Emerald City Theatre Partners with Author Mary Pope Osborne, Literacy Organizations to Offer Performance and Gift of “Magic Tree House” Books to 30,000 Chicago Public School Second Graders

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In a remarkable effort to support the improved reading skills of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) elementary students, Emerald City Theatre has joined forces with Mary Pope Osborne – author of the award-winning Magic Tree House book series, Random House Children’s Books, KPMG – Family for Literacy, and Chicago Public Library to provide an opportunity for all 30,000 second grade CPS students to receive free Magic Tree House books, a free theater performance of Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans, and enrollment in Chicago Public Library’s summer reading program, Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge. Read more

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences presents World Premiere Musical Tale CINDERELLA…AFTER THE BALL

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The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences will enchant audiences all over Chicago with the World Premiere musical tale, Cinderella… After the Ball, previewingMarch 3 and running through May 8, with a press opening on March 12 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. With book and lyrics by Eddie Sugarman and a sparkling score by Jihwan Kim, Jeff Award Nominee Scott Weinstein directs the Marriott Theatre for Young Audience’s first show of the season, sure to delight audiences of all ages with its quick witted humor and toe tapping music. Read more

Broadway In Chicago Announces Additional Performance of ALTON BROWN LIVE: EAT YOUR SCIENCE

image002Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce a 2 PM performance of ALTON BROWN LIVE: EAT YOUR SCIENCE will be added on May 7, 2016 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph). Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown, who created a new form of live entertainment with his first live culinary variety show, returns to Chicago with ALTON BROWN: EAT YOUR SCIENCE (www.altonbrownlive.com). Tickets for the added 2 PM performance go on sale to the public on Friday, October 23, 2015. Read more

Broadway In Chicago Announces Pre-Broadway Premiere of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL June 7- July 3, 2016

CNwKF8dUsAE41-cBroadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of The SpongeBob Musical will begin performances on Tuesday, June 7 at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL) in a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Read more

First Stage’s 2015-16 First Steps series kicks off with world premiere play SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

Spookley-Left-updateFirst Stage’s 2015-2016 First Steps series kicks off with the world premiere of SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN October 10 – November 1, 2015. This fun, interactive performance is designed to introduce children ages 3 – 6 to live theater in an engaging and lively environment. Performances take place at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, located at 325 W. Walnut Street, downtown Milwaukee.  Tickets can be purchased through the First Stage box office by phone at (414) 267-2961 or online at www.firststage.org. First Steps performances sell out quickly, so families are encouraged to buy tickets in advance.    Read more


PosterTwentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Iconic Entertainment Studios will bring “ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: LIVE ON STAGE!,” a brand new, music-filled interactive live show, to the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road for four performances November 20 and 21. The world’s most famous chipmunk trio – accompanied by the Chipettes – will delight fans of all ages with a live performance that will feature spectacular production values, music, special effects and immersive interactivity to encourage audience participation. Read more

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