Family Theater

Lucky for us Chicagoans, even though Chicago Restaurant Week may be coming to a close, Chicago Theatre Week (CTW) kicks off one week from today! In our city with such an outstanding theatre scene, CTW makes it a little more accessible. From February 11-16, tickets to over 100 productions will offer discounted tickets for $15-30, with many offering further discounts. Here are three CTW children's plays on our radar. Tickets are already on sale, so check in at and order your tickets today! 

Mr. Chickees Funny Money at the Chicago Children's Theatre

The Chicago Children's Theatre's award winning productions are always engaging, fun and thought-provoking. Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, a musical mystery that follows along with 10-year-old Steven, the president of the "Flint Future Detective's Club, celebrates R&B with its funky original songs.

Ramona Quimby at the Emerald City Theatre


Remember Ramona Quimby? I was a huge fan of the Beverly Cleary series as a little girl, and I can't wait to relive all of Ramona's fun adventures with my daughter. This production, presented by the Emerald City Theatre, takes place just as effervescent Ramona is about to start 3rd grade. As her sister Beezus guides the audience through a full year on Klickitat Street, we see big changes unfold in the Quimby household, including a big change for Dad, a rivalry for Ramona, and a wedding.

Rose and the Rime at the House Theatre

We just caught this winter fairy tale last evening, and though it isn't necessarily billed as a children's production, my 4-year-old and her 5-year-old best friend were entranced. As usual, the House Theatre's multi-talented ensemble dazzled us with their outstanding stagecraft and acrobatics, while the story drew all of us in. Indeed we could all relate to the town of Radio Falls, which is enveloped in a never-ending winter. The story focuses on a young hero, Rose, as she sets out on an expedition to uncover a magic coin that will break the spell of winter from the Evil Rime Witch.

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