Seedfolks, a "spoken musical," chronicles a diverse, immigrant community working together through struggles and triumphs. After a young Vietnamese girl plants beans in a vacant lot to connect with the memory of her father, she unintentionally creates a community garden that begins to bridge divides across her neighborhood.
DaySpring Arts & Education presents Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr., performed by the students of DaySpring Arts. This is a fully realized production complete with lights, costumes, sets, and choreography. Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. tells the story of a girl who tries to make her fortune in the 1920s and finds love on the way.
The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with Into The Woods, an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, and relevant, piece.
The Hundred Dresses tells the story of Wanda Petronski, the new girl in Room 13, who is a Polish immigrant who lives in a shabby house and doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears the same faded blue dress, but tells her new classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home. Her classmates tease Wanda about her hundred dresses until one day she disappears from school. As guilt overtakes the children, they decide to find out what happened to Wanda and to make amends. But is it too late? Bullying, friendship, and forgiveness as at the center of this play adapted from the beloved Newberry Honor Book by Eleanor Estes.
COCA presents a holiday classic like never before in Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol! Through hundreds of paper puppets, miniatures, silhouettes, and a live original score, Chicago-based performance collective Manual Cinema takes on the Charles Dickens classic with an imaginative and visually stunning twist specifically created for the 2020 holiday season.
Young visitors and their families are invited to the Energy Stage to enjoy interactive read-alouds of science-themed picture books. Story times are followed by a short demonstration or discussion connected to the book's main concepts.
Grant's Farm welcomes visitors this holiday season to the 2020 Holiday Fun Drive-Through Experience featuring dazzling light displays, a gingerbread village, Deer Park that has been transformed into a winter wonderland, and of course, the animals!
Extended your holiday fun into the evening at Magical Nights at The Magic House! Enjoy the twinkling light display after dark, story time with Mrs. Claus, cookies and milk, plus photos with Santa in his socially distanced sleigh. Reservations are required for this extremely limited-capacity (approximately 5% of full) event.