Chicago Children's Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season

Aug 16, 2021
Chicago Children's Theatre

Chicago Children's Theatre, Chicago's largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to children and young families, will launch its 2021-2022 "Season of Resilience" this fall not with public performances, but in-school ROAR Residencies (Residencies of Arts and Resilience), developed with the Lurie Center for Childhood Resilience, to support kindergartners and first graders returning to school after a year of COVID.

Live, indoor in-person performances are set to return at Chicago Children's Theatre in November with The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party, a must-see holiday rite of passage for every Chicago toddler (November 20-December 24).

Next comes the World Premiere live production of Leonardo and Sam, based on the beloved children's books by Mo Willems, created by Chicago's wildly inventive Manual Cinema (January 29-February 27, 2022).

Finally, dreams will come true next spring when CCT presents the World Premiere of Carmela Full of Wishes, adapted from the book by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson (Last Stop on Market Street), (April 23-May 22, 2022).

New virtual productions set for release in 2021-22 include The Relocation of Nokwsi, a new Native American-themed video by Robert Hicks Jr. dropping October 11, 2021, in celebration of National Indigenous People's Day, This Ability by Daniel Carlton and Nambi E. Kelley, featuring young actors with disabilities, set for release December 3, 2021 in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and more Walkie Talkies audio adventure podcast tours through Chicago's many neighborhoods.

Single tickets to all 2021-22 season productions are on sale now at