Redmoon collaborates with Chicago Children’s Theatre to bring The Elephant & the Whale to life on stage for its world premiere. This family fable has everything young audiences will love, from sea voyages to circus songs to wild mechanical objects. It is 1919 and the end of an era for Ella the beloved circus elephant. When a nefarious new owner takes over the homegrown show, the star elephant discovers an unexpected new animal in the circus: a landlocked and homesick baby whale. What happens next is a unique story of friendship and adventure that Redmoon helps turn into a dazzling spectacle for the stage. The performance features live song, panoramic painting apparatuses and innovative shadow puppetry. Audiences of all ages will leave delighted by the enchanting tale of The Elephant & The Whale.
Saturday, May 4 - Chicago's first "Autism-Friendly" live theater performance, reserved strictly for Chicago-area families with children on the autism spectrum. For more information visit http://chicagochildrenstheatre.org/autismperformance.
TO BUY TICKETS, VISIT THE CHICAGO CHILDREN'S THEATRE WEBSITE or call the CCT box office at 872-222-9555.
The nationally recognized Neighborhood Arts Program debuts a massive new contraption, The Sonic Boom: a transformative sound machine that will broadcast the voices of over 1,000 Chicago Youth. Built through a curriculum of community poetry writing, audio engineering, and Spectacle, the student's expressions will be delivered as a mobile intervention series, supporting youth community events such as graduations and neighborhood festivals. 2013 Youth Spectacle was developed in schools and social service organizations throughout the city and in conjunction with Young Chicago Authors and Free Spirit Media.
May 18 - RAW (Riverside Arts Weekend) Festival, Riverside, IL
Address: Guthrie Park, Downtown Riverside, Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Rain date May 19th 10:00am - 4:00pm
June 8 - Homan Square Peace Rally, North Lawndale
Address: 3517 W. Arthington St., Chicago, IL 60624, Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
June 10 - University of Chicago Charter School Graduation, Hyde Park
* For graduates, families, and school community only
June 12 - Audubon Elementary School Graduation Picnic (BYOP), Roscoe Village
Address: 3500 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
June 21 Homan Square Summer Camp Kick Off Festival, North Lawndale
Address: 3517 W. Arthington St., Chicago, IL 60624, Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm