Cadillac Palace Theatre
Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical.
Beauty and the Beast
Chicago Kids Company at Beverly Arts Center
Join Bella as she ventures from her little village to the Beast’s castle in order to save her Papa. In the mysterious castle, she’ll befriend enchanted characters and meet the Beast himself.
Blue Man Group
Briar Street Theatre
Blue Man Group is a unique and thrilling multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any other.
First Folio Theatre presents As You Like It
Mayslake Peabody Estate
During the summer season, First Folio’s productions are held outside on the grounds of the gorgeous Mayslake Peabody Estate mansion, and guests are invited to bring their picnic baskets, candelabras, blankets and chairs, and wine and cheese to enjoy the productions under the stars.
Madagascar - A Musical Adventure
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
A wild and wacky adventure awaits Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, Melman the Giraffe and those pesky, plotting Penguins when they stage a jailbreak from New York’s Central Park Zoo.
A Midsummer Night’s Daydream - with a twist
Ethel M. Barber Theater
Eight performers will create more than two dozen characters in a wild reimagining of “A Midsummer Night’s Daydream,” Shakespeare’s tale of love, madness and mischief.
Mother Goose's Garden
Emerald City's Little Theatre
One, two, buckle your shoe, and take a gander at Mother Goose’s magical community garden at ECT’s Little Theatre!
Peter and the Starcatcher
Metropolis Performing Arts Center
Follow the journey of an orphan longing to find a home and family of his own. Imprisoned on a ship bound for Rundoon he is befriended by a young girl, Molly. Together they embark on an adventure encountering mermaids, protecting treasure and outwitting pirates.
Pride Ever After
The Broadway, Pride Arts Center
Pride Ever After explores what it means to add pride to familiar “Happily Ever After” tales and looks at the world through rainbow-colored lenses. The show was purposefully written to address LGBTQIA+ themes in a fun and friendly way. Each performance will end with a Q&A with the cast.
The audience becomes an integral part of the show, as each and every story is created based on the suggestions of the children. Every show begins with the audience choosing a location for the story to take place. Children are then invited onstage to decorate the backdrop and start to bring the story to life.