Performance Group: Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences, performances for families by professional actors
Dates: Every Saturday January 20 – February 24
Showtimes: 10am and 1pm
Based on the popular book Stellaluna by Janell Cannon, Stellaluna tells the tale of a baby bat. Stellaluna’s life is flitting along right on schedule–until an owl attacks her mother one night, knocking the bewildered batlet out of her mother’s loving grasp. The tiny bat is lucky enough to land in a nest of baby birds, but her whole world has just turned upside down. Literally. Stellaluna’s adoptive bird mom accepts her into her nest, but only on the condition that Stellaluna will act like a bird, not a bat. Anyone who has ever been asked to be someone they’re not will understand the conflicts–and possibilities–Stellaluna faces. This production features puppetry and live piano.
Performance Group: Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company, performances for families by actors in grades 6-9
Dates: March 10
Showtimes: 12:30 and 4pm
Adapted from Judith Byron Schachner’s acclaimed book of the same name, Yo, Vikings! is the mini-saga of 10-year-old Emma Katz, the fiercest Viking in Swarthmore, PA, and her quest for real adventure. Yo, Vikings! combines sweeping melodies, thrilling Viking chants, and funky rock ‘n roll with a beautiful, heart-warming story to engage and excite every member of the family.
Performance Group: Northern Suburban Recreation Association- Bright Star Theatre Company, performances for families by teens with special needs.
Dates: April 7, 8
Showtimes: 4/7 at 5pm, 4/8 at 1pm
This sock-hopping ‘50s adventure tells the story of three sisters looking for love. The likely candidates all want to woo Red Riding Hood! The only way to figure things out is to have Fairy Godmother set three tasks for the princes to accomplish. This rockin’ show is guaranteed to end in happily-ever-after laughter for audiences and performers of all ages!
Performance Group: Northbrook Theatre Jr. Company, performances for families by actors in grades 3-5
Dates: April 14, 15, 21
Showtimes: 12:30 and 4pm
Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape to explore the world.