Chicago Children's Theater Listings

The following children's plays are taking place now or starting soon in the Chicago area. Scroll down to see other theater productions that are coming soon.

Note: Dates listed are performance beginning and end dates. Please call for specific performances dates and times within those ranges, as not all performances take place on a daily basis.


Coming Soon

Seussical the Musical

Northwood Theater
Sep 02 - Sep 11
Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza with full orchestra! The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

Anastasia

CIBC Theatre
Sep 20 - Sep 25
A rumor is spreading across the land: the missing princess of the Romanov empire may still be alive. Then, a young woman appears with no name and no family. Could she be the one they call Anastasia?

Wicked

James M. Nederlander Theatre
Sep 28 - Dec 04
WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz... but from a different angle. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED - the untold true story of the Witches of Oz - transfixes audiences.

Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster

Chicago Children's Theatre
Sep 30 - Dec 27
Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just…isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get his chance to scare the tuna salad out of an unsuspecting human? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? They will need to make a big decision: will they be friends or will they be controlled by their fears?

Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

Josephine Louis Theater
Oct 21 - Nov 06
Before she became a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, and animal activist, Dr. Jane Goodall was a little girl with a special toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Together, Jane and Jubilee discover the miracles of nature on their shared outdoor adventures, and young Jane imagines spending the rest of her life helping animals in Africa.

Highland Park Players present School of Rock the Musical

Northbrook Theatre
Nov 11 - Nov 20
Based on the hit film, this hilarious musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.

Dooby Dooby Moo

Lifeline Theatre
Nov 12 - Dec 11
The County Fair is coming, and the grand prize in the talent competition is a trampoline! Duck wants that prize, but with Farmer Brown watching around every corner, how will he hold singing and dancing rehearsals for Cow, Pig and Ewe?

The Lion King

Cadillac Palace Theatre
Nov 17 - Jan 14
The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to Chicago!

Shrek the Musical

Drury Lane Theatre
Feb 16 - Mar 18
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.

Annie

Cadillac Palace Theatre
Mar 07 - Mar 19
Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner.

Disney’s Aladdin

Cadillac Palace Theatre
May 17 - May 28
Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy, and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.