TICKETS FOR MAINSTAGE / ALL-AGES SHOWS
ANYONE CAN BE A PRINCESS IF THEIR HEARTS ARE OPEN AND THEIR ACTIONS TRUE. Presented as our Holiday MainStage show, featuring a cast of professional adults and auditioned youth & teens. A Little Princess is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which was honored by School Library Journal as one of the “Top 100 Chapter Books” of all time. The music for this adaptation was written by Tony-nominated Andrew Lippa.
WE GOT TROUBLE…RIGHT HERE IN RIVER CITY! The Music Man is presented as part of our MainStage season, and features some of the most talented professional actors in Chicago, in addition to a large cast of youth and teen actors. Six-time, Tony Award-winning The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. The musical score contains a whole list of musical theatre standards, like “Gary, Indiana,” “Trouble in River City,” “Lida Rose,” and “Seventy-Six Trombones.” THE MUSIC MAN will include auditioned and non-auditioned youth & teen ensemble and supporting characters, training alongside professional adults and performing in the shows.
TICKETS FOR PAGE2STAGE SHOWS
OH, THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK! Seussical the Musical is our Fall Page2Stage show, featuring some of Chicago’s finest professional actors. Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie LaBird and Jojo – a little boy with a big imagination. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos….and beyond!
IT’S HALLOWEEN MONTH! KIDS WHO COME IN COSTUME RECEIVE A SPECIAL SOUVENIR FROM THE CAST!
OH, GOOD GRIEF! ‘Charlie Brown’ is our Winter Page2Stage show, featuring some of Chicago’s finest professional actors. Based on Charles Schulz’s Peanuts cartoon script. An average day in the life of Charlie Brown. Though considered a “good man” by his friends, Charlie Brown can’t seem to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl, nor his friend Lucy, her crush, the piano-playing Schroeder. Meanwhile Snoopy and Linus daydream and the rest of the friends battle with kites, school, baseball and misunderstandings before finally coming to realize what makes them truly happy. Written in 1967 and successfully revived on Broadway in 1999, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown connects us with our favorites from the Peanuts gang. Perfect for all ages, this production, featuring wonderful songs like “The Kite,” “Suppertime,” and “My New Philosophy,” promises NEVER to yank the football away at the last second!
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TICKETS FOR YOUTHSTAGE and TEENSTAGE SHOWS
WE’VE GOT MAGIC TO DO! Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. Pippin’s message is universal and will connect with audiences across the age spectrum. The tuneful score includes “Corner of the Sky” and “We’ve Got Magic To Do.”
SHAKE IT UP, SHAKE IT UP! One of Roald Dahl’s most beloved works – and many of our students will have read and studied this book recently in their own classroom! When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach – among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities – but, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building. This new musical is written by the award-winning duo of Pasek & Paul. The fresh, uplifting score includes songs like: “Right Before Your Eyes,” “Shake It Up,” “Plump & Juicy” and “Welcome Home.” Directed by Jerry R. Foust & Jordan Richardson