Chicago Theatre Week is the star of February. For a couple bucks more than a ticket to the movies, you can introduce your kids to the magic of live theater. From February 9 to 19, over 100 productions will offer discounted tickets for $15–30, with many offering further discounts. Here are three children's plays on our radar for Chicago Theatre Week 2017.
Cora is an enslaved 12-year-old on a mission to find her missing brother. "Night Runner," a mythic yet dark figure helps her as she escapes to freedom and finds her inner strength. Recommended for ages 9 and up.
- Thursday, February 9, 2017: 10 a.m.
- Friday, February 10, 2017: 10 a.m.
- Saturday, February 11, 2017: 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 14, 2017: 10 a.m.
- Thursday, February 16, 2017: 10 a.m.
- Saturday, February 18, 2017: 2 p.m.
Tickets start at $5 and are available online or by phone at 773-325-7900. Use Promo Code THWEEK
The Merle Reskin Theatre at the Theatre School at DePaul University
60 E. Balbo Drive | 773-325-7900
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FAMILY MATINEE: STRAUSS' "DON QUIXOTE"
It's never to early to introduce your children to the joys of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and "Don Quixote," the courageous, dream-filled knight, is a playful character to meet for both kids and adults alike. Be sure to arrive one hour early for FREE pre-concert activities in the Rotunda. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
- Saturday, February 11, 2017: 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and are available online or by phone at 312-294-3000. Use Promo Code THWEEK
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Avenue | 312-294-3000
This "Aesop's Fables"–inspired play brings "The Tortoise and Hare" into the modern age: When Harrington T. Jordan, the fastest Hare of Lion County, loses to the slowest ever tortoise, not only are his endorsements and merchandising in jeopardy but also his legendary reputation. This world-premiere comedy promises plenty of high jinx and laughter. Recommended for kids 5 and up. Children under 2 are not permitted.
- Saturday, February 11, 2017: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Sunday, February 12, 2017: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Saturday, February 18, 2017: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Sunday, February 19, 2017: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and are available online and by phone at 773-761-4477. Use Promo Code THWEEK
6912 N. Glenwood Avenue | 773-761-4477
Chicago Theatre Week tickets are first-come, first-served. Please be aware that some shows will sell out quickly. Subscribe to the Chicago Theatre Week email newsletter, or follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter, for updates and announcements!