Monday, April 30, 2012

chicago children's theatre presents three stories by eric carle (w/giveaway)

we love to go the theatre (of course, pronounced with a british accent)!

we are very excited that chicago children's theatre has a new production available for the month of may.  the internationally acclaimed mermaid theatre of nova scotia is now presenting:

a brown bear, a moon, and a caterpillar: 
treasured stories by eric carle   

i can't imagine anything better than the "theatre" and one of our favorite authors in one super fabulous package!  we love brown bear, brown bear, what do you see, and, of course, a very hungry caterpillar, but we are not familiar with the third story, papa get the moon for me.  i think this will be a great introduction to that story.

if, like me, you are wondering how some of these stories could possibly be brought to the stage, you should check out this video: 

as you can see, the production is an intriguing mix of amazing puppetry, delightful music and stunning visual effects.

performances are may 2-27, 2012 on the victory gardens biograph theater mainstage, 2433 n. lincoln avenue, chicago.  performances are tuesday through thursday at 10:15 am; friday at 10 am and noon; saturday at 10 am, noon and 3 pm; and sunday at 1 pm and 3 pm.  exceptions:  press opening is friday, may 4 at 7 pm.  (thus, no noon performance on may 4, and the morning matinee starts at 10:15 am.)

tickets, $15 - $41, are on sale now.  gor tickets and information, go to or call the victory gardens box office, 773.871.3000.  for discounted rates for pre-schools, schools, day care facilities and play groups of eight or more, contact grouptix at 773.327.3778
 or visit
if you are available saturday, may 12, at 10 am, noon or 3 pm, and you have someone you would like to take to the show, leave a comment below telling me your favorite eric carle story.  i will choose a winner using on friday, may 4.  make sure you can attend one of those performances because there are no exchanges.

1 comment:

  1. We went to Florida when the girls were just over a year old, staying with my in-laws in a condo they rented for the winter, and stumbled upon "Animals, Animals" and so began our love of Eric Carle's stories and illustrations. I vainly thought that I could collect all his books but soon realized this would be no small feat. However, we have managed to collect at least 20 of his books, of which "From Head to Toe" is our favorite, since the girls love to mimic all the poses.


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