One last chance to see Harold and the Purple Crayon

| November 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

What better way is there to introduce your kids to the theater, than to take them to see a show based on a story they know and love?

If your kids are fans of Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, then you will want to head to Skokie’s North Shore Center of the Performing Arts (9501 Skokie Boulevard) November 14-18.

These dates are the final chance to catch Harold and the Purple Crayon the Musical.  Watch Harold use his purple crayon to create a wide variety of adventures and experiences.  The show uses animation, puppetry, video projections and live, original music.  Your kids can watch Harold’s imagination come to life, and find inspiration for their own imaginations.

Harold and the Purple Crayon is recommended for ages 3 and up.  The running time is one hour.  Before and after the show kids can color on blackboards with purple chalk or butcher paper with their very own purple crayon.

I brought my four kids, ages 2 to 10, and they all thoroughly enjoyed the show.  We were amazed at the various ways the book was brought to life.  Who knew Harold could ride on a rocket ship all the way to the moon without even leaving the theater?  We wondered if he would ever get to eat a piece of his delicious pie.

Family, school and playgroup friendly show times at Skokie’s North Shore Center are Wednesday, November 14 at 10 a.m.; Friday, November 15 at 10 a.m., Noon, and 6.30 p.m.; and Sunday, November 18 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Tickets are $16.50-$42.50.  For tickets and information, go to or call the North Shore Center box office, 847.673.6300.

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About Melanie Myatt: Melanie stills feel like a child inside, even though she now finds herself the mother of four kids. Her student husband has promised that life will get easier when he is done with school, but she isn't holding her breath. In spite of two master's degrees, she's somehow never had a real job. Nevertheless, she dreams of the day when she can be . . . something. For now, she spends her days folding laundry, cooking, eating, cleaning up, wiping noses, changing diapers, and re-reading countless children's books. When she can, she tries to find time for some grown-up types of thoughts to record at tales from the crib. View author profile.

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