Chicago Theatre Week is the star of February. For a couple bucks more than a ticket to the movies, you can witness the magic of live theater with your family. From February 11-21, over 100 productions will offer discounted tickets for $15-30, with many offering further discounts. Here are five don't miss children's plays on our radar for Chicago Theatre Week 2016.
Pinocchio is everybody's favorite liar, and Filament brings him to life in an immersive multi-generational theatrical experience. Children of all ages will be delighted and filled with joy by this expansive, freewheeling, folk musical adaptation of the beloved story.
- Saturday, February 13, 2016: 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM
- Sunday, February 14, 2016: 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
- Saturday, February 20, 2016: 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM
- Sunday, February 21, 2016: 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Theatre Week tickets are $14 for all ages and are available online at dime.io/events/pinocchio. Use Promo Code: THWEEK.
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Snow Angel is a wordless piece that celebrates the joy, beauty and magic of the Chicago winter. Movement, masks and music tell the story of a brother and sister who discover a winter wonderland in a new snowfall.
- Friday, February 19, 2016: 7:00 PM
- Saturday, February 20, 2016: 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 6:00 PM
- Sunday, February 21, 2016: 11:00 AM
Theatre Week tickets are $15 for all ages and are available online. Use Promo Code: THWEEK.
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
SKIPPYJON JONES IN THE CIRQUE DE OLE
Skippyjon Jones, everyone's fave feline who looks like a Chihuahua, canon-blasts into the world of circus in this charming play. Together with his Chihuahua buddies, Skippyjon surprises even himself with his super stunts.
- Sunday, February 14, 2016: 1:00 PM
- Monday, February 15, 2016: 10:30 AM
- Sunday, February 21, 2016: 1:00 PM
Theatre Week tickets are $11.25 and are available by phone at 773-935-6100 or in-person at the Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.)
Emerald City Theatre
2540 N. Lincoln Ave.
Sparky! centers on Libby, a young girl who desperately wants a pet and her mother, who says she can only have one that doesn't need to be walked, bathed, or fed. When clever Libby orders a sloth and names him Sparky, it's love at first sight. Based on the delightful 2014 book by Jenny Offill, illustrated by Chris Appelhans, this production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs approximately one hour with no intermission.
- Saturday, February 13, 2016: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
- Sunday, February 14, 2016: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
- Saturday, February 20, 2016: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
- Sunday, February 21, 2016: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Theatre Week tickets cost $10 and are available online, by phone 773-761-4477 or in-Person at Lifeline Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood Ave.). Use Promo Code THWEEK.
6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
Adventure Library is all about the joy of reading. Kids vote on their favorite book and then the pH Comedy Theater will rewrite the story harnessing the audience's imagination. Expect loads of laughter! Kids will also be encouraged to jump up on stage to play characters.
- Saturday, February 13, 2016: 11:00 AM
- Saturday, February 20, 2016: 11:00 AM
Kids tickets are free; adult tickets are $12 with promo code THWEEK1. Tickets available online.
The pH Comedy Theater
1515 W. Berwyn Ave.
Chicago Theatre Week tickets are first come, first served. Please be aware that some shows will sell out quickly. Looking for a ticket deal for different dates? Check HotTix.org or visit a Hot Tix location for half price theatre tickets year-round.