere of this hip-hop musical based on the acclaimed book by children's author Mary Pope Osborne. Teaming up with none other than William Shakespeare himself, the daring sibling duo must overcome a severe case of stage fright to save the playwright's big show -- and in the process discover that history is made by people who conquer their fears. Full of Hamilton-style hip-hop beats, Magic Tree House: Showtime With Shakespeare at the Apollo Theater in Chicago is a tuneful tale of time travel and theater.
 
   
Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure Opens Feb 17  
Chicago Theatre Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
 
X barks the spot in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"! It's Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap'n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway's celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first! The pups will need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including some help from the newest pup ... Tracker!
 
   
The Emperor's New Clothes Opens Feb 23  
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire The Emperor's New Clothes
 
Fourteen-year-old Emperor Marcus the Third is nervous to take the throne. Deciding that he can only gain confidence by dressing in the finest attire, Marcus commands his Royal Clothesmaker to fashion him in the most royal wardrobe. Taking advantage of Marcus' uncertainty and immaturity, a Swindler promises to make magic clothes that are "invisible to fools, liars, and anyone you should ignore," for a large and hefty price. Only Arno, the simple-hearted mop boy, can help Marcus out of this royal mess and teach him an important lesson about outward appearance.
 
   
Roots In The Alley Opens Mar 31  
Adventure Stage Chicago Roots In The Alley
 
Honey and Blanca are twin fish out of water in Chicago until they stumble into the Ceiba Network, an online game with real world consequences. Our hero sisters struggle to level up in a mysterious digital underworld where they discover something strange to them - a heritage worth fighting for. In his new play Roots in the Alley, Lucas Baisch reinvents the Mayan creation myths of The Popol Vuh, provoking questions about history and heritage.
 
   
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Opens Nov 9  
Drury Lane- Oakbrook Disney's Beauty and the Beast
 
Based on the beloved Academy Award winning Disney film, this nine-time Tony nominated musical continues to win the hearts of people all over the globe. Trapped in her provincial town life, an intelligent, young beauty risks everything to become the heroin of her own story and break a wicked spell imprisoning a castle full of enchanting misfits and a terrifying beast.