Play and Event Listings

Our upcoming plays and events are listed below.
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The Best Summer Ever!
18-19 Public Performances
The Best Summer Ever!
July 12 - July 29, 2018
This inventive and hilarious series of stories is about family, life’s surprises, and the great delight of what seem to be disasters becoming your favorite memories – you may recognize your own family and that magical summer when the adventures are non-stop!
Best enjoyed by Ages 8 and Up


James and the Giant Peach Jr.
18-19 TAT Performances
James and the Giant Peach Jr.
July 27, 2018 – July 29, 2018
Children’s Theatre Company’s Theatre Arts Training Junior Intensive
James is stuck with his awful aunts until the day they send him to cut down the old peach tree on their property. With the help of a magic potion, James is transported inside the fruit where he meets fantastic characters and finds himself on an even more fantastic journey. This musical is based on Roald Dahl’s darkly witty book. Best enjoyed by everyone


Chicago: High School Edition
18-19 TAT Performances
Chicago: High School Edition
b>August 10, 2018 – August 12, 2018
Children’s Theatre Company’s Theatre Arts Training Senior Intensive
Roxie is on trial for a murder she most definitely committed. But with help from her cell block, a charming lawyer and a little razzle dazzle Roxie, fights for her freedom. One of Bob Fosse’s biggest musical achievements, Chicago boasts a powerful cast with dynamic roles for women while exploring current themes like the role of media in factual reporting and how we forgive when celebrities behave badly. Please note: this script contains strong language and adult situations. Best enjoyed by ages 13+ for mature language and subject, call Theatre Arts Training for specifics at 612-879-5680.


Last Stop on Market Street
18-19 Public Performances
Last Stop on Market Street
September 15 - October 21, 2018
CJ’s over-the top Nana takes him out of the world of his phone and tablet, and into the loud, gritty, and weird world of public transportation in Chicago! CJ travels not only through the city, but closer to his roots to see that things aren’t always what they seem.
Best enjoyed by Ages 5 and Up


I Come From Arizona
18-19 Public Performances
I Come From Arizona
October 9 – November 25, 2018
Gabi Castillo’s acceptance into an elite Chicago high school leads her to uncover secrets about her past and parents, discover her own strength, and understand what it means to take risks. In today’s world of immigration raids, fear, and uncertainty, Gabi inspires a lesson in finding your inner bravery.
Best enjoyed by Ages 8 and Up


Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
November 6, 2018 – January 6, 2019
The miserly, miserable Grinch has had enough of the Whos despicable Christmas joy! He conceives a dastardly plot, but when tiny Cindy Lou Who extends a hand of friendship, the course of Who-History – and the size of the old green guy’s heart – is changed forever.
Best enjoyed by everyone


Mr. Popper's Penguins
18-19 Public Performances
Mr. Popper's Penguins
January 15 – February 24, 2019
An unexpected arrival of twelve penguins rocks the life of modest Mr. Popper, until the imaginative painter turns them into a traveling vaudeville act. You can’t miss this must-see Penguiny performance that shows you a wild, witty way to follow your dreams.
Best enjoyed by Ages 4 and Up


The Biggest Little House in the Forest
18-19 Public Performances
The Biggest Little House in the Forest
January 29 – March 10, 2019
Bernice the Butterfly’s home is just perfect – even when a menagerie of other creatures move in one by one… Complete with a pillow fight, bubble bath, and dance party, Bernice and her friends discover that when you open your heart, there’s always room for more!
Best enjoyed by Preschoolers


The Hobbit
18-19 Public Performances
The Hobbit
March 12 – April 14, 2019
Staged with speed and surprises, journey along with unlikely hero Bilbo Baggins on a magically mystical adventure! As Bilbo travels over freezing mountains and frightening forests, he meets all sorts of fierce creatures – some who want to eat him, some who turn into dear friends.
Best enjoyed by Ages 8 and Up


Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
18-19 Public Performances
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
April 28 - June 23, 2019
Matilda’s dreadful parents hate her. Her headmistress is a life-sucking tyrant who locks children in cupboards. (And you thought you had it bad.) This captivating girl-power romp revels in the anarchy of childhood as Matilda proves that the strength to be yourself will prevail over any adult.
Best enjoyed by Ages 6+