Knuffle Bunny

Photo Credit: Tom McGrath  

We have such a wealth of wonderful children's theater in the city of Chicago. If you have kids, big or small, I urge you to make some reservations and give your kids to the gift of live theater. My kids have been attending live theater performances since they were were toddlers, and if you ask them, they will tell you all about some of their most memorable shows. 

This past weekend, my 3-year-old daughter was treated to Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, a delightful show based on the eponymous book by Mo Williams. The Emerald City Theatre most certainly wowed my daughter, she has been talking about Knuffle Bunny on and off since Saturday. When Knuffle Bunny, who definitely reminded my daughter of her beloved Spooky, is lost during a trip to the laundromat. Dad, as he often times does, comes to the rescue, assuming Super-Dad status. Knuffle Bunny is now playing through January 6, and is recommended for ages 3-6.  

Emerald City Theatre Company (similar to Chicago Children's Theatre), knows what kids love and works hard to present shows that entrance even the smallest theater-goers. I am always amazed that these talented theatre groups manage to spellbind even the crankiest toddlers. I have yet to go to a performance where a kid had to be carted away by mom and dad for crying or bad behavior.  

This year, Emerald City Theatre has an exciting lineup: Alice in Wonderland, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, The Cat in the Hat, and The Frog Prince Continued - all at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park. For tickets - which cost just a tad more than a boring old Hollywood flick - click here.