April 27, 2023 at 3:42pm

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April showers bring May flowers, and the weather around Northbrook lately has kept many couped up indoors. Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences (NTYA), a professional theatre company, is offering an entertaining production for the parents and caregivers at home trying to keep kids busy during these rainy Spring months.

Wake Up, Brother Bear! is a unique, intimate production best enjoyed by children ages 5 and under. Watch Brother Bear and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons complete with butterflies, fish, and bees! And who better than Brother Bear and Sister Bear to help see out the waning months of your family’s hibernation. Children are invited to join the action to help create magical moments in this 40-minute production with no intermission.

Wake Up, Brother Bear! runs April 30 – May 13 at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue. Performed by Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences’ talented professionals, the show will provide an interactive theater production for the very young.

“We are excited to provide an experience catered to our youngest patrons and hopefully instill a love of theatre!” said Performing Arts Supervisor Drew Kambach.

Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences is a professional theatre company dedicated to presenting the highest quality shows to and for young people and family audiences. NTYA operates under a Theatre For Young Audiences Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the national union of Actors and Stage Managers. Additionally, NTYA produces theatre for the very young productions which directly engage 0–5-year-old audience members.

Advanced ticket purchases are recommended. Paired tickets (child and adult) can be purchased for $30. General tickets are $15. For group tickets, contact Drew Kambach. Tickets can be purchased at nbparks.org/tickets or in person at the Leisure Center. For more information, call 847-291-2995.